Mr. Bean TV show had I seen a car with an actual padlock on it. I found where it was photographed but the car wasn't there. Years later I was driving through Oakland on my way back from Berkeley and there it was. It's rough, but it's a pretty cool old beast.
"Circle the Wagons", which included a four-door Ranch Wagon that I would have loved to shoot more in-depth had it occurred to me at the time (summer 2007, long before I started this blog). Honestly I was never a fan of the '58s, probably because it took the attractive, all-new '57 body and changed everything I liked about it. The 1958 model year was an awkward transition for many automakers, as they struggled to adapt models designed for single headlamps, to accept four lights. A new Thunderbird was out for '58, and Ford styled their regular car lineup to resemble its front end, right down to the circular grille mesh. The '58 is notable for its oval taillamps, the first Ford since 1951 to have them. As far as I know, all '52 through '57, '59, and '61 through '63 Ford passenger cars were built with round taillights. The '60 cars received wide semi-circular lights, flat on the bottom. The body is consistent with trends of the day: lots of chrome and anodized aluminum gingerbread on the sides, tail fins and wraparound glass. The most important changes, perhaps, were bigger engines and an improved automatic transmission.