A round of applause for Stumack who correctly guessed the MG TD.
So what is tomorrow’s Curbside Classic? Perhaps the clues are plentiful or perhaps they aren’t.
It’s obviously something from St Louis County MO, but what? Old tow truck perhaps? Not much to work with there. For folks not from STL, there’s a huge difference between City of St Louis, and St Louis County…and don’t get me started on St Charles County…
1967-72 Chevy/GMC pick-up
Hey, you’re good. I would not have spotted that myself, but looking at it I’d bet a beer you’re right. At one time many jurisdictions required pickups to have thier GVW displayed. I am told that some US states/counties also required the area of registration as well.
Can you imagine telling the purchaser of a $50,000 pickup today that he had to stencil this info on the side of the box?
Stenciling or having it professionally lettered was a badge of honor of sorts in the 1970’s, when pickups first became popular. I know. I did not letter mine…blame the mid-70’s CB craze.
Breaker, breaker, what’s your 20?
Let’s see…I lived in Florissant, Mo, in St. Louis County, so I agree, it’s a 1967-72 GMC or Chevy, either a street maintenance pickup or something with a larger behind other than a pickup bed. Perhaps a dump truck.
Did you have a CB “handle card?” Basically a business card with your handle and channel of choice on it, Some were pretty well done.
A local err…”house of ill repute” actually used this as an underground advertising method. Sounds like something out of a bad movie, but that was the ’70s….
Oh my, I think we’ve gone “off topic” already, but I’ll have to pipe in with a photo of my ’71 Vega dash, compleate with CB radio, 8-track deck and amplifier. The placard above the amp is the “Nicht fer gerfingerpoken” text. I was “The Georgia Blue Streak.”
My CB had a remote speaker connection, so I hooked it up to a speaker under the hood. My high school best friend and I had a lot of fun with that…
At first glance I thought it was the “unlucky” red 1975 Mercury Montego (I think) St. Louis Fire Dept. car covered in blue water color paint from the movie “Used Cars” that made the last of the “one mile of cars” so ruled by judge Grandpa Munster. “These prices are just too effin’ high!”…so true.
Great movie full of old American iron.
One of my favorite movies. A ’58 Edsel & ’69ish Delta 88 bit the bullet though. The opening scene caught my eye when a potential customer head-butted the door of a ’73 Centurion convertible, denting it.
The Country Squire pulling out of the lot popping its tailgate open dumping those screaming kids on the ground was classic.
Great movie, the Roy L Fuchs dealership was actually a local Mesa Arizona Chrysler Plymouth dealership, they are stil in business as a used car lot, sadly they lost they Chrysler franchise during the meltdown.
“What you are seeing across the street is the used car business at its lowest!”
“In my day when you bought a politician, hey stayed bought!”
I’m pretty sure that if you live in Missouri and buy local truck plates (which are cheaper than regular ones) you have to paint your name and address on the truck so the authorities can tell if you’re in your designated area or not. Needless to say you see more local plates on the big trucks than on pickups, but in my license plate collection I have plenty of MO 6000-pound local truck plates, which would be used on half-ton trucks.
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