End of the Road: Auto Graveyards
1965 Chevrolet Truck
This may not be the most desirable generation but it sure looks handsome. I particularly like how the truck’s roof has a type of awning that stretches out in front of and behind the the cab’s frame.
Notice with the hood raised how much of the fender goes up with it. It permits greater access to the engine bay. (There are more pictures in the gallery.)
The interior was pretty beat up but the dash panel itself looked to be in okay shape.
Unknown Year International Pickup
I was unable to find any information on this old and disassembled truck. It certainly seems to have survived too long to be rotting in the desert sun.
You can see some of the other parts of this historical pickup in the gallery.
Here is a picture of the spartan interior. I’m guessing, but could be way off, that the crank in the middle of the dash is to manually operate the windshield wipers.
(Update: the dash-mounted crank operates a vent located at the base of the windshield, on the cowl. Thanks to GMI member balthazar for this tip!)
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe
Seeing cars like this in a scrap yard is painful. But this Bel Air is likely too far gone in all respects to be worth much more than a picturesque object in a flowering field to gaze upon. I can’t imagine the stories it could probably tell.
I love the large, chunky detailing of this period.
Not much of the interior left on this one. But you can still make out the pastel blue trim that was so popular back then.