Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1963(?) Ford Econoline – “This Is Not A Taxi”

I miss cars plastered with bumper stickers all over their tail ends. There’s still a few here and there in Eugene, as well as Berkeley (or thereabouts) where Jerome Solberg presumably found this old Econoline. But where’s Visualize Whirled Peas? And COEXIST? I’m afaraid This Is Not a Taxi is just not quite up to snuff.

The rest of it is decorated with these flowers. I remember flowers; but lots of really big and bright primary-colored ones. Who’s going to be the first to id that front wheel cover?

Oh yes, the good old days. Reminds me all-too much of my ’68 Dodge A100. That exposed heater blower motor down there next to the spray bottle is a familiar sight. I’m not sure of the exact year, but if it’s a ’63 or earlier, an automatic transmission was not even an option. Which still strikes me as odd.

Of course it would have been painfully slow, especially behind the 144 six; a bit less so with the 170. But then the Corvair van was mighty excruciatingly slow with a PG. Stay tuned, I’ve got a vintage comparison of the Corvair Greenbrier, Econoline and VW bus coming up.

Only one bumper sticker in front: Think Skylights! Oh, and there’s a Toyota emblem.


More on the gen1 Econoline:
Curbside Classic: 1961-1967 Ford Econoline – The Leader Of The Pack