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What Year has the Best Cars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stutz, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. 1927

    2.3%
  2. 1928

    1.9%
  3. 1929

    2.3%
  4. 1930

    3.4%
  5. 1931

    4.2%
  6. 1932

    14.4%
  7. 1933

    6.1%
  8. 1934

    11.0%
  9. 1935

    1.5%
  10. 1936

    6.1%
  11. 1937

    8.3%
  12. 1938

    2.7%
  13. 1939

    3.8%
  14. 1940

    8.0%
  15. 1941

    2.3%
  16. 1942

    0.4%
  17. 1943

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. 1944

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. 1945

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. 1946

    0.4%
  21. 1947

    1.1%
  22. 1948

    1.1%
  23. 1949

    4.5%
  24. 1950

    3.4%
  25. 1951

    3.4%
  26. 1952

    1.9%
  27. 1953

    2.3%
  28. 1954

    3.4%
  29. 1955

    12.1%
  30. 1956

    6.1%
  31. 1957

    22.3%
  32. 1958

    3.0%
  33. 1959

    8.0%
  34. 1960

    2.3%
  35. 1961

    2.3%
  36. 1962

    1.9%
  37. 1963

    2.3%
  38. 1964

    3.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 1955 hand down. all new crown vic, and T bird. GM had all new bel air,star chief,etc.And by far the best looking vett body. And chrysler had all new body's across the board that also were the best looking of all years.
     
  2. Green Rodz
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 495

    Green Rodz
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    As much as I am a HAMB-guy, I'd have to say, as far as across the board manufacture-wise, without a doubt it's 1969.

    Mustang
    Camaro
    GTO
    Super Bee
    Charger
    Road Runner
    GTX
    Coronet R/T
    Cutlass
    Buick GS
    AMX
    Mercury Cyclone
    Chevelle
    Corvette
    Firebird

    Just all great looking and great performing. 1969 was a hell of a year.

    (but 57 and 58 had some beautiful cars) :)
     
  3. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,320

    Rickybop
    Member
    from Michigan

    You go wash your mouth out with soap!...lol.
     
  4. merking56
    Joined: Dec 13, 2010
    Posts: 314

    merking56
    Member
    from NJ

    56, love the body lines and shape of front and rear windshields. Chrome side trim was designed to represent something not just slapped on.
     
  5. Might be a phase but, for quite a while I've been following just about everything 1959.
    59 el camino? fuck!ng awesome. 59 buick! caddy! pontiac, mercs and edsels kinda the end for the pickups I prefer too. Yay 1959!

    Guy down the road has a canted wing buick that I've been watching. It just sits and sits.. Maybe I'll go talk to him. Don't tell my wife
     
  6. Somehow I ended up being MR. 1964, so, I had to vote for 1964. There's a lot to like about General Motors in 1964. Sure, there are better individual cars of other years, but, '64 was on helluva year, especially at GM.
     
  7. jwcaddy
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
    Posts: 261

    jwcaddy
    Member
    from golden,co.

    I still say 40 cuz u got the fords,Plymouths,Mercs,Willys,Lincoln's,Studabakers,and the Chevys.


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  8. MBog
    Joined: May 2, 2006
    Posts: 552

    MBog
    Member

    28-42 too many good ones in those years...
     
  9. This thread is nothing more than a popularity contest,:confused:

    But since we are voting everybody knows the Deuce is king when it comes to hot rods! :D HRP
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  10. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 792

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    Member

    For me who like the early 50:s best its must be 56.
    That is the last year when all cars still look great whatever bodystyle it have.
    A 56 4:door, conv, pick up, 2d ht or stationwagon are generally look great no matter which make.
    And dont forget the hotrods and customs at that era.
     
  11. I think I have to go with 57, the best looking cars and trucks from pretty much everyone.
     
  12. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 291

    Stroker McGurk
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    from Canada

    Probably 2013.....cars are getting more sophisticated all the time...if thats a good thing

    That said, I am going with 1955...introduction of the SB Chevy engine.
     
  13. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,282

    slowmotion
    Member

    Just too hard to pick one year, each era had some icons worthy of a good agruement. 57 is tuff to top, I agree.

