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Old Saigon Picture of the Day: How to Arrive at Your Wedding in Style

The tradition of covering your wedding car with flowers and regalia is not new in Vietnam.

Today, most couples who can afford it, opt for a middle-of-the-line Toyota or Kia while those with deep pockets enjoy the luxury of a BMW or Mercedes.

But 1970 Saigonese knew how to arrive to a wedding in style, rolling up in a red 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser.

God only knows where the rusted shell of this car is now...perhaps in a scrap heap somewhere in Biên Hòa.

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