Another speed-crazed maniac driving a car whose eyes aren’t even open.
There he goes, disproving the stereotype that old men in old K-car Broughams are meek and mild mannered.
Why are you always getting passed on the right?
I got passed more than once by impatient jerks driving *in the emergency lane* when I drove a ’64 VW to work around I-285 in Atlanta. I always stayed in the right lane – 40hp made it unwise to do otherwise.
Reason # 723 why I love living in the country now. (c:
Why are you assuming he is in the left lane? Many boulevards, highways, and freeways have more than 2 lanes per direction.
Doesn’t matter how many lanes are there; you should be in the one farthest to the right unless you are going to pass a slower vehicle or make a left hand turn.
In LA, the freeway lane that’s furthest to the right is a great way to rear end another car. Thanks to freeway capacities well in excess of the design capacity, the right lane has become the off-ramp overflow lane, and cars come to a full stop every mile or so.
Personally, I’m going to assume the guy on the spot knew which lane was best for the conditions, rather than chide him for failing to follow arbitrary rules.
I once drove a German exchange student around who asked why drivers here don’t stay to the right. I could not give her a good answer.
Yet folks seem to do this more often on Interstates. Why the inconsistency?
It was made very clear to me when I rented a Audi A2 in Frankfurt last year that I was to stay in the right lane on the Autobahn unless actually in the act of passing someone. Given how many times a big Mercedes would flash past me (doing double my speed, and I wasn’t poking along, either), it made a lot of sense!
Saw a BMC mini with eyelashes tother day is this a trend?
I wonder who is driving and who is taking the pictures? I hope the driver isn’t leaning over and taking pictures…
The door motors on Chryslers, unlike Fords, are electrically operated. Most likely the motor failed or something got stuck in the mechanism physically. Interestingly, these doors open from the top not the bottom like older Chryslers. You can unplug the connector at the motor behind the grille and there is a small handle behind the headlamp assemblies that allow you to manually open or close the doors.
How old is “older”, Craig? My namesake opens its eyes from the top, don’t know of any that work the other way.
81-83 Imperial, the R bodies, the Magnums, the Monacos. I don’t know the rhyme or reasons. I would think that the setup would basically work the same but who knows. I know the 69-73 doors park on the top mine park on the bottom.
1968 LTDs open up bottom to top, lid folded topside.
If I’m not mistaken, all the LTDs in the Brougham Era folded up that way.
All the photographs in posts under my name are mine, unless noted otherwise (or it’s totally obvious). Unlike some sites, we don’t just spend our time cruising the web; we cruise the streets.
If the droopy eyelid was only on one side, that’s just the “Aristotle Onassis Special Edition” New Yorker…
We should start a “Getting Passed On The Right By A ____” series. It seems to be happening a lot lately.
Agreed. Especially since folks seem to take it so seriously 🙂
Geez, at least in this instance give the old man (Paul) a break.
See the sign says “Beltline Highway left lane”…lets give him the bennefit of the doubt and assume he is getting on the beltline highway…
If not…get the heck out of the left lane slowpoke
Herr Editor Schmitt would ban you at TTAC for that comment.
One more excellent reason to only view and not comment at TTAC. It always seems to be more about the writiers opinion than actual facts or real unbias articles over there anyway.
My 1990 Dodge Daytona had pop-up headlamps, the mechanicals of which undoubtedly came from the same parts bin as this Chrysler. They eventually conked out, so I had to disconnect the ‘pop-up motor’ and use the little handle to crank them open. That was my last Chrysler product; the planned obsolesence of their power windows, wiper motors, and pop-up headlamps was enough to crush my brand loyalty.
Maybe the headlight covers were adjusted to leave room for the cold air intakes for the turbo and intercooler. 🙂 What could be more fun at stoplights than a hopped-up New YorKKKKer?
Funny you mention that. In 2007, I saw an 88 New Yorker Turbo for sale on Craigslist for $800. I had visions of modifying it to Turbo II specifications among some other low budget tweaks. Something like a New Yorker-GLHS… It would have been fun to mess with the ricer crowd…
That’s I’d like to see. An Aries K (in beige with bench seat) would also be a good sleeper. Or maybe a Caravan.
Why are you driving in the passing lane? You need to be a little more aware of your surroundings (if this is the case). Perhaps this driver is a nurse getting to his/her job with an emergency coming in. Be courteous, folks! Your life could depend on it!
I empathize with this car. I feel a little droopy and saggy today too 😉
Humm some people here don’t know that the pictures on the “Passed on the right” series, need to been seen in a bottom to top order.
My 76 Dodge folds from the top to bottom. I think I owned the car 20 years before I realized it. You naturally assume that it opens and closes like an eyelid.
New Yorker Brougham Shaded Edition?
I think you might have snapped the picture when the New Yorker was blinking. That happens to me all the time. Either that or it was stoned. That happens to me all the time too.
Much discussion of the ins and outs of hidden headlights! More recent arrivals at the Curbside may have missed my oft-cited dissertation on the subject:
Automotive History: Hidden Headlights (Part 1) – Now You See Them ….. (Part 2) – Now You Don’t
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