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58 dauphine uncleFrom an episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., here’s a nifty 1958 Renault Dauphine, which was pretty much France’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle. Was watching the show last night on WBBZ, (a different episode from the one with the Renault) which was part of the station’s tribute to Leonard Nimoy. He played a Russian baddie in a 1964 Season One episode titled “The Project Strigas Affair,” which also featured William Shatner and Werner Klemperer. A star-studded cast indeed!

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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One of the advertising slogans for this 1947 Plymouth Deluxe coupe was “Plymouth Has It!” From the looks of this car’s rear end they might have been referring to trunk space. The rent for an apartment that size in Manhattan would go for about a grand these days. Saw this one last summer at the weekly cruisin’ night at The Texas Roadhouse in Tonawanda.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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Sometime next summer we’ll look back at this one and laugh! Maybe by then we’ll know for sure that under that snow is a nice, two-toned 1957 Chevy 210 station wagon. Too bad it was too dreary of a day to enjoy that nifty Canyon Coral and Black paint scheme. Perhaps we’ll get back to this lot in Youngstown once (if) the snow starts to melt away. 

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that this Lincoln Town Car (circa 2000) is parked because it’s not exactly a great winter ride. Do you suppose Bridgestone even makes a Blizzak to fit those rims? Spotted yesterday in Youngstown.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com

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Although I’m not crazy about the plastic bits added on to this 2003 Toyota Celica, I’m quite taken with the custom two-toned paint job. I’ve seen quite a few custom two-tones around town lately and I must say many of them are well done, others are in good taste — and this Celica is both. The same can’t be said for all of them, however. I’ll try and capture a few more of them in the coming weeks. Actually ran across this Celica a few summers ago in Tonawanda. Nice job.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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This is probably one of the more undignified pics we’ve posted in a while here. Did someone really saw the beak off of this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass? I know it originally extended down to meet the bumper (I guess you’ll have to just imagine the bumper), and I believe it was all one piece with the hood. Wow, the things you see. This was found a couple of summers ago in Niagara Falls.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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When first introduced, it beat the new Mustang to market by that much. This 1964 Plymouth Barracuda (missing a “few” parts) could therefore be called the original pony car; except we know it’s not. Two reasons for posting this pic: I love the original Barracuda; and (even if it was almost five years ago) I love to say “I saw this car in Farmersville.” Don’t get to use that line very often. Here’s a brochure link.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com


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If you were in the habit of driving down Niagara Street in Buffalo near the Peace Bridge in the summer of 2012, you probably noticed this (I’m guessing 1985) Pontiac Firebird parked behind a chain-link fence right at the curve. The paint job has that failed-clearcoat look, but the car otherwise looked pretty good on the outside. It sat there for quite a while, but I can’t say that I’ve seen it lately.

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow jim@artvoice.com




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