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Top-5 Best American Automotive Designs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. MotoVintage
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 124

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    32 ford roadster
    66 ford fastback mustang
    67 corvette convertable
    66 galixe 500
    66 chevrolet pickup
     
  2. Oh,
    Thunk of some more
    The fabulous Pacer line
    The Bricklin
    57 Dodge Pick up
    84 Dodge Caravan (good idea, just blah)
    Pontiac Azblech
     
  3. L110Mike
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 128

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    from North OC

    ok, 2nd time around, with better pictures of the woodies.
    top 5, no particular order:

    '42 Mercury Woodie
    '40 Ford Coupe
    '36 Ford Woodie
    '49 Mercury Coupe and Woodie
     

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  4. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,408

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    S*&T, I can't even narrow it down to five per DECADE!
    I think the most beautiful cars ever produced in the U.S. were mostly from the 1930s, but I don't know them enough to name them off the top of my head.
    For 1950s ONLY:
    1. '55 Chevy hardtop or convertible
    2. '56/57 Lincoln Mark II
    3. '55 Dodge hardtop or convertible
    4. '53 Buick Skylark
    5. '57 Cadillac

    I own a '53 Chevy and I wouldn't even put them in the top TEN in stock form!
     
  5. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606

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    1957 Pontiac Safari
    1961 Pontiac Catalina Bubble Top
    1967 GTO
    1959 Cadillac
    1956 Chevy Wagon
     
  6. 36C8
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 326

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    1937 Cord
    1963 Corvette
    1936 Ford 3-window
    1934 Franklin V-12
    1932 Studebaker President Roadster
     
  7. 3windowford
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 166

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    from Edison NJ

    1940 Ford Deluxe coupe
    1955 Ford Crown Victoria
    1936 Ford 5 Window coupe
    1941 Plymouth coupe
    1951 Ford coupe
     
  8. HRK-hotrods
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 922

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    Oh, this is tough...

    1) 37' Studebaker coupe (cool back window and awesome grille)
    2) 37' Lincoln Zephyr Convertible
    3) 46-8' Buick Sedanette(fastback)
    4) 53' Skylark
    5) 57' Olds 98 hardtop
     
  9. SteelerDan43
    Joined: Feb 10, 2009
    Posts: 10

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    1932 Ford 5 Window
    1937 Chevy Coupe
    1959 Chevy Impala
    1935 Chevy Coupe
    1935 Ford Coupe
     
  10. No particular order


    1932 Ford 5 Window
    1940 Ford Coupe
    1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
    1928 Ford Roadster
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
     
  11. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    IMO, they were all revolutionary designs up until the mid 70's or so.
    But some that stand out a little bit? tough question.
    shoebox Fords (no muss, no fuss, just an all around good buy)
    Duece Roadsters ("Welcome to the new era in cars you ol' Model A drivers")
    early Corvettes and Tbirds (fast two seaters)
    1948-50 F series (I'm biased here, lol)
    1955 Chevy, either pickup or car (they just look good)
    OT-wise, the 73-79 F series truck will always be at the top for me.
    This is at 9:08 am, 5-9-09. It'll change in a minute.
     
  12. 1936 ford 3 or 5 window
    1955 chevy
    1956 chevy
    1957 chevy
    1959 elcamino
     
  13. Fordguy78
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 558

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    1940 Ford Coupe
    1932 Ford 3-window coupe
    1957 Ford Country Squire
    1965 Ford F100
    1973-79 Ford F-Series
     
  14. yoyodyne
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 856

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    L29 Cord
    32 Ford 3W
    34 Ford 3W
    57 T-bird
    67 Vette
     
  15. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

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    from Illinois

    1953 Studebaker Starliner
    1963 Corvette
    1937 Studebaker Coupe Express
    1936 Cord
    1956 Ford Crown Victoria
     
  16. Orange Crate
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 454

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    32 Ford (any)
    42-48 Ford coupe
    53 Studie
    53 Ford Victoria
    53-56 F-100's
     
  17. Silent_Orchestra
    Joined: Jun 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,313

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    1. GM G Bodies '78-'87/8 (Cutlass, Regal, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, El Camino, Caballero)
    2. '70 Chevy Camaro
    3. '38 Pontiac (all styles)
    4. '88-'98 Chevy/GMC Full Size Trucks
    5. '30-'31 Model A (all styles)

    I really want to add like 999,995 more...
     
