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Glen Campbell and a 1953 Mercury Monterey

Post by admin » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:47 am

I found this picture of Glen and the caption reads that he is 16 years old and this is his first car. Glen was born in 36, so he would have been 16 in 1952. To the best of my recollection, the big three always released the new models in the fall. So....Glen could be 16 and stand in front of a 53 Merc. I doubt very seriously it was his first car. I would believe the 1942 Mercury would have been Glen's car at 16.

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Glen and a Datsun 240Z(?)

Post by KMFrye54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm

Those sure like they were shot for print ads. Was Datsun a sponsor of the Goodtime Hour in 71-72? Near as I can tell, both cars are 71 or 72 models. Add in the golfers and the outfit Campbell's dressed in and you have definite lifestyle statement made here.

Still, wonderful to see, as I lusted after the 240z (in orange, naturally!) from the day it came out. In our town $3499 would buy you one in 1970, but that was simply not attainable to a High school kid earning about $15 a week in those days.

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Glen Campbell with Cars

Post by jay » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:12 am

I have seen several pictures of Glen in ads and otherwise standing beside different cars...Post a pic if you have one!

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