Over the years I have taken many photos of old cars and junkers. The most interesting ones are the survivors that still run and are being driven, if only to cars shows but still road worthy. At the Grand National Roadster Show 2015 there were a few really neat cars that had apparently survived somehow and somewhere and the new owners got them running again. Some have been modified with newer drive trains but they still have that original patina appeal. This is so popular with hot rodders, car-culture addicts and of course, me too! It’s amazing how much a little rust will do for the interest level of a car. I have also included a few photos from an estate auction in Central CA where the man had dozens of cars and trucks that all sold in one whirlwind day. One of the highlights for me was an old Chevy pick-up that was once used as a service truck at a Signal gas station. The paint was extremely faded but I think it was originally green then painted red and white or red and yellow. The bed was missing most of the wood. I could barely make out the phone number on the door.
It astounds me how many survivors have been found and I’m sure many more yet to be discovered. I have a few “pocket listings” of cars that I know are around and available but I’m keeping their locations to myself for now. You’re probably doing the same thing! One example is the ’58 Cadillac Series 62 sedan. It belongs to a friend and was her grandfather’s car. It was originally white then was repainted black very early in it’s life. It has been garage kept most of the time. A nice running car with great upholstery. I sure wish they’d sell it to me but sentiment generally isn’t for sale. It is a complete car and the hubcaps were in the trunk. They brought it out of the garage for me to take the pictures. I hope you enjoy these original old cars as much as I do.