Monday, October 10, 2011

A special fashion accessory...

I already had vintage cars with my husband a '59 Cadillac and a '59 Buick... but it was not really MY cars, both chosen by him not me. I'm not fan of the late 50's american cars too big, too flat and with an agressive look. I have never driven the Buick and rarely the Cadillac.

I was hoping for a more glamorous car with curves and much more smaller than those big mamas!!!

My first wish was for a small french car: the 4CV Renault.


But I thought these kind of cars were too much collected and quite rustic (only 90km/h top speed).
I was also in love with the Isetta.

But it's a such small car and really expensive for its size!!!

When I saw the ranging prices of these small cars, I tought "Why not a vintage american car for the same price???".

I know very few things in mechanic so I wanted a car in really nice condition. A convertible is really glamorous but not really practical for a girl who always wears hats and wants to keep a perfect hairstyle even when she drives. So I began to look for an american early 50's coupe.

My favorite ones were the Pontiac 1949-1953...


I was in love with the Siver Streak.


I sat behind the wheel of this beauty on sale in Montréal last year, an amazing car in a rare very good original condition. But unfortunaly not in my budget....
I was also interested with '53 and '54 Chevy, two tones with sexy curves and really good looking!

I was following a car thru Ebay for some months before leaving for the USA last year. A '54 Bel Air located near Philadelphia, the car was so beautiful but a little bit too expensive for me. I was hoping to go there to see this car in reality, unfortunatly we were too late to see it on our road to Hershey... I was really sad about that.


But this car and me must have had a fate together... Just arrived in Hershey meeting, it was there on the top of a truck full of 50's cars!!! Its price was more affordable than before but with no cash with me at the end of our vacations so far away from home I could only cry....
But the fate, always fate... After 2 days there, I met by chance a french guy who import cars in Europe, he checked the car with me and he proposed to lend me money... I discussed the price and this beauty was mine driving on US roads towards our motel!


And the fate wanted me to wear on this day the perfect matching dress... most of people called me Lucy (reference to I love Lucy of course!) when they saw me leave with the car.

After one month in a small box on a boat it arrived in France in the harbor of Le Havre... Afterward it slept in our garage with its 2 sisters for a few months waiting for the first sunny spring days.

Do you want a ride with me?


So here is the story of my vintage car; my biggest fashion accessory for sure!!!!

What do you think about it?
Do you dream about a vintage car or own one?

11 comments:

  1. I love your car - it's beautiful! I would love to have a vintage car one day...if I ever learn how to drive.
    -Andi x

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  2. Superbe ! très beau reportage. Cette voiture te va si bien Bravo (je veux bien m'inscrire pour faire un tour !)

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  3. Très belle voiture cette Chevy 54, tu as bien fait de la prendre bleu pour ne pas la confondre avec ma rouge !!!
    Remember un repas chez moi prés de Bordeaux lors d'un départ en vacances vers Biarritz avec François et Marie !!!
    Amitiés
    Francis

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  4. Oui Françis, je me souviens très bien!!!! Quel hasard de se retrouver là... J'ai toujours une photo de moi assise dans ta chevy!!! Un très bon souvenir. Au plaisir de se rencontrer à nouveau!!!!

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  5. Your car is fantastic-how neat! Love the video! Thank you for sharing!

    xox Bunny

    http://themusingsandadventuresofapinupmama.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love your car! You look amazing!!

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  7. Nothing beats the aura vintage cars portray. They have that old school Hollywood glamour. As for me, the VW Beetle never gets old. =)

    -Stelle Courney

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  8. Your new vintage ride is awesome! Sky blue seems like a cute color for it. One thing about vintage cars that amazes me the most is no matter how old they are, the more beautiful they become. People would still appreciate them whenever they get to see one. Vintage cars are absolutely timeless.

    Erwin Calverley

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  9. Your new vintage ride is awesome! Sky blue seems like a cute color for it. One thing about vintage cars that amazes me the most is no matter how old they are, the more beautiful they become. People would still appreciate them whenever they get to see one. Vintage cars are absolutely timeless.

    Erwin Calverley

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  10. I have never driven a car in my life, but yours is perfection! It`s making me want to drive! :D

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