This was the quintessential color scheme for 1956! I had a tie that had the same coloration! These cars were very liberating from the dull postwar models..Detroit had become alive with color! This one is restored very well..too bad the hood wasn't up to show the 312 c.i. Thunderbird V8. This would make an excellent touring car!
1967 Acadian Hardtop
I'm glad I was able to film this rare car again. We have Canadian visitors
who grace the car show at Old Town with this splendid car! It is based on
the Chevy Nova, and was sold at Pontiac dealerships in Canada. The Acadian
has a Chevrolet powertrain consisting of the 283 engine and Powerglide
Pontiac cars in Canada were based on Chevrolet frames and engines, but had
unique Pontiac style bodies. It's my understanding that this was made
necessary by the lack of a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Canada
at the time.
1954 Chevy Sedan Delivery "Orange Crate"
Cool custom job...originally a sedan delivery, I'm sure, but the paint job
is tops, the name very appropriate, and the interior has been really
updated! I've decided the vertical slats on the 54 Chevy grille are just
more than it was equipped with originally...originally 5, but this
"gathering" makes it look aggressive! A great move!
1964 Corvair Monza Convertible
This is the last year of the original style for Corvair...the following
year was a fairly dramatic restyle. I have to believe this is a fairly
unusual color...it looks good with the complimentary convertible top!
Paint and interior are pristine! Note the transmission selector lever
below the instrument cluster, and the pistol styled hand brake/emergency
brake. Also check the generator (before alternators) and the infamous
drive belt that made 90 degree turns.
1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible BluWht
Beautiful condition...292 c.i. Thunderbird V8, continental kit in the back,
Fordomatic...what a great cruiser! Looks absolutely factory fresh! Ford
introduced safety equipment this year, most of which was optional. The
deep dish steeringwheel and door locks were standard, but the padded dash,
padded visors and seatbelts were options. Those options were not a
dramatic success..safety didn't sell at that point.