A keen photographer called Langdon Clay spent 2 years (between 1974-76) roaming the streets in New York city at night, taking photos of typical and abandoned cars of the time.
If you did that today, you’d end up with a gallery of dribble. But I challenge you to scroll through these 24 STUNNING shots and tell me you’re not impressed!
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 at a car wash.
Plymouth Duster and a basketball.
Checker Marathon at 24.
Buick Skylark and a closed food bar.
Buick LeSabre parked up at ‘white’.
Olds Cutlass next to a closed Marlin Room and Lounge.
Another Cutlass with some fine artwork going on!
Rusted out Impala…
Buick LeSabre opposite a liquor store!
Gran Torino Sport, this looks pretty clean.
Falcon among others at a street corner.
Cadillac Sedan Deville with the hood up.
VW 1300 on a rough street.
An early sixties Cadillac Fleetwood, now an expensive car!
Mercedes 220 abandoned outside an abandoned building.
Plymouth Duster Coca Cola.
Plymouth Valiant outside apartment block.
Plymouth Fury shining in the night.
’62 Impala outside somewhere from Kojak!
And another Chevy Impala outside (think it’s a hairdressers?)
Buick LeSabre and Supply CO inc.
AMC Rambler Ambassador and a huge bank.
And to top it off, an NYC police department Plymouth Fury!
So that’s it for this gallery, every single picture that Clay took can be found in his awesome book: ‘Cars- New York City- 1974-76’.
The book has been on sale for a little while now, but I thought it was worth sharing some of the amazing shots with you guys.
Comment which one is your favourite!