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Vin Car Pic: 1942 Chevy pickup

In 1942, all Chevrolet factories were converted to support the war effort as part of President FDR’s ‘Arsenal of Democracy.’

This open-sided produce option shown in this 1942 Chevy pickup might be just the COVID-19 response for fresh neighborhood deliveries. Instead of the ice-cream truck cruising neighborhoods, it could be food deliveries.

This image from the GM archives explained that in 1942, Chevrolet supported the war effort by building military 6×6 trucks, aircraft engines parts, 90mm cannon barrels and the T17E1 “Staghound,” a 14-ton armored car equipped with two 6-cylinder engines.

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Vin Car Pics: Cadillac El Camino concept

1954 Cadillac El Camino.

The Cadillac El Camino concept was shown at the 1954 General Motors Motorama, beginning Jan. 26 in the Waldorf Astoria, New York. On display were the experimental Oldsmobile F-88 (now on view at the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum) and Cutlass, Buick Wildcat II, Chevrolet Nomad station wagon, General Motors Firebird XP-21 and Pontiac Bonneville Special, Cadillac El Camino, Cadillac La Espada and Cadillac Park Avenue, all featuring fiberglass bodies. (Text from Wikipedia.)

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Vin Car Pic of the day: Earth Day

1903 Lohner-Porsche “hybrid” touring car. (Porsche)

Ferdinand Porsche at the wheel of one of his 1903 Lohner-Porsche “hybrid” touring cars.

In 1900 Prof. Ferdinand Porsche unveiled his Lohner Porsche, an electric car with wheel-hub motors driving the front wheels. Soon after, this car featured all-wheel drive and four-wheel brakes, another world first.

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