Monday, July 27, 2009

Taking the New Yawker out for a spin.

Well, we're finally back from our little holiday at the lake. It's always good to be home, but Michigan was so much fun I wish we had a leeetle more time there.


One afternoon Greg and I decided to take the New Yorker out for a spin and lemme tell ya, that is one helluva car!!!  (for those who are new around here, my Uncle Max had a mint condition, 1977 baby blue Chrysler New Yorker with white leather interior...it's a tank. And it's AWESOME.) We turned it on and I swear that I felt like I stepped into a time machine. The radio sounds so adorably old timey and you feel like you're sitting in First Class on a Pan Am airplane. 

The steering wheel is really small and narrow, but it handles like a dream.  For a 1977 auto, it is loaded with goodies—automatic seats & windows, "search" on the radio, a snazzy light up vanity mirror (hey, this may not sound impressive, but remember this was the 70s people. Most folks still had hand crank windows!). 













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8 comments:

  1. Taking a ride in that car would be a dream. I love the hats. My grandparents had an Oldsmobile with one of those light-up mirrors and I would beg to sit in the front seat so I try it out. Why are modern cars so dull?!

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  2. What a beauty. And the car is nice too! :p

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  3. Pretty Neat Designs: The light up mirror was soooo fancy back then, wasn't it?? I remember thinking this car was like a limo.

    Glamorous Housewife: xoxox!!

    Lishy and Smashingbird: you guys are the best.

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  4. alexandra tyler. i am absolutely beside myself. my cheeks hurt from all the smiling i'm doing over these pictures!!!!!! you. and the hat. and your mister. and the mirror shots! i can actually feeeeel the vacation.
    i'm wondering just how many times the discussion of moving to michigan came up?????? hmmmm?

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  5. That is one cool car!! You and your cute little family travel in style!

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  6. i am soooo smitten with this set! it's one of those moments where you feel like a kid again! soo exciting and soo much fun!

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