Last Call: Who You Callin' Yellow? Edition

Screw picking up the kids, let’s race for pinks.
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26 responses to “Last Call: Who You Callin' Yellow? Edition”

  1. Lokki Avatar

    I think I’m in love….

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      It’s Geo all over again. Does a relatively pointless sub-brand sold through the same parent dealers ever work?

        1. Tanshanomi Avatar

          Mini is probably the best example you could have given. But it is still very much unlike the parent brand, whereas Geo and Scion cars were differentiated only by hopeful marketeering. The cars themselves were indistinguishable from the parent brand’s.

        2. Jeepster Avatar

          Shelby Cobras were sold thru Lincoln/Mercury ?

          1. Harry Callahan Avatar
            Harry Callahan

            Pantera at Mercury?

    2. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      it had even become a hip-hop insult. “you drive a Scion,” raps Action Bronson, “you ain’t ridin’, dawg.”

    3. mrh1965 Avatar

      Scion passes away while Buick thrives. Who would of thunk that ten years ago?

  2. Roody Avatar

    I wonder what the most amount of yellow paint ever applied to a passenger vehicle (read: non-bus) was. Lede image may take the cake

    1. dead_elvis Avatar
      1. Scoutdude Avatar

        Yuma Yellow 72, I’ve got one but mine is the IFS version with the Custom Exterior trim package which gives it wood grain goodness.
        Actually the Travelall is not as big for its time at least in length. They are actually shorter than many of the car based wagons of the era. It is even shorter than a Panther.

      1. Scoutdude Avatar

        Speaking of 8 dr Checkers I saw one in traffic last Sat. It was nicely restored in black and is done up in the livery of an area recreational Marijuana store.

    2. Cool_Cadillac_Cat Avatar

      Here’s one which sucked up some yellow:
      BTW, that pillion seat has my wife in the most unflattering position, possible. She’s 5’7″, 135 lbs. in this picture, though, the suits, Aerostich Roadcrafters (worth every single cent…and they require many of them), are over us when we’re fully-dressed. As in, unzip/remove the suit, go in and have lunch, dressed as if you got out of a car.
      Here’s another…yes, they were both mine (the second one is a found image, though):

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    4 human doors
    1 cargo door
    2 headlight doors
    2 fuel doors

    1. dead_elvis Avatar


  4. Maymar Avatar
    Bitchin’ as Fuselage wagons are, the wood really sets it off.

  5. Tanshanomi Avatar

    With a 122-inch wheelbase and a curb weight well over two and a half tons, it’s difficult for me to think of a ’70s Monaco Wagon as a performance car, regardless of what you do to it.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      The two door Ram SRT-10 was about the same weight and wheelbase, and the four door version was heavier and longer…

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    Ok, with a beautiful, fitting Last Call like this I can’t resist another non-final status update on my kids’ play area: The Volvo wagon is cut out and almost finished painting. Needs another layer of yellow, all silver effects, signal lights, doors and wheels. I’m unsure yet if I go for standard steelies or Turbine wheels, which might be a bit too artistically challenging for my skill level.

    1. Jeepster Avatar

      Here you go, have 4 of these printed on some thick paper, and glue in place. Image is 14″ across
      so some adjustments may be needed.

  7. Batshitbox Avatar

    Matt LeBlanc has been hired as the new host of Top Gear Britain
    Comedians in cars yadda yadda yadda