The Truth About Cars » 1962 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1962 International Harvester C-120 Travelette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1962-international-harvester-c-120-travelette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1962-international-harvester-c-120-travelette/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=791945 There was once a time when you could buy street vehicles made by a farm equipment manufacturer, and IHC products still show up in self-service wrecking yards today. In this series so far, we’ve seen this ’70 Scout, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 Scout, this ’72 1010 pickup, this ’73 Scout, and this ’74 Scout. […]

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There was once a time when you could buy street vehicles made by a farm equipment manufacturer, and IHC products still show up in self-service wrecking yards today. In this series so far, we’ve seen this ’70 Scout, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 Scout, this ’72 1010 pickup, this ’73 Scout, and this ’74 Scout. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1962 Ford Galaxie Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1962-ford-galaxie-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1962-ford-galaxie-coupe/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=768322 Today’s Junkyard Find isn’t the first ’62 Galaxie we’ve seen in the series. Yes, we had this ’62 Galaxie with the very rare Harlequin paint option more than three years ago. The second-gen Galaxie sometimes gets overlooked these days, because the Chevy Impala of the same era has become so iconic, but it’s a very […]

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Today’s Junkyard Find isn’t the first ’62 Galaxie we’ve seen in the series. Yes, we had this ’62 Galaxie with the very rare Harlequin paint option more than three years ago. The second-gen Galaxie sometimes gets overlooked these days, because the Chevy Impala of the same era has become so iconic, but it’s a very […]

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Junkyard Find: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair 700 Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1962-chevrolet-corvair-700-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1962-chevrolet-corvair-700-station-wagon/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=734457 Other than the many Corvairs in the Brain Melting Colorado Junkyard, we haven’t seen any examples of GM’s rear-engined compact so far in this series. As recently as ten years ago, Corvairs were not uncommon sights in self-serve wrecking yards, and trashed ones are worth little more than scrap value today, but it took until […]

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Other than the many Corvairs in the Brain Melting Colorado Junkyard, we haven’t seen any examples of GM’s rear-engined compact so far in this series. As recently as ten years ago, Corvairs were not uncommon sights in self-serve wrecking yards, and trashed ones are worth little more than scrap value today, but it took until […]

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Junkyard Find: 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1962-cadillac-sedan-deville/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1962-cadillac-sedan-deville/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495372 The brain-melting Colorado yard must have a couple thousand pre-1970 cars scattered about its several square miles of land on the Colorado High Plains just east of Pikes Peak. That means I’ll never run out of Junkyard Finds there! While most of my Brain-Melting Junkyard posts have featured non-Big-Three products, there’s some pretty good stuff […]

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The brain-melting Colorado yard must have a couple thousand pre-1970 cars scattered about its several square miles of land on the Colorado High Plains just east of Pikes Peak. That means I’ll never run out of Junkyard Finds there! While most of my Brain-Melting Junkyard posts have featured non-Big-Three products, there’s some pretty good stuff […]

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Junkyard Find: 1962 Volvo 122S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1962-volvo-122s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1962-volvo-122s/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494125 Everybody loves the Volvo Amazon, including me, and so it’s saddening to see an early example heading to The Crusher. The truth is that non-perfect Amazons (even two-doors) just aren’t worth much these days, so one with rust and/or major body damage usually gets crushed. This California Amazon appears to be completely rust-free, but a […]

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Everybody loves the Volvo Amazon, including me, and so it’s saddening to see an early example heading to The Crusher. The truth is that non-perfect Amazons (even two-doors) just aren’t worth much these days, so one with rust and/or major body damage usually gets crushed. This California Amazon appears to be completely rust-free, but a […]

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Back Down On The Alameda Street: 1962 Lincoln Continental http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/back-down-on-the-alameda-street-1962-lincoln-continental/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/back-down-on-the-alameda-street-1962-lincoln-continental/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388497 Back in my Jalopnik days, I started the whole interesting-street-parked-car-photos thing with the original Down On The Street series. At that time, all the cars I shot were located in my old hometown on Alameda, California, and I got up to 600 or so before moving to Denver last summer. Now I’m back in Alameda, […]

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Back in my Jalopnik days, I started the whole interesting-street-parked-car-photos thing with the original Down On The Street series. At that time, all the cars I shot were located in my old hometown on Alameda, California, and I got up to 600 or so before moving to Denver last summer. Now I’m back in Alameda, […]

