#260 Ford Thunderbird

1979 Ford Thunderbird spotted in Portland OR

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Staying local today, this Thunderbird is parked a few blocks from my house and has been begging me to lay down its long straight lines. This particular model is a 1979 Heritage Edition and is a last celebration of the truly large personal coupe. The 1973 and 1979 oil crises, along with the instroduction of more efficient imports, spelled disaster for the American land yacht.

#85 Toyota Cressida

1985 Toyota Cressida owned by Ayocab

DarrenDriven
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Yet another Japanese import in my quest to illustrate every single body style of Toyota vehicles sold in the US. (#31/244) This MX73 Cressida sedan is posted up over at the JNC forum by owner Ayocab. It was as close to showroom as possible when he snatched it up and his tasteful mods have only improved the classic boxy eighties styling.

#66 Chevy C10

1965 Chevy C10 owned by Doug S

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Commission 25/26 (car #19/26) for Doug S in Portland OR. Rebuilding an abandoned house means lots of Home Depot trips. That means you need a truck, right? This beast once belonged to Doug's brother-in-law, then to his nephew, then ended up in his own driveway. It was involved in more than one accident thanks to his two kids, but in each case the insurance payout for repairs was more than the value of the truck.

#63 Cadillac Coupe deVille

1963 Cadillac Coupe deVille owned by DarrenDriven

DarrenDriven
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I had long lusted for a finned-Cadillac and one day as I was driving in my neighborhood this one jumped out at me with a For Sale sign on the dash. It was a short-lived romance, though, as the electrical system was failing and it needed a complete rewire in the near future. No thanks.