Saturday, October 04, 2014
On today's "Anything Goes Saturday" post, I thought I'd take a look at some fun vintage cars.
This first one was hand-labeled with the note "Dad & Gary, 1954". They both look pretty proud of that amazing car, which is a Nash "Statesman Super". I'm not sure of the year, maybe a 1950 or '51? The color is odd, sort of a dark khaki I guess. Or maybe just "brown"? According to Wikipedia, the Statesman was, "… the lower-priced version of the two main Nash Motors ' automobile series"; the other series was known as the "Ambassador". It's not the most beautiful car ever, but I love it.
I am trying to figure out at what point in my life did I start loving vintage station wagons? My mom and dad were fond of Buick station wagons when I was a kid, but they were not as lovely as this next example, a 1956 (?) Ford Country Sedan. What does Mr. Wikipedia say?
"The Ford Country Sedan was a full-size station wagon built by Ford Motor Company from 1952 to 1974. ….Unlike the Country Squire, the Country Sedan featured plain body sides. As a full-size wagon, it could carry up to 9 passengers". The example below almost looks like the Ghostbusters' "Ecto 1" (though that was a hearse)! It's pulling a pretty sweet little motor boat, which is awesome.
I admit that this next one is only partially about the car, which I believe is a 1956 Nash Cross Country station wagon. Seeing it "in the wild"(parked on a soft bed of pine needles, with the back open to reveal a load of camping equipment) makes me want to go on a family road trip! They've got the cooler and the Coleman range (can of fuel ready to go), which is making me think of cold drinks and sizzling burgers and hot dogs.
Oh, and the car is nice too! Rambler "… introduced the industry's first four-door hardtop station wagon in 1956. The station wagons used the same rear doors as the sedans, with the back roof dipped lower over the cargo area and featured a roof rack". Who wants a brewski?