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History Four of a Kind for GM '59

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. 41rodderz
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    I have to agree. All mentioned had the styling that still resonates in this cookie cutter world. I imagine in another 50 + years the cool classic styling will still win hands down.
     
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  3. chiro
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  4. I have to agree with you on the top 3 of the 4 and in the same order. Not too sure about number 4 though, maybe Lincoln or Ranchero?
     
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  5. Usually I'd have to agree with you and say that Pontiac was the leader of this pack, but I don't think Pontiac and Oldsmobile had it quite figured out till 1960. In '59 they both look gaudy, they just don't flow like they did the following year, and I think they are just kinda ugly. Hands down I'd have to say Chevy ruled the year of 1959 and with Buick being a close second. Having said that, 1960 would produce two of my all time favorite cars, the 1960 Pontiac and 1960 Oldsmobile. Enter the era of the factory custom. 1465891880781.jpg los.jpg
     
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  6. flamingokid
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    As a small child in the late 60's, I had an older couple that watched me while my jet setting parents went out of town. We had a Cord, my uncle drove an XKE, and my folks had the newest, latest sports cars of the era, yet Gus's 1960 Pontiac to be one of my favorite all time vehicles. To this day, I remember everything about this car, right down to the performance upgrades...... I want one.
     
  7. Nothing the American auto makers made in '59 was anything less than ugly, clumsy and overweight. The 59 GM engines were pretty good! The the new 59 "any brand"s were parts donors IMHO.
    I actually drove a 59 Olds 88 fordoor loner while my 64 'vette was being painted. I couldn't really drive it with a straight face.
     
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  8. 31 B'ville
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    20160416_174148.jpg Been fortunate to own and enjoy this '59 Bonneville for the past 41 years. :) 20160416_174051-1.jpg
     
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