Saturday, 24 November 2012

Chrysler Valiant Regal CM and Ford F100 banana back

Another car in the neighbourhood, though probably just passing through. Holden Belmont HQ dual axle to the left.

This Valiant Regal looks to be in very good condition, but may have a leaking window seal, going by the large amount of condensation on the windows.

The Ford banana back wrecker truck. Over the years this truck has carried some interesting old cars, many times on their ultimate trip. Lets hope this car is not destined for the scrap yard.

Not long now till this truck moves away for good, as the owner has sold the property. I will miss spotting all the old relics at the end of the street.

As a young fella I remember these cars, the big Aussie luxury cruisers. My sister and I each had a Dinky toy that was a station wagon version of the car above, only red with two plastic dogs poking their heads out over the tailgate. One of my first memories of a particular "modern" car, bearing in mind I grew up in a vintage car family, was a similarly coloured Ford Landau Coupe driven by my uncle. All I wanted to do was play with the electric wndows! Even then, though, the rear window was jammed half open.

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