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Cheers or Jeers: 1958 General Motors Offerings

Cheers or Jeers: 1958 General Motors Offerings  

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  1. 1. Cheers or Jeers? 1958 Chevrolet.

    • Cheers! Curb feelers for the win!
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    • Jeers! Needs to be a different color!
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  2. 2. Cheers or Jeers: 1958 Buick Riviera

    • Cheers! Now that's how you make a set of tail lights!
      8
    • Jeers! I have no sense of aesthetics!
      0
  3. 3. Cheers or Jeers: 1958 Oldsmobile

    • Cheers! Someone save it before this %$#hole cuts the roof off!
      6
    • Jeers! Too much money something that's been sitting that long.
      2
  4. 4. Cheers or Jeers: 1958 Pontiac

    • Cheers! Perfect for the family that wants to go to the car show together!
      7
    • Jeers! Lose the tacky wheels!
      1
  5. 5. Cheers or Jeers: 1958 Cadillac

    • Cheers! An easy project!
      8
    • Jeers! A white elephant!
      0


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Cheers or Jeers: 1958 General Motors Offerings

1958 Chevrolet Impala: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item3cc754a867

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1958 Buick Super Riviera: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item43b0678155

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1958 Oldsmobile Super 88: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item3cc7475fe5

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1958 Pontiac: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item20c663e3e2

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1958 Cadillac Series 62: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item19d1f3190a

$(KGrHqV,!qEE-vinqovEBP1oElilqQ~~60_3.JPG

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It is, of course, erroneous to portray the name of the Buick model as a 'Riviera'. ;)

I like them all, a really do.

Given free money (my choice of model/body style tho), I would buy in order :

1. Cadillac

2. Pontiac

3. Buick

I would not buy the other 2, tho to rank them I'd go :

4. Olds

5. Chevy

In terms of styling, I would actually rank the Olds below the Chevy, but the Olds has mad character and a funky dash.

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1958 was IMHO not the greatest year for styling... too gaudy for me... disappointing compared to the 1957 and 1959 offerings. Not as bad as 1960, though... and, of course, all of this is relative, as the entire era is eons better than the current offerings.

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1958 was IMHO not the greatest year for styling... too gaudy for me... disappointing compared to the 1957 and 1959 offerings. Not as bad as 1960, though... and, of course, all of this is relative, as the entire era is eons better than the current offerings.

Pretty much how I feel.

The Caddy is the best of the bunch. It would have been the Chevy but for that terrible color...

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The Pontiac is by comparison subdued. I find the Olds ugly, too many disjoints. The Buick's pleasant color saves it. The Cadillac is classy, more timeless. The Impala's color makes it a caricature, it would be better represented dressed in something less polarizing.

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I'd go right down the line from top to bottom. The taller the fins, the closer to God.

Cadillac

Buick

Oldsmobile

Pontiac

Chevrolet

as if that needed to be defined for anyone here. :AH-HA:

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That Cadillac would be a hoot to drive around in Wildwood this summer!!

My votes in order of my preferences and if money were no object here:

1. Cadillac

2. Pontiac

3. Chevrolet (color withstanding)

4. Buick (the front grille reminds me of a person with braces smiling very wide :lol: )[/i]

5. Oldsmobile (I'm a huge fan of the '56 & '57 Oldsmobiles, but not of the '55 or '58-late '60s models. Though ranked last, I would pass on this '58 Olds regardless of money not being a factor)

Edited by GMTruckGuy74

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All but the Caddy (and the Pontiac to a degree)seem way too overdone with chrome, but that Olds is downright ugly.

Edited by Camino LS6

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The Caddy seems to be the least chromed...the others all have way more... I just can't get into the styling of that era, too tall and overdecorated, IMO. Lower-longer-wider is much more appealing to me....I find lots of interesting GM B/C body designs in the '61-64, '65-70, '71-76, and '77-8x generations..

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

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It amazes me to see how tall I am when standing next to a double-wishbone Honda product, pre-MacPherson strut. The cowls are so sweet and low.

Now everything out there's so high-cowled it's ridiculous. Crash/pedestrian standards, or just fashion? If some maroon steps in front of my vehicle, wouldn't it be better to have my bumper hit 'em in the ankles so it flips 'em up on the hood, or in the midsection so it knocks 'em down and underneath (bleh, I just made myself sick).

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It amazes me to see how tall I am when standing next to a double-wishbone Honda product, pre-MacPherson strut. The cowls are so sweet and low.

Now everything out there's so high-cowled it's ridiculous. Crash/pedestrian standards, or just fashion? If some maroon steps in front of my vehicle, wouldn't it be better to have my bumper hit 'em in the ankles so it flips 'em up on the hood, or in the midsection so it knocks 'em down and underneath (bleh, I just made myself sick).

And with the thick pillars and tiny windows of today's cars, you may not see them until after you hit 'em...though rear view cameras and proximity sensors help.

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Cubitar ~ >>"And with the thick pillars and tiny windows of today's cars, you may not see them until after you hit 'em...though rear view cameras and proximity sensors help."<<

^ I seldom drive forward on public roads in reverse, so (even if I had) RR view cameras........

ocnblu - pretty sure what's happening is that as cars get smaller & smaller & tighter & tighter, they just make us sit more upright. At some point we'll probably drive while standing.

A camry will be 140" long, and 85" tall. Can't wait.

Edited by balthazar

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Love those cars Balth

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Good Lord I wonder if the part number is the same between Pontiac and Chevy for the hood that year. They look damn close. Probably not, because the Pontiac hood was likely drilled for the lettering. Thanks fer the full frontal shots, balthy. You've become the C&G Porn King between these and the Curves thread. :)

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