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Cars of the 1940's
June 13, 2011
10:40 pm
Zootsuit
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When war was declared, it put a grinding halt on automobile production.  But prior to war, and once again after the war, the assembly lines were rolling, and some beautiful cars were created.  Imagine buying a new car for about $800.00, and the price of gas per gallon was .18.  It is amazing that cars at that time, and of considerable weight, actually delivered a very respectable 15 – 20 miles per gallon.  The first "woody" station wagon was created in the 1940's.  Did you have a make or model of car during that time that was your favorite?    

June 14, 2011
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FlorrieMay
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I remember that the first car my dad bought was a 1947 Ford Popular and we went away on a family camping holiday to Scotland in it. It was very reliable, unlike a lot of todays computerised vehicles.

June 14, 2011
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Memories
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I bought a 1949 Packard in the late 50's. It was a wonderful car and I had some good times driving that car. I was in the Marines and when my buddies and I were on leave, we would take off in that little beauty. Good memories!

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