Friday, October 12, 2012

1957 Ford Convertible


In 1957, after we were married, we bought a 1957 Ford 4-door hardtop convertible. A hardtop convertible has no center post so when all the windows are rolled down, it's a free space from front to back. A very cool car. It looked just like this, but with a hard top and different colors - salmon and white. Unfortunately, while it was "new" (a demo), we soon found out it was also a "lemon." The front windshield leaked, and the dealer wasn't able to fix it. The front seats began to wear out almost immediately. We traded it for a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, blue and white.

13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Hey, good to see you back, Lowell!! And Wow! does this old car bring back lots of memories! Great, fun shot for the day!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

hamilton said...

and I bet you never thought to take photos of your lemon...
that Bel Air was probably magnificent! if I was driving in '55 that would have been my car.

Tricia Hays said...

Niiiiiice! =)

Danielle said...

I think the Bel Air is a much better looking car.

RedPat said...

I learned to drive in a 56 Chevy - great car but heavy!
I love this Ford - it looks mint condition.

Kate said...

We had a yellow Ford that was a REAL lemon, and it didn't look half as nice as this one.

Dianne said...

I love cars with fins

Ron said...

Hi! Just stopped by via Dianne's blog (Fork Off the Moment).

Wow! Beautiful photos!

Especially enjoyed the one of the "Sunset Through The Gazebo." Stunning!

I lived in Florida for about 20 years.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Gorgeous vintage. Would love to drive this car. What a pity you have traded it. It would have been worth a fortune today ! Have a great week end !

Linda said...

Great to see you back, Lowell. I love this photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a gem! Or at least it looks like... A leaking windshield and wearing seats must be really annoying!
God bless you!
Cezar

fiziskandarz said...

We bet everyone in those days must be looking at you two love birds driving around town with a super cool convertible like this! :D How's the autumn colours there?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a beauty Lowell, 57 was a good year, but as you found out you can't always rely on looks haha!