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Vintage neon signs

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Ghostsoldier

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  3. Ghostsoldier

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  4. Frunobulax

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    ^^^The Caddy tops it off.
     
  5. Ghostsoldier

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    I think that's a Buick. ;)

    Rob
     
  6. Frunobulax

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    So it is. At first glance, I was fooled.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Probably through lack of sleep. What are you doing up at this hour? You're as bad as a friend of mine who tends to send me text messages in the early hours.
    "Why are you texting me at two am?" I asked. "Why are you answering?" he replied. "I'm retired," I said, "what's your excuse?" "I'm unemployed," he responded. He was actually invalided out of the army through conflict.
    Insomnia rules, eh guys?
     
  8. Fading Fast

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    Looks like an Electra, which I believe shared the same frame as the Cadillac DeVille - so you weren't as far off as it seems. The car was ridiculously big.
     
  9. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Check list of all the good things:
    • Dr Pepper sign
    • Coffee pot pouring coffee (hopefully the lights of the stream show flow - seen it done elsewhere, very cool)
    • Proud Penguin
    • S&H Green Stamps sign tucked down low
    • Two-tone Cadillac with fins
     
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  10. Ghostsoldier

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    The only reason I recognized it, is because my grandfather owned one just like it, same color and all.

    I took my driver's license test in it, and I can tell ya, it was like driving a Boeing 747...I almost couldn't parallel park it.

    Rob
     
  11. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    I took mine in the marginally smaller (but not by much and not compared to any car today) '72 LeSabre and, as you noted, it was a bear to parallel park. That said, because of that, I can parallel park anything.
     
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  12. 1mach1

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    Refurbished last week.

    Colonial Beach, VA[​IMG]

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  13. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Yup. Parked this, but it felt more like a boat than a plane.

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  14. Ghostsoldier

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    Rob
     
  15. Frunobulax

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    I have, as I've aged, developed odd and somewhat undesirable sleep patterns.

    Yup. We called them "Deuce-and-a-Quarters." I knew, in my younger days, a young lady who drove one but could never quite get a handle on it's dimensions. We knew she had arrived at the house when we heard the trash cans in the driveway scatter.

    Wow. An Admiral Benbow. That brings back some memories.
     
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    I remember the "deuce and quarter" nickname - Buick got lucky with that as it really had a vibe to it that probably helped the marketing of the car.

    My grandmother bought my grand-uncle's old LeSabre as, what would be, her last car. It was the late '60s and her late '50s Chevy (think it was an Impala, I was very young) was dying and an intra-family trade helped her financially. That said, that car was too big for an elderly woman not in great health.

    She never had a accident (thankfully), but watching her parallel park that car on the street out front of her apartment was a hold-your-breath experience. I remember going to the supermarket with her and she managed to avoid the shopping carts when parking through a combination of patience and old-driving instincts buried under health-diminished skills.
     
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  19. Fading Fast

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    This is a wonderful sign. I love the Art Deco design - real thought and skill went into this one.
     
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  20. dh66

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    Your pic reminded me of one that was around here when I was a kid. This one closed down back in the 80s.

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