It had a straight transmission - four on the floor - no air conditioner - no power brakes or steering - no power anything except Ron power. The car was painted black with matching rust spots here and there. I paid 19 cents per gallon for gas - I don't recall the MPG.
My first new car was a 1953 Chevrolet 210 Hard Top Convertible. This model that I bought is a 1955 Bel Air Chevrolet but it's as close as I could find at Wheels of Yesterday. I bought it in Anchorage, Alaska and picked it up in Seattle, Washington then immediately drove it across country on furlough home to Alabama - mostly on Route 66. My car did not have the fins and was cream colored on top and "Canyon Copper" below. Canyon Copper was reddish brown.
Chevrolet's TV commercial for a few years was: "See the USA in your Chevrolet" I have always taken that to heart.
Tomorrow we go to an FMCA rally near Asheville, NC. We'll be in touch from there.