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This lovely 1941 Cadillac Convertible was in someone’s circular driveway near Southern Methodist University in N. Central Dallas. I had to go around the block on a busy street to get this shot. How elegant it its!
I learned to drive in a similar 1946 Ford pickup truck when I was 12. For a few years, a coupe of times each summer I would spend a few days a hundred or so miles NE of Dallas, in Pittsburg, Texas. I helped an old fellow tend his small herd of cattle, pigs and cucumbers on a small farm that he leased about seven miles from town. At first, I drove only in the pastures, then on the sandy roads, then finally on the rural two lane highway to his house at the outskirts of the small town. It was a great learning experience. His truck was pretty worn and it’s top speed was about 37 mph before the front end vibrated too much.
At about 4600 Burnet Rd, I found this 1946 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sport Sedan. While I snapped my pics, the owner, Eddie, came out and told me about it: 327 V8 & front disc brakes from a 1963 Corvette; converted to 12 volt system; tilt steering; new interior; turn signals; new battery, fuel pump, carb, tires coil, ignition wires and resistor, windshield wiper arms, brakes. It’s nice!