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  1. There's a '56 posted here: The owner is a regular Forum visitor, and might be able to give an answer. Craig
  2. '2' is for 'New Lime', a light green shade. But as stated above, the Marti Report is the best answer. If the owner is willing to spend some serious money on it, his best interest is to have that documentation on hand. Craig
  3. Yes, really! Mid-to-late seventies Novas and Caprices will never attain the value of a 1960's, or early 1970's example. And the 1994-'96 Impala SS' are gaining fast despite their 'young' age. Craig
  4. The occupants of this house with their windows shuttered don't know what they were missing, when the car show was literally on their front doorstep!! Craig
  5. I wonder if that SAAB 900 was sold new in France. If so, it would have spent some time in the US at American Sunroof Corp. getting its convertible body fitted. Craig
  6. I remember seeing photos of a Renault 7 in a British vintage car magazine. I didn't know it wasn't sold in France, either. Renault wasn't the only manufacturer who made a 'trunk' version (3-box) from a shorter existing hatchback (2-box). The first Volkswagen Jettas were 3-box versions of the Golf/Rabbit, and Mazda 323 and Honda Civic also made 3-box trunked versions. I'd like to attend a swap meet there sometime!! I'd see things one never sees here! Craig
  7. I wonder if they have 'EXPORT' molded into the glass lens. Craig
  8. That is correct, Oldsmobile and Buick stopped producing full-size wagons after 1964. (Actually, their bodies were made by Ionia Body division of Mitchell-Bentley Corp.) Buick started making full-size wagons again with the Estate Wagon for 1970, and Oldsmobile with the Custom Cruiser for 1971. Craig
  9. Appears the full-size station wagon nearest the camera is a Chevrolet Kingswood Estate. Of course Oldsmobile didn't offer a full size wagon again until 1971. Craig
  10. Thanks for sharing your photos. Again, it's great to see some cars that were never seen here in North America. Craig
  11. That was riding the wave of the cyclecar era in the U.K. and France. By 1914, there were around 100 cyclecar manufacturers in Europe. Their demise came when smaller, and less expensive cars, including the Austin Seven became available in the 1920's. Craig
  12. Definitely not a hotrodder's ride. Doesn't have the proverbial flathead V8 transplant in it!! Craig
  13. I wonder if it ever got restored!! 😉 Craig
  14. 1954 was an awful year for Packard. First, they lost their long-time body supplier, Briggs. When Briggs founder died, Chrysler purchased the company, and only agreed to make Packard bodies until the contract was up, and poor old Packard was on their own to scramble and produce bodies 'in house'. That explains why the fit & finish was poor, and the 1955 models didn't come out until January, well after the important fall selling season. It was bad timing all around for Packard, right when they were still doing R&D on their new OHV V8, which is a wonder it turned out as good as it did with no real issues, and Packard's ill-fated purchase of Studebaker. Craig
  15. One of our club members lost half of his middle finger at the first knuckle joint from a press or similar. Whenever he went into a restaurant, and was asked 'how many?', he would hold up three fingers including the shortened middle finger and say, "Me, my wife, and my kid!" Craig
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