This is my Thanksgiving present to you! What a beautiful car...and a sleeper too if you just assume it's a "normal" Catalina! This is a tri-power motor, and it has a 4 speed manual transmission too! If we had only known at the time what a keeper this is...they would have had to make a lot more of these! I love those 8 lug wheels...Pontiac was ahead of the curve in supplying beautiful wheels for their cars!
1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
This is an auction car..ready for the gavel. Looks pretty good...missing a
pushbutton on the driver's door handle. Notice the chrome bows in the
interior roof...gives it the convertible look. 289 c.i. engine has a
Studebaker did an excellent job with its instrument panels....dials and
switches had that aeronautical appearance to them. I was always intrigued
by these cars when a youngster.
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
1957 Fords have always been favorites of mine...I drove a 57 Fairlane 500
hardtop at one point...borrowed from a friend. Long and low, it impresses
by its simplicity but it has elegance too. Those small fins are parallel
to those on the 57 T-Bird....it was, after all, the "Ford Family of Fine
Cars". Definitely a family resemblance! Great patterns for lively two
tone color combinations!
1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Convertible
This beautiful example has the twin tonneau caps that disguise this four
seater as a two seater! The sports roadster tonneau was only offered on
the 1962 and 1963 models. Very sporty indeed! Notice the "swing-away"
steering wheel and column...made getting in and out of the vehicle easier.
1953 Chrysler Windsor 4 door sedan
This was an auction car...and a good example of a luxury car of 1953
presented to you by Chrysler! The fabrics were of high quality, and the
engine in this series was a flathead 6. The senior models had the ohv V8.
Chrysler was making the transition from semi-automatic fluid drive (this
car) to Powerflite two speed automatic. Notice the quadrant on the
steering column. 1954 would be the last year for the 6 cylinder engine.