  18. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,136

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    T roadster
    29 roadster
    31 roadster
    32 roadster
    36 3 window
     
  19. 1. 1938 ford standard delivery!! or a coupe.
    2. 1940 lincoln zephyr
    3. 1932 ford delivery
    4. 1960 pontiac bonnieville or a catalina
    5. 1958 plymouth belevedere
     
  20. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823

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    Any year Pontiac AZTEK.
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    HEY! I'M ONLY KIDDIN', CAN"T YOU TAKE A JOKE?
     
  21. Double Caddy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 689

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    from virginia

    1. '48 Tucker
    2. '29 Auburn Boattail Speedster
    3. '57 Cadillac Eldorado Blarritz
    4. '63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window
    5. '32 Ford Coupe


    An honorable mention Any of the early 30's Duesenbergs, Packards and Cadillacs luxury works of Art
     
  22. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,886

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    Lessee: without looking at my previous opinions, my list today is:

    1934 Ford 3-window coupe
    1940 Ford DeLuxe coupe
    1953 Studebaker Starlite coupe
    1955 Chrysler 300
    1961 Pontiac Ventura bubbletop

    ...but I'm sure it'll change in another 20 minutes or so.

    edit: OK, I looked at my previous post (2/16/07), and all 5 of these were on my expanded list. Guess I'm at least semi-consistent.
     
  23. My list is very personal because I have owned al of these vehicles and really loved them.
    1) 55 Chev Cameo 1/2 ton ( gee I wonder why?)
    2) 64 Corvette coupe ( my wife still hasn't forgiven me for selling this in 1970 )
    3) 39 Ford coupe ( My first car )
    4) 67 Olds Toronado ( luxury, and went like skinned snot )
    5) 56 Stude Presidente coupe ( never owned one, but loved the look of the car )
    6) 62 Chev 409 bubble top
    Bob
     
  24. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,672

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    I have to say in my opinion it all happened in the Fifties.

    1) '53 Studebaker Coupe/HT
    2) '53 Buick Skylark
    3) '57 Chevy Convertible
    4) '57 Chrysler 300C
    5) '59 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz
     
  25. HydroClyde
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 54

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    Okay, after almost 3 years I would adjust my list as follows....

     

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  26. junkmn
    Joined: Oct 7, 2008
    Posts: 60

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    from melbourne

    '48 tucker
    '37 cord
    '40 ford
    '48 to '54 stepdown hudson
    '57/'58 plymouth belvedere h/top (coupe and fordoor)
     
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,293

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    If this is based on good looks I'd pick the following:


    L29 Cord

    1936 Ford 3window

    1949 Ford Coupe

    EVERY CAR manufactured in 1932 (America didn't make ugly cars in 1932)

    1926-27 Model T Fords, (My first car ever, and I still like their looks):)
     
  28. 1963 Studebaker Avanti
    1957 Chrysler 300C hardtop and convertible
    1940 Fords - all!
    1937 Cord phaeton
    1953 Studebaker Starliner
     
  29. '40 Lincoln Zephyr 3W Coupe
    '36 ford 3W
    '59 El Camino
    '32 Ford Tudor
    '59 Cadillac Coupe
     
  30. Ok, as far as production cars:
    1953 Studebaker Coupe/Hardtop
    1941 Cadillac 62 series sedanette
    1953 Corvette
    1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
    1934 Packard roadster
     

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