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Old 05-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #101
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My old man imported a 1956 Lincoln Continental to Peru in the late '50s. It was stolen soon after. I have the ignition and door keys, a picture of him with the car and copies of the letter he wrote to the then Peruvian presidents wife for help with the importation; the import duties were brutal back then. What a beautiful automobile.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #102
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I think the mark II was the best looking car of the 50's by far, but there were lot's of others too. Among them, the mid to late 50's Buicks were some damned fine rides that are under appreciated these days.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #103
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Coolest/best cars of the fifties for me the ones that were unquestionably right were; 56-57 Lincoln, 57 Ford Skyliner, 57-58 Chrysler, Dodge, Desoto, Imperial, or Plymouth stole the show for me. Add the 58 Edsel, 59 Chevy and 59 Olds to that too.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #104
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #105
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Nash Healey beats out the '57 DeSoto? c'mon....
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #106
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It would be MORE difficult to make an ugly 50's car list IMHO.
They were all gorgeous! And the styling on the inside was just as impressive as the outside! All of todays plastic cars can pound sand.
The 57/58 Plymouth Furys (but all the 50's Ply's are sharp)
50's Pontiacs (esp the 55 Pontiacs!)
Pretty much all the 50's Olds are sharp
Even 50's Dodges are cool to me, the 57 Dodge truck is one of my fav's!
Of course you can't leave out the 50's Studies OR Binders! Where's the love for the Binders?!
I couldn't name a car from the 50's I didn't like (and yes I love the 55 Shoeys, guilty as charged)



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Old 11-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #107
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As not being a fan of the finned cars, I love your list. Especially leaving off the '57 Chevy, that took balls, but I've never liked that car.
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I agree with you. it might have been different if there wasn't so many of them but 57 chevs are like noses seems everyone got one.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #108
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I like a 55 Nomad, white over red please.
I would take a 55 Vett too, all red
I bought a 60 chev in late 59 so is it a 50's car? Black Bel Air two door post please.
56 Continental is fine
I like 57 Fords too.
A black 57 T-Bird would also find a place

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #109
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1. 1958 Chrysler 300
2. 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
3. 1958 Plymouth Fury
4. 1957 DeSoto Adventurer
5. 1955 Imperial 2 dr Hardtop
6. 1956 Dodge
7. 1955 Chevy Nomad
8. 1959 Cadillac ElDorado
9. 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
10.1953 Buick Skylark
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #110
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He already picked the 52-53 Lincoln Capri so I am sure he knows what he is talking about!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #111
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Most all 50's cars have a great look-I'm a Tri-five guy (for 35 yrs-same cars) but like the 57 the least even though I have one-an FI car and a 55 BelAir. With that said--really like 57 Fords, 50 and 57 Olds,56 and 57 Buicks and 57-59 Chryslers. 57 Ford black 300 shown earlier is good as it gets for me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #112
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great article, all those cars are beautiful
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #113
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I'd have to go with
1950 merc
1957 Olds w/ split back window
1957 Buick Caballero
1956 mercury montclaire
1951 ford vicky
1959 corvette
1958 cadillac
1957 Chrysler new yorker
1956 Chevy nomad
1954 olds convert.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #114
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54 Fords and Chevies


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Old 11-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #115
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Any Packard Caribbean!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #116
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #117
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Tell me THAT doesn't belong in the top ten...
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #118
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Any car of the '50's has more distinctive style than these computer generated
jelly beans that are out now. I mean come on look at the Toyota's, Honda
etc. , refrigerators from the '50's had more style.

1957 Corvette is my vote
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #119
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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 ???
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #120
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