Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's Not Very Cherry, It's an Oldie But a Goodie

I love old cars. Like old clothes, they are beautiful and reflect the trends of the time. Here are some of my favorites.

In the greatest song ever, Surf City, Jan and Dean joyously sing, "Got a 30's Ford Wagon and they call it a woody." I love wood paneled cars, which once were actually paneled with actual wood. You can see why people would be really into their cars and posing with them back then.

Citroens are oh so mod and space age. I love the curved backs and little taillights. Like most old cars, they seem like they have a face, as opposed to the faceless molded gray drone cars we drive today.

I also really like these late 70's-era Wagoneers with wood paneling. A precursor to 80's cars, which tend to be sporty and boxy.

For an economy model, I love the 80's era Le Cars, which you rarely see on the road these days:

It goes with your Le Bag:

What about these sneering 70's sedans and two-doors that are like twenty feet long?

1957 Ford Station Wagons:

And a 50's Buick Ad: the interior! The fins!


Sonia Luna said...

I love the citroen, in Italy it's nicknamed Lo Squalo, "The Shark".
Agree on modern car design, they all look the same, boring!

P.S. Your blog is fast becoming one of my favourites, I spent an evening going through your archive ... time well spent!

Mary said...

I remember when I was younger, I used to see Citroens on the street but now I never do.
Thanks- i am always happy to hear people are reading my blog!

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Anonymous said...

the le car van is amazing. is it made of plastic?

is it made by Polaroid Corporation?

moonshinejunkyard said...

your use of the word sneering is really making my life complete right now.

Anonymous said...

The first car I drove was this black on red 59 Buick Electra convertible. The cars today cannot compare in character nor styling.