Cars and Trucks Owned - Then and Now
Above - 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline Station Wagon 4-door, Tan with Wood-Appearance Decal trim, Powerglide, 235 6-cylinder, 105 hp, Real Wood Interior (Dad bought it used and it is the car in which I learned to drive. I got my license on February 7, 1955.)
Above - 1950 Chevrolet Coupe - The first car I owned - 1957. It met a sad end and almost took me with it. (Internet photos, my car had a dark green roof, blackwalls and no cattle guard on the front or rear bumper.)
Above - 1956 Chevrolet 210 4-door, Pinecrest Green, Column Shift 3-speed, 265 V-8, 205 hp Power Pack, Two-tone Green Interior - I owned it from about June, 1959 to July, 1963 (Dad bought it new and I was able to talk him into the stick and Power Pack because the wagon had been such a dog.)
Above - 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 - My first sports car, yes, it was red - I owned it from about July, 1963 until I wrapped it around a light pole in October, 1963 (Magazine photo of an identical car)
Above - 1955 Chevrolet 210 2-door - After bashing the Healey, I picked up a $300, Powerglide, 2-bbl V-8 Chevy and drove it while saving for my real dream (shown below) - I owned the '55 from October, 1963 to March, 1964 (Internet photo of a very similar repaint blue car but I had stock wheels)
Above - 1963 Corvette Convertible
Above - 1963 Corvette Convertible - Silver Blue, White Top, Dark Blue Interior, 340 hp, 4-speed, no radio - the dream car - owned from March, 1964 to June, 1967. Then, the classic story; a pregnant wife and new home being built led to a string of more practical cars, including......
Above - (Internet photo of a car similar to ours.) 1970 to about 1973 - We had a 1970 Plymouth Satellite Wagon - Yellow, 383 2-bbl, auto, all the family stuff but no phony wood trim. It was failure prone.
Above - 1963 Ferrari 250GTE - We enjoyed the V-12 sound from January 1981 to September 1995. Our 14-year-old daughter learned to drive in this car. She has never met anyone else that took driver's ed in a V-12 Ferrari!
Above - 1962 Version Art
Above - September 18, 1982 - Hoosier Swap Meet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Mine, Lee's 275 GTB Alloy, Lee's 250 GT Spyder California Alloy, Ed's 365 GT 2+2
- I was fortunate enough to have driven them all - including laps around Road America in the California Spyder!!
Above - 2008-01-19 - Another wagon from General Motors? Isn't this where I started?