Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sweeter than any cream puff...

Look what I found parked outside Nicole's Gourmet Foods?

19 comments:

Mister Earl said...

What did you find?

Mister Earl said...

"Back-seat driver."

Judy Williams said...

How fab. What is that thing??? It's wonderful. Straight out of "It's a Wonderful Life."

dbdubya said...

That's a gourmet car. I don't know what it is, Judy, but it's a great car.

WV: nooked - what happens when db can't identify a car, he got "nooked"

Mister Earl said...

He wishes!

Dixie Jane said...

Plenty of room in the back seat for your champagne and caviar.

Dixie Jane said...

For bean dip and beer, keep driving.

TheChieftess said...

I'll take the champagne, but insert chocolate for caviar!!!

I'm thinking Raymond Chandler movies...or Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert!!!

Anonymous said...

I believe it's a 39 Cadillac
and it's there right now

Mike T

Green Guy said...

Wow, that's a find. Never seen a car quite like that except in movies. Beautiful. I like all the umbrellas in this picture, too.

JF said...

Hello, French restaurant, it's a French car! Citroen Traction Avant. Front wheel drive. That car has a stance fantastique.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Traction_Avant

TheChieftess said...

Looks like you got it right JF!!! Never knew Citroen's ever came that big!!!

Mister Earl said...

Chieftess, you did not just say "JF got it right, did you?" I know that you wouldn't do that because that would set me up to say, "It looks like Mike T got it wrong, again!" And I wouldn't want to do that because I'd have to spend half the day listing the things, and I've got other things to do today. But I will be making that list. Count on it!

WV: melyow. They call me melyow yellow, except at 1414 Mission.

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Anonymous said...

Mr Earl and JF
that's definitely a French Restaurant
but an American car
see http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/Phocad39.htm

as for getting it wrong Mr Earl you and that guy Ron on Patch continue to jump to the wrong assumptions.

Mike T

Mister Earl said...

Never!

Who cares what I think? said...

I was about to jump in and say it's a Citreon but maybe I'm wrong.

JF said...

Ugh, Mike T. Look at the link for the 1939 Cad and then look at Laurie's wonderful pic. Then look again closely. Look at the angled louvers on the bonnet, look at the length of the headlight in side view, and compare.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67855182@N00/2215844973/


Then again, look how the Cad's doors open conventionally, while the Citroen has the hinge in back, and the door handle in back. Similar era, so some cues are simliar, but radically different cars.

JF, (B.S. Transportation Design, Professional automotive designer.)

Anonymous said...

I'll go with JF on this. Whatever it is, it's a beauty.