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Hardtop Orgy

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Buick started it all in 1949...

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You can continue with the orgy as long as ugly cars are not posted.

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Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile & Cadillac joined in very quickly...

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There's a fair amount of Hardtop Mopars too:

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You can continue with the orgy as long as ugly cars are not posted.

And dear Sir, which ones would that be?

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Fly thinks for some reason that Auroras are more attractive than 1961 Plymouths. :P

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Fly thinks for some reason that Auroras are more attractive than 1961 Plymouths. :P

They aren't?

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Didn't Virgil Exner shoot himself over this car? :P

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Buick started it all in 1949...

Actually Chrysler started it all in 1946 with the Town and Country :D

They did sedans, verts aaaand a 2 door hardtop.

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So which is this...Saratoga, Winsdor, or what? I like it without the 2-tone paint...and the coupe version of these models are growing on me..as is is the `59 Imperial.

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Dodgefan:

That's not a Chrysler, it's a 1958 Dodge.

As far as the model I think it's a Coronet.

That balck beauty has been living inside

my harddrive for months, like so many

other thousands of car photos that I've

right clicked over the years.

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.......Dodgefan I am shocked, indeed, HORRIFIED, that you didn't recognize your own namesake. Plymouth and Chrysler always got the better end of the styling stick in the late '50s, IMO. Dodges were always rather over done and had heavy-handed styling. I would take a '58 Fury or New Yorker over the above black beauty any day. but that is not to say I would say NO to the above car if it was given to me.......... :wub:

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.......Dodgefan I am shocked, indeed, HORRIFIED, that you didn't recognize your own namesake. Plymouth and Chrysler always got the better end of the styling stick in the late '50s, IMO. Dodges were always rather over done and had heavy-handed styling. I would take a '58 Fury or New Yorker over the above black beauty any day. but that is not to say I would say NO to the above car if it was given to me.......... :wub:

I knew someone was gonna say that, but to be honest most of my Mopar-recognizing knowledge only goes to the mid-60's. Shame on me I know. :P

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.......Dodgefan I am shocked, indeed, HORRIFIED, that you didn't recognize your own namesake. Plymouth and Chrysler always got the better end of the styling stick in the late '50s, IMO. Dodges were always rather over done and had heavy-handed styling. I would take a '58 Fury or New Yorker over the above black beauty any day. but that is not to say I would say NO to the above car if it was given to me.......... :wub:

I knew someone was gonna say that, but to be honest most of my Mopar-recognizing knowledge only goes to the mid-60's. Shame on me I know. :P

Come on 'BIZ. Dodgefan is a Mopar guy for name sake, his blood runs on a LS small block, no wonders he spends so much time posting at a GM forum. :P

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Come on 'BIZ. Dodgefan is a Mopar guy for name sake, his blood runs on a LS small block, no wonders he spends so much time posting at a GM forum. :P

Which must explain the only GM in the family is technically a rebodied Toyota! :P

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...was a diehard Mopar fan in years gone by. My first car was a '67 Dodge Polara that I bought for $50 and a pair of stereo speakers from a friend of mine in 1979. It had after market Sears a/c that still worked! My father was a Mopar freak, having owned a '66 300 and '69 300 (after he rolled the '66!). My fondest memories were of playing in and on a '57 Plymouth when I was about 6 years old.

I miss the old hardtops. One of the things people may not know about those old hardtops is that there was very little wind noise on the highway with the windows down because there was no B pilar and no shoulder belts to flap in your ear. Try that with most modern cars! NO wonder everyone needs a/c these days!

And those who crow that hardtops were not safe are mis-informed. My dad rolled his '66 down an embankment and it rolled 3 times on it side, blowing out all the windows, but the roof was not that badly deformed - and he walked away from the incident!

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Pfft. Hardtop, lardtop... I'd rather not die when I get t-boned by some red-light-running-redneck. :P

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CHrysler certainly did NOT have the first production hardtop, they made

something like 6 or 7 of their hardtops... historians agree, the first car

to qualify for a production (pillarless) hardtop is the Roadmaster Riviera

in 1949, there were one thousand or so made for every 1946 Chrysler

Town & Country hardtop. IIRC GM also coined the term "hardtop".

Pfft. Hardtop, lardtop... I'd rather not die when I get t-boned by some red-light-running-redneck. :P

So true, I hear the Fiero is a great car ot get T-boned in, or some $h!box

Mazda MX-5 Miata like you wanted to buy. Most convertibles don't have

B-pilars either you know?

Oh, almost forgot... :P

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So true, I hear the Fiero is a great car ot get T-boned in, or some $h!box

Mazda MX-5 Miata like you wanted to buy. Most convertibles don't have

B-pilars either you know?

Oh, almost forgot... :P

Yes, you better note the smiley, as I was being facetious.

Also, Fiero's are some of the safest cars out there. I don't know what you're talking about. As well, a two seat roadster is quite a bit different than the usual hardtop. Oh, and I didn't mention B-pillars, just hardtops. Fool. :D

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CHrysler certainly did NOT have the first production hardtop, they made

something like 6 or 7 of their hardtops...

Yep they made seven. Chrysler was the first OEM to produce a hard top.

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Hmmm...don't have a pic (yet) of my '72 MC with the windows down, but it, too, is a hard top......

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Actually this is a Canadian 1957 Dodge...and lovingly refered to by the Forward look Mopar crowd as Plodge, it is a 1957 Dodge nose bolted to what is from the firewall back a 1957 Plymouth body and interior. This car seems to be wearing 1957 Plymouth Savoy side trim. It looks like a 1957 Dodge Regent V8 Sport Coupe. If it had sportone along the sides like Christine, it would then be equal to a Plymouth Belvedere, and it would be a Dodge Mayfair.

I'm a huge 57/58 Plymouth fan. :AH-HA_wink:

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Thanks for that clarification, Delta. I had a nagging feeling something wasn't right about that car because I knew right away it had a Plymouth back end (the bumper and fin are dead giveaways) and a Dodge front end, with crazy side trim. Something I hadn't seen before, I thought it was a homemade special, done really well.
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Yeah.... that damn sure ain't a Dodge arse.

I feel like a moron for not noticing that.

What makes me pissed was that I saved

for that reason to use for a back to back

trivia question wiht this car and GM's own

Pontiac/Chevy Canadian only products.

It certainly IS a 1957 Dodge-Plymouth

hybrid, and a quite handome devil IMHO.

I must have been pretty delirious to

have posted a "Swept-Wing" Dodge with

a Savoy arse and not notice. :P

1957 Dodge

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