These were shot and posted by Ralf K (Don Kincl). There’s a superb array of cars to be seen here, including several not sold in the US.
That’s a pretty rough looking Lincoln Continental convertible. Hard to believe now that at one time these were just used cars.
Looks like the mechanism that slightly lowers the rear door glass when opening the door is inoperative – the door glass appears to be stuck lowered a few inches. This is a common problem for these cars – I’ve seen lots of convertibles where this feature no longer works.
Also appears that the rear springs are sagging.
I imagine those non-closing windows would get annoying on a rainy Washington highway.
Everything dated so quicky in those days. My Dad bought a beautiful lightly used 1965 Thunderbird in 1967 for a great price due to depreciation caused by annual styling changes. Everyone wanted the “new.” This car was ancient by 1976 and not yet a “collectible.”
Mercury wheel covers?
Looks like the Datsun with the large antenna in the first photo has an Arizona plate and a misaligned trunk. Thanks for sharing these photos.
Actually the Datsun is from beautiful British Columbia as the licence plate reads and there is a CAA sticker on the trunk, the Canadian equivalent of the AAA.
Thank you Philip
Kingston where? There are five Kingstons in Canada and about thirty in the US.
I’ve been in that ferry line, maybe even in a mid-70s Volvo like the white one on the left. Never had a 164, but like the looks of that large-mouth grille.
I’d guess that the Lincoln was a ’64 or ’65. The top of the dash looks flat, not like the twin pod design on my Dad’s ’63. It was only around twelve years old at this time. Already missing the stock hub caps.
It’s hard to believe nowadays but hubcaps were a very hot item with thieves. Lincoln Continental caps would have been a prized score.
They also flew off the wheel. The clips would get bent or broken and the hubcap or wheel cover loose and off they went when you hit a pothole or drove at high speed.
My grandfather used to collect them along the roads when he worked maintenance for the state highway commission in Indiana. They were hanging all over his garage and shed walls when I was a kid. Pure history – learned to identify makes/models from emblems and designs. On occasion he would sell one to someone in need of a particular cap or cover but mostly we just enjoyed them as wall art.
Yes, longer wheelbase, square cornered top with flat windows, with a sharp back corner on the back seat window.
What’s the car whose greenhouse is visible ahead of and perhaps one row beyond the Datsun Z? Austin Maxi? We’re the sold in Canada?
Not a Maxi. An ADO17 – a Landcrab.
Aha, and in fact Roger Carr wrote about these in 2013 and included a cohort picture of one with BC plates. Could it be the same car? That would be an example of the CC Effect taken to the max.
Vogue motorhomes were very popular in the 70s. The short-lived 1975 CBS TV Series Three for the Road starring Alex Rocco, Vincent Van Patten, and Leif Garrett featured a Vogue. I was quite young at the time, and enjoyed the series, regretting when the show was canned after the one season.
a 1975 Vogue…
The ferry to Kingston means this picture was taken in Edmonds, WA; as that is the ferry route. The background looks right, as my fuzzy memory recalls (I *was* six at this time).
If there’s a Datsun B210 in there somewhere, I’m probably in these pictures.
Back then, crossing the US/Canadian border was a breeze. I remember the TV ads of the 60’s or 70’s about visiting Canada for your summer vacation.
Today, you answer multiple questions and hope you get across.
What kind of Datsun is that?? Never seen that bodystyle
I was wondering if anyone would notice and ask. It’s a Datsun 1000 (Sunny B10) which was sold in Canada but not in the US. It was replaced by the Datsun 1200, which was sold in the US.
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