Wagons in vintage Street scenes

Discussion in 'General Station Wagon Discussions' started by OrthmannJ, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. yellerspirit

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    upload_2022-5-12_15-23-6.png Burlington Vermont
     
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    That's College & Church in Burlington, VT and it's not even a street anymore but a pedestrian walkway. And all of those businesses are gone.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Ooh, I like the color on that Manx, and when was the last time you saw any Mercury Capri?
     
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    Worked on one back in the day and never wanted to see another. It had bad timing gears and they weren't available anywhere. We had to order them from Germany and waited weeks to get them.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I'd heard those engines were troublesome, but by the time I began working on cars for a living, almost all were just plain gone. IIRC, there were 2.8L-powered ones, but usually, the darned cars rusted out anyway.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Is there a glitch in the matrix, Jim? Are we looking at the same photo?
    Here's what I see, left to right:

    1. '59 Chevy 4-door wagon
    2. Subject of my original question - definitely NOT a '60 - '61 Falcon
    3. '56 Chevy 4-door sedan
    4. '58-ish Rambler sedan
    5. '60 Buick sedan
    6. Something barely visible, driven far into the parking space, with a tall roof, dark color.
    7. '60 big Ford 2-door Ranch Wagon.

    And on my 'question' vehicle, it seems to have an interesting piece of side trim, sort of wide, dark-colored, and perhaps some kind of nameplate under it. Also, the deck lid seems have some decal, or dark paint covering part of the surface.
     
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    Claude Short Dodge was one of my stops when I would ride my bicycle around the area in August and early September looking for the next year's models BEFORE they hit the showrooms. There were a lot of dealers up and down Santa Monica Blvd....... Some had 'satellite' lots off the boulevard where they kept their stock. I knew where they all were........

    Lawrence Welk was always sponsored by Dodge, and being a Santa Monica resident, Claude Short Dodge was always where he did business.......
     
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    LOL! You're not seeing the Falcon cause you're seeing the back of the Falcon as the side of the convertible, and that prevents you from seeing the Pontiac. The emblem on the center of the Falcon's trunk lid is visible just beneath the passenger side tail fin of the 59 Chevy. The drivers side of the rear of the Falcon is hidden by the much larger Chevy wagon. Once you pick out the emblem on the Falcon's trunk lid, you'll then realize the right tail light and the emblem next to that tail light are visible in the photo and even the dip of the rear bumper below the tail light is visible. The Falcon passenger side tail light kind of blends in with the shadow of the concave tail panel of the Pontiac. Take the Falcon out of the picture and the rear end that you're left with is a 61 Pontiac with the drivers side rear quarter obscured by the Falcon. I recognize the rest of the cars in your description as the same cars I see (though I think the Chevy sedan might be a 55 rather than a 56).

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I must admit I was thrown off at first, just like you Marshall. But once Jim made that statement I realized it was an optical illusion and that it's two cars, not one.
     
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