Since I posted the last Hershey photo set, not only has Dave Smith posted even more pictures, my friend Sal Darigo, Jr. was there too! So I have a whole bunch more photos, and why not share them with all you fine folks? So here we go!
As with the earlier post, this is simply a virtual tour, short on text, but long on most excellent photos! Enjoy.
1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.
1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan convertible.
1957 Imperial sedan.
1938 Lincoln V12.
1931 Chrysler Imperial.
1931 Chrysler Imperial.
1961 Chrysler New Yorker convertible.
1957 Chrysler Saratoga.
1961 Ford Falcon.
1979 Mercury Cougar XR-7.
1956 Chrysler sedan. A Windsor, I believe.
1958 Packard Hardtop. Final year of Packard production, and this is one of 675 coupes. More on this car at some future date!
English Ford from the late ’50s. It almost is like you crossed a 1949 Ford with a 1960 Falcon.
I want to say maybe a Consul? I’m not super knowlegeable on these.
But I know what I like! What a cool little car.
1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V. We just discussed one of these, but this one doesn’t have the incorrect Premiere/Capri side molding that the black car had.
The 1960 Lincolns, you either love them or hate them, there’s no middle ground. I love ’em!
Immaculate 1976 Chevrolet Nova with 11,000 miles and landau top. Wow!
1978-79 Dodge Magnum XE. Love the color combination!
My grandmother special ordered a 1977 Thunderbird in this exact combination, black with white and red interior and red pin striping. Only difference is her car had a black top. I’ve loved this combo ever since! Heck, I wanted that T-Bird when I turned 16!
1952 Nash Ambassador Country Club hardtop.
1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special sedan. Wow!
1957 DeSoto Fireflite.
Unfortunately, I neglected to copy down which model that English Ford was. If memory serves correctly, it was an Anglia, and was produced for export to the US, hence the steering wheel on the left (right) side.
It was a sweet little car and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
Wow, so much to see .
I remember Ford Anglias in the 1960’s….
We had a ’59 Anglia. (The infamous Ford Prefect was basically a 4-door version of the Anglia.) This was Dear Old Dad’s first step into gas-saver land; as the five of us became seven of us, he wound up with a succession of VW Microbuses,
I’m 53. Hershey is around 50 miles from me. I’ve never been there.
At least two of these statements won’t be true a year from now.
Thank you for your writing. I very seldom comment, but I read every word. The first car I remember my father having was a 1965 Galaxy 500. I am waiting patiently.
1978-79 Dodge Magnum XE. Sucked in NASCAR but looked good on the street. Hemmings just did a write up on one.
Look forward to more on the 58 Packardbaker – but what a sad way for a great car brand to end.
The 1976 Nova with the Landau top is interesting. Most survivors of the 70s compacts are either Commie level base from an low annual mileage old person or given the Starsky and Hutch treatment from some kid.
This edits out the luxury being added to these smaller packages at the time. With the inline six and V8s still available and by now ubiquitous smooth three speed autos, a smooth, quiet, but more manageable package was possible. These must have given the domestics a road map of how to accomplish the coming downsizing of the bigger lines without losing the American luxury feel.
Too bad it wasn’t a Ford Consul. When my dad was posted to Japan in 1956 we brought over our ’55 Buick Century. We did drive it around for a couple of years, but it was a challenge so he sold it to a Japanese businessman, and we ended up with a black 4 door Consul. It was memorable for being completely unmemorable. But at least it had the steering wheel on the right side. Funny story about Japan back then, my mother was driving the Buick and a bicyclist came careening out of an alley and rammed into the side of it. The attitude then was the car driver was always at fault, so a Japanese gentleman ran up to my mother, told her to throw some money at the bicyclist and get the heck out of there. I think she gave him $20 American (nothing to sneeze at for an E6 and Japan at that time) and drove off.
That Packard hardtop is downright handsome in that color scheme. I like the Anglia, too. I don’t know much about the 100E pictured, but my brother had a 1960 105E in Sharkskin Blue, and that little Ford was game for anything. I particularly remember a trip to Virginia Beach with four up, and enough room for all with an overnight grip. The little 997cc four with the crossflow head never missed a beat. Happy days!
I should really go to Hershey someday. It’s only about 12 hours from the house, so it’s not a bad ride…
As much as I like the Packardbaker, it really looks like a 7/8ths Forward Look Chrysler. Still, I like them a great deal.
But… That 1961 Chrysler New Yorker! Wow!