Friday, March 06, 2015

Vintage Photo Friday - 1955

1955. Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles

I came across these FABULOUS photos on the Los Angeles Public Library website. The photos were originally from the Herald-Examiner, taken at the 1955 Los Angeles Auto Show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium. The original caption for the photo above reads, "Ever want to see how the inside of a dream car looks? Here's an X-ray view of the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air V-8 sedan. Eleanor Howard and Martha Drake, Chevrolet hostesses, add beauty to the cut-away mechanical presentation of the car."
1955.  Pan Pacific Auditorium.  Cut-Away Chevy Bel Air with models, Patti Lawler and Bobette Bentley

I love the cut-away versions of the 1955 Chevy.  I just wish those pesky models weren't in the way so I could really see the inner workings of the car!
Mr. Larry has a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air sitting in our backyard.  It runs, but is really used as a storage unit.
Larry's '55 Chevy, in the rain.  The Dodge is gone, but the Falcon Ranchero and Chevy remain

I have great hopes of one day being able to have a presentable car at a time.
Ellen's glamorized painting of the Chevy in her sunny, tiki backyard.  Sigh.

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At 6:10 PM PST, Blogger janeray1940 said...

I drove a 55 Chevy as my daily driver for years back in the 1980s! It was so much fun... when it ran :)

At 7:17 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

'55 Chevys are cool cars. You really feel protected with all that heavy metal surrounding you! My high school b.f. had one that I used to drive around town a bit! Larry's '55 runs, but it's a stick shift! Ugh! Driving a stick in that heavy car isn't that much fun, especially in the city!


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