Old cars parked, April 2024

Old cars parked, April 2024

Old cars parked, April 2024

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Old cars parked, April 2024

Spring is here, ah-sah-per-ing is here, life is skittles and life is beer. And also the fun old cars are coming out to play.

Here are the rules I follow to decide whether to feature an old car here:

  • The car is parked on the street or in a lot
  • The car is not in a car show
  • The car is (or could be) 20 or more model years old

Here now, the cars. Only six this month.

1965 Chevrolet Impala. The Impala was the Toyota Camry of the 1960s — everybody had one. This convertible is a ten-footer — looks great from ten feet, but you see more imperfections the closer you come to it. No matter; this is a terrific car. Spotted at the Whitestown Meijer.

1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Kiddies, gather ’round for a tale of a time when personal-luxury coupes with no back-seat leg room were the most popular vehicles of any type in the land. Spotted at the tire store near my home.

1995-2001 Ford Explorer. These are mighty thin on the ground these days, presumably thanks to Cash for Clunkers. And here this one was, in my neighborhood, looking showroom fresh.

1998-2000 Toyota 4Runner. I’m thoroughly not into these and so not only do I not know the various generations, but I also don’t usually even notice them. But as I walked up to this one on Main Street in Zionsville, something almost whispered in my ear, “Stop and look.” It looked like it might qualify for this list, but I had to look it up on Wikipedia to know for sure.

1998-2004 Cadillac Seville SLS. This has been parked in a neighbor’s driveway for weeks. Finally I found it on the street. The E&G grille is not an improvement.

1998-2004 Ford SVT Lightning. A truck that generates more than 300 horsepower might not be a big deal now, but it sure was 25 years ago. Spotted at a gas station near my home.

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Hi, I’m Steven, a Florida native, who left my career in corporate wealth management six years ago to embark on a summer of soul searching that would change the course of my life forever.