CC Outtake: Two Old Chevys – California in a Nutshell, Maybe

A Chevy lover lives here, or at least a classic Chevy lover. The license plate on the 1950 Fleetline Deluxe indicates it’s probably a recent purchase, and it appears to be in better shape that 1962 Impala peeking out from the garage. Maybe it will displace it soon. Or maybe space will be made for both in the two-car garage. The Hyundai, meanwhile, lives outside.

But why is this California in a nutshell?

The way I see it, the 50 Fleetline represents about the last era before imports started making serious inroads to the California car market. The 62 Impala, in Anniversary Gold no less, is from GM’s golden era, but the California car market is already starting to show that imports will be the future as the domestic carmakers, GM especially, rest on their success. The Hyundai represents the car market today. Does this Chevy lover drive a new Malibu or Impala? Of course not!

Not pictured are the two new Teslas parked in the driveway of the house next door. Maybe at least one domestic carmaker is the future of the California car market after all.