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Sincere Market, Part 2

Sincere Market, Part 2

"Collision with bread truck." Returning to the scene of the crash at Sincere Market, Linden and 24th streets in Oakland, Calif., circa 1958. View full size.

 

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Ford Woodies

The 1953 Ford Country Squire was not the last of the Ford woodies. In 1954 Ford continued building their woodies the same way they had since the introduction of the 1952 Country Squire: paper wood graining glued to the bodies with real wood trim. These were the last of the wood bodied Ford station wagons.

In 1955 Country Squires still utilized the glued-on paper planking but substituted fiberglass framing for the surrounding area instead of wood. Still sporting fake wood sides, the last of the "woody" Country Squires was built in 1991.

Just needs a moment

Poor car looks like it's crawled off to cry.

RE: The Last of a Breed

Your information's all good, but that's a '52.

[It's a 1953. -tterrace]

I stand corrected. We had a '54 when I was a kid and the fact that the '52 had a very similar grille misled me into thinking they were from sequential model years and the 'different' grille was a '52.

So clean

Nice that the building is free of graffiti, no trash in street, and everyone appears well dressed in this obviously blue collar part of town. Just as I remember growing up in the 50's.

Maybe the bread truck

... got "sandwiched"?

Functional Wheels

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that someone decided the station wagon had served its purpose on the street and it got pushed here.

The Last of a Breed

1953 Ford Country Squire--the last of the woodies (albeit wood trim on a steel body), and the last of the flathead V-8s.

Ouch.

Huh?

Well, this just complicates matters! Who hit who? How'd he end up this far behind the building? As someone else asked, how'd the bread truck get tagged so high off the ground? Accident reconstruction experts, illuminate!

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