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    I was photographing in the Green Gables neighborhood of Phoenix yesterday. The houses are small; many are well-built brick structures dating from the 1920s. I took this photo with my Contax G1 and Zeiss 28mm Biogon lens, on Ilford Delta 100 film. To frame the shot I crouched low on the front lawn. Just as I clicked the shutter the front door opened and the Latino owner came out. He didn't mind my trespass, just smiled that his car had attracted my admiring attention.

    Some of the 1950s coupes were incredibly long. Does this Cadillac have all the others beat?



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    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona

  • #2
    very nice picture of a very nice car
    -paul

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    • #3
      Love this!
      DZER

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      • #4
        The Contax G1 and Ilford 100 do the car justice, nice shot.

        I remember two cars that always stood out for me as being large and yes, long, both GM models..

        One was the 1964 Buick Electra 225.

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        The other was of course the 1959 Cadillac, in all of it's flavors. Probably GM's high water mark when it comes to flamboyant opulence,

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        Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
        Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

        Location: British Columbia

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        • #5
          Ya, the '59 Caddy looks reeeeeealy long. But that '64 Duce and a quarter turns my knob. It'd look even longer with the top down!
          I cut it off twice; it's still too short
          Oregon, USA

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          • #6
            Low slung cars have trouble with speed humps in the UK.

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            • #7
              Holy man -- nice mafia trunks...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by old mart View Post
                Low slung cars have trouble with speed humps in the UK.
                Just put on some bigger hoops.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael Edwards View Post

                  Just put on some bigger hoops.
                  these guys are sure giving the Japanese a run for their money

                  Last edited by Mcgyver; 01-30-2021, 06:21 PM.
                  in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                  • #10
                    1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency, had one this same color. 455 Olds, AC system better than most houses and would cruise at 80 mph like riding on the living room sofa.
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                    I just need one more tool,just one!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
                      Ya, the '59 Caddy looks reeeeeealy long. But that '64 Duce and a quarter turns my knob. It'd look even longer with the top down!
                      Lots of trunk space there !

                      JL....

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