When I was out to lunch today, this is one of those cars, that even from 100 yards across the parking lot, caught my eye instantly. You see, you just don't see automotive shapes like this anymore. I eventually followed and found it sitting outside of the local supermarket. Believe it or not this looks to be a real '69 Mach 1 Mustang. Somewhere underneath the bondo, duct tape, etc there is a legendary Ford Muscle car. I was on a tight schedule and couldn't wait to chat cars with the owner.. but I can only hope they have plans to restore this car to it's former glory (it would be convenient having the entire Eastwood inventory minutes from where he grocery shops!).
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Next to Eastwood there are a few fairly busy shopping centers which always provide a diverse crowd. With that diverse crowd you get everything from the businessman with his new sports car, to the moms with mini vans, customs, restored classic rides, and my favorite "original classics". I decided to start a series where I post photos of some of these interesting rides we spot in the parking lots surrounding the Eastwood headquarters.
This gem looks to be a 50-52 Chevy Pickup. The split window and wing windows are what were a giveaway for Joe R.; our resident "Classic Car Encyclopedia". This truck was in pretty original condition. It must have been painted yellow at some point, but the respray had to be quite old, and there were many touch ups done (with a brush) around the truck. It seemed to be a "driver" as everything was pretty focused on function here, no fancy wheels, big brakes, upgraded exhaust, or anything here. It all looked someone had been just keeping it going all these years. The chassis and running gear looked pretty clean, and under the layers of paint, we reckon she is pretty dang straight. We reckon it could be a nice base for a resto here on the east coast. But in the end of the day, we are just happy to see unrestored classics like this still rolling around!