How I Roll

Friday, May 21, 2010

Some of you may know by now that I have old car lust.  What I desire is NOT what most people consider a cool 50's hot rod.  My dream is to own an original, "deadstock", classy lady, vintage 1950's era car that has remained completely untouched by
Garage Grandpa's and their youthful hot rod dreams
and not
chopped and hacked by Rat Rod Rockabillies.  
My dream car is to look as if she has just rolled off the
dealer showroom floor. 
I have expressed this car lust clearly on my sidebar singing the praises of the
complete with pink two tone exterior and pink rosebud interior with
matching raincoat, umbrella, and makeup tote..

But wait...we interupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you the following...

...Introducing the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom. 

Factory Flame Red and Black painted exterior with red and black cloth brocade interior.  This beauty features
factory air conditioning, power windows, power and heated front seat, and original Wonderbar radio. 
She is completely untouched except for an engine and tranny rebuild about 8000 miles ago. 
But the best part of this story is that...

She and I, we belong together. 
We both understood this and I purchased her last week.

Since then I have spent just about every available moment researching her, tinkering with her, shining her up, and just drooling over on the list, Coker's! 

 My car life is now complete and the supreme pleasure of just driving her around town is more than I can express. 

Frankie and Levi get to be my passengers as we float in the boat of the amazing ride that my beauty offers...
and we may even "hook 'er up" to the trailer. 

I highly recommend the joy of owning a classic to everyone.
Can the simplicities of life get any better than this?

11 of you say...:

Theosebes said...

Oh my gosh! I love it and am green, GREEEEEENNNN, with envy! You need to take me for a ride. I promise to wear appropriate vintage clothing and sing the songs of old! ;) Miss ya!

Frankie's Wife said... Jury Duty are you?

BomshellShocked said...


Zootsuitmama said...

Just Glorious Darling! And your little trailer matches, to boot! Zootsuitmama

Maggi said...

How gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

Melzaelf said...

WOW! What a GORGEOUS car it's beautiful!

Denise said...

I am soooo jealous! You are so lucky to have found such a beauty!

Anonymous said...

The car is wonderful. Thanks for letting you dad take me for a ride in it yesterday. Also the Levi's Party was fun even tho the wind didn't cooperate with it.

Anonymous said...

Hi i am linda's friend Linda. Love the car.....I am a 50's girl

Anonymous said...

AH! Geez. Cripes. I am verklempt. How flippin' awesome! Lucky duck!

Ally said...

that car is beyond HOT and you will look so lovely behind the wheel :) enjoy it in good health!