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Posted By: Al Dorado
Posted On: Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:17 PM
 
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Yes. I will 'splain.
To this day, I love most 1950s cars and primararily those in the medium and fine car categories. My 1:24 collection is limited to models from '49 to '60. Money was always tight growing up in the 50s & 60s so my dad bought used, low-priced clunkers. Basic transportation. From a very early age, I was absolutely car crazy (still am) and dreamed of us having a Cadillac or Lincoln someday. But it would have been equally fantastic to have a brand-new anything, especially from GM, whose cars I liked the most. My dad didn't like GM for some reason. I was horrified in 1967 or so when my dad came home with a all-red, high-mileage, 1961 Plymouth Fury coupe. Sure, now it's a classic but, at the time, it was an embarrassment! My dad replaced it with a bare-bones '64 Ford Falcon 2dr sedan, 3-on-the-tree, no carpeting. Very clean and mileage wasn't excessive. It was a nice little car. In fact, I learned how to drive in it.

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have you ever considered what it is why you like the cars you like ? (EOM) by Joop Gisbers #41139
Yes...beautiful designs & colors; very much nostalgia driven; love the by Jack Dodds #41139.1
What he said. My father helped build and drove a stock car along with my uncle the actual builder by Bruce Parsons #41139.1.1
Several reasons, my first love was my cousins 49 Olds 98 conv. by Ron Dietrich #41139.2
Agree that QC was much better with GM in the 50s. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.2.1
So true re: ignition sounds. To me, Mopars had the most distinctive sound, well into the 70s. (EOM) by Al Dorado #41139.2.2
Yes....the starters and also the heat risers on Mopars. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.2.2.1
The "Highland Park Hummingbird". (EOM) by Barry Levittan #41139.2.2.2
LOL! (EOM) by Bruce Parsons #41139.2.2.2.1
I'm my father's son: smart, practical, reliable, then fun. (pic), by Ed Glorius #41139.3
I can no more explain why than I can explain why I find one women more attractive than another. (EOM) by Gary Rockwood #41139.4
Well....one reason would be the amount of noise they make. :-) (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.4.1
That could be a bit inconvenient for you, Gary. A night on the town could by Bruce Gibbins #41139.4.2
Not really, I am trained to not look at other cars when driving my sweetie. (EOM) by Gary Rockwood #41139.4.2.1
Yes. I will 'splain. by Al Dorado #41139.5
So you must have been pleased when it was totaled parked outside your house. by Jack Dodds #41139.5.1
You're correct! (EOM) by Al Dorado #41139.5.1.1
The basic design and shape. Chrome. Color. Engine and sound. (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #41139.6
I know exactly why...my Dad was a fan of luxury cars. by David Angeloni #41139.7
The common themes seem to be nostalgia and older members of the family... by John Roberts #41139.8
Not a family thing for me at all. It was FREEDOM to get away by Don Anderson #41139.8.1
Boy, I sure remember that feeling of freedom to go here, there & everywhere. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #41139.8.1.1
I was going to answer, no, not really, Joop. But then the other five brain cells I by Bruce Gibbins #41139.9
Yes I have. Great question. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #41139.10
I grew up with a 1940 Bantam panel truck as our only car for years, by Dick Johnson #41139.11
Great story and memories, Dick. I enjoyed thd read. (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #41139.11.1




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