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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Monday August 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Because of the essentially conservative nature of
New Zealanders generally and more so back in the day, cars dressed up like this would usually be filed under: Shock, Horror, film at 1100 (2300)
Actually, I suspect that all these accessories were added in South Africa before the car was imported into NZ in 2004.
Back in the 1950's local guys often tarted up their rides in a similar fashion, but not necessarily as over the top as this old darling.
British Ford Zephyr, sedans and convertibles and Australian FX & FJ Holden sedans were the most common subject for this attention.
Personally, I wouldn't do this kind of thing; even to a dog I had a grudge against:)

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Pix. An overdressed 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aero Sedan. by Bruce Gibbins #43620
Nice but get rid of the skirts, the sun visor and the hood over the headlights and it would be fine. (EOM) by Dick Johnson #43620.1
It's the way they dressed them up back in the day (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #43620.1.1
I agree with you Ron. A friend of my dad's had a coupe which he added by Bob Jackman #43620.1.1.1
Because of the essentially conservative nature of by Bruce Gibbins #43620.
a guy that helped my dad part time in his gas station had a 53 Dodge by Ron Dietrich #43620.
Great story! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #43620.
Even tho tarted up I still like it. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #43620.2
Don't care for the lowered look on this car. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #43620.2.1
A very nice car even fully dressed. Stock trim level and interior would be perfect IMO. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #43620.3
I like it! Always had a weakness for blinked up tarts! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #43620.4
Lol. Could be expensive...be careful! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #43620.4.1
You can't take it with you and yes, it could be fun. (EOM) by John Bono #43620.4.1.1
Lol. I like your attitude! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #43620.

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