This lovely avocado colored AMC Ambassador Coupe was quite a sight for sore eyes on a particularly slow day for car spotting.
I love this picture. There is a lot of patina but it only adds to this car’s character. I would guess this is an older restoration that sat outside for too long. The chrome is mostly in good shape and everything is here.
I’m not sure why this tarp was taped down on the roof, but maybe the weather sealing was letting in water. I believe this is an old promotional banner for the shop I saw this outside of.
This car wouldn’t have been all that remarkable when new, but very few of these have survived. The only other AMC Ambassador I recall seeing was a sedan and was in pretty rough shape, albeit moving under its own power.
I like the faux vents in the rear that tie the two light clusters together. As you can see, the vinyl is disintegrating before your eyes but everything is present.
Lovely 343 badge right there. Just a V, since the 8 is implied. This also appears to be an SST model. I didn’t find any information about this trim level in a precursory search but I do think I’ve narrowed down the year to 1968.
The interior is present, but clearly in need of some attention. Looks to be a nicely equipped automatic model with sporty color matched two tone seats. I also think that air vent on the passenger side looks more modern than I expected. Mazda used a similar design in the mid 2000s.
Now for what I originally stopped for.
You simply don’t see Ford Country Squires anymore.
The hood ornament is pretty bent up, but the rest of the body appears intact. Lovely wheels too, which seem to be free of curb rash.
This one had some aspirational vinyl woodgrain faded almost beyond recognition.
Unlike the AMC above, Ford just stuck on a cheap reflector. Their cash strapped competitor managed to shell out for recessed reflector 15 years earlier. Where did we go wrong?
I really wanted to look at this very rare old Toyota Van up close but I was on a delivery and someone was looking at me very strangely as I took the picture. I was afraid it might be her van so I left, though I saw her get into a new Maxima on my way out. This one seems pretty solid and even has some fancy rims.
In the same parking lot was this rough but reasonably rare quad cab GMC. It may have belonged to the same person.
I hate to say it, but aren’t wheels supposed to be round? How does this dealer think they are going to sell this tastefully modified 5 speed Dodge Dart with a smashed rim? I actually would rock this, but only if it was cheap.
Bug Eyed Sprite? I don’t know.
And I leave you with some photos of a beautiful sunset.
Well, the sunset was in the other direction but this cone was more interesting to me.