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Old 02-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #21
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Wilshire Blvd must have been pretty upscale in 35. Lots of Packards, and the Model Ts were driven by the working folk on the other side of town?

Thanks for the great film clip ride.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #22
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I really like the cars but man, did you guys see how many gas stations there were? I love the Signal station towards the end of the video.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #23
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I saw a T or two, and a Dodge of that vintage. At this time, T's were essentially valueless and so a reasonable choice for those with nearly no money...I've heard from vintage people I have known that the best T on the planet was worth around $5.00 not long after they were discontinued.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #24
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that almost new '32 3-window must have had a re-paint since the body & fenders are the same color.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #25
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Bruce,I've also heard from vintage psople that T's were so cheap and plentiful that when they finally gave up the ghost,people would just leave them where they died not even bother to go back and get them
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #26
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I missed this clip all the other times it has been posted. But I liked it sooo much that I have watched it about 4 times already. Gotta go, about to watch it again!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #27
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My Father and some other Marines bought a Model A for $40 to use on liberty in about 1943 in California. When it was time to continue their tour of the Pacific, they parked it on the beach and left! I guess that would have been in San Diego.
The abandoned Model A story really bugged me when I was young. I wanted that car!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
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I saw a Model t roadster at 2:31,
1933 Ford Deluxe coupe three window at 3:36
1928 Ford Roadster at 3:37
1932 Ford Victoria at 4:10
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #29
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There seems to be very little order as far as lanes go. Must have been a lot of crumpled fenders in those days.

Yea, thats pretty wild how the cars just drove 3 wide sometimes...just all over the place swerving in and out all the time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #30
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Have to ask, what was the crater scene at the end ,and what was this video used for?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:57 AM   #31
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just watching this makes me feel like i was born in the wrong era,anyone feel the same??
X1, every time I see something like this, especially this one , being born in L.A. 31 years later. Did anyone notice the .9 & .12 cent gas prices?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #32
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What happened to all those cars? It seems the odds would be that there are still a lot of them around. And interesting too that there was not a single stop made on that drive. No stop lights? And no lanes either, apparently. Fascinating.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #33
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counted eight top down roadsters/ converts, must have been in the winter? just thinking how great it would be to go back in time and see all those potential fords. then again i would have most likely been run over by a chev.
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Smooth jazz in a Model A....I dig
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