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 August, 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 August, 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……
……a 1968 Barracuda, owned from 1968 to 1970. Then…
…from 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 250GTE4959 – We enjoyed the V-12 sound of our Ferrari from January 24, 1981 when it was purchased from Al Young at Dan Young Chevrolet in Indianapolis to October 20, 1995 when it was shipped to Alan Holmes at The Fine Car Store in San Diego. 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 2383, Ed’s 365 GT 2+2 ‘Queen Mother’ 13151
– I was fortunate enough to have driven them all – including laps around Road America in the California Spyder!!
Above two pix – I bought this 1990 Honda Civic Si new and drove it to work for 11 years. It has aftermarket wheels. Fun!
Above – 2008-01-19 – Another wagon from General Motors? Isn’t this where I started?