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Comments (1) Posted 09.16.12 | PERMALINK | PRINT

John Foster

Accidental Mysteries, 09.16.12


If there is one facet of American design that rivals the fashion industry for sexiness, it is the automobile. All of these cars were found on eBay, and the photography is spectacular. Expensive and stylish, these automobiles speak to a time when gasoline was as plentiful as water and the highway beckoned to drive it. How can you not fall in love with these kings and queens of the road?

Hot Cars
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon: $169,900


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1957 Chevy Bel Air: $129,900


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1956 Cadillac 2-Door Coupe: $39,900


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1946 Ford Super Deluxe VB Woody Wagon: $100,000


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1939 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Coupe: $79,900


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1969 Ford Torino Cobra: $62,900


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1955 Ford Crown Victoria: $59,900


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1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible


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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster: $299,000


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1961 Chevrolet Corvette: $64,000


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1939 Packard 120 Darrin Convertible Victoria: $279,900


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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham: $139,000


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1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible: $89,900


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1956 Pontiac Star Chief: $59,500


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1956 GMC Model 100 Stepside Pickup: $51,000


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1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible: $49,900


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1953 Nash Country Club Coupe: $29,900


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1956 Chevy Bel Air 2 Door: $16,350 with Reserve


Accidental Mysteries is an online curiosity shop of extraordinary things, mined from the depths of the online world and brought to you each week by John Foster, a writer, designer and longtime collector of self-taught art and vernacular photography. “I enjoy the search for incredible, obscure objects that challenge, delight and amuse my eye. More so, I enjoy sharing these discoveries with the diverse and informed readers of Design Observer.”

Editor's Note: All images are copyright of their original owners.
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Very well done,very unique angles,pleasing, I'd say.
Mark Ropel
09.17.12 at 08:05



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John Foster and his wife, Teenuh, have been longtime collectors of self-taught art and vernacular photography. Their collection of anonymous, found snapshots has toured the country for five years and has been featured in Harper’s, Newsweek Online and others.
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