Cohort Pic(k) Of The Day. ’84-’85 Chevrolet Celebrity – Veteran Still Providing Service

Photos from the Cohort by Hyperpack.

Can you recall the last time you saw a Celebrity out in the real world? This once commonest of common cars? Actually, I do. It was about a year and a half ago, a couple of blocks away from an early Starlet I already posted. It was a late 80s one, in a gold color gone dull. That one, however, had its 4 wheels stuck in the asphalt. One could tell it had been a long while since it had last provided service.

This one, on the other hand, is still on active duty. An old veteran, having weathered many seasons.

I would dare to say that regardless of its moniker, the Celebrity was rather un-Celebrated most of its life. Not exciting in any particular way, dressed in a rather anonymous hand-me-down sheer look, and easy to get lost in a mid-80s parking lot.

Still, even if average, hasn’t this old veteran earned some respect after so many seasons in the field? To my eye, it certainly has.

Those with sharp eyes may make out the Combat Wounded Veteran license plates. This old Celebrity may not be wounded, but it has certainly aged and has some minor scars. And while most of its peers have fallen, this one seems poised to keep at it for some time to come.


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