Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
Jive-Bomber
Alliance Member
 
Jive-Bomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Moraga, Ca
Posts: 2,517
Default The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s



Moving right along to the 'Powerhouse Era' of American auto design, we have mid-century madness with completely new cars coming out of Detroit almost yearly through out the entire decade. GM leads the way in making pretty much whatever vehicle they w...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
1stGrumpy
Alliance Member
 
1stGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Ar.
Posts: 3,853
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Ahhh, the '56-'57 Mark II. One of my all time favorites...
__________________
Paddle faster, I hear banjo's

http://www.clarksvillecinema.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
pwschuh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 1,753
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Good choices. Love the Connie and the Bonnie. (Some of your links are broken...)
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-28-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
squirrel
Old School HAMBer
 
squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Vista AZ
Posts: 24,721
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

They sure don't design them like that any more! Nice choices...
__________________
Jim Forbes
.
my shtuff
.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
da34guy
Senior Member
 
da34guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bumfork (Duncan)OK
Posts: 1,952
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

I think they left out 1 of the best
57 Olds hardtop
__________________
When I got to where I was going, I forgot why I went there !
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
GreenMonster48
Senior Member
 
GreenMonster48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Enfield Connecticut
Posts: 1,321
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

I think just about any car built in 1957 would sweep my top ten. For the sake of it though:

1957 Ford Fairlane 500
1957 Oldsmobile 88
1958 Chevrolet Impala
Just about anything Buick in 1957
1957 Cadillac Eldorado
1954 Chevrolet 210
1953 Buick Skylark (ragtop please!)
1958 Chrysler 300D
1950 Olds 88 (I know it's pretty much a 49...but I can't help it!)
Got to agree on the 52-54 Lincolns and Mercs
online   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
Bill Schickling
Grenade Inspector
 
Bill Schickling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 120
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Not very HAMB Friendly but 1954-56 Austin Healey 100.
__________________
Bill Schickling

40 Chevy Pickup
60 Austin Healey
http://home.roadrunner.com/~schickling/1940Chevy/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #8
indybail
FNG
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
Posts: 36
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

1958 Buicks really ring my bell, so do Mercury Turnpike Cruisers.
__________________
Jeff Downer
Indianapolis Indiana
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
GreenMonster48
Senior Member
 
GreenMonster48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Enfield Connecticut
Posts: 1,321
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Quote:
Originally Posted by indybail View Post
1958 Buicks really ring my bell, so do Mercury Turnpike Cruisers.
Crap! I forgot about the Turnpike Cruiser...one of my dream cars too! 10 cars is way too short a list!
online   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #10
Y-Blokkah
Grenade Inspector
 
Y-Blokkah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Anna, Tx
Posts: 123
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Quote:
Originally Posted by indybail View Post
1958 Buicks really ring my bell, so do Mercury Turnpike Cruisers.
Seriously?

Please, go see a doctor, quickly!
__________________
Dane Bramaged
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #11
Dog Dish Deluxe
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MO.
Posts: 950
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

There wasn't really anything bad made in the 50's if you compare it to al lthe other decades. All the decades before the 50's were simply building up to it and all the decades since have tried to live up to the precedent that it set. There will never be another 50's, it WAS and STILL IS the high water mark of automotive design.

Maybe Detroit wouldn't be hurting so bad if they could figure out to quit trying to re-live that horrible (IMO) muscle car era and try to re capture a little bit of the magic that was the 50's. The bean counters will never let that happen though.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #12
cuznbrucie
Old School HAMBer
 
cuznbrucie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,590
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

1953 Studebaker Starliners.......one of Raymond Loewy's best designs...

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is...6j2l8l0.frgbld.

CB
__________________
"Onward,......Upward,......Forward,......into the past!"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #13
belair
Old School HAMBer
 
belair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brady TEXAS
Posts: 4,626
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

For me, 58 was a bust, 59 got better. Almost everyone hit a home run between 55 and 57. A good list. I never think of the smaller manufacturers.
__________________
Every knee will bow
H.A.M.B. Chapel
322 Naihead and complete stick set-up for sale
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
Sixness
Grenade Inspector
 
Sixness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cen Tex
Posts: 135
Wink Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Quote:
Originally Posted by belair View Post
For me, 58 was a bust, 59 got better. Almost everyone hit a home run between 55 and 57. A good list. I never think of the smaller manufacturers.

1948 Chevy DeLux Coupe would be my pick !!! Ehh..Belair ???
__________________
"Impossible? Nah...just needs more development time"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
truckrod
Newbie
 
truckrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: akron,ohio
Posts: 62
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
truckrod
Newbie
 
truckrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: akron,ohio
Posts: 62
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Cant believe nobody has said 58 FORD yet!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #17
shooter54
Old School HAMBer
 
shooter54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: portland. or.
Posts: 4,937
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

No love for 57 fury?
__________________
ESTRANGED CC
PORTLAND
Instagram:
Estranged_as_all_hell
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #18
FiddyFour
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: TitleTown, WI, USA
Posts: 8,994
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Quote:
Originally Posted by shooter54 View Post
No love for 57 fury?
i'm your huckleberry
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #19
TERPU
Senior Member
 
TERPU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Aptos, Ca, USA
Posts: 1,975
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Quote:
Originally Posted by shooter54 View Post
No love for 57 fury?
Lots of love here. That is a true work of finned art! Everything in '57 was pretty. That's a tough list to narrow for sure. I'll take anything from that era. Especially a '58 Edsel Ranger Hardtop (that's alittle bit of my dark side showing) and yes a two door hartop '57 Ford. The color is more important, Black is the only way to fly.

Tim

Last edited by TERPU; 03-28-2012 at 05:12 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #20
rustednutz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: tulsa, ok
Posts: 1,529
Default Re: The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Lot of good memories as a kid floating down the highway in our '58 Cadillac, power everything. Used to make my dad mad when he'd catch me pushing all the buttons and changing all the settings. Ahhh! the good times.
__________________
I was livin' the dream...then she elbowed me in the ribs and I woke up.
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.