Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Car of One's Own

Virginia Woolf was once asked why she liked driving so much.

"The sense it gives one of lighting accidentally," she said, "like a voyager who touches another planet with the tip of his toe, upon scenes which would have gone on, have always gone on, will go on, unrecorded, save for this chance glimpse. Then it seems to me I am allowed to see the heart of the world uncovered for a moment."

(I think Virginia would have totally loved this El Camino.)

7 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Man, that's a gem. You hardly ever see El Caminos, much less one that old. That's fabulous. With the house and all, this could be straight out of a 60's movie set!! Good find.

Green Guy said...

Wow!

dbdubya said...

It's been awhile since you spotted a classic, and that '59 El Camino is a true classic. I'm happy you haven't lost the touch of finding them in South Pasadena.

JF said...

On our epic walk last weekend, we went by this one. The weekend before, the owner was proudly detailing it. It is in fantastic condition even with closer inspection.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm more interested in your car

Wayne said...

They weren't very common here back in the day and I almost never see them now.

I like this model now. I didn't like them back in '59.

Michelle said...

I love that car!!!!!