Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rotting in Style - 1955 Pontiac Safari

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

Wagons had many phases of popularity, and the 1950s was definitely one of the biggest.  Today I bring you the first car from the Retro Collection: a 1955 Pontiac Safari.  This wagon looks like it has been on one too many safari adventures.  It’s rusted inside and out.  The tires, seats, and headliner all share the same characteristic: ripped and rotted.  However, there is something about it that is just awesome.

Imagine the exterior as is, but with a matte clear coat over it to seal in the grunge?  Now that would look awesome.

The interior is pretty basic, but has that cool 50s jet-age look.  I love the giant lever for controlling the temperature.  I can’t tell how many miles were on it, as the odometer was pretty cloudy.  The floor is the worst part however.  There are so many holes in the bottom that the partially melted looking gas pedal is falling through one of them.

The guys at Retro gave me complete access to all the cars, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the hood open.  However, based on the V8 badge, some research, and sticking the camera through the gaps in the grill, this car probably has the 287 cubic inch V8 and makes somewhere between 180 and 200 horsepower.  That’s laughable by today’s standards with cars like the CTS-V Wagon, but this was 1955.

As for 1955, this was the first year of this car.  Only 3,760 were produced which made this the lowest produced Pontiac of 1955.

Regardless of all that, I don’t think this car will be doing any more safari cruises, or even just driving down some paved streets.  It looks like it will remain sitting here, Rotting in Style.  (Until the guys at Retro make it awesome).

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1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida

1955 pontiac safari station wagon retro collection abadoned florida


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rotting in Style - 1989 Chevy Camaro!


Well, it has been some time since I have posted something for Rotting in Style.  I do apologize for that, but I have been getting about three to four days off per month, so I have been very, very busy.  Regardless, I figured if I was going to post something, it might as well be a good one.  So I bring to you a 1989 Camaro in Sitka, Alaska.  I mean, why not?  Camaros always seem to do well on here.

Anyway, abandoned Camaros seem to be quite popular in Alaska.  If you have read this blog in the past, or watched some of the past videos, you’ll remember seeing a 1989 IROC-Z and a 1979 Z28.  Well this one is a little less special as it is a 1989 Camaro RS with the 2.8L V6.  To make up for it, I did a little bit more digging.

This car was last registered in 2003 by what looks like the third and final owner, and has probably sat here since.  The last owner looks like he had a lien on it in 1992, and in 1994, it was sold at an auto auction.  How’s that for digging?

Even if it does only have the 2.8L V6, it’s still a sad sight to see for any American car lover.  This body style is personally my favorite when it comes to Camaros.  The body of this one however has the typical abandoned in Alaska accessory: moss.  There is also some dirt and rust as well.

The interior may be all there, but it seems quite scattered.  There is a transmission outside of the car, but I don’t know if it is for this Camarao or not.  The battery, I can say for sure though, is not where it is supposed to be as it’s sitting in the left headlight cutout.

While it would be nice to see this car running and driving again, I doubt it will be moving again anytime soon.  So it looks like it will remain sitting, Rotting in Style.

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