Way back in 2009, in CC’s prior incarnation, I found a red ’59 Chevy Biscayne sitting at the curb in my neighborhood, just two blocks from where my cluster of rentals are. And now in 2022, it’s back, this time in the driveway of one of my rentals.
It’s a small world after all...
This is how it looked back in 2009. No, it hasn’t changed much, which is a good thing, as I rather like it just how it is: in decent shape but a bit ratty, and with an attitude.
I had a new tenant move into “Big Pink” there across the street last fall, and it turns out he’s a car guy. He told me about the immaculate ’59 Ford he previously had, and how he was looking for another car from that era. A few months later he told me he found a ’59 Chevy to buy out in Veneta, to the west of Eugene. A red Biscayne, actually. And then I told him about the one that used to live in this neighborhood, so he looked it up on CC and said “That’s the same car I’m buying!”
Wonderful! We need us some more genuine vintage iron around here, as they’re getting a bit scarcer. And what’s better than a bat-shit crazy bat-winged ’59 Chevy?
What other car would inspire this? No, it’s not a wrong-way driver. This was then-Phillip (now Pippa) Garner’s first major collaboration with the Ant Farm, flipping the body of this ’59 Biscayne front to rear. It must have raised some eyebrows in San Francisco traffic. This was shot on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Maybe I should talk Gideon into flipping the body of his front-to-back? I’d offer to help…And a four door would make it easier to get into the driver’s seat.
I’d love to take to it for a spin, ass-backwards. I wonder how the view is over those wings?
This is no Camry. And I’m proud to have it back in the ‘hood.
Here’s my full CC on this car: