Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mercedes-Benz W111 - 220 SE Sedan

With the volume of classic cars in midtown Sacramento, CA, I could have my own "Down the Street" series a la Jalopnik.

Here's a Mercedes-Benz 220 SE. The owner explained that he's had the car for 15-plus years. The mechanics are stock and the paint is period and new. It was a lovely car -- complete with a kid's booster seat.

Read more about this car on Wikipedia.

Friday, May 14, 2010

1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona

I am surprised every time I see a Studebaker in Sacramento, CA. Today, I spied this 1963 Lark Daytona outside of ACE Hardware on "I" Street. It looks like a fun 'rod and sports a cloverleaf and flames theme. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente - 540,000 miles - Car Stories

"This is an unusual love story involving an 89-year-old woman and her beloved Chariot. The two have been together for decades and traveled more than 540,000 miles across this nation's highways and side streets."

See the full article here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1950 Studebaker Champion Advertisement Slideshow

For the 1950 Studebaker Champion lovers out there, here's a slideshow of great Champion images on YouTube.

See the slideshow here.

Studebaker Love Story - 1953 Champion Starlight Coupe

“I’ve been a Studebaker man since I was 16,” says 50-year-old Kevin Fonseca, who was seven when the last Studebaker came down the production line in Hamilton, Ont.

Fonseca’s initiation into the ranks of true Stude believers came when he inherited a ’65 four-door sedan. It was my grandfather’s last car, and my first,” he says. “I still have most of it.”

Read the full article here.

Desperately Seeking Sky Hawk - 1956 - Studebaker Sky Hawk

Let's give this Studebaker story a positive ending ...

"I'm looking for a 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk that used to be owned by my father. Purchased used from Larry Wright Studebaker Agency in Pasadena, CA on Colorado Blvd. in late 1962 or early 1963. It had the yellow on black California license plates JYC 500."

Read the full article here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1954 - Pontiac - Star Chief Straight Eight

A quick digression ... I caught site of this 1954 Pontiac Star Chief Straight Eight outside of a drug store on Broadway in Sacramento, CA, on Sunday. The new owner is the car's third - a young guy that picked up this sweet, stock ride in Modesto. The car has some exceptional side chrome trim - really nice stuff.

Read more about the 1954 Pontiac Star Chief Straight Eight here.

1946 Packard Clipper Super

Below is a camera phone photograph of a '46 Packard Clipper Super taken tonight outside the Tower Cafe in Sacramento, CA. The windows were down and I got a nice look at the beautiful wood dashboard. A wonderful car in very good shape.

Learn more about the 1946 Packard Clipper Super.