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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. 55' Chevy

    48.9%
  2. 56' Chevy

    29.9%
  3. 57' Chevy

    21.2%
  1. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    What a jackass.
     
  2. ----55----
    Chevy seemed to have a way of nailing it first, then as they "improved" the car through its 3-4 year run they almost always got worse- for me. I love them all but my feeling on that theory runs all the way into the 70s. 55 over 56/57 59 el camino? perfection in factory automotive art, 60 el camino, not to me. Impalas, chevelles (66 over 67, 70 over 71/72) camaros.. on and on
     
  3. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    from wash state

    You got it backwards
     
  4. WOODEYE
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    I would have to side with the 56 2dr HT. ht I actually like them all but the 56 Model just really chugs my pump.
     
  5. shemp
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
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    I've owned more 57's than the 55's or 56's, but I like them all. My '55 is almost ready for a test drive after a long hibernation under the blackberries in my back yard.
     

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  6. hotrodmano
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    In my opinion, the 55 is the cleanest looking car of the three, and lend itself best for both stock, custom and pro/street, but the 56 would be a great custom too. The 57 is best bone stock, and quite frankly, Im bored to death with the 57 Bel Air sidetrim, so it had to be a 210 or 150. (Black widow maybe)
    .......but what do I know. :)
     
  7. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    I think the 57 is over done. The 55 is cool... but If I had to trade my beloved Fords for a bowtie, It would have to be a 56!
     
  8. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    from NY

    As a kid growing up the 57 was always my favorite car, but over time the 55 was also a big influence. I think the 55 is a tougher looking car. Got one of each now and like them equally, now have to make time to get them out and back on the road.
     
  9. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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    resize_image_878039188[1].jpg A crusty survivor with fresh primer I saw at the parts store yesterday. Needs attention, but still chuggin along.
     
  10. 296 V8
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    56 rules …. 55 only wish’s it look as good and 57 is way to gaudy
     
  11. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    Hi there

    In 60' I had a 57' Bel Air hardtop 270' dual quads bored an 1/8" to 301 cid, with 4 into I headers with glass packs

    What a neat street racer & skirt chaser it was painted met gold

    If you want a neat ride build you a 57' with a 270 engine setup and the Duntov 097 cam, then you have the most desired car for cruising Bob's in Van Nuys in 1960' and did they ever sound good right off the showroom floor

    All you need is some glasspac's for mufflers and you will be stying, as that was the real deal

    G Don
     
  12. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Yours, especially. Looks even better in person!
     
  13. falconwagon62
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
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    Dig my 56 210 2 door sedan.....

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    Vicki Nova's (mama) 57 not bad either...

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  14. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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    Love the blue on Viki Novas '57.
     
  15. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
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    1955 2 dr post has always been my favorite.
    My first 55 back in 1969.
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    Probably the last 55
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  16. SaltCoupe
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    ^ditto^ It's always been the 55 2door post for me. Have owned mine for 36 years.
     
  17. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Here's a little of each
     

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  18. Moon Rocket
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    My "56" seems to prefer "55's" and eats them alive. Claims they taste just like chicken. :D
     
  19. Tommy454
    Joined: Sep 6, 2010
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    55 two door sedan
     

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  20. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    Yeah, I'd imagine all that chrome n stainless on the '57s probably gives it indigestion huh?[​IMG]
     
  21. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    My first car was 57 210 2 door sedan. One of these days I will buy one, its on my bucket list. Should have bought one years ago before the $$$ went wild. woulda, coulda,shoulda. John
     
  22. alphabet soup
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    The orange '55 on the front of the Revell model box!
     
  23. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    1955 Chevy 2 door sedan, and of course it would be a gasser,
     
  24. Turn4
    Joined: Jul 17, 2013
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    '56 both car & pick-up ! ! ! Unfortunately we cut up many, many tri-five to build dirt track race cars back in '60's & '70's, Gremlin & Vega bodies also. Wonder how many '20's & '30's cars ended their lives on the dirt tracks ?
     
  25. colinsmithson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2013
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    Love the first of a model
     
  26. I know that '57s have become the poster child for the generic '50's car,but an older kid in my neighborhood had a 210 two door sedan with chrome reverse wheels. They will always be cool in my book. What do I want? A '57 210 four door wagon with some patina, a set of slightly pitted 14" chrome reverse wheels, and a sparkle steering wheel. Of course, I would take a Nomad if it was the same price. That is one sexy ass on that car.
     
  27. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    My Avatar was the best car I ever owned.
     
  28. Prostreetgasser
    Joined: Sep 8, 2012
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    I like them all but my 55 does it for me.
     

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  29. Rusty Karz
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
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    I always thought the '56 hardtops(both two door and four doors)were some the prettiest cars chevy ever made along with the '61s.
     
  30. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,245

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    from wash state

    Tell us more about this 270 ????? what am I missing here
     

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