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h***@bbs.cpcn.com
2020-08-29 18:38:31 UTC
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Two page color from 1953 Sat Ev Post. several discontinued
makes and models.

(You may scroll through the rest of the magazine.
Interesting look at society).

Hudson Hornet/Wasp
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-14/page/n59/mode/2up

Studebaker
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-14/page/n69/mode/2up

Buick greatness
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n83/mode/2up

DeSoto
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n96/mode/1up

Packard
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-01-31/page/n9/mode/2up

Steel -- advertising the importance of a basic material.
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n9/mode/2up

GM engine research (2 pg color)
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n57/mode/2up

Allis Chalmers power
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-28/page/n63/mode/2up

NY State Thruway construction
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n23/mode/2up

GM support units
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n89/mode/2up
David Paul
2020-08-30 00:50:28 UTC
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Post by h***@bbs.cpcn.com
Two page color from 1953 Sat Ev Post. several discontinued
makes and models.
(You may scroll through the rest of the magazine.
Interesting look at society).
Hudson Hornet/Wasp
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-14/page/n59/mode/2up
Studebaker
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-14/page/n69/mode/2up
Buick greatness
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n83/mode/2up
DeSoto
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n96/mode/1up
Packard
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-01-31/page/n9/mode/2up
Steel -- advertising the importance of a basic material.
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n9/mode/2up
GM engine research (2 pg color)
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-21/page/n57/mode/2up
Allis Chalmers power
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-28/page/n63/mode/2up
NY State Thruway construction
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n23/mode/2up
GM support units
https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-03-07/page/n89/mode/2up
Nice. My father was an industrial vehicles mechanic all his life by
trade, now retired. He has a very high concept of these cars. Usually
said, that at the time, only the rich could afford to buy a car in
Spain, and only high profile celebrities had an american-made car,
imports were nearly banned and not even italian sports car could
compete with that sort of prestigious aura.
Andreas Kohlbach
2020-08-30 18:08:27 UTC
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Usually said, that at the time, only the rich could afford to buy a car
in Spain, and only high profile celebrities had an american-made car,
imports were nearly banned and not even italian sports car could
compete with that sort of prestigious aura.
Although the SEAT car company was founded 1950, and they build more or
less cheap cars But then Spain was a dictatorship until 1975. Franco
even met Hitler some decades earlier to discuss to support the Nazis or
not (they officially not).
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Andreas
David Paul
2020-08-31 10:43:04 UTC
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 14:08:27 -0400, Andreas Kohlbach
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Usually said, that at the time, only the rich could afford to buy a car
in Spain, and only high profile celebrities had an american-made car,
imports were nearly banned and not even italian sports car could
compete with that sort of prestigious aura.
Although the SEAT car company was founded 1950, and they build more or
less cheap cars But then Spain was a dictatorship until 1975. Franco
even met Hitler some decades earlier to discuss to support the Nazis or
not (they officially not).
Yeah, that part is right. In fact, Franco lied to Hitler and did not
keep any of his promises, and later gave covert support to British as
well as the rest of the allies. The main reason why he stayed in power
for so many years after the war.

Meanwhile my ancestors and their neighbours had to endure 20 years of
the most crippling poverty, not far from the american post-29 crack in
many ways.
JimP
2020-08-31 14:12:07 UTC
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On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:43:04 +0200, David Paul
Post by David Paul
On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 14:08:27 -0400, Andreas Kohlbach
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Usually said, that at the time, only the rich could afford to buy a car
in Spain, and only high profile celebrities had an american-made car,
imports were nearly banned and not even italian sports car could
compete with that sort of prestigious aura.
Although the SEAT car company was founded 1950, and they build more or
less cheap cars But then Spain was a dictatorship until 1975. Franco
even met Hitler some decades earlier to discuss to support the Nazis or
not (they officially not).
Yeah, that part is right. In fact, Franco lied to Hitler and did not
keep any of his promises, and later gave covert support to British as
well as the rest of the allies. The main reason why he stayed in power
for so many years after the war.
Meanwhile my ancestors and their neighbours had to endure 20 years of
the most crippling poverty, not far from the american post-29 crack in
many ways.
Franco refused the request for German troops to go through Spain to
attack Gibraltar. From a documentary I saw a few years ago, he was
likely worried the Germans would also try to take over Spain.
--
Jim
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