I agree. Bring back the oldies.
There are a couple of cars builders that have taken some of the older cars and turned them in to works of art. Like Kindig Designs “Copper Cadillac”. Wow. That was a beautiful car to start with (lines wise) and is just amazing.
There’s just something about a Packard from the 30’s or 40’s that is so elegant.
Even though it's not an oldie, it's still a beauty:
This is my 1998 Chevy Camaro Z28 T-Top. It has a Corvette engine and drives like a stallion out of control. When I took this photo, I never knew this car would end up becoming mine a year later.
This car is not for the faint of heart, though. The first week I drove it, I got pulled over 3 times, not because I was speeding but because the officer was confused why a young girl was driving such a badass car. "Because I'm a badass." I told him. He gave me a ticket for tinted windows, anyways.
Absolutely. I don't remember where I heard it originally, but I've always felt "Life's too short to drive boring cars" was a quote that spoke to me.
Find me a car company who has great designs and interesting colors -- while being aerodynamic, safe, and modern. Sometimes you see a gem in a concept car -- but all the interestingness gets pounded out to make it sell to the masses on lots.
The thing I don't know, because I didn't live then -- the cars we see as iconic now and the cars you posted; were they really seen as unique and iconic then? We, as humans, have a tendency to look back on things and ascribe them more interestingness than they originally had because of their rarity in the modern age.
Will we be looking back in 50+ years at today's cars with the same reverence since we'll have moved on to something new and different?
Great to see you here, Angelo! I have to admit, the old Chevy and Ford trucks we used to drive, we thought they were junkers in the day. We were embarrassed to be seen in them around ranchers with new trucks.
But when the Mustang you have came out? Awesome on day one.
I think I'd be okay with this:
I'm obsessed with old trucks. In fact, I've spent a good portion of the last six years bringing a few back to life. I'm a child of the 70's and 80's. So, that is (mostly) where my interest lies. To most of us, those trucks are not "old". But, even though "1986" doesn't seem that long ago, the fact remains that the truck that's parked in front of my house, today, is 32 years old.
I'm sure that most of you have seen them. But, I'll share one. And, if there's any interest, I can share some more.
Here is a '72 Chevrolet K20 that I picked-up in Idaho Falls, Idaho...
The above truck belonged to a gentleman who lived on a 1-2 acre lot. He was a bit of an auto hoarder, and had quite a few vehicles that he was gonna' "get to, eventually". He was moving, and was forced to thin the herd. The truck hadn't run in over a year, and had to be winched onto the trailer.
It was a pretty rare truck, not only because it was a 3/4-ton 4X4 survivor, but also because it was a factory-built 292/6 truck that actually still had the L6 motor in it.
One I had some time back 1974 Holden Kingswood HQ 253V8
Official Holden colour was Lettuce Alone !
Welcome to Cake, mickyc. 😁I had never heard of Holden so I had to ask Wikipedia. Are you one of those crazy Ozzies?
No mate lived out there for a while in the 80s ,got naturalised so only half crazy !
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and while that may be true....you can also fall in love with a simple, plain utilitarian vehicle just based on the loyal service that it provides. My experience with seeing the odometer roll over and show this number is something that I will never experience again. My 2002 was gorgeous when I bought it new in 2001 but like most things and people we start to show some rust around the edges, some thinning of paint on the roof, some cracks in the leather and a bit more difficulty getting started in the morning. My wife calls the Yukon "Old Yeller" as a tern of endearment. When you give your car a name it makes it part of the family and no matter how much it shows the wear and tear of the years...you just can't break up the family. I will post the next milestone when "Old Yeller" reaches 400,000....not sure when that will happen but I will find enjoyment in the journey.
That's amazing! welcome to Cake, Popoidaho. 😁It's so wonderful to see people have long-term loving relationships with their cars like I have.