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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Va-Va-Voom, 1950s

Va-Va-Voom, 1950s

I'm sure someone will quickly tell us the make and model of the car. The other model in the photo will probably remain a mystery, as there's nothing written on the back of this little snapshot I found at an antique fair. View full size.

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Tterrace is correct, it's a 53 Pontiac. More precisely, a Custom Catalina 2 door hardtop. My dad had one exactly like it. He bought it new and then sold it to my uncle two years later to buy a new 1955 Pontiac, a Star Chief 2 door hardtop. He owned the 55 until the day he died in 2011.

Ilene

Love the total disregard for the angle of the houses. Just make the street straight and to hell with gravity. Shirley her name must be Ilene.

Those were the days

when cars were like tanks, and women with a broken ankle could stand on their own.

Maybe?

How about a '52 Ford???

[1953 Pontiac. -tterrace]

 
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