1961 Corvair Hardtop
Does anyone recognize this? This was my first car. I loved that car. If she could talk, I would have been grounded until I was 30! 🙂
I was the first one in my group of friends to have a drivers license. It was a junior license which meant I had to be off the roads between midnight and 6 AM. Unless I worked during those hours. When I turned 17 I got a regular license.
That car took me and my friends all over the place. To the shore (that’s the beach in Jersey speak), to school, to the mountains. We put many happy miles on that sweet ride. She never let me down either. And you would be amazed at how many people we could put in her. The front had bucket seats, but they were close together so someone could sit in the middle.
It was a small car, but in today’s standards not so much. The motor was in the back and the trunk in the front. The gear shifter was located on the right side of the dash. And of course it only had an AM radio in it. At some point the antenna broke off, so I had a bent coat hanger in it’s place. It worked surprisingly well.
I wish I still had her.