In November 1960, this model had been around for about a year. The car, that is, not the model in the fur hat. Guesses after the jump.
Aston Martin DB3?
I’ll say DB4.
I’ll say you win. Series 1 or 2 of the model. April 1960-launched Series 2 came with door window frames but its too hard to tell which Series from this pic.
Aston Martin DB4?
I reckon DB4
Not visible in photo: Bond, James Bond…….
My wife said this outfit left her shaken, not stirred.
I applaud your wit, sir. And I say DB4.
The title of the article seems a little misplaced in 1960. Housewives certainly had a “car in their life” and spent half the day driving it, but couldn’t afford the “clothes to go with it.” (What clothes go with a ’53 Chevy anyway?)
Vogue readers were not closely connected to cars. They used taxis, or the chauffeur took care of the car.
I looked through my clippings to see if I’d saved the article as well but couldn’t find it. No idea what other cars it featured.
Those vehicles were definitely bought for style rather than performance by many owners. At least somebody bought them so that we still have them today!
I don’t know much about DB anythings but it sure did look like I remember the hood on that little chain driven Honda. Remembering stuff right is so overrated.
Aston Martin DB4, the choice of Sean Connery’s James Bond.
Even though it made it’s appearance in 1958.
Correct you are on the launch year, but Sean drove a DB5.
Very correct, on Sean driving a DB5, Don.
You’d think I’d recall that, since I watched Goldfinger two weeks ago.
Also, the DB5 debuted in 1963, around the time Goldfinger was coming out in 1964… What better way to show Aston Martin’s latest model.
Most DB4 GTs and some later DB4s pre-empted the DB5 cowled headlights. The quick tell is the hood scoop, which is much flatter on the 5.
It’s difficult to tell, but I can guess that it is an Aston Martin. Which model, I don’t know.
I’m too late, but I’ll agree that it’s a DB4. And it appears to be British Vogue, and certainly most British housewives were not driving regularly in 1960, at least not in ’53 Chevies.
Looking at photos online, I agree that it’s probably a DB4. However, my first impression was a Volvo P1800. Looking at the photos of the two side by side, the similarities are striking to me. Main differences are the scoop and lack of a chrome grille surround.
The timing is even close, as the P1800 came out in 1961.
I would never say that’s a 1960 cover. Something about that lady. If you said it was a 1990 cover I would also believe it.
On the other hand, I’d better say absolutely nothing about fashion.
(Tommy Cooper would say: “on the other hand….I’ve got four fingers and a thumb”)
Austin Healey 3000
The car in your life, and the clothes that go with it. Hmm. What clothes go with a ’60 Plymouth, I wonder? Or a ’60 Lincoln? Are we talking Don Draper, or Space age on Steroids?
There are certain indelible impressions, though. Even though I hadn’t been born yet and my parents weren’t even in high school at the time, a Coninental Convertible always brings to mind Jacqueline Kennedy and the very recognizable style she had. The two seemed suited for each other (though I’d wager she never wanted to see another one after 11/22/63).
The cover is the British Vogue (note the 100 presents under 5 pounds not dollars). So not Jacky but Lizzy and the car is probably British.
Stephanie still buys British Vogue. 🙂
Like you, I also associate the Engel-designed Continental with the Kennedy “Camelot” era. It makes sense; its introduction almost coincided with the 1960 election!
But I was surprised to learn that the First Lady wasn’t provided with a Lincoln for her personal use while in the White House. She had an equally stunning – if not as modern-looking – Imperial Ghia limousine, which was leased to the White House:
My mom read Vogue, used their patterns to make her own clothes and drove a Metropolitan.
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