|1933 Packard Super 8 front end signaled "get out of the way."|
Some of my favorite cars were there: the straight-eights. Here are some photos of the ones I spotted.
|1933 Packard Super 8, long enough to be admired by a crowd.|
"Pontiac. Nineteen-fifty-two. Straight eight. Runs."
"Buick. Nineteen-fifty-one." Straight eight. Good condition."
|1948 Pontiac convertible with a straight eight motor.|
I only read from the automobile classifieds and the only ads I read aloud were for cars with straight-eight-cylinder motors.
|Pontiac "Silver 8 Streak" left no doubt what was under the hood.|
Of course these would have been rusty relics with long obsolete motors that never had been the equal of a Duesenberg eight or even a Packard eight.
|1940 Buick 8 Dynaflash touted its overhead valves.|
Didn't matter. I loved the notion of a straight eight. My Dad briefly considered letting my brother and I — still too young to drive — buy a very cherry '48 Buick. Didn't happen.
|1940 Buick convertible was impressive.|
|Other fine cars: 1954 Studebaker Champion was a wow.|
|Representing Britain: 1937 Alvis Speed 25.|
|Toy tommygun on seat of 1932 Chevrolet Confederate coupe|
recalls Prohibition era and Chevy's strangest "C" model name.