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Vintage car odds and ends from some of my oldies. I got these vanity plates for my dad for Christmas of 1986. These were for my dads 74 Chev Caprice Estate wagon that he bought new. My dad died July 16, 1993 and left me this wonderful automobile.

It is a 1973 Chev wagon not a 74 like my baby but close enough.

The dealer that sold my dad the 74 Chev Caprice Estate wagon new in May 1974.

The 400 V-8 four barrel Chev that is in the 74 Chev Caprice Estate wagon. The only engine bigger and more powerful that year was the 454 V-8 and it was an extra cost option.

Copies of all the original paperwork that came with the 74 Chev originally. I keep the original copies in a safe place.

When these Johnny Lightening 73 Chev Caprice wagons came out about ten years ago, I bought six of them.

To this day I do not know what this marking on my 74 Chev wagon signifies. It is a factory marking that says something to a line worker to do. If anyone out there knows what this means, could you please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

The mileage on my 74 Chev wagon is now just over 56,000 miles. As of February 2022.

I got these vanity plates back in 1982 and it has now been on three different vintage cars. 1956 Chev 210 sedan, 1957 Chev Bel Air hardtop and now on my 1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan. Years ago someone offered me $1,000 to transfer these plates over to them legally. I doubt I would take ten times that amount for these plates. They will be with me until I die.

This special order decal says it all and I am proud of it.

Just some interesting odds and ends from both my oldies. A 74 Chev Caprice Estate and a 57 Pontiac Path finder Deluxe. Cheers.


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Mario on Dec 1, 2020 said:

Nice pictures George. I especially like the sun visor on your 57 Pontiac as well as the traffic light detector. Not many people know about that option. I only ever saw one at a car show on a 57 Chevy Bel Air that had almost every option! Cheers, Mario

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57timemachine on Dec 1, 2020 said:

I remember back in the 1980's you could find exterior sun visors for 55 56 57 Chevy's on a regular basis for about $150. In 1997 I found a visor for my 57 Pontiac in Carlisle for $600 U.S. and that was a super good deal from a guy from California. Now good luck finding one.

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azmusclecar on Dec 4, 2020 said:

Everytime I see a station wagon nowadays it reminds me of the movie Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I wanted to name my one son Chevy. Lost that argument too. Awesome page to a lost treasure in vacation travels.

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Mario on Feb 11, 2022 said:

I will always remember my Dad's 72 Chevy wagon. His first new car with AC! It was a dream car. So big and great for carrying anything.

I bought it from him and loved it. Nothing like carrying 4 x 8 plywood fit snugly in the back.

Good times! Cheers.

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57timemachine on Feb 11, 2022 said:

Mario, do you have any photos of your dads 72 Chev wagon that you can share with the A.T. brotherhood.

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