donkincl posted a few vintage black and white shots at the Cohort that he says were taken in San Francisco around 1980. They’re evocative, as I remember well the many aging cars that were so commonly seen on the streets there back then. The first one, a 1947 Chrysler convertible, is a bit hard to take, as it’s both forlorn and rusty, either because it came from somewhere else, or lived near the beach. Did it survive? It would have taken a lot to save it.
No here’s something one isn’t too likely to see still being used in normal service: a 1942 Chevrolet Suburban. But old trucks, panel vans and Suburbans were more desire able than average back in the day, for their utility. And of course, they were cool.
Here’s a nice shot from above of a Mercedes coupe or cabriolet from the 60s.
And a street scene with a ’55 Mercury in the foreground.