Paleo Retiree writes:
One of the joys of life in California is the presence of lots more well-kept old cars than you’ll see elsewhere in the country. As far as I can tell, two factors account for this: 1) What with the nice weather, cars don’t decay out here as quickly as they do in other regions. 2) What with Californians being such a happy-go-lucky, pop-culture-lovin’, car-culture crowd, people here are as eager to acquire and show off cars as a European aristo might be to collect Old Master paintings, or as a Midwestern housewife might be to display the family silverware. And what confident, evocative beasts these old vehicles often are. My retro-design-worshipping heart flutters on a daily basis. With no further ado, I give you a gorgeous ’40s Plymouth I ran across this afternoon. Click on the collage for a much bigger view.