Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Green Beauty

I was driving past an auto body shop when I spotted this green beauty parked out front so of course I pulled over immediately. It is a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan - love those fender skirts! You don't see many of these from that year.

28 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's a car for cruising in Pat, can you just see us :)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

She is a beauty!

Gosia k said...

lovely.In Europe we didn't have those huge cars

Blogoratti said...

A majestic beauty, no doubt.

Sharon Anck said...

I like those fins as well as the fender skirts. What a beauty.

VP said...

Fender skirts: I didn't know the word for those things! Great car, nice color!

EG CameraGirl said...

I just learned something new - fender skirts. ;)

Birdman said...

Ah... the Bel-Air with fender skirts and white walls. Certainly a classic family car here in the 60's.

Shammickite said...

Let's go agitate the gravel, burn some rubber, and go for a jaunt to the soda fountain.....

Lowell said...

Oh yum! I owned a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, 4-dr hardtop, salmon & white. It was a lemon, but looked great.

I owned a 1950 Plymouth coupe, dark green. Wood grain interior. I was a super car.

I owned a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, blue and white. Another great car.

I owned a 1955 Plymouth station wagon. That was OK.

There may have been more; my memory ain't so good anymore. I figure now if I had the money I blew on cars, I could have retired to Beverly Hills (Caifornia)!

My 1937 Chevy had fender skirts, and I had it lowered like this one, and it was stripped of decoration and smooth all over. Very cool.

Revrunner said...

I can't ever remember seeing "fender skirts" like that.

Stefan Jansson said...

I have shot a few hundred classic rides this weekend. They don't make them like this no more.

llandudnopictures said...

Now, that's a car!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful car and gorgeous color.

cieldequimper said...

Wow! Almost matches yesterday's bike!

TexWisGirl said...

yes! fins and fender skirts!

Michelle said...

What a beauty! I would love to drive this!

Lois said...

What a wonderful find! I would have pulled over too.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wow, that's some beast, must be very rare now...

Cloudia said...

YES!!!!! What a capture!!!




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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A gas-guzzler from times past. I do love that "seafoam green!"

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Jack said...

We sure loved those things when I was a young tike. What were we thinking?

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jennyfreckles said...

Wow, that's a head-turner!

William Kendall said...

Quite a car, too!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful, the owner was surely very proud of it !

Kate said...

Those fins are beautiful and reminds me of many youthful cars and memories.

Karen S. said...

Yes, truly a rare and beautiful automobile! A most classy design!