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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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I had to turn around to shoot these - two old cars in a field in Mariposa, CA on the way back from Yosemite. First is a Buick, second is unknown.
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Thanks, paniolo. The first one is a 1946 Roadmaster four-door sedan. The second is very hard to identify but I'm thinking a late 1930s Chevrolet Master Deluxe sport coupe...but, maybe not. Nice sky, BTW
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Very nice shots. I'm a very big vintage Buick fan and that Roadmaster has a lot of appeal.
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Wow Walter, you must be somewhat of an auto fan! Thanks for the look look lesmore. These cars just caught my attention - wish they still made them like these.
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Wow Walter, you must be somewhat of an auto fan!
Well, let me tell you about that. I went to high school in the mid 1950's, back when car dealers papered their display windows closed a month before the new models were to be released every September. Great excitement and anticipation since car makers made major changes every year. Bigger fins. More chrome. Retractable hard tops (Ford Sunliner). Along came the first Corvette, followed closely by the Thunderbird.

Meanwhile, my dad -- a minister -- had to drive the bottom of the line model, either a Ford, Chevy or Plymouth. Black, of course. No chrome. Blackwall tires. No A/C and no radio. So, you can imagine my envy of friends whose parents drove Buicks, Mercurys and DeSotos.

Any red-blooded guy back then was definitely into cars, myself included. I drove my own 1950 Ford convertible to my freshman year of college and have had a love affair with cars ever since.

Only recently have I been cured. I now drive a Prius.
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Despite being "cured" and driving a Prius, you still seem to have an affliction, lol.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 6:44 PM   #7
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Great photos paniolo and interesting story Walter.
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I'm kinda from Carl's era and interests.

I think the coupe may be a Hudson Terriplane or a Chrysler product.
The headlights and the high point of the grill (what you can see) doesn't look "Chevy" to me.

We need an expert in here.
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Good eye Fossil.......she's a 37 Terraplane Utility coupe. I'd like to know what field shes in and hook up to it.
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You guys are right. The only Terraplane coupe in my car encyclopedia is a 1936, which had suicide doors. So, I assumed that wasn't it. Also, the 1936 only had what they called the "fencer's mask" grill without the horizontal grill lines on either side. That also "threw" me. It was only after I saw a '37 coupe WITH the horizontal grill lines that I realized that it was, indeed, a Terraplane. Good eye, guys.
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