Thursday, March 31

Submission 3 of 3: 1962 Ford Falcon Ranchero





Plenty of room out back for all the Ranchero sauce.  Special thanks to Brian for these 3 appetizing rides.

1st Gen. Wikipedia

Photo: Brian Miller



Submission 2 of 3: 1961 Ford Falcon Futura Wagon





Brian pointed out the Spider Man air freshener, which does indeed match the glorious interior (the cooler does too).

1st Gen. Wikipedia

Photo: Brian Miller



Submission 1 of 3: 1973 Toyota Celica Coupe





Excellent stance.

Los Angeles, CA
1st Gen. Wikipedia
Photo: Brian Miller



Orange Peel: 1969 Karmann Ghia





Who doesn't dig a Ghia?

Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel



Tuesday, March 29

1964 Corvair Monza





Most famous for Ralph Nader's campaign against it, the Corvair exemplified the forward-thinking American auto industry in the 60's: rear-mounted aluminum air-cooled flat 6, unibody structure, doors and front & rear windows are stressed members, among the first turbocharged American cars. While the developments were great, the Corvair wasn't without problems. Mounting bad press and safety concerns pushed GM to shutter the line in 1969 after 9 years of production.

Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel



Sunday, March 27

2 2's in 2 Days - VW Type 2 Flat Bed Pick-Up



Judging by the wheels, brakes & exhaust, there's a pretty good chance that a flat-6 Porsche powertrain lives at the back of this classic grocery-getter.
Also popular amongst Type 2's are Subaru transplants, however, the P-car conversion is more appropriate.

Santa Fe, NM


Photo: Bill Stengel



2 2's in 2 Days - VW Type 2 Flatbed Pickup





Santa Fe, NM


Photo: Bill Stengel



Friday, March 25

IT AIN'T EASY BEIN' GREEN: 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40





Along with the CJ Jeeps, the Toyota FJ40 is one of the templates against which all off-road vehicles are measured. Yes, that's a lofty statement, but its undeniable. Toyota hit the nail on the head with nearly all the FJ models (current mall-buggy 'FJ' Cruiser blatantly excluded). They have nearly indefinite service lives, are engineered to be repaired in the field with whatever is on hand, and are about as basic a vehicle as one can find.
This one's clearly had a happy life.

Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel



Monday, March 21

1973 Ford Econoline 300 Super Van






By far my favorite generation Econoline.  I had a '72, same color with a high top.  It was a superb van.

San Diego, CA
2nd Gen Wiki
Photo: Gardner Murray