Thursday, June 23, 2011

Curbside

This might be my favorite old car in town.


11 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Is that the El Camino that you showed us on 3/29/11? The back of the Chevy back then was like the face of a Siamese Cat Lady.

Judy Williams said...

I'm with Mr. E. The siamese cats from Lady and the Tramp immediately came to mind. Or even those fun black glasses like Mom had in the 50's - the ones with the rhinestones.

Mister Earl said...

Not Dame Edna!

dbdubya said...

That's a '59 El Camino, Mr. Earl, and I'm guessing it's the same one. If so, it's such a beauty it warrants a second showing.

Judy Williams said...

I remember when dealerships had paper covering their windows and the family would pile in to see the "new models" the day they were revealed, since they were drastically changed each year. Ahhh those were the days!

Laurie said...

Yep, it's the same car. Actually, I might have another shot of this gorgeous thing from about a year ago! Those lines are just too gorgeuos for a one-time only portrait.

It's funny, I've gotten to know so many of the vintage cars in South Pas, including where they are parked. It's amazing how much I now know about vintage cars because of all of your comments and email!

I love the idea of papers on the dealership windows, Jude. Is this from the same time that salesmen would throw customers' car keys on the roof to keep them from leaving without a new car? Or did that not really ever happen? :-)

Green Guy said...

Very cool one.

Laurie said...

I just realized I said gorgeous twice when describing that car in my comment. It's late and I'm tired.

Hey, did I mention how gorgeous it is? :-)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Ramona had one of these cars when I was a kid. Olive green. I remember in the summer time she'd drive to the market and make us kids sit and wait for her in the car. I'm here to tell the tale because she allowed us to keep the windows rolled down.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

PA, our family had an olive green Plymouth station wagon that looked similar.

TheChieftess said...

Now that's a great looking vintage car!!!