Friday, July 28, 2006

The rest of the...

...beautiful Pontiac.

I once had a 1950 Chevrolet -- a not entirely dissimilar car -- painted in an insanely thick layer of the same color by the legenday Earl ("I'll paint any car, any color, for $29.95. No ups, no extras") Scheib....

8 comments:

DAL said...

I like old cars, but I'd hate to maintain one. I would probably replace the entire einbqx with newer parts.

MrScribbler said...

Unless you break a kjnoafw, dal, parts for these aren't that hard to come by.

And I'd venture tlo say a well-serviced Pontiac like this one is likely to be as reliable, if not more, than a brand-new GM car (they're built in Canada and Mexico these days, you know).

DAL said...

Heh, for reliability I'll keep the Canadian or Mexican built car. 50s cars were simple to work on, but they were not very well built. So you had to work on them. My brother was always tinkering with his '55 Chevy.

MrScribbler said...

Dal -- the only problem I ever had with the '50 Chevy (aside from filling it with $0.29/gallon gasoline) was occasionallly reaching under the hood to move the jxjct shift linkage out of first gear....

DAL said...

HA ha, I know about that! I drove a '70 Chev pickup with the same problem. I wonder if they ever fixed that.

MrScribbler said...

Since it's difficult to find a Chevy with three-on-the-tree these days, we'll never know if they fixed it. I know I got grease all over my sqpac when I had to fiddle with the shifter on the '50....

HarpO'Fly said...

Last three on the tree vehicle I had was a 65 ford pickup. It had a straight six and never gave a minute's trouble. Drove all up and down the east coast. It wasn't the fastest thing ever but it was fun to drive and reliable.
Oh I did have a 52 oe 53 plymouth or something for a few months around 1984 0r 85, had some kind of issues which included several Dal words, so I sold it quick. Was a roomy thing, I will say that.

MrScribbler said...

My favorite car, which I wish I still had -- the parts supply dried up totally; they even stopped showing up in Pick-Your-Part yards -- was a 1970 Renault that had, so help me, five-on-the-tree.

Now that was a cool ride....