MoparDave might have missed the year by a bit but nailed the make and model of the Dodge Aspen. I’m feeling generous with this clue so here is a good sized one.
Not a shrunken Oldsmobile but a 57 Vauxhall Victor – the early type with the exhausts exiting thru the (usually rusty) back bumper ports. Could be a Canadian cousin like an Envoy Epic but I’ll go with Vauxhall
some corrections to myself – the exhaust only went thru the RH bumper blister, the left was a dummy with black paint. It can’t be an Envoy – they were only from about ’61 and had the relatively simplified styling.
The Victor well illustrates the theory that current car designs go right back to the late 50s in terms of OTT decadence – except now it’s “longer – taller – heavier not longer/lower/wider”.
All those random slashes and bulges pressed into contorted metal and the sadsack ‘ulcerated’ mouth would look right at home on a new Peugeot or Hyundai.
Suddenly it’s 1960
Yes GM ’50s, yes British, probably Voxhall Victor. But doubt it still runs and was never loved.
Will go for 1958: just like The Price is Right.
Yes – definitely Vauxhall Victor. Very, very common in Canada at the time. The pic is way too generous to a certain subset of CC readers 🙂
I’m glad to see my initial guess of 1950s, American style but not made in the USA was on the money.
Yes, Vauxhall Victor ‘F’ series. These looked from some angles as though they had been crashed before even leaving the showroom. To add to the general joy, they were also notorious rusters and it was not uncommon to see three year old examples with rotted out wings and door panels.
Definitely a Vauxhall Victor. A neighbor of ours had one of these around 1970, when I was several years too young to drive yet. She drove us to the local beach one summer afternoon and I thought it was the wheeziest old rattletrap I had ever rode in. Forty two years later, the opinion of a seven year old boy hasn’t changed. Their Mercury (a ’67 or ’68) would have been a much better ride.
I owned a ’62 Vauxhall Envoy (Canadian model). Picture sure seems familiar. Drove that car everywhere, even packed to the gills with 3 passengers and gear for trip to Tofino (’75) in November to grab floatplane to Hotsprings Cove. Car has to be worth something if it carried us safely over the (at that time dodgy) road from Port Alberni west.
Never owned one of these, definitely a Vauxhall Victor of the late 50’s in the school of Harley Earl. An ugly rustbucket,in the 60’s these cars were piles of rust in the driveway. The picture is apt . The Velox by the way is the one that looks like a shrunken 57 Oldsmobile
Vauxhall Victor early series
Vauxhall cheaped out on the structure of these. In a desire to make it as light as possible,
they used a highly stressed monocoque structure with very little frame rail. Rust in the front area would cause them to go banana shaped at the firewall, extreme cases they would break in two.
Here is a listing from B.A.T. that Paul might be interested in… http://bringatrailer.com/2012/11/13/1982-peugeot-505-s-turbodiesel/
This is off topic, but I’ve seen two 505s in the last three days in LA…still a handsome car.
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