09-19-2012, 11:07 PM
I don't know if Peugeot 504s were around in the early 70's in North America, but I just had to get it.
09-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Does anyone know what year this El Camino is?
09-19-2012, 11:42 PM
Can someone identify this car. I've had it for years on my layout and it is now in storage. Is it a Ford?
09-20-2012, 01:02 AM
The El Camino I would say '60-61. The wagon is a Ford '55-56 Customline shape but being a 2Dr (which we didn't get out this way) may have another title. Looks to have been a competitor for the Chevy Nova. Strangely enough it was only last week that I spoke with the owner of a restored Fairlane 4Dr sedan and it had the same chrome side trims.
For a relatively small (but growing) northern Brisbane suburb, Caboolture is becoming a hotspot of rare cars. Just an hour or so ago a '56 Thunderbird passed in front of me at the traffic lights, turquoise in color and yes, it had a white "porthole" hardtop (and I couldn't get my mobile (cell) out of my pocket fast enough to get a pic before it was gone.
A couple of weeks ago, while walking my dogs there was a De Lorean parked outside a local plumbing supplies and my phone was at home getting charged. I think the driver was in there trying to get some S/steel polish for it.
09-20-2012, 04:27 AM
These models are good! ))) Who can tell - they were running on the roads of America?
09-20-2012, 05:21 AM
Yep, they sure were!
Originally Posted by rustam
09-20-2012, 05:53 AM
Those Peugeots were sold in North America, but with quad round headlights. The Ford wagon is a German Ford Taunus from the late 50's to early 60's. A few Ford dealers in America sold them. Several years ago a guy in my neighborhood had one. His little wagon was two tone dark green and white. He told me that his was one of three known to still exist in the US, and that his was the only one of the three that was driveable. But then, he had the entire drive train from a 5.0 Mustang installed in his Taunus.
The El Camino by Brekina is a '59.
Last edited by Jim 68cuda; 09-20-2012 at 05:56 AM.
09-20-2012, 06:51 AM
Ah, my dating's a little out then, we did tend to get our US built imports about a year or so after release, also cars out here get their model year from when that happened rather than the US practice of releasing the next years model in the previous summer.
Originally Posted by Jim 68cuda
Did think the Ford wagon looked a bit small against the loco, the styling was much more faithful to the US prototype than the English 6 cyl Zephyr that was the last to be produced here before the Falcons took over.
09-20-2012, 08:33 AM
1959. My hot rod is a 1959 Impala.
Originally Posted by zoegraf
09-20-2012, 10:45 AM
I'm not that fond of the look of the early or mid fifties cars, but I do like that 59 Impala look. Very stylish looking car. Looks fantastic! I especially like the look of the windshield and the rear fins. Is that what they are called, fins?
Originally Posted by montanan