There's plenty of Americana I could own, if I put half a mind to it. Most of it is a bit samey to me now, I feel like my tastes have matured... or festered. I'd probably pick something from the Nash, AMC, or Studebaker stables.
I like the Pinto, and thought I'd be happy with one, until that day I first laid eyes on the Matador. It's like a Pinto that doesn't give a crap about what you or anyone else thinks. The styling is at best 'divisive' and I love it for it.
I'd also quite like a Matador wagon, because they look even worse than the coupe.
To complete my AMC set, I'd rather like an Ambassador in two door hardtop with stacklights and metallic green paint. White vinyl roof and matching interior a bonus.
For my next collection, I'd rather like a fifties Nash Airflyte Ambassador. Ideally in four door and a subtle colour, like this one.
I'd also really like a Nash Ambassador Custom, again in four door. This time it has to be a factory pink or green multi-tone car. This one would be lovely.
To complete this group I'd finish off with a little runabout. A Metropolitan in yellow and white, please.
Finally, for the Studebaker wing of my imaginary garage, we'd have to kick things off with a Commander. I'd prefer a very low spec, small engine, column shift. Ideally in a colour that looked sunbleached from new too. In fact, the one on Corvetteben's Youtube channel was my idea of a perfect Commander it was a lot like this one.
The other I'd like you can blame Lesney for, and this is predictably enough the Lark wagon.
I'd complete the set with a K10 truck. Not trussed up for show, it would be tidy and clean with the occasional bit of use related wear and tear. A good honest old truck. These are one of the best looking trucks of the period imho.
I remember the Matchbox & Corgi Studebaker Lark Wagons from at least 45 years ago,but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of a real one. Thanks!