freedomisntfree saidBig Chryslers are all my grandfather had ... OK? We've discussed this before.
But they could have cheaped out a bit starting in 1958 and bought PIMPalas instead.
Your GRANDFATHER had? WTF does that mean?
I was driven to school in Imperials every day. My Mother, for some reason I never understood, hated Cadillacs. It may have had something to do with her unfortunate 1930s Depression Era experience, when her family was destitute for a time, I never learned.
Or maybe because the guy she dated, my future Father, always drove Imperials in the 1930s. All I know is that I never rode in anything else, except sometimes a Buick Roadmaster that my Father had in the early '50s. It was his city car, whose style & technology I think appealed to him.
As for "PIMPalas" or any Chevrolet, my Mother wouldn't even get into one. All her life, whenever I went to buy a car, she always advised me against getting anything "common" and especially a Chevy. I never did.
She did make an exception for Volkswagens for me, oddly enough. I think because they were the trendy fashion at the time, and something she viewed as frivolous toys. Let Bob indulge himself with what his friends are driving, I imagine she thought.
And all my cars into my 40s were bought for me, along with their insurance and the gas to run them. The same for my younger sister. The only things I bought for myself were my motorcycles, which my parents refused to underwrite, and strongly disapproved.