I love cars…in fact, I adore cars…and driving.
Nothing better then packing up the car and heading down the highway with my family.
I have done two advanced driving courses and although I admit, there were moments I was terrified, I had an absolute ball!
And it seems my love of cars is a bit of a family trait….my grandmother also loved driving and did so from an early age…something many women didn’t do back then.
I have been going through our old family photos and I have discovered some fabulous images of cars my relatives drove.
So for this week’s My Friday Five, I thought I would share some of them!
And as I also love delving into history, I have done a little research to find out what each one is, but if I am wrong, or you have more info, please let me know in the comments below!
I have no idea what car this would be but I am guessing the picture was taken in the late 1920s/early 1930s.
I guess you could call this a vintage convertible!
I think it would have been taken up around Healesville/Marysville (in Victoria) as my family had a property up there for many years.
I have a few images of this next one…I believe it is a Packard and the images are from the 1930s.
Pretty intrepid…driving through flood waters!
Now, these are my favourites and I would love to have one of these…I believe they are Vauxalls DX Coupes from approx 1937…
This one was my grandfather’s first rep car….an FX Holden from the late 1940s/early 1950s… it’s production name was the Holden 48-215…
Research reveals that the FX was first released in 1948, and was the first car from General Motors in Australia to have the Holden name
They were mainly in black…which I assume this one is…but also came in cream, blue and grey.
And lastly, how about a Mercedes Benz 190 SL from the late 1950s…a 4 speed manual luxury roadster.
Looks like something Grace Kelly would have driven in my favourite movie, High Society!
It apparently cost approx US$ 3,998 for this model with a soft top…and there were only 25,881 built!
How I wish that one of those Vauxhalls, or the Merc had been stored away somewhere, long forgotten.
Imagine opening the door to a shed and finding cars such as these!
Sadly, I can only dreams these are long gone….
Do you have any interesting cars in your family history? Or do you have a vintage car that you would sell your soul to own?
Share in the comments below as I would love to know!