Wednesday, April 21, 2010

N is for nostalgia


thanks to my son ian, he managed to get a decent picture of this very unique car as we were driving on the seaford oyster bay expressway last saturday. does anyone have any idea what type of car this is? I've probably said it before, but I wish our modern cars had this much character.  
this post is a part of abc wednesday and today's letter is N.  please visit the abc wednesday meme page to join in the fun.
p.s. if you click on this photo to enlarge it, you'll see an interesting license plate too.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow! What a great shot, Lily! Your son did a great job! I have no idea what it is, but what a great looking old car! What a fun shot for the day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Purple Pony Art said...

Great composition for such a quick pic! I would say that this car is from the 30s or 40s...if I remember, I'll get my husband to take a look. He would know in a jiffy :-)

Wanda said...

It sure looks like a Chevy to me...perhaps early 50's My friend had a 1955 Chevy that looked a lot like that one.

Thérèse said...

You could not find better for Nostalgia. I would love to have such a car!

~Cheryl said...

I never was any good at identifying cars, but this one is marvelous! Congratulations to your son for a great shot!

Troy said...

It's hard for me to tell without being able to see the grill and headlights, but if I were guessing I would say it's a 49 or 50 Mercury. That color was a stock color for Mercury then. It looks like it's been chopped, so that makes it even harder to identify for sure.

Whatever it is, I'd say it's Neato!

Nice pic, tell your son nice job!

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, Thanks for participating this week. Hope you can join us again next week.

Troy

christopher said...

I am not familiar with the car either, but it sure looks like a great asset for a nostalgic movie producer.

Jayne said...

Great car!!

Shell Sherree said...

I have no idea either, but there's room enough for a mighty large picnic basket in the back!!

Bibi said...

This is one cool car. No idea what it is. Coincidence: I also have a mystery car on my post!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Great N and great Photo! Wish I had thought of nostalgia. Love it! Great view of Long Island-- one I didn't know existed!

Jan
GDP

Mara said...

I am not an automobilophile, but when I see automobiles like this (cars just sounds disrespectful), I will have to admit to a sparkle in my eyes and on occasion even a bit of drool!

Those were the days...

Marlene said...

What a great car and a great picture - your son takes after his mom. I do not know what it is but would love to own it.

Daryl said...

Whatever it is, its been well cared for .. and that's a super shot!

Dianne said...

that's a grand old car!
and a great shot too

LisaF said...

Quick thinking and reflexes! Whatever model of car it is, it's a great shot.

snapperoni said...

Cool car, whoever was behind the wheel!

We don't see this often anymore, it's quite interesting to come across one on the road.

Lois said...

I'm not sure what it is either, but I love the color!

Alexa said...

Nice catch, Ian! We had a Chevy that looked much like this one when a was very young—around 1950.
Great choice for N week!

Babzy said...

beautiful car indeed , nice capture !

bobbie said...

a really nice shot!

Halcyon said...

It's a beauty!

Roger Owen Green said...

Not a car guy. Looks 1950s, but that's a guess. What a color.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

SquirrelQueen said...

That was a great capture by your son. My husband says he thinks it has been modified, it could have started out as a Chevy.

Jay said...

I have no idea what sort of car that is, but it does look fun and interesting!

Kitty said...

wonderful framing, here. I love me some vintage cars.