Woohoo!!! We came to a deal, and I just sent the deposit! I'm picking her up this weekend! I still can't believe I'm going to own such an amazing vintage car...
And what car is that you ask? Why that is an all original, seafoam green/white, 1958 Rambler!
After selling my other cars, in looking for a new one, I decided that I wouldn't get anything unless I absolutely LOVED it. And that had to do both with design and color. In the past, I've fallen in love with design and not realized how important an affect color can have! I mean it can have all fins and chrome in the world, but the same car in pink vs. white is a HUGE difference.
I'd been looking for months and months, and then a couple weeks ago I saw this:
For me, this color tops all other vintage car colors... And notice her unique reverse C-pillar! Her current daddy is a rockabilly singer and lover of all things vintage, a great guy that I'm happy I met regardless of the car! His entire house is full of great 50's furniture and style, and he has several other awesome old cars as well, including a 1959 Edsel Wagon!
Here he is with his daughter. Love her pose :). This picture was used when creating the art for the record label's CD of his, which by the way is awesome! It's done in "lo-fi", using vintage recording equipment!
Here are some more pictures of the car.. She's all original with about 50,000 miles. The paint has a great patina to it, and the interior is near mint! Everything works, including the original radio! It even has the unused original spare tire in the back... She's not perfect, and will need some rust repair, but just look at that face...
I still can't get over the color...
And any respectable car needs a good set of fins!
The detailing inside is phenomenal...and the 2-tone with that color...UGH.
Oooh the dash! Notice the awesome push-button transmission on the far left...
The interior!! Quite possibly the best vintage car interior I've seen.. If you look closely, you can see the glittery silver piping lining everything!
Oh and fun fact: the Rambler is unique in that the front seats fold down flat with the back, making a bed! As such, it was also one of the first cars to be banned at drive-in's! Ha!
So.... do you all approve???