Cohort Outtake; A Lover of Red Fords with Fender Skirts Lives Here

John Lloyd posted this shot he took on a walk. It’s a terrific shot, which shows how (exaggerate by the angle) American cars were rapidly losing height during the period between these two Fords. The ’56 Fairlane Victoria is the last year of a generation of cars that goes back at lest to 1952, if not to 1949. The ’63 Galaxie 500 four door hardtop sits on the “cowbelly” frame that first appeared in 1957. Lower, longer and wider, but not without sacrificing certain qualities.

Oh, and the house makes such a fine backdrop, although it predates the ’56 by a couple of decades or so.