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A Beautiful Vintage Car

A Beautiful Vintage Car

My wandering eyes are always on the lookout for a photo opportunity, something I can capture with my camera and create a memory. I just can't help myself and I admit it. It's a way of documenting things I see in life that provide a sense of beauty.

Such was the case while driving home recently

Auto Abstracts

Auto Abstracts

After returning from my trip to Aruba I found out that the Mecum Auctions were up the road in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. There was only one day left for the event so I quickly decided to take the Sunday morning drive.

For those not familiar with Mecum Auctions, they are the auctioneering clearing house for vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. 

1949 Dodge Coronet

Vintage cars are often seen at car shows, museums and auctions but it's the really rare ones that garner the most attention and intrigue. I immediately begin to think about the vehicle's history, where it's been and who may have owned it. If there is someone around like the current owner or a mechanic, that is usually an opportunity to strike up a conversation. Few vintage car owners will pass on a chance to talk about their car and share some of it's history. Such was the case some weeks ago while driving past an auto shop known for it's restoration work and attention to detail. I always look forward to passing this location because you never know what may be sitting out front.

On this particular day the car out front sitting in the 100-plus degree heat was a rare piece in extremely outstanding condition. This baby was manufactured before I was even born, yet it looked like it was barely a year old. Furthermore, fewer than 300,000 passenger vehicles were manufactured by Dodge in 1949, making this car truly a rare find.

1949 Dodge Coronet
1949 Dodge Coronet

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I have several other shots of this beauty to share but this is the first one processed. There is also a tid-bit of history associated with this car, as relayed to me by the shop owner and mechanic who has worked on it. We will cover that in a future post soon.

Image processed in Lightroom 5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM