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Interesting body style - 1950 Pontiac?


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Mystery Solved!

After staring at this picture for awhile, I found another, (and then another...) uncropped and colourized version.

 

It is a 1949 Poncho Deluxe with a Silver Streak 8.

 

Various captions credit the photograph as "circa 1954", which would make that Poncho 5 years old at the time this photograph was taken, and  Norma Jean  would been around 28.

 

The car would be 71 years old now, and she would be 94!

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It is wearing a 1951 plate. Depending on the month the plates were issued you might be able to determine the date within a few months.

 

I recall seeing a version of that some years ago and it was suggested she was 18 at the time - but the 1951 plate means she is at least 24-25. Her birthday was 1 June.

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47 minutes ago, nzcarnerd said:

It is wearing a 1951 plate. Depending on the month the plates were issued you might be able to determine the date within a few months.

 

I recall seeing a version of that some years ago and it was suggested she was 18 at the time - but the 1951 plate means she is at least 24-25. Her birthday was 1 June.

The plate gave me pause too, but California used the 1951 plate through '55 by issuing succeeding year tabs held on by a single mounting bolt on the rear plate.

 Born in 1926, she was exactly 20 days older than my dad!

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