Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Luvya 57

I saw this fine looking car in a fenced field a while back. I hope it gets on its feet again before too long.

I’m out of town for a few days, so won’t be able to respond until I get back. Thank you for your visits.


Anonymous said...

That is a 1957 Chevrolet and usually in demand by collectors and fetch a high price. It looks to be in great shape too. Nice photo.

Halcyon said...

Nice tag. Hope someone gets around to fixing her up. Looks like she needs a little love.

Laurie said...

I love the way you framed this shot with all the straight lines of the car and then that wheel off to the side. Beautiful.

And what a nice license plate. That would be fun to see on the road.

Ernie Branscomb said...

What everyone sees as a "Classic 57 CHEVY". Is actually a "magic charm" that you can pour money into, and it disappears, never to be seen again.

Kris said...

This could be worth a fair bit if treated right!

Virginia said...

57 Chevy. I recognized it immediately . My mom and I had one ( it was a mint green) and I thought it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Thanks for the memories.

Louis la Vache said...

YES! These '50s cars need to be preserved! 1957 was the last year GM built really great cars. Beginning with the '58 models (and with the ascendency of the GM Financial Staff in place of the 'Car Guys' running the company) GM started its long, painful decline.

USelaine said...

Abraham and Louis and Kris - I didn't realize that about the '57 Chevys. I don't know who owns this one, but it looks mighty clean, and at least they tarped it.

Halcyon - I hope so too. It looks so good, but hard to know what condition other parts are in.

Laurie - Thank you. I was shooting through a cyclone fence, so I had some limitations.

Ernie - Hey, but less of a money pit than some houses, I suppose. Thanks for peeking in.

Virginia - From what folks are saying, you and your mom made a great choice! It is a nice looking car.

Does anyone know what the string on the back hood ornament is all about? It is set on there so symmetrically, it looks like it was set there on purpose, but it doesn't seem tied down either. Such mysteries in a small town.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of old Chevies.

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

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