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#274 of 375 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Feb 25, 2012 (12:14 pm)
I included the Studebakers on purpose
I like the various finned Mopars the most, they seem well proportioned and are cool. I think some collectors specialize in those alone. Those diecast firms had a mild fetish for American cars, which in the 50s were far ahead of most Euros, styling wise.
Mar 11, 2012 (11:55 am)
Last week I found a fair deal and bought the other version of the Matchbox 1961 Ford:
#276 of 375 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 11, 2012 (5:28 pm)
Those 61 Ford's were so plain compared to the Chevy, but then compared to the Plymouth...
#277 of 375 Re: . [berri]
Mar 12, 2012 (2:08 pm)
They make me think of the police car losing its rear end in "American Graffiti".
#278 of 375 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 12, 2012 (5:56 pm)
I enjoyed that movie from the cars to the music to the DC-6 taking off at the end. The 58 Impala was one of the stars along with the T-Bird. And yeah, Ford's of that era were very common police cars.
#279 of 375 Unusual Ford Police Car...
Mar 13, 2012 (10:07 am)
Philadelphia tried using Ford Falcons as police cars in the early 1960s. Unfortunately, they weren't durable enough for the task. Here's an unusual survivor:
#280 of 375 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [lemko]
Mar 13, 2012 (10:34 am)
Those cars must have had many who didn't like them. I remember when my dad brought a Fairlane into the hobby car stable in the 90s, my grandpa heard about it, thought he got a Falcon, and went off about how bad they are.
#281 of 375 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [fintail]
Mar 13, 2012 (12:02 pm)
Seems the PPD quickly went back to full-size cars. Here's a 1968 full-sized PPD cruiser:
#282 of 375 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [fintail]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2012 (12:22 pm)
The Falcon fire dep't car would be okay for a really slow fire...something smoldering perhaps.
#283 of 375 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [lemko]
Mar 13, 2012 (12:26 pm)
That's more like it, although for late 60s-early 70s police cars, I think mopar.