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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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I hope that gaping hole in the windshield of this 1960 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan wasn’t caused by someone going through it. This is another photo taken by my daughter Katie, when we visited the C.T.C. Auto Ranch last month just outside of Ft. Worth, TX. Keen observers will notice the distinctive roof chrome of another ’60 Ford just over this one’s shoulder — this time a Galaxie Town Victoria (a four-door hardtop like the one pictured below), and more than one early ’60s Mercury Comet. Although the paint’s long-gone on this Fairlane 500, the sheet metal and a lot of the trim is still very usuable for someone’s restoration job. That windshield though, not so much. Here’s a full-sized Ford brochure link.

'60 Galaxie Town Victoria brochure cover art

’60 Galaxie Town Victoria brochure cover art

— Jim Corbran, Y’all Auto Know


YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Target practice? Or gangster shoot-out? I’m guessing target practice, as I don’t imagine many gangsters rode around in a 1949 Nash Airflyte 600. This is one of Katie’s photos taken at the C.T.C. Auto Ranch outside of Ft. Worth, TX a few weeks back. As I was putting this together I searched around the internet a bit, and found these photos on the C.T.C. web page showing the Nash from all sides (scroll down to the bottom of their page). You can see that it’s since been moved to the spot we saw it in. And I’m sure it wasn’t driven. And here’s a link to the Nash brochure, where you can see them without all the bullet holes.

brochure art car, without the bullet hole option

brochure art car, without the bullet hole option

— Jim Corbran, Y’all Auto Know


YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Here’s another of Katie’s shots from the C.T.C. Auto Ranch down near Ft. Worth, TX. It’s a 1960 Chevy Biscayne four-door sedan, which was “this close” to being the cheapest full-sized Chevy you could buy in 1960 — there was still the Utility Sedan with no back seat, the six-cylinder model of which sold for a mere $2,175. This red four-door had a starting list price of $2,316 for the 235.5 CID six, or $2,423 for the 283 CID V-8 model. From this angle you get a really good sense of the scope of the tailfins. Like a lot of the cars down there, the sheet metal was virtually rust-free.

— Jim Corbran, Y’all Auto Know


YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Yesterday’s photo from the Austin scrapyard is one of many I’ll be showing you from my recent trip to Texas. The more boring-looking shots were taken by me. Katie, my daughter and partner in crime on this trip, is the more artistic of us two, and she also took some photos which I’ll be using from time-to-time. Like this 1950 Buick Super Tourback sedan. The Tourback was a distinctive body style offered by Buick around this time — all it was was a more conventionally-shaped roofline and trunk compared to the Jetback Sedanet (which these days we’d refer to as a fastback). This beauty was photographed at the C.T.C. Auto Ranch, just outside of Fort Worth. It’s acres and acres of mostly post-war iron, and mostly American but there is a smattering of imports to be seen. I recommend it as a must-see if you’re ever in the area.

Jetback Sedanet brochure art

Jetback Sedanet brochure art


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Here’s a Tourback with all the parts intact, also from the brochure