Wednesday, 22 July 2015

1976, Car Spotting: San Francisco

From front to back:

In front of the tram a Volkswagen 1300 (Beetle), right of the Beetle a Fiat 131 Mirafiori. Right of the tram some unknown American cars with the exception of the dark red Chevrolet Corvair Mk1. In the middle of the road a Toyota Corolla (KE15 or KE17) coupé. Left of the Corolla, there's a parked Mercedes Benz (type?) and at least two Volkswagen Beetles. Further up the road, downhill there's a yellow Volkswagen Beetle and right of it a parked Volkswagen T1. The white car left of the yellow Beetle looks European, maybe a Fiat 124.

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  1. Right of the trolley, we get a glimpse of a '68-70 Cadillac Coupe de Ville between the Fiat and passing VW. The green car's a 1970 Buick LeSabre, then a ''71-3 fullsize Pontiac, the Corvair, a mid-70s Camaro and just a peek of a mid-60s Ford station wagon, not enough to tell if it's a fullsize Country Sedan or midsize Fairlane.

    Other side, nearest the camera is a '67 or '68 Chevy pickup, Fiat 131, the Benz, a newer Caddy, or maybe Buick coupe, black VW, I think that's a '64 Chevelle mainly hidden by that, an "Audax" Hillman Minx (that surely owed its' continued existence to NorCal's famously gentle-on-cars climate and someone's desire to be different!) and after that things get blurry, only the camper-equipped Chevy pickups (pale blue '70-1 and white '75-6 with spare on front) stick out.

    Mopar A-bodies, the go-to choice of people who didn't really care about cars and just wanted to get there (apart from the 340-powered examples which were cheap, and good, muscle cars) are conspicuously absent...