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#285 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [uplanderguy]
Mar 13, 2012 (2:43 pm)
That was a great show.
Here's the big Ford:
In the earliest episodes, the dad had this 63 Impala:
And Wayne's Corvair:
#286 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [fintail]
Mar 13, 2012 (3:19 pm)
That green 1969 Galaxie looks exactly like a car my cousin Steve owned back in the day!
#287 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [fintail]
Mar 13, 2012 (6:46 pm)
I always thought Wonder Years was a great show too. Well written and kind of reminded you of life in middle class suburbia back then. Another TV show that has a great variety of vehicles, but they are mid fifties, is the old Highway Patrol series with Broderick Crawford. Actually, very well written for their time as well.
#288 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [berri]
Mar 23, 2012 (3:32 pm)
I loved Wonder Years...in fact its finale was excellent but was completely overshadowed by the 'Cheers' finale, which I thought stunk.
The only thing about "Wonder Years' is that they played very loose with accuracy....showing a '68 Dodge Polara wagon and repeatedly calling it a '61, playing music that hadn't been recorded yet at the time of that episode, etc. Don't they think people notice that stuff? That said, I always enjoyed it. A family dynamic (at least the Mom and Dad) not unlike my very own back then!
#289 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [uplanderguy]
Mar 23, 2012 (4:44 pm)
Yeah, a lot of movies and TV shows do that too. I always liked the cars on the street in "Leave It To Beaver" and 'Beverly Hillbillies' because I kind of like some of the old Mopars (although the first year of 'Beaver" was Fords) While Andy Griffith always had a Ford, that show showed a lot of different makes as well in the street scenes (and Aunt Bea was a Studebaker fan in real life, right?). I thought the worst finale was "Seinfeld". The Johnny Cochran lawyer would have got them off on some outrageous technicality.
#290 of 366 Re: Unusual Ford Police Car... [berri]
Mar 23, 2012 (8:47 pm)
I remember what bugged me about "Wonder Years" is that you could see modern cars in the background, like a block or two away from the main location. I guess that's what you get for not filming on a back lot.
The Seinfeld finale was terrible, what a way to go.
Apr 10, 2012 (12:20 pm)
Found another desired car, this time not an American model, but still a nice piece of workmanship:
This model with grey wheels/tires and early release box, is from 1962. Amazingly delicate casting in the wheels and pillars, with pretty paint too - they don't make em like this anymore.
Apr 12, 2012 (4:24 am)
Very, very nice...both the Matchbox and the real thing.
#294 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
May 22, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I'm sorry... :-O !!! This must be the 'Hummel' effect, rare = valuable, I guess...