Rachel and her 1964 Comet Caliente time capsule car

Romancing the Road

Reader Frank gets snaps for spotting this great video — a true “time capsule” car. I’m thinkin’ this is the platform just before the first-ever Mustang (a 64-1/2 model) came out. Thanks, Frank, keep ’em coming!

Hi Pam,

The link below is not necessarily on topic of retro homes, but it is a cute story about an 89-year-old woman who still drives her immaculate 1964 Mercury Comet with 540,000 miles on the odometer. I’d guess you could call it a time capsule car. Just like the mid century ranch homes, the cars of the 1960’s had beautiful clean lines. Thanks for keeping up your great site.


More info on Rachel and her care: Growing Bolder website

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  1. Arielle says:

    I was told by the mechanic whom changes my oil that cars will just about last forever if you change them on suggested intervals.

    The car I drive (a 1967 Ford Ranchero) has 10,000 miles over what her car does, and my dad bought it new. It’s on it’s fifth engine however, so she has a few more bragging rights than I do. I’m just happy to see people still driving these older, but very dependable cars.

  2. hannah says:

    WONDERFUL story! Really amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Frank for sharing!

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