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NSF Racing Plymouth Fury Does 218 Laps, Breaks Down 219 Times, Still Triumphs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/nsf-racing-plymouth-fury-does-218-laps-breaks-down-219-times-still-triumphs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/nsf-racing-plymouth-fury-does-218-laps-breaks-down-219-times-still-triumphs/#comments Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387909 Y’all know that the NSF Racing 1962 Plymouth took the top prize at the Southern Discomfort 24 Hours of LeMons last month, but some of you may be wondering how the Fury managed to beat out the Sputnik ’86 Nissan Stanza wagon (441 laps) or the Speedycop and the Gang of Outlaws Parnelli Jones Galaxie […]

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Y’all know that the NSF Racing 1962 Plymouth took the top prize at the Southern Discomfort 24 Hours of LeMons last month, but some of you may be wondering how the Fury managed to beat out the Sputnik ’86 Nissan Stanza wagon (441 laps) or the Speedycop and the Gang of Outlaws Parnelli Jones Galaxie […]

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Down On The Mile High Street: How To Look Cool Getting Picked Up at the Airport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-mile-high-street-how-to-look-cool-getting-picked-up-at-the-airport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-mile-high-street-how-to-look-cool-getting-picked-up-at-the-airport/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387229 I do a lot of air traveling in my role as Chief Justice of the LeMons Supreme Court, which means I spend a lot of time at Shadow Government World Headquarters, aka Denver International Airport. My ride was coming to get me in a late-model Subaru Outback, i.e. the type of vehicle driven by approximately […]

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I do a lot of air traveling in my role as Chief Justice of the LeMons Supreme Court, which means I spend a lot of time at Shadow Government World Headquarters, aka Denver International Airport. My ride was coming to get me in a late-model Subaru Outback, i.e. the type of vehicle driven by approximately […]

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Southern Discomfort LeMons: And The Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/southern-discomfort-lemons-and-the-real-winner-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/southern-discomfort-lemons-and-the-real-winner-is/#comments Mon, 21 Feb 2011 04:21:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384503 The Index of Effluency trophy goes to the 24 Hours of LeMons team that accomplishes the greatest feats with the most improbable car; if your team’s car is a horrifyingly rusty heap that sat in a field for decades prior to being resurrected for racing, is a type of vehicle that never belonged on a […]

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The Index of Effluency trophy goes to the 24 Hours of LeMons team that accomplishes the greatest feats with the most improbable car; if your team’s car is a horrifyingly rusty heap that sat in a field for decades prior to being resurrected for racing, is a type of vehicle that never belonged on a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1962 Galaxie 500 With Rare Harlequin Paint Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/junkyard-find-1962-galaxie-500-with-rare-harlequin-paint-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/junkyard-find-1962-galaxie-500-with-rare-harlequin-paint-option/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384100 Just so nobody thinks they might be able to rescue this poor abused Ford, The Crusher ate it up a couple months back. You’ve got to wonder what the last owner was thinking when he or she did this McDonald’s-ish paint job. This Galaxie seems pretty thoroughly trashed, but still… orange and yellow?

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Just so nobody thinks they might be able to rescue this poor abused Ford, The Crusher ate it up a couple months back. You’ve got to wonder what the last owner was thinking when he or she did this McDonald’s-ish paint job. This Galaxie seems pretty thoroughly trashed, but still… orange and yellow?

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And This Doomed ’62 Skylark Is a Coupe, Even! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-this-doomed-62-skylark-is-a-coupe-even/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-this-doomed-62-skylark-is-a-coupe-even/#comments Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378915 Somehow it hurts a lot more when you’re looking at a Crusher-bound slab of 1960s Detroit Iron that has just two doors. This Skylark is beat to hell, but it appears to be reasonably unrusted and complete. The General was still a total cheapskate when it came to dash components, but he still used metal […]

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Somehow it hurts a lot more when you’re looking at a Crusher-bound slab of 1960s Detroit Iron that has just two doors. This Skylark is beat to hell, but it appears to be reasonably unrusted and complete. The General was still a total cheapskate when it came to dash components, but he still used metal […]

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Curbside Classic: 1962 Ford Fairlane http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1962-ford-fairlane/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1962-ford-fairlane/#comments Fri, 02 Apr 2010 14:59:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351247 They say you can’t go home again. True enough, but as you read this, Edward and the rest of my family and I will be winging our way to Baltimore for a long overdue family reunion. My father recently turned ninety, and my mother will be eighty-seven soon. So what is the obvious choice of […]

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They say you can’t go home again. True enough, but as you read this, Edward and the rest of my family and I will be winging our way to Baltimore for a long overdue family reunion. My father recently turned ninety, and my mother will be eighty-seven soon. So what is the obvious choice of […]

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