Photo by Muffy Aldrich
The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Coastal New England in a Single Image

Photo by Muffy Aldrich

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that takes me back. My parents had the exact same Volvo, same color too. I believe it was a 1983, manual transmission, and was the car I learned to drive on. I hated it! It was a rattle-trap with excessive body roll. Thankfully, Volvo fixed that in later models, and I am now a thorough volvo convert.

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    1. And of course the window is rolled down. Air conditioning in the 245s was a joke.

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    2. mine was actually strong - even on 40celcius / 100 f summer days in Australia

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  2. The image needs no caption! Thank you!

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  3. AMEN! Just perfect. That is exactly the sensibility chronicled and curated here better than anywhere else. Bravo. I can tell you what else (besides the sand) is on the floor and in the back…

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  4. I was one a junior crew sailing for a Cape Cod YC in the Sears Cup competition in the 1960s. Our skipper's family had a Volvo 140 series four door, and we were driving in it to Northeast Harbor. Bored as we were during the trip we challenged one another to see how many green grapes we could each fit in our mouths. One of us in the back seat was able to cram in more than twenty. When we saw him looking like a chipmunk preparing for winter we burst out laughing. He started laughing too. We were passing through a toll booth at the time and he spit them all out the window so he wouldn't choke. I think some went into the coin bin.

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    1. Can’t ever have too much (harmless) fun.

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  5. My sister’s 2000 Volvo XC70 is still going strong

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  6. If you bring your ears close, you can hear Telemann's Volvomusik...

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  7. We were in Beirut several years ago. We saw three kinds of cars; brand new Toyotas, Hondas, etc., old ‘70’s era diesel powered Mercedes, and old 1980’s Volvos. Many of the latter two were in use as taxis.

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