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Mystery car pix

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  • tmarttmart Posts: 998
    Thanks. Didn't know they raced at night! Definitely need the light the way.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,398
    edited March 2013
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,923
    edited March 2013
    Hmm, not too far from me.

    I will just pick off an obscured car, I think I see a ~64 T-Bird hiding behind the phone booth on the left.

    Knowing this region, some of these cars are still around today.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,986
    edited March 2013
    I may be eating there next month (seems like the usual one we hit is further off the street and has all the old canoes hanging from the ceiling though). :shades:

    Two Bugs and a Valiant.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    A mere photo quickens the pulse. :shades:
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    edited March 2013
    The car on the street is a 1962 Cadillac.

    The cars in the parking lot are a 1963 Pontiac Tempest, 1965 Rambler Classic wagon, 1962 Buick, early '60 Corvair wagon, VW Beetle, 1960-61 Valiant.

    The car behind the Cadillac might be a 1965 Chrysler Newport.

    The cars parked down the street appear to be a black 1960 DeSoto and a white VW Beetle.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,923
    Funny thing, that Chrysler behind the Caddy is the same color as a 68 Newport that I can see right now from my front room window - probably the same car. Photo was probably taken in 1993, knowing some parts of Seattle.
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 432
    Cloudless sky in Seattle?
    Fort Lewis - Been there, done that.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,007
    Is that a Valiant or a Lancer. My view isn't all that clear, but it looks like the tail lights may be round?
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    Can't believe no one mentioned it - the lady is about to get squished!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,398
    Can't believe no one mentioned it - the lady is about to get squished!

    Nah, Seattle's probably one of those places where traffic must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. I once stepped off a curb in Hollywood CA and inadvertantly triggered a sound explosion as a soda truck screeched to a hold and several thousand glass bottles started clinking together.

    I had every intention of letting him go by but being from out of state had no idea he was legally required to stop as soon as my foot hit the street. :P
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,398
    image

    Extra points if you can name the plane.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    Bristol Freighter, that is. Not to be confused with the Bristol Fighter (aka Brisfit):
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,923
    Looks like Aston Martin DB2
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,398
    edited March 2013
    Looks like Aston Martin DB2

    Close it's an Aston-Martin DB2/4.

    The plane is indeed a Bristol Freighter, not to be confused with a Bristol Fighter :P >
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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,554
    edited March 2013
    G'day

    The first hatchback is an Aston Martin DB2/4

    The Silver City Airways plane is a Bristol Freighter. It was supposed to be an airliner but came into its own as a Car Ferry between Britain and France. I think it flew between Cherbourg and Southampton. It really was a late '40s and '50s phenomenon. I doubt that anything below a Grand Tourer was ever carried.

    Oddly, the Freighter pretty much established the concept of palletised cargo and thence, shipping containers, flying rail freight between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. New Zealand is not the centre of the universe, but frequently comes up with good ideas for complex problems.

    My recollections of Southampton Airport are not good; on landing from a much delayed flight from Jersey, the plane lost a large portion of the ceiling onto my head. There is something surreal about farewelling a flight by handing big chunks of their plane back.

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,398
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,664
    There's always a bit of debate about the definition of "hatchback". Some purists insist that to be a real hatchback, the hatch has to open across the full width of the car, or tail light to tail light. IF one accepts THAT definition, then probably the MGB GT would be the first true "hatch".
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