I would love to have an old Chevy step side with 3 on the tree.
Dad had one when I was a kid.
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I drive a 25+ year old Suburban and a 25+ year old Lexus. I'm not interested in a car payment. I'd love to have a brand new Yukon XL...as long as someone else paid for it.
Some two door wagons in the 1950's were designed to be sporty, but mine was designed to be kind of a tradesmen's working vehicle, much like the Yeoman that Chevy offered in 1958. Of course, Chevy offered the famous Nomad (which was available the same year as your 2 door) and Pontiac had the really cool Safari. In the tri-five years, both of those were designed to be sporty 2 door wagons, but as desirable as they are now, they didn't sell very well back then, so the the Nomad and Safari eventually became more pedestrian 4 door wagons (still very cool though.) Even with lackluster sales for GM, Ford had to get on the sporty bandwagon (pardon the pun . ) In '56 they offered the sporty Parklane wagon, and in '57 the Del Rio...with the same dismal sales results as GM.
The topic is pezakly why I bought a 23 year-old Chevy 350 cu. in. half-ton last year. (Well, that, and the fact that it only had 82k miles on it.) It's got some electronics installed, but it's still simple enough I can mix or replace most anything.
Except that durned fuel pump - by '97, they'd stuck it inside the fuel tank. I hope it lasts a looong time more.
I always enjoyed working on my own cars until the early 70s - unleaded gas, emission controls and fuel injection changed that. Then came the rubber band timing belts and computer controls, and presto - the shade tree mechanic went the way of the doe-doe bird. Excessive electronics, which are designed for failure, just added to the misery. Not much left to work on but lawn mowers.
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