This Caddy passed me on my way home from work. It was going too fast for my little Brat to keep up.
I saw this beautiful Corvette Stingray convertible on my way home from work a few days ago. I love my Celica convertible, but I couldn’t help feeling just a little jealous of this convertible…
The chrome bumpers on both front (you can see a tiny glint of chrome in front of the wheel) and rear indicate that this Corvette is, at the newest, a 1972 model. The chrome on the front was dropped in ’73 and the rear was restyled with an integrated plastic bumper for ’74. The last year for round exhaust cutouts was 1969, so this Corvette was built somewhere between 1970 and 1972.
A very nicely restored 1967 Chevy El Camino. Love the stock look. It must say something about our taste in cars that the most popular American coupe utility is one of the last of the class to appear on this blog…
Too bad it was rainy when Taylor spotted this Mercedes-Benz SL. On a nicer day it may have been driving around without its removable hardtop, like this example. It’s hard to positively identify the year of this SL, since they were built for nearly two decades without many exterior changes. Most year-to-year adjustments were made under the hood, but one significant change made in 1974 was the addition of huge “park bench” style bumpers which were designed to comply with US safety regulations. Many new cars in the US received unfortunate new bumpers for the 1974 so they could survive a 5 MPH collision with no damage.
We also appear to have a 1978 or 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo photobombing in the background.
My Dad had a ’54 Belair (I think the same color scheme as this one) when he married my mom in 1957. Somewhere I have a picture of it decorated with “Just Married” in shaving cream. I’ll find and post it sometime soon.
See if you can see my ’85 Brat in any of these pictures.
Hint: There is nothing quite like the chrome of the 50’s.
I spotted this old Cadillac right as I was about to leave after shooting the Chevy trucks posted earlier. I wasn’t able to get close enough to get great photos of it, but I believe it’s a 1942 Series 75. 1942 was the last year of consumer Cadillac production until after World War II ended, since the factories were used to build tanks and other war materials for several years.
Just can’t get enough pictures of Chevy’s Advance Design trucks! 🙂 This pair is sitting in the parking lot of a small equipment rental business. It looks like they’ve been sitting for a long time (The ’52 still has a Utah license plate, but the registration hasn’t been current since 1985), and neither one is in very good condition. Neither one has an engine and the ’49 is missing the entire front clip. Even so, I think they’re great looking trucks.
Oh look! I found the hood!