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Old 03-02-2008, 06:43 AM   #239
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Thumbs up Some More "Bertha" History....

I know how much Car Folks enjoy history.

Thought I'd post these Photo's.

Snyder Motor Sales in Newport N.Y. is the dealer that "Bertha" was purchased from in the Spring of 1953. Photo taken ca. 1979. (wish I could read the price on the pumps)

Photo of Bertha and her Ford taken at Piseco Lake in the Adirondack St. Park, Fall 1956.

Bertha going for her "last drive" October 1976, the day we adopted this
wonderful automobile.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:52 AM   #240
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My "classic"

I call her "The old girl"
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:49 AM   #241
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Lucky You, Robert Cross!!!...having the family '53 Ford Victoria.
My father had bought a new '53 Customline Sedan, two tone green. Then in '57 I bought my first car...a Seafoam green '53 Customline Club Coupe and my brother bought a '53 Victoria, coral and white. I think I had paid $600 for it when it was 4 years old.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #242
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS
I know how much Car Folks enjoy history.

Thought I'd post these Photo's.

Snyder Motor Sales in Newport N.Y. is the dealer that "Bertha" was purchased from in the Spring of 1953. Photo taken ca. 1979. (wish I could read the price on the pumps)

Photo of Bertha and her Ford taken at Piseco Lake in the Adirondack St. Park, Fall 1956.

Bertha going for her "last drive" October 1976, the day we adopted this
wonderful automobile.
Love the history. You are very fortunate to have the pics to go with. I'm jealous.
Got any more?
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #243
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Love the history. You are very fortunate to have the pics to go with. I'm jealous.
Got any more?
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Barry,

Here's two more that I kind'a like.

Sandra's Mom (Bertha's daughter) and I at a show last year.

A Father passing it on to his Son, also at a car show last season.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:23 PM   #244
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Great photos. Sweetheart car - you realize of course just how lucky you are to have that one in your possession.

The father/son photo is great. It's hard now adays for a lot of parents to find something that is relevant to both themselves and their kids so when it comes along they have to grab it and hold on. Going to a car show is a good one.

Just pulled out some pictures last night of a '56 Merc Meteor 2dr hdt I could have had relatively cheap but I can't remember for the life of me why I didn't buy it. Now, of course, I look and smack my forehead thinking what an idiot I was. One owner car, ran well and was extremely well taken care of and he was asking $1,500 and I didn't snap it up. He even called and asked if I was sure before he let it go to someone else because he knew from my others cars that I'd take good care of it. Put me down as idiot of the year for that one. A friend called for the pictures as he is going to look at one described as the same car this week. As expected the price has inflated dramatically.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #245
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Our other passion.

My wife's maternal Grandmother's 1953 Ford.

An original unrestored survivor, we have been the custodian since October

1976.
I'm drooling!
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:17 AM   #246
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I enlarged the photo and it appears that there are only three digets, so it was 99.9 cents or less. Can't read the price either.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:37 AM   #247
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The Fifty...

Here's one of our other toys. She's a 50 Chevy Deluxe. She's a driver and always gets a bunch of attention.

~Rob & Melanie~

The pretty girl with the black hair is our friend.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:33 AM   #249
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This is out and running now - our 59 Buick Electra mated to a 75 Chevrolet 2wd Suburban trailering special with a rebuilt 454. I can't wait to hook onto the 58 Sovereign of the Road this spring.

Enjoy! - ah, my 1,000th post
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[quote=robandzoe]This is out and running now - our 59 Buick Electra mated to a 75 Chevrolet 2wd Suburban trailering special with a rebuilt 454. I can't wait to hook onto the 58 Sovereign of the Road this spring.

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That's cool, did you drop the Buick on the Burb Frame? Should be a great

TV.

Congrats on the post!

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Old 03-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #251
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Rob, the Buick looks great. My father took me to many car shows when I was younger and I have a great affection for the classics. I am currently in the market for a vintage TV. I have a few older cars ('68 Charger, '39 Chevy coupe, '34 Ford roadster chassis,'64 Porsche 356 C cab) but think that an old station wagon would be great. Just waiting for the economy to drive down prices a little more. Look forward to meeting you at CBR as April & I listen to the VAP religiously.
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Yes, we dropped the 59 Buick Electra onto the 75 Suburban chassis. No frame cut was required. Rear axle had to move about 4 inches, that's it. So, we're now all GM Chevy Suburban for our running gear, with all the 59 Buick inside. Should be fun and a head turned when hooked in combo. We've rebuilt the 454 and the body work to the Electurban will occur this spring.
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