Although Sam Hill is a real place here in Oregon, these shots are from Manitou Springs, Colorado. I drove by these many times on my way to play pinball and finally stopped and got some pictures, figuring someone in CC Clue-land can ID some of these.
CC Clue Challenge: What In Sam Hill?
– Posted on May 31, 2013
Looks like they used old car bodies to retain the dirt.
Crude but apparently effective.
Seems like I read about a car that was buried in the bank of a stream to prevent erosion. Turns out it was a very rare car and some guy hauled it out and restored it.
Dumping old cars down riverbanks (almost always wrecks) to slow erosion was a time-honored custom in Tennessee when I was a kid. Of course, back then, they were old cars, and as time went by, they became rare classics that it was a shame to see deteriorating.
One of the cutest things in Colorado is how ground squirrels will trade you for stuff like peanuts, bread and even bottle caps. Looks like we found out where they took Aunt Wilda’s Hudson!
So which one is the Hudson? 😀
I have no idea what any of them may be, but they sure need a wash. The white coupe looks like the frame was removed.
Was this a scrap yard they covered with dirt as part of some urban renewal project?
Didn’t they do something like this in NJ to fill the shoreline, and then a storm came a couple of years ago and it exposed all the old rusty cars under the sand.
The blue car is almost certainly a mid-fifties Studebaker four door sedan. The rest…I give up.
Update: simultaneous postings…but you were first.
+1. Looks like a 1956 or so.
Pictures 2 & 3 (the blue sedan) are of a later series 1955 or 1956 Studebaker. It is hard to tell which series (Champion, Commander, or President) but going by a lack of trim, I’m going to say either a Champion or Commander.
Update: looking at picture # 5, from the curvature of the rear bumper, I am certain this is a 1955 Studebaker. From the wrap around windshield, this is one of the later series Ultra-Vista models which were introduced in January of 1955.
PIcutre #1…I had a 1948 Chevy that had the same door handles on it.
You beat me to it.
Reminds me of my local materials supply yard PCC, Plamer Coaking Coal, where they have a hill that is retained by a bunch of coal carts welded together.
It’s quite obviously a Humber Super Snipe. What do I win?
I am a little late in the game here, but I think the white car is a ’55 or ’56 Ford 2 door due to the design of the chrome stone shield, the shape of the wheel opening, and the two round holes at the top of the wheel opening indicate to me the car once had fender skirts which were fairly common on those cars.