That’s Not a Plant, That’s a Streetrod

While strolling through the San Diego Botanic Gardens, we came across this beauty:

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A 1934 Ford Streetrod, to be exact. I didn’t even know a car like this existed. There was a wedding taking place later in the day, so perhaps it was for photos? I love vintage cars that have been restored so beautifully.

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The interior was as pristine as the exterior.

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See the rumble seat in the back? Riding in that has to be just a little bit scary.

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At first glance, we thought it was a Jaguar because of the hood ornament. Then we got closer and saw the Ford logo.

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This chrome greyhound attaches through the radiator cap and a replica will set you back $89.99.
I’m surprised that Ford used this, as Greyhound Bus Lines had been in existence since the 1920s.

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What a great accessory for wedding photos.

Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .

{carole}

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6 Responses to That’s Not a Plant, That’s a Streetrod

  1. Caroline says:

    That is a real beauty. So lovingly restored and polished. I have never seen a greyhound on a Ford. These are so problematic here. My friend owns a vintage Jaguar but he had to remove the cat beacuse it was constantly stolen.

  2. That is a lil’ deuce coupe if ever there was one. I would love to drive that car. Great find and great pics:)

  3. Ooh! What a fabulous car. Pristine condition, too.
    I’ve heard that they use baby diapers to get a streak free shine. šŸ™‚

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