Nothing strange about the Renault Floride sportster, Eric,
When I was 16 I was so enthusiastic to have one that I seriously lusted after a 25 year dancer; not because she was a tasty morsel, but because she had a Floride.
PS: We were all young once.
In a Bardot film where she plays the part of the Prime Minister's daughter, she drives around Paris in one... Okay, I had already fallen for her, Bardot, but the car added that certain je ne sais quoi!
In your own case, the dancer had the car, but did you have the 8" x 10"? That was possibly the problem, the reason you didn't get the
girl. Some 16-year-olds can be quite impressive, so it didn't have to have been an age thing. I wish like hell I'd known dancers at that age. I wish I knew some now!