My Favorite Cars From The 1940s – Part 2

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While 1930s cars definitely stand out in design, cars from the 40s were pretty nice too.

1945 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

1946 Buick Roadmaster Sedanet

1946 Buick

1946 Cadillac

1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet

1946 Mercury Sportsman Woodie Convertible

1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

1947 Cadillac Series 75

1947 Talbot Lago T26 Cabriolet

1948 Buick Super Eight convertible
1948 Buick Roadmaster Sedanette – 1

1948 Buick Roadmaster Sedanette – 2

1948 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE

1948 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupé

1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1948 Packard Custom Eight Club Sedan-1

1948 Packard Custom Eight Club Sedan-2

1948 Packard Series 22 Woody Wagon

1948 Tucker

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet

1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

1949 Buick Roadmaster Hardtop

1949 Cadillac Convertible

1949 Cadillac Coupe Deville

1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette Coupe

1949 Desoto Custom Station Wagon

1949 Ford Convertible

1949 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible

1949 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible

My Favorite Cars From The 1940s – Part 1

As indicated in my initial post on this subject titled My Favorite Cars From The 1920s I remarked that there weren’t many beautiful cars until the 1930s and they produced some absolutely gorgeous automobiles in that era.

While 1930s cars definitely stand out in design, cars from the 40s were pretty nice too.

1940 Buick Super Eight

1940 Buick Super Estate Wagon
1940 Buick Pickup Truck – Only a few made for GM internal use

1940 Cadillac LaSalle 8 Door Woodie Wagon

1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

1940 GM Futureliner – Not a car, but I don’t care.

1940 LaSalle Convertible Coupe

1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR

1940 MERCURY EIGHT 4-DOOR SEDAN

1940 PACKARD COUPE BY DARRIN

1940 Packard Super Eight Convertible Sedan

1940 PACKARD TOWN CAR BY DARRIN

1941 Buick Special Coupe

1941 BUICK SPECIAL SEDANETTE

1941 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Imperial Sedan

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

1941 Cadillac series 62 Deluxe Coupe

1941 CADILLAC SERIES SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD

1941 Chrysler Town & Country

1941 Ford Super DeLuxe Woody

1941 Graham Hollywood

1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe

1941 Packard Station Wagon-1

1941 Packard Station Wagon-2

1941 Plymouth Woody – 1

1941 Plymouth Woody – 2

1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

1942 Buick Special Series 40B Estate Wagon

1942 Buick Special Station Wagon

1942 DeSoto convertible

1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR TRIO

1942 Packard Model 180 Darrin Convertible

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Saga Of A Stolen Classic Car

The owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this:
On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town. It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop.

He had trouble finding a parking space, and had to park the car down a side street.

He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously. He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.

The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car. When he did, his worst fears were realized. His car was gone.

He called the police and reported the theft.

About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.

It was unharmed and he was relieved. It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station. She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible. One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas.

Then all three of them walked around the car. Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped, and then abandon the car later and walk away?

They didn’t know where to put the gas. Old farts like me know this though.