Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #30

You know after my last post, I had to find something awesome.

Oh yeah. 1959 Buick Electra 225. A.k.a. the "deuce and a quarter." Many years ago, my buddy SCI-FI sent me a used car listing in the local school newspaper for a late 1970s Electra. The tag line was "Be the first on your block to have a car the size of your block."

Again, the styling of American cars of the 1950s is something we're not likely to see again. With concerns over emissions, gas mileage, crumple zones, etc., the odds of seeing acres of chrome and tailfins are long behind us.

Such a pity.

That is all.

1 comment:

libertyman said...

Looks like that was photographed in Europe, judging by the plates. Now that would be a remarkable car there, all right.

I don't yearn for the old cars any more, I think new ones are better in about every way. Except of course, slathers of chrome and a ride that induces seasickness. And fins, you have to have fins.

The only 60s car I still would want is the 67 E-Type Jaguar. That's more like it.