1951 Chevrolet station wagon a

Green Chevy
Canon PowerShot S80

For the first several years I went to the Mecum auction, the sold cars were left outside for people to see. Then at some other Mecum auction in some other city someone stole one of the sold cars. That was that: the sold cars were no longer accessible to the public.

It really bummed me out. The for-sale cars were all inside under bright direct lighting. I made much more pleasing photographs of the sold cars outside, like of this 1951 Chevrolet. I love how the camera rendered the sunlight falling across the car’s hood.

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Old Cars, Photography

single frame: Green Chevy

A 1951 Chevrolet.


12 thoughts on “single frame: Green Chevy

  1. You see the way the sun hits, but I can’t get past that 2 piece hood stamping and the body-color trim strip that conceals the seam.

  2. That’s a lovely green. I like the paint on old cars. It doesn’t seem as reflective as modern cars. Do modern cars have a thick protective coating on them? It looks awful in photographs. Especially in digital photos.

    • Thank you! The old finishes were lacquer. Modern finishes are some sort of base cost with a clear coat over it. That makes the finish last longer. Usually, some clear coats are known to flake off with time.

  3. DougD says:

    What a sweetheart! Perfect to pack in a basket and blanket for one of those spousal dates that we can’t do any more.

    I appreciate how you got the hood ornament bang on the windshield divider.

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