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#181192 - 08/19/10 03:39 PM old photo corner... ****
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Here's some interesting photo's I pulled off of the Canadian Pontiac site. They have a thread for photos of any make...it's at 19 pages long! I've picked some of the Chevrolets. Please feel free to post your black and whites as well...Chevrolets only! Lets see how long we can enjoy this thread!

First is a group of 1941 coupes bought by the Ontario Provincial Police, as their first squad cars. Taken at the Prince's Gates at the Canadian National Exibition site in Toronto.


Next is a bunch of factory fresh 1949's being loaded for delivery. I thought the transport looked cool!


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#181233 - 08/20/10 09:07 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Thanks for the photos. All were interesting.

I'm not surprised that the Ontario Provincial Police chose the 41 coupes for patrol cars. Shows they had really studiously compared all the makes available and chose wisely.

I am sure their choice was not based on price alone but engineering and quality. Style and ride too. There was no need for a patrolman to have to ride around in something he was embarrassed and ashamed to be driving. It may have only made for a bad attitude and, possibly, more citations issued. I could go on and on but... well, you know.
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#181254 - 08/20/10 01:22 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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Charlie... I honestly thought of you when I posted that photo first! The OPP still have a restored coupe at their museum in Orillia, Ont.

Here's another B&W...

Dealership in 1951, Plymouth, Michigan.


On the assembly line, 1949



Edited by brewster (08/20/10 01:27 PM)
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#181280 - 08/20/10 05:57 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Again, Interesting pictures.
Thanks for sharing,
Charlie

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#181791 - 08/27/10 02:54 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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I certainly don't mean to butter up to Charlie; but that photo of all those 41's does look pretty neat. The old transporters look cool also. Thanks to Brewster for posting. I'd post some if I had any idea how.....

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#181808 - 08/27/10 09:27 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: 42bill]
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Bill... maybe I'll give you a lesson in Flint...
here's some more...



looks like a C1 Corvette pedal car in the window of this late 50's dealership...


Edited by brewster (08/27/10 09:30 AM)
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#181848 - 08/27/10 11:47 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Geez Brewster, I could have gone all week without seeing that photo of
the crunched 50 and the 60 Pontiac against the pole!

On the other hand, I like the second photo much better. Nice looking
assortment of "used" 54-57's on the side of the building! Cute pedal
car in the window too!!!

As for the offer of a lesson, well.....

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#181970 - 08/29/10 06:14 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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I researched the accident. I found the following article:

The City of Angels, California. 1962

Yesterday there was an automobile accident at the corner of Hollywood and Vine right here in the city. Yep. It seems that a 1960 Pontiac (nothing special), driven by a movie nutcase, ran a stoplight and colided with a lovely 1950 Chevrolet whose driver clearly had the right of way. Witnesses said the Chevrolet had the green light and was just mozing along when out of nowhere came the Pontiac smacking into it.

The driver of the Chevrolet was shaken up a little but soon claimed his senses. He complained that his pristine car would need a extensive cosmetic repairs and a new upper (steering) control arm replacement. He was wiping tears.

The Pontiac was a total wreck. (What would one expect when one tangles with a Chevrolet?) Its driver was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. It's marvelous what modern medicine can do.

The driver of the Pontiac told the police he was a farmer from eastern Tennessee and was doing the "spot the Hollywood movie star" routine. He said that he was distracted when he thought he saw Eva Gabor and "Arnold" a-strolling on the sidewalk and thus had a involuntary reflex and instead of stepping on the brake he stepped on the gas. The officer said that that was understandable. He said he had seen seen several episodes of "Green Acres" himself and liked that pig, too. He issued the Pontiac driver a citation anyway.

Charlie

BTW: There was no byline.


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#182467 - 09/03/10 03:39 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
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I knew there was a good story in that photo, Charlie...

Here's some more...

A dealership in '36


A 1952 sedan in Toronto Ont with a PCC streetcar.


Edited by brewster (09/03/10 03:51 PM)
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#182558 - 09/04/10 05:22 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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One for you guys with the early fours... Is this a 1914 type C Classic six? Owned by the City of Toronto...pictured at Jarvis St.

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#182668 - 09/05/10 09:29 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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This is a classic 6.



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#182807 - 09/06/10 08:15 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: 32confederate]
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You're right, 32 Confederate! It's hard to see the hood sides in the picture, but now I see the grille and cowl area are different. So I guess it's a 1913,'14 or early '15 Series L Light Six? The curve in the front fenders says it's not the H series.
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#184394 - 09/23/10 12:11 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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A quote from a Buick blog from Flint..."The old Imperial Wheel Company became Buick's service department in 1916. Chevrolet built cars here between 1912-1914. In 1915 the Monroe Motor Company used the building , it was demolished in 1938. Then Buick built their new Service and Parts building #84 on this site. It would become the engineering building for Buick in 1947."

