Driving Around Town

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Driving Around Town
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By Joe DeLise

As a newcomer to California and Santa Barbara from the NYC metro area, I've been pleasantly surprised to see the quantity and quality of cars, especially older ones on the road around town.

People really do LOVE their cars here!

Here's a new addition to edhat, car sightings around town. Can readers guess the year, make and model of these?


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Lucky 777 Nov 20, 2022 07:34 AM
Driving Around Town

That JUST MARRIED has been catching my eye for weeks. Hope the romance lasts as long as the car!

a-1668907363 Nov 19, 2022 05:22 PM
Driving Around Town

So Cal weather makes preverving these beauties possible. I hear the same comments from my east coast visitors.

bicyclist Nov 19, 2022 11:01 AM
Driving Around Town

*JUST MARRIED** = '65 T-Bird, the other "Bird" (turq.) I think is a '55? The rusty missing /falling out headlight is supposed to be an easy one but I'm fumbling on that one...
(Go M! & quit fumbling pfft!)

a-1669174412 Nov 22, 2022 07:33 PM
Driving Around Town

I never knew that but it makes sense.

bicyclist Nov 20, 2022 01:30 PM
Driving Around Town

Was actually going to "wax on", about that Comet being a total "Sleeper"! For example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npk7z9Pk5u4
probably hiding something impressive under that hood, the wheels are a "tell"? Love the effort to hide it under that patina...

tagdes Nov 20, 2022 01:04 PM
Driving Around Town

The Comet is a '63 and funny that there are three shots of the same '65 bird.

tagdes Nov 19, 2022 08:54 PM
Driving Around Town

Hood ornaments are retractable on a Rolls.

bicyclist Nov 19, 2022 08:25 PM
Driving Around Town

So, Ford Thunderbird infatuations aside...
I'm guessing (T to B)
'42 FORD SUPER DELUXE [baby blue]
2005/7(ish) Volvo XC70 [Wood panel trim]
early 50's(ish) Chevy Suburban [beautiful Patina]
"black Porsche is a speedster, I think. '58," -from secret?10:02?
'65 T-Bird (FORD) [Lime?]
'65 T-Bird (again) Just Married!!!
62-63 Mercury Comet [Patina and then some]{notice the '65 bird?}
2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith [White?] {hood ornament MIA?}
'55 T-Bird (FORD) [TURQUOISE/WHITE]
'50 Chevy Styleline Deluxe [Golden!]
thanks! so how'd we do?

a-1668880929 Nov 19, 2022 10:02 AM
Driving Around Town

That black Porsche is a speedster, I think. '58, maybe? Or a repro? Nice collection of photos.

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