Yeah this olelongrooffan is still around and Still Cruising Around The Ozarks. I thought I might share with my fellow Hoons some sights seen a whiles back on one of those trips around the backroads of my home. Click on through to see some more.
Yeah, Elkies rule but lets take a gander at the predecessor to the El Camino, what appears to be a 1957 Blue Oval Ranchero is in a sad state of disrepair.
Situated just beyond that Ranchero was this old Studebaker coupe.
It’s not a bullet nose but appears to be an early Commander or Champion. It is difficult for this olelongrooffan to ID it without its distinctive front bumper. One of Raymond Loewy’s designs.
And who doesn’t love a C10 farm truck?
I’m pretty sure that is an Edsel longroof out there in them thar weeds.
And a Task Force Fleetside FTW.
This olelongrooffan remembers seeing automobiles like this ’74 Ford out on the road back in the day.
And a Caddy ragtop with wide whites and
this distinctive hood ornament. I am certain it is not original to this ride. Can any of my fellow Hoons identify it and its origin?
And yet another Advanced Design GM product. This one will be a restomod.
And let’s include a Buick ratrod for good measure. Note the license plate in the rear window.
It seems like I may have posted this humpback panel previously but can’t find it anywhere. Maybe over on that book about my face. Pretty sure this is a Dodge.
And an example of lots of the architecture seen round here in the Ozarks. This olelongrooffan would love to hear some of the stories shared on that front porch.
And on the way back to my humble abode, this olelongrooffan spotted this sweet 356 to wind up the day.
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Still Cruising Around The Ozarks…
The hood ornament on that Cadillac is a reproduction “in the style of” the 1941 Cadillac item. The most obvious tipoff that it’s a modified repop is that the figure is complete all the way to its feet. The original doesn’t work well as a standalone item, so to speak, as its base instead flows into the center chrome strip on the hood:
It is also the release for the hood latch, so it hinges and has additional hardware below.
That would be among the less obvious tipoffs.Loading…
If you ever make it to Colorado Springs, look for this longrooooof around 8th and Cimarron (like the Cadillac.)
The Beetle is from the last series ever “Made in Germany”. It is a VW 1303 LS from 1973.
Clearly identified by windshield and slot below the frunk. Afterwards came Golf/Rabbit/Jetta and the complete Beetle production was moved to Mexico. But the Mexicans never produced this car- they made their own version of the VW 1202 instead.
Hillbilly removed the engine here because he didn´t know what gem he has. Approx $15000.- is the asking price for this special Beetle in Germany – but of course including engine.Loading…
I’m diggin’ the red Daytona in the background. Louvers FTW!Loading…
This wouldn’t happen to be in Hollister, MO, would it?Loading…
Near Hollister, closer to Taneyville.Loading…