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The Five Most Beautiful cars of the early 1960s

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    And so it begins.... :)

    No arguments from me on any of those.
  3. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Does '65 count as early?

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  4. 1stGrumpy
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    Buick Riviera has always been a favorite of mine. Makes a beautiful lowrider...
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  5. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
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    from Hamlet, NC

    I prefer the '61 Starliner, and I added a Pontiac and two Studes!!!!

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  6. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,804


    Good selection. The big cars did have the comfort and style. One of my favorites which was not exactly the most comfortable on long road trips is the 69 Camaro.

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  7. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
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    Is 1969 part of the early 60s? Is a Camaro HAMB material?

    Anyways, back on topic... I agree with that list wholeheartedly.
  8. 38zephyr
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 622


    60 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
    61 Impala bubbletop
    62 Bel air bubbletop
    63 Corvette split window
    63 Buick Riviera
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
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  9. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
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    Taking into consideration only the EARLY60's , Here are my choices ;
    63 Buick Riveria
    62 Bonniville
    63 Studebaker Avanti
    60 Buick L Sabre

  10. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    WOW AND DOUBLE WOW on the 65 pont.
  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 15,405

    from California

    the early Riviera would be my top choice for early 60's style, even though I'd rather have a 62 Impala.

    61 Caddy Coupe De Ville is a much better looking car than the 62's with the thin rear pillars as upposed to the big fat ones on the 62's. probably saved a fortune in 62 using the same top as the sedan.

    not a Vette weenie but the 63's must have been quite a sensation when they came out. I was only 3 so I probably didn't notice until later.

    ... kind of hard to pick a top 5, but if we were doing the bottom 5 styling losers I have two of the winners right here:

  12. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,527

    from tulsa, ok

    I'd say 1. '63 Split window Vette
    2. '63 Riviera
    3. any Gm bubbletop
    4. '62 Caddy
    5. '64 Thunderbolt
    Hate to quit with just five, but I cheated with #3.
  13. Tuxedo
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 287


    1960 Matador/Polara Coupe and Hardtop Wagon
    1960 Mercury Wagon
    1960/61 Chrysler Coupe and Wagon
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  14. FEDER
    Joined: Jan 5, 2003
    Posts: 1,270


    1963 1/2 Galaxy xl
    1961 Starline
    1961 olds starfire
    1963 Bonneville
    1962 T Bird Roadster
  15. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
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    from tulsa, ok

    Oh, by the way, I agree with 49rf for two in the loser catagory, but I did love the '64 Sport Fury.
  16. Jalopy Journalist
    Joined: Nov 4, 2011
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    Jalopy Journalist
    from Austin, TX

    1964 Buick Riviera, check.
    1961 Coupe De Ville, check.

    But I would add,

    1963 Corvette (Normal or Grand Sport). I love the split rear window and just how aggressive it looks.

    1964 Jaguar XKE Drop Head. So good looking, so sleek.

    And finally, the piece de resistance, 1964 Ferrari GTO. The reason that I like this car so much is because it IS Ferrari's Hot Rod. Sure all the cars go fast, but this sounds, feels, drives (or so I have heard) like a hot rod. It earns serious points on my list and I know that everyones lists have mostly been American, but I like to introduce selection. :D
  17. Can't argue with the Riv. One of the best looking cars EVER produced.
  18. Jive-Bomber, your list is mine. You nailed it in my opinion...
    (I'd mention the Continental convertible as a stand out)

    This is the list of my runners up:
    I'd place the '62 and '62 Pontiacs right there with the '61,
    I'd add a sixth and make it a tied between the '60 Chrysler 300F/Desoto Adventurer,
    I also would add the '63 Sting Ray.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  19. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    X2, and i would replace the cad with the '64 Comet Caliente.
  20. It's not often that I agree with someone else's list, but you hit the nail right on the head. I do agree with the suggestion on the '63 Vette. That one is an icon, a real game-changer.

    I think that the Bill Mitchell-led GM design team from the '60s produced some of the most beautiful vehicles ever.

    I love '60s cars!
  21. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 497


    I knew this one was coming & had put some thought into it. I have never like the 60 Ford in any bodystyle, the 61 Starliner is a much better looking car than the 60 in my humble opinion. That said my list would be the same as yours except I would replace that 60 Starliner with a 61 Thunderbird.
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  22. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    DOH! Can we make it six? The Stingray MUST be on there.
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  23. Did you even read the article before you posted. sheeeeeesh....
  24. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,976


    He's a newbie. Newbies can't read.
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  25. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    100% Agree on the '63 split window Vette! So radical and ahead of it's time in 1963...

    Lets make it an even six!
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  26. 1961 Ford Thunderbird
    1960 Ford Starliner
    1964 Mercury Parklane
    1961 Chevrolet Impala
    1962 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
  27. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 12,883


    No '63 Vette? Really?
  28. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,468


    Me too. I love the '60, but the '61 is the pinnacle.

  29. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,970

    tommy v

    60 caddy,60 buick 2 dr hardtop
  30. Are you going to do an "Ugliest cars of the Decade" series next?

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