The latest batch of snazzy retro rides: 1. Mercedes 200 series mid-1980 2.Ford Fairlane or Galaxie 1961-1964 3. 1966 or 67 Ford Mustang 4. Porsche 911 Targa (1990’s?). Many thanks to my dad for identifying all these pretty cars for me. The Benz is my favorite. My dad used to drive a not so spiffed up ’85 350 diesel, so this orange one made me smile and think of him.
Reykjavik clearly has a thing for beautiful vintage autos. As I mentioned before, I’ve started carrying around a small disposable film camera (until I can get my hands on something smaller than my Canon Rebel SLR) to catch them in repose before some quirky Icelandic house or proudly rolling down the main drag. My latests finds include the adorable Saab above, a Daihastu, and that classy mystery mobile in the last photo (for which I dropped my bags and ran half a block to get). Update: my dad just emailed me to tell me that the “mystery car” is a Volvo 120 series (called an Amazon in Scandinavia). It was Produced from 1959 to 1970.
[The photos are scans of 35mm exposures taken with a disposable camera and my Canon Rebel 2000]