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Old 06-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #21
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Default Re: Hosking's '55

Originally Posted by jcmarz View Post
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 06-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #22
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My dream '55 was out at the Longview Lake show about 8 or 9 years ago.The guy wanted 4500 firm and I had more than that on me.My girlfriend said "not another one" and I kept walking.I broke up with her in Aspen 6 months later,don't miss her,but I do miss the car.My priorities were all screwed up...
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:32 AM   #23
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You know how when you buy a car you start seeing them everywhere? I bought a '57 and there really aren't that many of them around. There are 10 '32 Ford's for every '57. Try actually counting them at any show you go to. On this site people constantly say they are too common and everything has been done; then they rage over every new '32!

You would be surprised (I was) about how many people in the general population (non-car people) have no idea what this car is and can't believe Chevy ever built anything that looks this good.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:48 AM   #24
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The 55's are beautiful...something about the front end treatment is simply sublime. The 56's and 57's, not so much.

The overall problem with the tri-fives however, is that they're everywhere and tend to get lost in the noise.

I remember staying a summer with my grandmother and her neighbor had a low-mileage 55 210 tudor. She didn't drive it and told me she'd sell it (for a fair price), but I couldn't get my dad to go along with it because he still had it in his mind that a used 55 should go for next to nothing.

I can still see that little sweetheart....I lusted after that thing almost as much as I did girls in general that summer.....maybe more.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #25
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I have never owned a '55 Chevy but it's not because I don't like them.

I remember several really nice ones in my area but there was always something else that seemed more important at the time,,usually Model A's,40 Fords and Deuces,,they still are on top of the list but someday,,,, HRP
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #26
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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 )
first for me too-----thx
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