While Catherine drives Vic around the Southeast, her own car is a beautifully preserved or restored Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible; however, the nose is that of a 1964, and the tail is that of a 1965.
When Elroy gives his reason for not wanting to know it hit home. After our son passed away it was years before the feeling finally went away that he was simply late getting home from school and would simply walk in one day. It's now 15+ years and the feeling still comes back on occasion. A very real feeling is expressed by Elroy.