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#29319 of 30857 Spotted...
Apr 26, 2013 (2:54 pm)
...cream and red 1957 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan at Robbins and Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge, PA. Primered light green 1968 Pontiac LeMans two-door hardtop nearby.
#29320 of 30857 Re: Spotted... [lemko]
Apr 26, 2013 (4:04 pm)
The '57 Chevy One-Fifty may well be my favorite (or close) '57 Chevy. It doesn't have that 'fanned out' trim on the rear quarter...has side trim similar to a '55 Chevy Two-Ten. But you knew that!
#29321 of 30857 Re: Spotted... [lemko]
Apr 26, 2013 (4:52 pm)
"cream and red 1957 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan"
So did the driver have a pack of cigarettes rolled into his t-shirt sleeve!
#29322 of 30857 Re: Spotted... [uplanderguy]
Apr 26, 2013 (5:24 pm)
"The '57 Chevy One-Fifty may well be my favorite (or close) '57 Chevy"
I think I was ruined by being around in the day. I just can't appreciate the low trim line of these cars. They scream 'poverty' to me (except when that trim was chosen for lightness). Anyway, I like the Two-Ten just fine.
#29323 of 30857 Re: Spotted... [bhill2]
Apr 26, 2013 (5:31 pm)
I think for it's time the 57 Chevy was a decently made, clean looking car; but it's problem was it looked a bit outdated. My real issue with the vehicle though is that "chintzy" looking dashboard.
#29324 of 30857 Re: Essen 2013 [magnette]
Apr 26, 2013 (6:13 pm)
The parking area at the local concours is interesting too. Good bet for finding oddities is the parking garage of an old car show, must be a cultural universal.
On the obscure car topic, saw a nice looking 450 SEL today in the typical boring creamy beige, a ~65 Mustang convertible that looked like a 6, 190E 2.3-16, Volvo Amazon/122 4 door.
#29325 of 30857 Re: 82-85 Accord [fintail]
Apr 27, 2013 (8:11 am)
Did MB use cosmoline for rust prevention? I think VW still uses that or some variation like tectyl. Some Porsche owners remove all that spray on goo and post before and after pics. I suppose if they are fastidious about car care and storage then there's no harm in that.
Apr 27, 2013 (4:24 pm)
Trying to remember all the cars i saw.
65 Fury on a car carrier. 58 Fairlane Corral/Cream. 71 or so butter colored Galaxie. Late 60's Mercedes sedan on a car carrier. 60's gray Mercedes coupe as I drove over an underpass.
It was about 70 and people are getting their specialty cars back on the road in the Northeast.
#29327 of 30857 Re: 82-85 Accord [omarman]
Apr 27, 2013 (5:27 pm)
That's the waxy stuff right? I am not sure. My old car has a fair amount of undercoating - which I presume is original, but I am not 100% certain. The floors on the car are spotless though, so whatever it is, it worked. Wish they would have coated the inner fenders with some kind of rust inhibitor though - that and rockers are weak spots on fintails.
#29328 of 30857 Re: 82-85 Accord [fintail]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:38 am)
It's a shame those old cars which are rolling works of art are susceptible to rust while today's bland appliances are much better protected against corrosion.