Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, March 5, 2012
When I started Wheels in the Grass, what I had in mind were cars that were one day parked somewhere in the yard and left there. Really left there. Like this one. Sometimes the peripheral vision kicks in when I approach, from a different direction, a house I’ve passed by every day for months. That’s how, when I was in Cambria the other day, I spotted this 1950 Pontiac Chieftain w-a-y-y back in someone’s yard. Looks like, from the lack of trim and the script high on the front fender, it’s a business coupe, which was the least expensive car that year at a whopping $1,571 for the six-cylinder model, $1,640 if you were willing to spring for the straight eight. This one looks like it’s been sitting for a while — a bit rough but not yet a total write-off.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know