West Seattle scenes: Classic wheels, classic backdrops

Greg is only the third owner of his classic car, and he’s had it for more than 30 years. He decided to photograph it in front of the old and new Fire Station 37 buildings in West Seattle, and we thought the results made for nice night-ending scenery.

12 Replies to "West Seattle scenes: Classic wheels, classic backdrops"

  • Sonoma January 25, 2011 (3:08 am)

    Love it! Thank you, Greg.

  • 35this35mph January 25, 2011 (8:22 am)

    Super cool! Particularly the first one!

  • miws January 25, 2011 (8:59 am)

    Thanks Greg and WSB! :cool:


    These photos show how timeless, in a way, the classic cars fit in. They look just as great, and not out of place, in front of a modern structure, as they do in front of a historical structure.



  • Jim P. January 25, 2011 (12:14 pm)

    For the ignorant among us…me…what sort of car is it?
    I like the elegant, flowing lines and the long-gone “suicide” doors.

    • WSB January 25, 2011 (12:43 pm)

      Jim P – I sent that question last night to the photographer but decided not to wait to use the photos; haven’t heard back from him yet. Maybe another car expert out there will know ‘on sight’! – Tracy

  • Bob Carney January 25, 2011 (3:03 pm)

    As a matter of fact–it is a 1939 Ford V-8 Deluxe 4-door sedan. And I do truly wish that it was parked in front of my house!

  • Greg January 25, 2011 (3:05 pm)

    For those that inquired, it is a 1939 Ford “Fodoor” Deluxe, model 91a. I bought it from a guy in Richland in the late ’70’s and he bought it from someone who owned it since new. It has 1939 Washington bi-centennial license plates, the Golden Jubilee year . And a point of information, once you get vintage plates, you never get another annual bill for licensing from the state.
    85 HP v-8, 2,898 pounds. It has two options, a heater and push-button radio that works. I think the original price on this car was $875. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, Greg

    • WSB January 25, 2011 (3:12 pm)

      Thanks for chiming in, Greg, and for sharing the photos. I was kind of hoping it would turn out to be a 1937, so it would have been the ’37 in front of 37 … But close enough! – TR

  • MargL January 25, 2011 (3:16 pm)

    Ah – nice! Brings back memories of going to the Tri-Cities Rods and Roadsters shows with my dad back in the 70’s :-) He has a ’35 Buick Sedan and a ’29 Dodge “Milk Truck” both bought in Richland!

  • Babs January 25, 2011 (9:13 pm)

    I think it would be cool if Greg shot that car all over West Seattle, at the beach, and such….and every so often WSB can post a pic…its a beauty and I would call it Blackie.

  • Jim P. January 26, 2011 (10:10 am)

    Thanks for indentifying the make and model.

    It truly is a lovely beast.

    Two things I like about these old designs: There is usually a ton of room inside so you don’t feel like you are riding in a laundry basket and there’s usually enough space under the hood that you can stand *in* the engine compartment and work on things. :)

    I hopwe you can keep this one running another half century at least.

  • Kalakala January 26, 2011 (11:39 pm)

    What a beauty!!!

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