21 January 2013

They don't make 'em like they used to


I can't remember the last time I rode in a car with a bench front seat.

Photo credit ?Joyce Johnson via 40s, 50s, 60s.

9 comments:

  1. Great image, sad passing of an auto design icon. My first car in 1972 was a '57 Chevy 2-door with bench seats front and rear, that model was also voted by HOT ROD Magazine as one of the 'Ten Best Make-Out Cars of All Time'. I can attest to that award, heh heh heh. Best part was cruising Whittier Blvd. on SoCal on a Saturday night, my girlfriend sitting RIGHT NEXT TO ME on that slippery bench seat while I power-shifted from stoplight to stoplight, the shifter winding up between her knees in 2nd and 4th gears YES! The band Cake has a great song that rhapsodizes on this issue titled 'Stickshifts and Safetybelts'. Muchismas Gracias!

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  3. ...or a stick shift on the column.

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  4. Oh my...


    There is much in this photo that aren't made the same way anymore.


    Those LEGS!

    It should be noted: barefoot is better than heels for clutch pedal usage.

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  5. My old '78 Bonneville was nice like that. I miss that car!

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  6. It's the bra that caught my eye. And I'm a woman. Sheesh!

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  7. Three on the tree in heels. Big ol steering wheel and I bet that thing floated on a cloud.

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  8. Brings back great memories of a bench seat and a pretty young lady with extrordinary legs / doubt she can drive in the heels

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