November 2, 2020
While I’m pretty sure that the tires & rims seen on this 1959 Chevrolet Parkwood weren’t on the car when it left the dealership back in the day, I can say that a precursor to today’s cruise-control was available as a dealer-installed option. Thumbing through the 1959 accessories brochure at xframechevy.com I came across something called the Throttle-Holder (see illustration at bottom of page). It was a mechanical contraption that manually held down the gas pedal via a control knob installed under the dash. Not sure this would pass the safety standards muster these days, Lol. I wonder how many were installed? Today’s RealRide was spotted a few weeks back on the West Side of Buffalo.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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