Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Does this Rambler remind anyone else of a Plymouth Barracuda?

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I photographed this beauty on the corner of SE Clay and 6th Avenue at Bright Auto Upholstery. Something about the car reminds me of a Barracuda that a guy I dated a few times drove, way back in 1969. His nickname was Pinky. And he worked in the meat department of a grocery store and told me on one of our dates that he could get me any cut of meat that I liked, for free. You can picture my double take, right? OK, so we went on one more date to a professional baseball game and he said, "Anything you want, just let me know, and I'll get it for you." I said, "I'll take the first baseman." He just sat there, no double take, no nothing. And he bought me some M&Ms. That was it. The end. Over and out.

So, car people, does this car remind anyone else of a Plymouth Barracuda?

10 comments:

Kris McCracken said...

Just as long as he didn’t get fresh in the back of that Barracuda! ;)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I laughed after reading this and am still smiling. I wonder what ever happened to Pinky?

That is one odd looking but sweet looking Rambler. Nash was the parent. I just don't remember any of them looking this neat.

Jim said...

I love the tail end. I dont think I have seen one like that. My dad had a rambler.

Small City Scenes said...

It does look like the 'cuda. You are too funny. Wonder where Pinky is now. Hanging in a locker somewhere I suppose. I lived some of my growing up years, third grade through 6th, in Portland some where near Mt. Scott Park. I cried when we move back up to Wa. My father went to college there. MB

WendyB said...

BWAH HA HA HA!

Denton said...

You brought a smile to my face. Poor Pinky.

Knoxville Girl said...

Ooooooh, barracuda! My mom (yes, my mom) bought a used '67 'Cuda hatchback from a college kid - black interior, tan exterior. She had no clue as to what she just bought, until the police pulled us over one day because the back of the car was jacked up too high. I was maybe 12, and let me just say how disappointed I was that she sold that 'Cuda before I was old enough to drive it. Great shot! And great story about Pinky!

Chris said...

Tre cool photo, Lynette!

Meead said...

In memory of Pinky
nice photo

Chuck Pefley said...

It does indeed look something like the Plymouth Barracuda from about that same time. Nice condition!!