Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vintage Excelsior

In front of Tonys
"My father paid $280 in 1924 for our first flivver. It was a touring car with isinglass curtains to be rolled down when it started to rian. The fron seat passenger had to lean forward to keep working the hand operated windshield wiper for the driver. Although we could go through a foot of mud, it sometimes became necessary to climb a steep muddy hill backwards. In reverse the lowest gear, nothing could stop the Tin Lizzie." - Ellen Wilson Meyer, Tales From Tonka.

The cars above are of a later vintage, of course. - Ford Model As- circa 1929 is my guess.


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