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#184395 - 09/23/10 12:24 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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i love looking at old pictures.
its like a stepping back in frozen time.
thanks for posting.
i like that grease rack.

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#184529 - 09/24/10 07:18 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Thanks Buggyman...I was hoping others would join in posting the old pics as well, but I may be the only one that knows how to post pics?? Anyways, here's todays oldie...

Mirak Chevrolet in Arlington Ma.

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#184536 - 09/24/10 08:22 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Great pics Brewster .... do ya think the air bags went off when the chevy & Pontiac collided? dance

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#185565 - 10/07/10 10:36 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Here's an officer with his brand new 1950 Chevrolet patrol car



And from the Hemmings web page "Company cars lined up at the curb in front of the editorial offices of “Speed Age” magazine in Hyattsville, Maryland." I wish I got a '49 convertible for a company car!



Edited by brewster (12/12/15 02:53 PM)
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#185621 - 10/07/10 06:45 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Note that the 1950 is a Deluxe model. The cops always bought the strippers. I wonder if its because it was a Power Glide which would have been a better suited for high speed work.
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#185622 - 10/07/10 07:04 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: Chev Nut]
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I did notice that they sprung for the Deluxe model, and also wondered who painted it. Were they two toned in the factory, or did the station have to farm out the job? I'm in a really 1950 sort of mood recently (more on that later ...) so here's another '50 convert in a dealership in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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#185625 - 10/07/10 07:43 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Most police cars were solid black back then. Some painted the top or the doors white. That one looks to be black with the white roof.
In Wisconsin the state highway patrol cars were a light gray in the 1950's. They more or less used what ever light gray the manufactorer offered and all were not exactly the same.

The '50 convertible looks rather blah with no white walls. As I remeber every convertible we sold back then had whites. Convertibles were not too popular in this area. I would say in 1950 we probably sold 10 convertibles of the 1000 or so new cars we delivered. By 1953 this percentage picked up condiderably and by 1955 was probly 10 times more than 1950.


Edited by brewster (12/12/15 02:55 PM)
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#185645 - 10/08/10 06:24 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: Chev Nut]
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I grew up in New York city, the (marked) cop cars then...in the 1940's were all Plymouth coupes, they were all dark green with black fenders and white tops. In the 1950's the city switched to ford's but kept the same color scheme.
That picture of all them Chevy cop coupes in Canada reminded me of N.Y....I am sure the choice of cars had nothing to do with a car's dependability but more to do with how much the city's procurement department got "kicked back" from the dealer...Amen
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#185650 - 10/08/10 07:22 AM Re: old photo corner... [Re: Chev Nut]
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The siren on the right front fender looks heavy enough to tip the car on its side.

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#185812 - 10/10/10 04:31 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: bobg1951chevy]
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This is from someone else's blog... I wasn't sure if it's really an Amesbury Special, but it's neat because its a 1915! I thought the Amesburys were all white...a repaint?


"Taken on or about September, 1948 in the original showroom of Dooley Brothers Chevrolet/Oldsmobile in Somerville, New Jersey. On the left, a brand-new 1949 Chevrolet sedan and, on the right, a 1915 Chevrolet Amesbury Special. The second ever Chevrolet dealership in the New York area known then as the Newark zone. Pictured left to right: Harry Dooley III, Harry Dooley Jr., and Harry Dooley (standing next to his brother) Michael Bernard Dooley, Bernard Michael Dooley, and (on the fender) Lawrence Michael Dooley, age almost one. Submitted by the guy on the fender." -- Lawrence Michael Dooley
Location: Somerville, New Jersey"


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#185841 - 10/10/10 08:57 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: brewster]
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Yes - this is a H-3 Amesbury Special, Car No. N8847, that Dooley Chevrolet in Somerville, NJ, owned for many years. B.M. Dooley was VCCA #649. but I believed he sold this #N8847 to R. De Andrade of Wyckoff, NJ, who restored this H-3. I saw this same car at the 1969 Eastern Regional National Meet. N8847 is now owned by the Merrick Auto Musrum in Alda, NE.
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#186151 - 10/14/10 06:37 PM Re: old photo corner... [Re: Pre25Chev4]
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So is the Amesbury still black? Am I right thinking they were all white from the factory?

Here's my cool picture for today. From the Chevybombs site... It looks like a truck from one of the "Parade of Progress" shows, but I'm not sure...any one know? It looks like '54 accesory wheel disks, and side trim from the '53 Corvette showcar on the rear splash fenders.



Edited by brewster (10/14/10 06:42 PM)
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