Ralf K. (Don Kincl) found these four former luxury cars enjoying the big sleep. And here’s one more of a different subject:
A rakish little Ford pickup.
Ooh, like that pickup. Just the thing to run down to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. 🙂
The Lincoln and Thunderbird of that vintage are amongst my favourite US cars, breaks my heart to see them in that state
My uncle occasionally took us along in the company’s Ponton Benz. Once he pulled a trailer which invokes a speed limit of 80 km/h. He got pulled over going 100 km/h.
Sad to see such once desirable iron rusting away. Sadder still, most, if not all of their original owners are now dead.
I love the little bit of colour on primarily black and white pictures. Sheer art.
What is the one second from the left? I can’t place it
I’d say a Buick Riviera, 1968.
The four old timers make me think of a bunch of Grandpa’s on the porch, watching the world go by in a well deserved retirement, and swapping stories about the old days.
Obviously four very different ” vehicle” lives lived but brought together to share their final years.
The Thunderbird the young guy that sought fame in the big city lights.
The Lincoln went away to make his mark in the business world
The Riviera the jock that wanted to be the pro athlete and the Mercedes the small town doctor that never left.
They all had their day when they were admired for who(what) they were, but when that time passed they came back to where they started and eventually will end.
Great shots Ralf. Cover pic an extraordinary array.
A group of vintage luxury cars is not complete without an Imperial, or at least a New Yorker.
That Bullet Bird looks to be completely intact. Hopefully someone will save it from its fate.
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