My favorite part about this mildly customized 1965 Dodge Dart wagon, spotted at the Shelby Dodge club’s meet earlier this summer, are the clear vinyl plastic seat covers. For some reason, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, American consumers were convinced that covering the fabric upholstery in their cars and their living rooms with clear plastic to protect it from spills made more sense than just enjoying the upholstery. Obviously, on long hot rides (air conditioning in cars was a luxury for rich folks then) that vinyl would get a little sticky. Car enthusiasts (and their kids) should thank God for the 3M engineer that invented Scotchgard stain repellant for fabrics.
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