I recall as a boy my dad's best friend had a Pontiac like this. It was a beautiful car and the pride of his life. It ended up being totaled in a car crash (he survived), but I still remember his pride in showing off the polished beauty! His was two tone brown, I think.
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Oldsmobile...think it's a 55, might be 54. My first car was a 53 Olds 88. PHeymont -- you owned a Rocket 88? Remember that old song by Ike Turner and Jackie Brentson? Here's the you-tube link to remind those who may have forgotten this classic song -- one of the first Rock 'n Roll tunes ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0
Funny you should mention old Volvos. Some of my friends would drive nothing else in the 70s, and one of them had a hard time giving up his mid-50s P444. I remember that car well...at one time both doors were bent stuck and we had to go through a window to get in. Before winter, he bent one back into shape...I just saw one on the net...look how simple the dashboard was... http://bringatrailer.com/2013/...ner-1958-volvo-v444/
My brother-in-law lived in Montreal, likely worse on cars than winter in Stockholm, and had a beloved classic Rover. Always a man with strict personal guidelines, at the first threat of snow into the garage and up on blocks it went. After 2 winters there myself a warm climate was the answer, no snow, no salt, no whining, his other hobby. Good thing we're anonymous here.
Owning a classic can be a a lot cheaper than most people think.The insurance can be low in states like Virginia and in some places the registration of plates last as long as you own the car. And for the last few years, the motto has been,"Keep it as is" ,so flaws are accepted as part of the history of the car.Cuts down on expensive restorations
Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
Care to share a picture? Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
I'd love to share. However, have just been discussing my tech issues with DrF. It won't be today. Sorry. I'm hoping a tech savior will happen by my computer one of these days although that hope may be in vain and I may have to bite the bullet here.
Thanks for the compliment GarryRF. Please feel free to come back and enjoy these photos as often as you'd like. I too have viewed them many times, and if I haven't worn them out by now, I don't think you have to worry. Stay tuned for my next blog...Cruise Night, the 1940's and 1950's (to be published Tuesday August 19/14), which will feature five cars from these two decades. I hope you will enjoy them. I gotta run. I have some "bits and bobs" that need tending to (LOL).
In the first part of this series, which you can read here , I wrote about the beautiful cars I saw on "Cruise Night" in my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles I...
Remember those great, big, American cars of the 50s and 60s, and maybe even 70s? You don’t get much chance to see them unless you’re near a movie shoot…so imagine my surprise, on my first day in Stockholm, when I turned the...
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