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Vin Car Pic: 1942 Chevy pickup

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.

Vin Car Pics: Cadillac El Camino concept

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.)

Vin Car Pic of the day: Earth Day

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.

Vin Car Pic of the day: 1929 Chevrolet

The new 1929 Chevrolet 1.5-ton utility truck with 194-cubic-inch (3.2-liter) overhead-valve inline six-cylinder.

Vin Car Pic of the day: Father of the Mustang

Ford Motor exec Lee Iacocca, known as the father of the Mustang, speaks at the pony car’s 1964 reveal at the New York World’s Fair.

Vin Car Pic of the day: 1959 Ford

A Ford design study for the 1959 Country Squire wagon, which featured push button “activity” equipment. (Ford media archives)

Happy 56th birthday to the Ford Mustang

6 generations of the Mustang from its debut in 1964 to 2020 It began 56 years ago this Friday, April 17, as more than 51 million people from around the world packed into Flushing Meadows Park in Queens for the New York World’s Fair and the debut of the Ford Mustang. It was 1964 — just 16 days after the debut of the Plymouth Barracuda — and the 1965 model-year Mustang would prove to be...

Vin Car Pic of the day: 1941 Chrysler

1941 Chrysler Town and Country barrelback woodie wagon with a Douglas DC-3 airplane.

Vin Car Pic of the day: 1969 Boss Mustang

An engine is guided carefully into a Ford Boss 429 Mustang in 1969.

Mustangs that never were

It was 56 years ago on April 17, 1964, that the Ford Mustang debuted at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. It was an immediate sales success — but there were many concepts, design studies and prototypes that were considered along the way. Some of those were codenamed the “Bruce Jenner” and the “Rambo” and there was a station wagon, a four-door and two-seater body styles. Here are some images and captions from...