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Mystery car pix

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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 436
    I'll grab the 1951 Buick.
    Check out the grades of the exit and entrance ramps.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884
    edited December 2013
    Your Triumph TR10 was a Standard 10 over here - is it my imagination or was this an Estate version - we knew that as a Standard Companion.

    Third car in outside lane - is it a 57 Pontiac?
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 436
    Los Angeles rainfall
    2009-2010 16.36 inches rain
    2010-2011 20.20 inches rain
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,611
    edited December 2013
    Los Angeles rainfall
    2009-2010 16.36 inches rain
    2010-2011 20.20 inches rain


    Put it in perspective - fin is in Seattle and annual rainfall is 36".

    Just for kicks I looked up my locale of Boston: 43" of rain and 41" of snow. Seattle is like Phoenix and LA is the Sahara desert in comparison.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    Not the 405. I had thought it might be the 110, which is the oldest, but I have driven that path a lot of times. It is the 101 south of Highland street.

    You beat me to it - I was going to say I knew the highway, if not the cars!
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 436
    edited December 2013
    Yes, it's a 57 Pontiac and before and after it, 58 Cadillacs.
    Fin, salute Fort Lewis for me. Been there, done that.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,946
    And on the WA coast where my mother lives, the rainfall is usually 60-70". No thanks. Although this part of the country still has the best summers of anywhere I know.

    I was naming an old song :)
  • berriberri Posts: 4,018
    "It never rains in southern California"

    Nope - it's all just Pacific Shelf Overhang as the weather people call it :-)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,946
    edited December 2013
    There was indeed an estate version of that car sold in NA, along with the sedan. They seem to have a good survival rate for something that might have dissolved when wet.

    Here's one:

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,000
    59 Ford wagon going away.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,405
    I was unaware of the Tenever having been sold in the US officially or being badged as a Triumph TR-10 but there is a reference to it in the wikipedia in the entry for the Standard Ten.

    You learn something every day in this topic. Stirling Moss once owned a Standard Ten IIRC.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    There is a Rambler 2 back from the black beetle.

    I love pictures from this era. Really points out how radically cars changed in just a few years. You don't see that much of a difference in 5-10 model years these days!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,405
    For some reason no one has mentioned the middle car in the first row which happens to be the newest car in the photo, a white 1962 Chevrolet.

    I am struck by the lack of imported cars in this 1962 photo of an LA Freeway, there's only one VW and that oddball Triumph TR10. Where are the MGs, Jags and Renaults?
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,405
  • " Where are the MGs, Jags and Renaults? "

    Um, in the shop?
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 436
    edited December 2013
    1962 Dodge Polara 500.
    I may have seen that car at the Englishtown, N.J. dragstrip.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,277
    " Where are the MGs, Jags and Renaults? "

    Um, in the shop?


    OK, that's not nice. It's accurate, but it's not nice.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • berriberri Posts: 4,018
    You pretty much seem to see these downsized 62 Dodge and Plymouth vehicles as muscle cars these days, even though the vast majority of them were probably modified.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,946
    It was raining. It's a wonder that Triumph was out in it.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,405
    1962 Dodge Polara 500.
    I may have seen that car at the Englishtown, N.J. dragstrip.


    Yep, and you might well have seen it in NJ, as you can tell from the plate, the car resides in the NY area (Glen Cove LI). This particular car was originally powered by a 426 but re-engined w a 440 Max Wedge.
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