    If it's me, make mine '62. I just like 'em all that year, and an Impala just might make a run for the most beautiful ever.
     
  14. I'll go with 1957, the muscle car era factory hot rods were gaining steam, Olds J2, Pontiac Tri Power, Supercharged Fords and Studebakers, Dual Quads, Fuel Injection, factory hot cams, Dodge D500's and D501's, Chrysler 300C and several others. The cars were great looking. I wish I could have visited the 57 Heaven Museum in Branson, MO before they closed it.
     
  15. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,552

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    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I like some cars from every year, but every car from 1957, from the Coupe DeVille to the Golden Hawk. Just a great year all around.
     
  16. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    edwardlloyd
    Member
    from Germany

    Looks like '57 is winning hands down. No surprise, everything was great looking. Mopars, GMs and Fords.
    '57 Dodge for me:)
     
  17. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,311

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Before I joined the Hamb, I would have said 1969...:eek:
     
  18. Yeah, this one is pretty hard, but the pure design elements of the 1960 cars as a whole, have a lot to be said for them. Though very subjective, the '60 Starliners, Impalas, Buick LeSabres and Invictas, Mercury Park Lanes, Pontiac Catalinas, etc ....then again, I'd have no problem voting for '61's or '63's either....you win no matter how you vote.....:) There is no definitive answer......Centurion9
     
  19. help-me-honda
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 62

    help-me-honda
    Member

    1966. You have the Nova, 1966 Impala/biscayne, The Chevelle,El Camino. The 66 Corvette.
     
  20. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    dsiddons
    Member
    from Indiana

    58' Corvette, 59' Caddy, 57' anything.


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  21. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

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    I voted before checking results. Which I think is the right thing to do. Not that I do what's right.
    My vote was 1955. But I knew 1957 made more sense. Most cars and trucks looked and performed well by 1957. So, I do agree with 1957 being the best year.
     
  22. Sorry to you guys who wish I added a few more years in the sixties. Just don't think its the same conversation with 66-69. and OT for the HAMB
     
  23. EXracer64
    Joined: Dec 7, 2011
    Posts: 228

    EXracer64
    Member
    from nj

    62 for gm was awesome
     
  24. 1959. My all time favriote cars... 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and 1959 Cadillac Flattop
     
  25. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep
    Member

    this should be set us as which decade had the best cars.
    1920
    1930
    1940
    ETC ETC.
     
  26. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693

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    Member

    The Museum of Modern Art has named the Cord 810/812 as one of the top ten finest industrial styles of all time. It caused a sensation at the New York Auto Show in November. The crowds around the 810 were so dense, attendees stood on the bumpers of nearby cars to get a look. This was the car of the future. The body design of the Cord 810 was the work of designer Gordon M. Buehrig and his team of stylists. Nearly devoid of chrome, the new car was so low that it required no running boards. Pontoon fenders, wraparound grille and concealed headlights were featured. Its engine-turned aircraft style dashboard featured a tachometer and built-in radio. Mechanically the car was innovative with front wheel drive, a pre-select gear transmission, and a Lycoming engine with performance to match its looks.

    Pretty much anything else from 1937 year was just exceptional and Streamline Moderne was in full swing. Just think of the Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Peugeot, Talbot Lago, Lincoln Zephyr but also many of the everyman cars were just sensational. Google 1937 coupe and look at the amazing palette of drop dead gorgeous cars. Yep - hands down 1937 for me all the way....


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  27. OldColt
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 504

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    Member

    Ditto on 1937. Most all the major makes looked really good that year. The big fat stylish fenders, hoods coming to a point, and the tall thin grills do it for me. --- Steve ---
     
  28. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659

    Abomb
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    I'm biased, as we all are I suppose, but for me it's 1955....because of the leaps and bounds in technology. A few GM models made the leap the previous year with the OHV V8 and slab sided body, but 1955 is generally recognized as a watershed year in both tech and styling...
     
  29. I am a admitted Deuce nut,,but is that the best year?

    I like too many cars to claim one year or make over another. HRP
     
  30. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,087

    dan31
    Member

    I pretty much like a 1954 anything,seams like they all want to be mild customs.
     

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