Old Cars, Photographs

14 old cars parked

1965 Chevrolet Corvair 500
1965 Chevrolet Corvair 500, Kodak EasyShare Z730
1968 Ford Fairlane GT
1968 Ford Fairlane GT, Canon PowerShot S80
1947 Ford
1947 Ford, Canon PowerShot S80
Buick Eight
1941 Buick, Minolta Hi-Matic 7, Fujicolor 200
Ooh, Barracuda
1965 Plymouth Barracuda, Kodak Signet 40, Fujicolor 200 (probably)
1967 Mercury Cougar
1967 Mercury Cougar, Palm Pre
1955 Chevrolet
1955 Chevrolet, Palm Pre
1940 Ford four-door sedan
1940 Ford, Canon PowerShot S95
1969 Plymouth Barracuda
1969 Plymouth Barracuda, Palm Pre
196x Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
196x Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, Palm Pre
1960 Studebaker Lark
1960 Studebaker Lark VI, Apple iPhone 5
1971 Mustang Grande
1971 Mustang Grande, Apple iPhone 5
1969 VW Bus Westfaila a
1969 Volkswagen Bus Westfalia, Apple iPhone 5
1963 Ford Fairlane d
1963 Ford Fairlane, Apple iPhone 5

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13 thoughts on “14 old cars parked

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    Seems like a million years ago, but hard to believe I used to see these 50’s and later cars, in pretty good shape, on the street when I was a paper boy walking around delivering papers and gawking at everyones cars. I used to see a few of those Studie Larks in great shape on my route. That Corvair looks ready for the restoration shop.

    • When I was small in the early 70s, 1950s cars still on the road were invariably rusted out. Then they disappeared. It was quite a revelation to start seeing those cars restored in shows many years later.

  2. Greg Clawson says:

    Nice photos Jim! I love seeing old cars and trucks in the wild, especially unrestored Drivers or show cars people are not afraid to drive.

  3. tbm3fan says:

    A few there I would mine having but I am partial to the 67 Cougar but then I have had a 68 Cougar since April 1968. The angle of the 71 Mustang Grande shows just how bad Ford lost the story line on the Mustang.

    As for driving all my classics I am not much more cautious as the when they can go onto the road. Traffic has to be thin since two weeks ago my late father’s absolutely pristine super low mileage 2004 Buick LeSabre Limited Celebration Edition was rear ended, at a dead stop, by a brand new Tesla in heavy freeway traffic. Got lucky with the location of the damage but if it had been one of the older cars I’d would have been more irate than I was this time. A week earlier, in the same spot and at the same time, I was in my 73 Polara. Never again.

    • How did the 68 Cougar differ from the 67? And yes, the 71 Mustang really lost the plot.

      Oof, I’m sorry about your LeSabre. I don’t blame you for being even more cautious now.

      • tbm3fan says:

        Outwardly just the side marker lights. Inwardly the 302 was now standard vs the 289. I also believe the steering column was now collapsible and the steering box slightly different when it came to the power steering. Oh, and shoulder belts now standard.

  4. Ooh, I remember that Lark – South Bend’s Beater King, right? The 68 Fairlane is the really rare one of the bunch, I cannot remember the last time I saw one.

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