Barney makes the decision to buy a car for the first time. He sees an ad in the paper that sounds just like what he's looking for and when the seller comes to Andy's house, he's more convinced than ever. The vendor is a little old lady whose husband has recently died. She claims the car was only ever driven a low speed and that it just breaks her heart to sell it. Andy advises caution and suggests that he have Wally the mechanic give the car a once over but Barney won't hear of it. The old woman has him wrapped around her little finger so tight that he even overpays for the car. Not surprisingly, the car breaks down the next day when he take her out for the first time. When Gomer checks it out, he finds saw dust in the transmission, used to keep it all running smoothly for a few days and a sure sign he was taken for a ride. They soon find exactly what that old lady has been up to. Written by
Did You Know?
This was actually not Barney's first car. In 'Runaway Kid' (Season 1, Episode 6) Barney owns a 1949 or 1950 Ford Fordor sedan. Andy and Opie tried to push it in front of a fire hydrant as a joke, but Barney caught them in the act. See more
Barney's car was a rear-wheel drive, which means the tow truck driver would have had to have put the transmission in neutral before towing it, which means he would have obviously seen Andy and Barney in the car. See more