Sunday, June 14, 2009

Four neighborhood cars

Too late today I caught an advert for yet another classic car show down the street at 190 Gurley. Since it has been quite a while since I last posted about vehicles, I decided on a very local collection.

Unfortunately, our neighbor with the R.E.D. Model-T has moved to the outskirts of town where he can tinker in a big 6-car garage. He also took the purple sedan with him. So this non-El-Camino is the only R.E.D. vehicle left in the immediate area. I realize that it's not really an historic car, but it's a very distinctive one -- a bad compromise between a pick-up truck and a sedan. This is, after all, Prescott, where a pick-up is a he-man's ride. You'd have to carry awfully dainty junk in a car like this R.E.D. critter. The Corvair below has a little more history going for it. Currently, it's a student car.

A true collectible down the street from me. I like the fact that it hasn't been overly jazzed up; besides, it has tires that look to be close to the right diameter. Yesterday's sedan (below) may live in the neighborhood or may just be a regular visitor. Not flashy but nicely kemp, complete to the white sidewall tires.



11 comments:

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

The corvair, shades of Uncle Max.

Hermano

azlaydey said...

Reminds me that it's time to clean up my '55 Chevy pickup..........

TomboCheck said...

That top 'truck' is a chevy SSR. A ridiculously expensive vehicle that is made much more for going fast than carrying loads. Hence the standard hard bed-cover that would prevent the owner from carrying anything of size in the back.

And that brown vehicle is, I believe, an old Volvo. A high-school friend's sister owned it for a while years ago, not sure if it is still her's or not. :)

worldphotos4 said...

You need lots of money or be a pretty good shade tree mechanic to keep cars like the older ones.

Jarart said...

Hubby and I enjoyed the car collection!

Granny J said...

Bfo -- did Uncle Max have a Corvair?

lady -- and a sweet little ride it is.

tombo -- thank for the informative update. When it comes to cars, all I do is take pictures; I count on others to know all about the vehicles.

steve -- is currying old cars as popular in Germany as it is in the States?

jarart -- wish I had more to show, but that's about it for the immediate neighborhood) except for two secret stashes hidden up at he top of the hill.

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

Dignified, authentic colors are so much better on an antique car. Whenever I see one painted up in easter egg colors, I feel sorry for it.

Granny J said...

boonie -- I'm with you,except when a particularly outrageous paint job captures my imagination, like that purple sedan.

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few car clubs in Germany. Also a big interest in old American cars.

Steve in Germany

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Unc picked me up from Sky Harbor in one like the pic, I think, in 1982. I believe it was after Nader's avalanche.

Hermano

Granny J said...

steve -- thanks for the info. I'm curious as to whether or not Germans, who've been free to travel into and out of Cuba all along, have bought and shipped those many old cars that abound in Havana and other Cuban cities.

bro -- in which cae, I should have met that particular car. But then I'm a blank when it comes to recognizing most cars.

 
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