Sunday, January 31, 2016
Blackhawk Museum and acres of very expensive homes. This downtown area also hosts two hot-rod shows and a Concours d'Elegance every year, and I have never seen this little 2CV at any of them.
Cats-Citroen.net to help narrow down the model years of 2CVs and DSs, even the one Traction Avant I found. Sadly the creator of the website passed away in 2007 and it seems his family has finally let the web hosting lapse. Other history pages exist but his was the most complete breakdown of month-to-month model updates I've seen.
What says the most to me about this car, though, is the rear license plate. Love mah 2CV. If that doesn't reflect pride of ownership, I don't know what does.
If anyone is an expert on these cars and can more accurately identify this one, please feel free to comment below and I'll fix it. Thanks!
Photographed January 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
special feature for Steve McQueen's birthday last year, fittingly finished in dark green. This one showed up behind Cowden Automotive in downtown San Francisco following last spring's Arcane Auto Society meetup. I wouldn't call it an arcane auto by any stretch; certainly not like the Amphicar and custom Berkeley roadster I shot near the same repair shop at previous Arcane Auto meets. This Mustang is a straightforward example with classic red paint, black interior, Deluxe wheelcovers and original (or almost original) California black license plates. A 289 small block V8 powers the car, but I have no clue what transmission. I'm curious how recent the paintwork is and what color it was originally. The red is loud but it works. I dig it!
Friday, January 1, 2016
Photographed July 2015