I mentioned yesterday that there was a car show in Kokomo, so on our way home from the display of aerial military machinery, Kent, Rick, and I stopped to view some autos which were built in the day of auto design, a day in which each vehicle was unique and easily identifiable.
A pretty little 1956 Ford in black and what I call "tomato red." I acquired my first car, a 1950 Ford, when Dad bought a new 1956 Ford. His was four-door, and blue-and-white.
The 1966 Charger in black caught my eye. This one is powered by the Mopar 383.
A contemporary of the Charger was this Imperial Crown, also by the Chrysler Corporation.
Imperial was introduced as an independent line in 1955 and continued production through 1975. It appeared again from '81 to '83.
This three-ton behemoth was powered by a 440 cubic inch V-8 (7.2L) I always had a soft spot in my head for big iron, and I drove a Lincoln Continental for several years. This marque was aimed at the Lincoln/Cadillac market. Fewer than 14,000 were produced during this final year of the platform created in 1957. The next year saw the introduction of unibody construction.
I sometimes imagine that I would enjoy owning an old car once again, but it is an expensive hobby. Perhaps I'll stick with blogging.