YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, June 14, 2013
Just finished watching the 1950 Billy Wilder movie “Sunset Boulevard,” and from a couple of the main cars you’d have thought that Chrysler was a sponsor. William Holden’s character drives a 1946 Plymouth Deluxe convertible (above), which two repo men are trying to take back while giving chase in their 1948 DeSoto Custom Club Coupe (below). It wasn’t all Chrysler though, as Gloria Swanson’s deliciously mad character Norma Desmond is driven around town in a 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A open limousine — which, as she put it, is definitely “…not one of those cheap things made of chromium and spit.” Hah!
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know