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Mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn was a family experience back then. I really like the car in the back (I'm not a car enthusiast. What kind of car is that?). Why don't cars come in that color anymore? It's kind of funny because the little kid, my father, later grew up to become a chief engineer on tuna boats. This was taken in L.A., early '60s. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

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Pickup and Wagon

The truck is a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10, with some crazy looking camper shell on it, and the red station wagon across the street is a 1956 or 1955 Ford (Fairlane) Country Sedan station wagon. I do think it's a '56 though.

Starlight Blue, to be exact:

The car directly behind your Grandpa is a '61 Ford Falcon (Deluxe) (told by the trim) and the color, according to the "AutoColorLibrary" is: "Starlight Blue".

Oh, and the *hint* of a taillight on the extreme left, TTerrace suggests it's the same Volvo 544 in the other pics.

Awesomeness, once again, Tony! Keep 'em coming!

Grateful tterrace

Excellent! As a bonus, we get a '60 or '61 Rambler. I second Dave's gentle hint: this shot deserves a larger version.

[Click on pic. Voila. And viola. - Dave]

Tterrace's question

The car in question is the one below.

[That's a Volvo. What a great photo! Wouldn't it look nice in the Member Gallery? - Dave]

Even more obscure car ID

For real experts, what's the car at the extreme left edge? I want to say VW bug.

1961 Falcon

I checked around--the car is a 1961 Ford Falcon--note the way the front bumper has a rise in it, around the license plate--that's the 1961 style. I owen a 1962 Falcon in red for a number of years. I gave the car to my sister,and the day I did, the gas tank sprang a leak in her parking lot!

Ford Falcon

The car is either a 1962 or 63 model. My grandfather had one in white.

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