Photo Album Outtakes: 1970s Carspotting Edition

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I’ll complete my photo album scanning project with a selection of more recent pictures taken during the 1970s, mostly by my Mom. She loved early American homes and decorating and was a very skilled floral arranger. Mom was obviously taking photos of the houses, but by happy accident (and to the delight of our readers, I’m sure), a number of CCs were captured on film as well. I’d have to title this photo “The Odd Couple.”

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Here’s a pair of 1962 compacts from two of the “leading brands.”

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I believe that “fishbowl windshield” bus may have been waiting on Paul.

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Looks like we have all Big Three represented here. Can anyone ID the white car from the bumper poking into the right corner? Looks foreign to my eye.

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I almost didn’t put this photo in, but in all honesty, the Beetle was still one of the best-selling cars on the market, selling well over a million cars annually (global production) up through 1973.

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I distinctly remember taking this wonderfully-composed photograph myself, probably of the fountain out in the distance (hey, I was only twelve!). Looks like I caught some heavy iron in-frame, too.

So, fellow CC-ers: let’s see how many of these you can ID in the comments!