Sunday, June 22, 2008

Car Collector

My husband took this picture, he just can't believe the state of this car in a driveway he drives by often. I'm not sure what's piled up in the engine compartment....not an engine, for sure! It reminds me of one year when I participated in a public service event called "Rake Up Boise" - where volunteers do fall yard work for those in their golden years not getting around so much anymore, and people with disabilities. I saw a car in a similar state in a woman's backyard in the North End of town. The strange thing was, it had current license plates and stickers. I guess she just mailed in her payments and put the stickers on the car every year. I doubt the car had moved in at least 20 years. Anyone know what this car is/was? (Abraham Lincoln, author of Brookville Daily Photo was first to call it - a '58 Chevy. Snapper at Gabriola Daily Photo ID'd, too, and so did M.Benaut at Adelaide Daily Photo, and Benjamin Madison at Victoria Daily Photo)


  1. I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday. Sad looking 1958 Chevy.

    My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

  2. It's a 1958 Chevrolet. They only made that body style for one year. My grandmother had one. Sure is a shame to see this old girl in such a sorry state.

  3. I would think it's a 58 Chevy Biscayne, though in Australia we only ever saw the 4-door version. The coupe was not imported here.
    Over here, this car would be snapped by a collector and restored, though the 6 cylinder motor was not so well regarded. One would probably drop a 427 up front which fits OK. Yep; it's a shame alright !

  4. Yes, a very classy old chevy. They should cover it up so it doesn't rust away - it'll just get more valuable every year.

  5. I think that this car has seen better days.


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