Today I’m traveling to Marquette, Michigan via Wisconsin; da upper part of da Midwest, ya know. I came upon this lot full of old imports across from an import service garage along the way in Ironwood, MI. What a treasure trove here, although most of them have been sitting outside in the weather for who knows how long. And, as you know, this part of Michigan gets a lot of snow; an average of 188 inches worth every year! The 1968 or 1969 (?) VW Type 3 Fastback here is a nice piece but it’s an automatic. The body looks pretty good but I couldn’t tell if it was solid metal or solid filler, and the interior was sort of half-in-half-out but it also looked pretty good. I don’t even know if these cars are for sale but, I’m guessing that like almost everything in life, they’re for sale if the price is right.
With the snow in this area I’m not surprised to see some old front-wheel-drive cars and some with AWD even, but these Audis and VWs are pretty exotic for an area with mostly 4×4 pickup trucks and logging trucks rolling by.
A few British beasties here, too. I’m a huge MG Midget fan so those caught my eye, not that I would turn down an MGB or a Triumph Spitfire 1500. I know, the MGB with the hockey mouthguard grille isn’t everyone’s favorite model, but again, I would not mind owning one of any year.
These need a little work, to say the least, but a weekend or two (dozen) and you’ll be cruising in style, just in time for summer, which lasts about 36 hours in this part of Michigan.
Now you’re talking class! This beautiful Benz looked pretty nice. And, like a white 300E that I owned a couple of decades ago, the hood ornament here is also hanging around someone’s neck. That is so annoying when people do that to these beautiful cars.
As I headed further east I spied this sweet Bronco on a side road so I had to do an illegal u-turn, I mean, I had to do a safe and courteous u-turn and go back to check it out. It looks like a gem, a nicely-modified gem. I like the white fender guards and black hood! The front tires are as bald as the ski hills here will be in another couple of weeks, though.
Beauty and the beast all rolled into one here; nice job on this Bronco. The grille guard will come in handy for the number of deer hits that they’ll encounter in this area.
The last one today is this big, 1957 Buick 4×4. Unlike the Ford tractor with tracks, I can see the front axle here and there is no question that this one is a 4×4. A pink and white 4×4 1957 Buick with a big, pink snow plow on the front; what’s not to like?! Do you keep on rolling when you’re on a road trip or do you stop to take photos of unusual vehicles that you see along the way?