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Old 06-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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My first car was a '55 hardtop. Even so, I'm not much for the flagship Chevrolet. I think it comes down to novelty. It's been lost. So many have been done and so many are around and so many have been seen - It's easy to fall into the boredom trap I g...

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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I was never too crzy about tri-5's until i saw Dr. Dan's.....how couldyou not fall in love with that one?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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now boss you hurt my feelings.lol the 55 is my all time favorite car but only the 2dr sedans 210 150s never was wild about hardtops.having owned 5 of them but not for awhile im buying a nother this month.boy have these things shot up in price from when i had mine.!!!!im buying a raw body for as much as i sold my last 55 and that thing would turn 10.92 in the 1/4.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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My 1st car was a 55 2 dr. sedan and I still miss it!


That's one of my fovorite mild custom 55's. Is it still around? Though it wouldn't be touch to duplicate.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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I must have had that that car in the back of my head when I did this one-
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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The first car my Dad bought for me was '55 2 door H/T. I was only like 10-11 years old. By the time I got old enough to drive we ended up going a different route due to his physical ailments... I regret not talking him into just keeping it stored for me later... I love the 55's and I hope to have another one day. Hosking's is one of the coolest ones I've seen...
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #7
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Nice car, if he changed the grill and side trim, and got the back of the car up in the air a little, it would be perfect!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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Not a nice thing to say about Chevrolet. It's not a novelty, it's Americana! The TriFives were the cleanest cars to come out of Detroit which is why they were popular then and are popular now. Of course they also had the best V8 ever made. My first car was a 55 Nomad and 30 years later, I still kick myself for selling it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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I must have had that that car in the back of my head when I did this one-
Weez, that is soooooooo cool. I would love to be driving that one!!!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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The mildly customised '55 Chev Hardtop rules IMO. With the panoramic wrap around windshield and backlight coupled with the expance created by the lack of B pillar, it's like a 'vert only better in the wet. Not to mention those subtle clean mid-century GM lines and "game changing" V8.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Biggest mistake I ever made, selling my 55. Nice custom 55 hardtop!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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Less is more is almost always the best rout...........cool car.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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I'll always have a soft spot for '55s. My dad's first new car, bought when he was 21 and customized pretty much immediately...



McCulloch supercharger...



(I've posted these photos on the HAMB way too many times, but hey there's gotta be someone out there who hasn't seen 'em )
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #14
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I agree, nothing special and fairly slow when compared to what the competition offered.
Way over done, over rated and over priced in today's age.
If a 350 is a belly button then the 567 is an a------.
every bodies got one.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #15
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Such a cool 55!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #16
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I'll always have a soft spot for '55s. My dad's first new car, bought when he was 21 and customized pretty much immediately...



McCulloch supercharger...



(I've posted these photos on the HAMB way too many times, but hey there's gotta be someone out there who hasn't seen 'em )
Well Big A, I've never seen the pics before! Thanks for posting them. Your dads car is just perfect.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #17
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I must have had that that car in the back of my head when I did this one-
Weez is the coolest! Wish someone would buy my double nickel!

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:26 AM   #18
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Moriarty's has more custom work done to it, but I've always liked it...







McPhail's was/is cool, too...





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Old 06-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #19
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I agree, nothing special and fairly slow when compared to what the competition offered.
Way over done, over rated and over priced in today's age.

I feel much the same way about model A's

If a 350 is a belly button then the 567 is an a------.
every bodies got one.

Nope, not everybody...everytime I drive mine though, someone tries to buy it.

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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My first car was this ragtop. I got it near the end of my senior year in high school.

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