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Trick or treat

halloween 56 57

I own 99+% of the pics you’ll find on Attic Autos, but this is a rare exception. Just too good not to share this one being so close to the holiday. Happy Halloween to you from Attic Autos! Thanks to Chris Z for finding and sending me this shot from this link. Oh, the car? Of course! It’s a 56 Chevy (I believe a BelAir but can’t be certain) and since it has a V on the trunk and dual exhaust, then BelAir or not, this Ghoulmobile has a V8!

Going to Grandma’s

53 plymouth

If there was Facebook, back in the 50’s, no doubt in my mind this photograph would have been posted on a young parent’s wall, maybe with an update like: “Joey and Connie posing for ice cream.” Then quickly followed by a comment such as: “My, my, Joey looks more like Howdy Doody every day! lmao!” Or perhaps: “Is that your new 1953 Plymouth? What’d the dealer give you for that POS Nash?” (Thank God there was no Facebook back then).

That fender had to be hot

40 chev

I guess back then this is what you did: Find a lady friend, take her out somewhere, have her pose for a photo on or near your car, place the photo in an album on a shelf in your closet, forget about it for 74 years, then have a complete stranger post it on the internet. Perfect! The car is a 1940 Chevy Coupe if you were wondering. The woman? I don’t know. Myrtle?

Beauty and the Buick

fujiwaramom

From time to time, readers send me photos of their relatives pictured beside their old cars, or inside them, or in front of them, driving, or packing them – but this is a first for standing on the bumper of one! Pictured here here is the beautiful mother of a friend of mine. Very difficult to improve on the looks of a 1937 Buick, but she managed to, with ease I might add.

See the USA

ethel

Somebody’s mom/grandma/sister/aunt/cousin/daughter (we’ll name her Peetrid McMiller) stands in front of the McMiller family automobile after having just arrived at Clare Hooven’s house for a carefree evening of Schnapps and Canasta. Okay, I made all that crap up, but the car, that beautiful (albeit unfocused) car is none other than a Chevy –– a 1950 if you like gory details.

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