Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1950 Chevrolet – Graffiti Edition

Jerome Solberg found this 1950 Chevy that looks more like something one might expect to see in the ’70s or ’80s. It’s a time capsule of a different sort. I hope it’s not too distressing to some of you.

The body looks to be in reasonably good shape, but that’s not too surprising since this is in California.

The dual exhausts strongly suggests a V8 has been implanted. Of course it’s possible someone hopped up the old six.

It looks to have retained the three-speed column shift. I’d forgotten about those vertical radios in these. Let’s take a closer look.

Thos white buttons are showing a bit of aging.

When I lived in Iowa City for the second time (1971-1975), these were a popular cheap used car, as there were old farmers who still had these (and the same era Chevy pickups), and one could pick them up from estate sales when they passed away. They were tough, simple, and the Stovebolt six was hard to kill.

I remember the stuffing coming out of the seats too, although that wool mohair or broadcloth was pretty stout stuff. A bit itchy in the summer on bare skin, though.

Just needs a rattle can primer paint job, then it would really look vintage ’70s.