Vintage Chevy Dealership Poster

December 31st, 2012 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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I tried to create a frame that looked like it would have actually hung on the showroom wall in 54.
It would have been nice to find a barn full of all these vintage cars and not just the poster!
If anyone can find a way to go back-in-time...Ill go!
In 1954 Chevys flagship model cost $2,278.00...!!! Thats what the property taxes on a car are nowadays.
Look at that price...OMG! Ill take five of these babies. 
All the prices on the poster were applied by the dealer with rubber stamps.
Two-tone paint, white walls and a chrome bumper that could plow completely through a convenience store!
1954...This actually is years before I was born...really...NO REALLY!
The cheapo model from 54 cost $1,624.25. They couldn’t round it off to $1,624.00...come on .25¢…!
Steel bumpers, no airbags or seatbelts and you could stand on the front seat eating your ice cream cone while your mother drove 65 miles an hour with a cigarette dangling from her lips…the good-old-days.
Check out this estate sale find...more car junk.
I tried to create a frame that looked like it would have actually hung on the showroom wall in 54.

I tried to create a frame that looked like it would have actually hung on the showroom wall in '54.

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)

This estate sale find made my heart skip a beat. It's an authentic 1954 Chevrolet Dealership showroom poster featuring all the models with their sticker prices. To showcase such a rare piece of automobile history I built a simple black frame and gave it a light distressed finish. Then it's topped off with a crusty Chevy bowtie emblem.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, industrial, red, historical, yellow, paper, Chevy, poster, automobile, car

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georgiamoon writes: Hey, how'd I miss this the first time around? I love it. What fun to find all the old car emblems, I can only imagine what you will do with them. Love the comments on each photo. Hysterical and insightful at the same time!
Georgia Posted: 5:01 pm on December 31st
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Fine vintage poster! Do you ever feel you were born in the wrong time frame? You fit in great now, but your ideas are vintage-sparked! Love this one... ~Mary~ Posted: 9:22 pm on July 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Okay Jim.....That's just plain mean showing off all of that vehicle badging. Just cruel! Haha. Love the whole Chevy composition. It definitely looks vintage original. Great job! Posted: 6:20 pm on July 11th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
What a neat poster.I can remember seeing posters like that.You did a great job on that poster,how you created it.Have a great day.ROBERT. Posted: 1:50 pm on July 11th
junqueartiste writes: Reminds me of 1966, when my dad took us cross-country (Rte. 66)from St. Louis to L.A. in a '60 Chevy wagon (Mom & 7 kids!) Great memories! Posted: 10:29 am on July 11th
suziart writes: You continue to amaze me with your ideas...I love this and all the little descriptions you add are always fun! Vintage graphics are one of my favorite things.
suZi Posted: 9:48 am on July 11th
geneen writes: Jim,
Another outstanding project! You don't have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate this. It's a piece of art that anyone would proudly display!
What about those crazy prices!!! I LOVE it!...if only they were that price STILL!
The emblem is a finishing touch....on a piece that gives you the gift of having that moment in time back...when you would walk into the dealership and see this poster hanging on the wall...but..I bet it never looked this good!

Great Job!

Geneen
Posted: 6:40 am on July 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Aaah, the good ole days! A couple years ago I made a display of my hubby's car emblem collection. Maybe I'll post it. Yours are older, though. Those old ones had a lot more style. Now they are mostly block letters (ho-hum). Posted: 6:35 am on July 11th
NDJunkGirl writes: Very cool, Jim, and that pile of emblems - wow! I can only imagine what you will come up with next! Fun post!

-Andrea Posted: 6:33 am on July 11th
Junkpony writes: Another great project, Jim. I loved what you wrote about standing in the front seat as a kid while mom drove like a maniac. Oh the memories! Posted: 6:29 am on July 11th
sandyrae writes: sweet, Jim! I always love seeing what you create in your spare time. I'm particularly interested in what you will make with the VW emblem. My Dad was a mechanic for the Omaha dealership back in the 70's and I still wear his old work shirt. I also love the Galaxie 500 one. Now hurry up and get busy on more wonderful designs!
Sandy Posted: 6:16 am on July 11th
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