My Car Quest

January 27, 2022

American Cars That I Like

by Mike –

Regular readers of My Car Quest may think that I do not care for American cars – but I do like some American cars.

This truck below is similar to the pick up that I drove in high school, a 1940 GMC. When I blew up the engine I had to help my dad (it was his truck) find a replacement and we put in a Chevy 350 V8 power train – that truck was very fast after that. This truck is a 1946 but it is essentially identical to the 1940 because not much happened in the way of development at American car companies during this period – WWII.

Chevrolet Pick up

Chevrolet Pick up

Chevrolet Pick up

I had a car like this in college, a 1956 Chrysler. At the time it did not seem like a cool car but now it is the cat’s meow. Mine was red and white.

1956 Chrysler

1956 Chrysler

If you look closely to the left of the steering wheel you will see a push button transmission.
1956 Chrysler
My engine was not this clean.
1956 Chrysler

I met Mr. Swanson near my house and could not resist talking to him. He is the original owner of this 1956 Chevy. I like the 1956 Chevy because it is in the middle between the ground breaking 1955 and the favorite big fin 1957. The 1956 seems special to me.

1956 Chevrolet

Mr Swanson told me that this is the original color scheme.
1956 Chevrolet

I have loved the Shelby GT350 Mustang since I was a kid and I have written about the Shelby GT350 Mustang. So, I do not need to say any more.

Shelby GT350 Mustang

I also like the 1960s Camaro and have posted pictures of the new Camaro in this article, Chevrolet Camaro – The 2011 Model, and written about the 1968 Penske Sunoco Camaro Race Car.

Chevrolet Camaro

There are others that I like but those will be discussed at another time.

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Shelby GT 350

1956 Chrysler




  2. Mike Gulett says

    Yes, I have fond memories also. That is why I wrote about this car.

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