Saturday, March 10, 2007

Old Plymouth

I love old cars. Especially the cars from the 1940s through the 1960s. I guess that is one reason I would like to visit Cuba; all the old U.S. cars that are still running all over that island.

Here is one I happened upon a while back, sitting for sale in Franktown, Colorado. It is an old Plymouth Belvedere from the 1951 model year I think. This car was for sale, and didn't seem to be in bad condition, and could be beautifully restored.

I don't have either the resources or the know-how to undertake such a project, but can certainly appreciate this fine old car. With Plymouth having joined the ranks of nameplates such as Studebaker, Nash, Rambler, DeSoto, Hudson, and Oldsmobile in the dustbin of automotive history, this car is all the more appealing.

I hope it got a good home.

Speaking of old car names that have gone by the wayside, here is a photo from a building on Broadway in Denver that once housed Franklin Studebaker. It is now vacant, but still looks ready to contain a new car showroom. I can easily imagine it.

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