1950's convertibles were the most prized cars of the decade. Since air cond was not yet affordable the convertible was the next best thing. My first car was a used 1959 Pontiac Catalina and I cherished the car keeping it clean, waxed up, tuned up and ready to rock and roll. Ahh those were the days! Mario
The 1959 Pontiac "Pink Lady" is a one-off car special ordered by famed "daVinci of Detroit" designer Harley Earl, for his wife. Features a Pontiac Catalina chassis with Bonneville trim, 389cid Tri-Power with 348hp and every accessory. It last sold in 2008 for $250K.
These pics bring up a funny memory of my mother owning a 1958 red/white Buick with a black convertible top.
A guest at my parents cabin became ill and my stepfather thought he would rush the guest to the hospital in the Buick.
In his haste he never secured the front of the convertible top. The BUICK became a sailboat..with it's large now ripped and tattered
top flapping in the wind while applying a load of G forces on the occupants exacerbating the pain the guest was already feeling from appendicitis.
I truly believe the guest would have been better off in an ambulance than the ride in the Buick that nearly took his life.
My stepfather thought it was humorous. Of course he wasn't the most tactful nor empathetic person in the world. The guest was never seen again.
Wow what a story with the flying Buick top! Your Mom was really cool owning a Buick convertible! Hopefully they got to the hospital OK but what an expense having to repair the top. Great story Rob! Cheers, Mario