Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Car

Parking lot view from a bookstore cafe, while drinking a tall peppermint tea. What car is this?

KZ added: was THIS the car?
or the one below


Krayonzilla said...

Actually after looking it might be a 1938 Studebaker State Commander with extras

Krayonzilla said...

or the Studebaker Champion. So many variation on these kind of autos of the period.

Ron said...

I was thinking it was a chrysler from the logo on the front, but couldn't find a good match by googling. Closest was a 1930's Airstream.

MrGoodson2 said...

It's what The Addamms family drove. Great sketch!

Davis Chino said...


Thompson, something in your style makes any car look English--eccentric and fusty (neither fussy nor futzy, but a combination of the two) and fascinating.

I thought an Austin or a Morris, but I don't know those cars very well.

Izzit a Stude?? Chrysler Airflows, (though brilliant and memorable), were poor sellers and quite rare today.

Other thought is a Hudson? My Great Grandparents owned two, including a memorable Terrapin (don't you love the marketing naivete of that long-ago age?--who would name a car after a turtle??)

Krayonzilla said...

The Addams car is a 1932 Packard Twin Six. This looks more like the 1940 Packard

Ron said...

I think the perspective is too severe, giving it that eccentric, futsy feeling. The back tapers like a Citroen (insert uberblots over the 'e') which is... French. So maybe its something else giving it some English.

Vertical grill, fish gill vents along the hood rim, a couple of side mirrors near the top, two vertical bumpettes on the front bumper: definitely the first one. I'm impressed. So... is it a 1940 Packard?