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History first car to have hydraulic suspension

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jcmarz, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,635

    from Chino, Ca

    I just bought the new "Hot Rod Deluxe" magazine and on page 76, there are some photos of a 50 Chevy Fleetline taken back in 1967. Now, one of the captions reads as follows: "Ganahl (Pat) suspects this is one of the earliest cars to feature hydraulic suspension, a forecast of many lowriders to come."
    As I recall, there was a article in "Rod and Custom", 10 to 15 years ago about a 56 Corvette called the X-Sonic that was customize in various stages from new to about 1959 or 60. Anyways, the article stated that it was the first car to have a hydraulic suspension, which was operated manually. The article also stated that it was one of the first customs to have a bubble top.
    With all of these claims of being "first" got me to wondering, who really did setup the first hydraulic suspension:confused:
  2. Captain Freedom
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 262

    Captain Freedom
    from Upstate SC

    I remember reading about that vette.
    From my understaning it was the first with an adjustable suspension, made from Port-A-Power jacks :)
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,572


    X-Sonic was the first.
  4. I partout chevys!!
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    Posts: 208

    I partout chevys!!

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