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Vintage photos of:
My father-in-law, Donald Johns, behind the wheel of his first car, a 1930 Pontiac roadster. His friend Johnny Cuevas is riding shotgun. Taken in Manhasset, NY in the summer of 1944. Note the tilt-out windshield, rumble seat, original wood wheels on the rear, and replacement wire wheels on the front. The passenger side spare was a wood wheel. The car had been purchased that week for $30. View full size.