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My guess is that this is a 1940 Oldsmobile.
It is either a Pontiac or an Oldsmobile from the late 1940′s. Just a shame it was altered from it’s original design. While it looks nice, it should have been kept in original condition.
I cheated & looked in the Internet, but it looks like the car was a 1940 Olds. It does look good w/the Cragar SS wheels, which gives it a 60s hot rod vibe & is preferable to those huge custom wheels in fashion today.
Speaking of name that car & forgotten NY, here’s a blog post from the Hemmings Motor News about NYC traffic pictured in May 1973:
LOOKS LIKE A 1941 OLDSMOBILE WHICH BEEN SCREWED UP TO THE POINT OF BEING WORTHLESS……1940/41 OLDS HAD THE FIRST PRODUCTION AUTOMATICS,WW-2 KILLED THAT IDEA AND THE AUTOMATICS WERE INSTALLED IN M3A & M4A TANKS AND M3 GRANT/LEE TANKS…
Are those Cragars?
Yes they are
Whatever make it is, it’s sure a lot cooler than those soulless, fibreglass pea-pods they build today.
My vote is for a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo 8, 4 door Touring Sedan based on the read door window configuration, but then again most GM’s of the same year look similar.
I believe you mean Rt 107, unless there’s an old county designation for that part of Town Path. No idea on the car but I love seeing it in our local parades.
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