Curbside Classic CA Vacation Outtake Look What Just Pulled Into The Parking Lot Edition: 1948 Dodge

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

I was just packing up at control central here at Peets in Half Moon Bay, when I see this old Dodge drive by the window and park in front of the super market next door. It’s driver is elderly, but very much not the “granny” mold. And it has a bike rack on the back of it! This is a regular driver, from all the evidence.

This is only a few parking spaces away from where the other elderly female driver parked her 1971 Opel Manta. Maybe I should stay here longer! Or was it the same driver?

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  • Andy D Andy D on Jan 03, 2010

    The local service station next to my folks house used a pair of the old Fluid drive 48 Dodges as push cars to retrieve dead cars without the hassle of a wrecker. The front bumpers were wrapped in 2" hawser rope as a cushion. Or if need be a tow rope. Try doing that with a Charger. The sedan wasnt much, but the business coupe was bee-yoot- tee-full.

  • Markpitts Markpitts on Jan 04, 2010

    It is definitely a daily driver. I see the car on the road periodically as I head to work from Pacifica. With the bike usually attached.

  • Urlik Multi level parking garages are going to be issues as well.
  • Dartman Nice job Healy! A genuine “truth about cars” instead of troll bait.
  • Charlie Oh by the way the steering is so rusted that it actually is loose, and the transmission makes strange whirring and scraping sounds. The car is falling apart from rust.
  • Charlie 78 for my ‘09 Mercury mariner. It has 850k miles on it and leaks oil. It has 9 scratches, deformed bodywork, and severely rusted frame and suspension. When you stand on the duct taped rear bumper, the suspension creaks loudly. Also it has a loud vibration and rod knock, and the driver rear window is falling out. Ps. Don’t they normally have a roof rack and display screen? Cause mine doesn’t.
  • Honda1 More disposable junk from Hyundai.