Tuesday, February 22, 2011

American Cars That I Like

by Mike -

Regular readers of My Car Quest may think that I do not care for American cars - but I do like some American cars.

This truck below is similar to the pick up that I drove in high school, a 1940 GMC. When I blew up the engine I had to help my dad (it was his truck) find a replacement and we put in a Chevy 350 V8 power train - that truck was very fast after that. This truck is a 1946 but it is essentially identical to the 1940 because not much happened in the way of development at American car companies during this period - WWII.

I had a car like this in college, a 1956 Chrysler. At the time it did not seem like a cool car but now it is the cat's meow. Mine was red and white.

If you look closely to the left of the steering wheel you will see a push button transmission.

My engine was not this clean.

I met Mr. Swanson near my house and could not resist talking to him. He is the original owner of this 1956 Chevy. I like the 1956 Chevy because it is in the middle between the ground breaking 1955 and the favorite big fin 1957. The 1956 seems special to me.

Mr Swanson told me that this is the original color scheme.

I have loved the Shelby GT350 Mustang since I was a kid and I have written about this car here. So, I do not need to say any more.

I also like the 1960s Camaro and have posted pictures of the new Camaro here and written about a special Camaro Trans Am race car here.

There are others that I like but those will be discussed at another time.

Click on the images for a larger view.



  2. Yes, I have fond memories also. That is why I wrote about this car.