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Re: What Was Your Family Car in Brooklyn?


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Posted by Nate Goldman on Wednesday, September 23rd 2020:

In Reply to: What Was Your Family Car in Brooklyn? posted by Harold on Saturday, September 12th 2020:

We had a 1937 Chevrolet, which had a manual stick shift on he floor; that car was very well built. In 1951, we bought a Buick Special, standard transmission (V-8). The Buick had plenty of chrome on it. I learned to drive in Brooklyn with that car. The most difficult part was parallel parking, since that Buick did not have power steering. The Buick's hood did not automatically stay up by itself, as there was a rod, which had to be inserted into the underside of the hood to hold it up. In 1951, we drove that car from Brooklyn to Niagara Falls. There was no Thruway in those days, and some of the secondary roads and detours, were quite challenging. In 1965, we bought a Chrysler Newport, which I had until 1994. The Chrysler had excellent suspension, and a very nice interior.

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