Monday, December 20, 2010

Motorcar Monday!

Fading Glory, originally uploaded by William 74.

Welcome to a new feature here at View. Found., Motorcar Monday! This week we've got another rusty gem, a 1953 Chevrolet sedan delivery. Sedan deliveries were popular for many years, finally falling out of fashion in in the States in the 60's, as vehicles like the Volkswagen Transporter grew in popularity. Interestingly, in Europe, sedan deliveries remained popular, with cars such as the Opel Astra getting the panel treatment

. Sedan deliveries are basically two-door station wagons, with the side windows blanked off and a swing-out loading door on the back. With Spartan interiors and often only a driver's seat, they were ideal for small merchants and tradesmen such as plumbers and electricians. Consequently, most of them lived hard lives and survivors are rare. This rusty but proud example is parked in front of a rural hot rod shop, and has had a few custom touches added onto it. I'd love to save it.

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