wildmanjoe

The Year Is: 1959

The Year Is: 1959  

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  1. 1. Which wagon would you choose?

    • GMC Suburban
      2
    • Chevrolet Suburban
      1
    • International Harvester Travelall
      0
    • Dodge Town Wagon
      0
    • Studebaker
      1
    • Pontiac
      1
    • Plymouth
      0
    • Oldsmobile
      1
    • Nash Rambler
      0
    • Nash Metropolitan
      0
    • Mercury
      1
    • Imperial
      0
    • Ford
      0
    • Edsel
      0
    • Dodge
      0
    • Desoto
      0
    • Chrysler
      2
    • Chevrolet
      0
    • Buick
      2
    • Willys
      0
    • Other (Post a pic!)
      1


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wildmanjoe    21

The Year Is: 1959

The year is 1959. You've just graduated college and started your first job. Since several other of your co-workers live in the same neighborhood as yourself, you've decided to save gas and start a carpool. Things are going well until it's your turn to drive and your coworkers start complaining about passenger space.

CarStuffing.png

You decide a station wagon is on order. The only question is, which one?

GMC Suburban

1959GMCSuburban.jpg

Chevrolet Suburban

1959ChevroletSuburban.jpg

International Harvester Travelall

1959B-110Travelall.jpg

Dodge Town Wagon

1959TownWagon.jpg

Studebaker

1959Studebaker.jpg

Pontiac

1959Pontiac-1.jpg

Plymouth

1959PlymouthSuburban.jpg

Oldsmobile

1959Oldsmobile-1.jpg

Nash Rambler

1959NashRambler2.jpg

Nash Metropolitan

1959NashRambler.jpg

Mercury

1959Mercury.jpg

Imperial

1959Imperial.jpg

Ford

1959FordWagon2.jpg

Edsel

1959Edsel-1.jpg

Dodge

1959Dodge.jpg

Desoto

1959Desoto.jpg

Chrysler

1959Chrysler.jpg

Chevrolet

1959Chevrolet-1.jpg

Buick

1959Buick-3.jpg

Willys

1959Willys.jpg

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The Plymouth is a 1958 model, which I would take, though I wouldn't mind the actual '59 model either.

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ocnblu    773

Dude in last picture is like "WUT bitch? I tole ya I'm a Jeepster fer your love!"

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ocnblu    773

The Studebaker and Metropolitan are cuter than bug's ears, awwwww.... The Studie is spunkier looking, however.

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I see the Plymouth was corrected, I think it's a pretty clean design given how gaudy some cars were beginning to look by the late '50's.

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wildmanjoe    21

The Plymouth is a 1958 model, which I would take, though I wouldn't mind the actual '59 model either.

I think I fixed it. 1959 was the egg crate grille, right?

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The Plymouth is a 1958 model, which I would take, though I wouldn't mind the actual '59 model either.

I think I fixed it. 1959 was the egg crate grille, right?

Yes that's the correct model now, '59 was basically an MCE of the 57-58 models.

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balthazar    2,002

Hoo boy, when I saw "1959" I thought this would be a lot tougher for me.

First off, the Imperial is out as a weird one-off. Or, if it stays, this has to come in :

Superior_Royale_3_way_Landaulet_Hearse_417.jpg

in which case I pick that one. ;)

The late '50s trucks are really spartan/ relatively uncomfortable for commuter purposes, so I could be really happy with the upper-mid range: Pontiac, Buick or DeSoto (in that order).

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Camino LS6    866

Very tough call for me - several of these were our actual family cars when I was quite little.

Jeep wagon just like the pic

2-door Studebaker Lark wagon (and my grandmother had a 4-door)

We also had an International Travelall ( a few years later)

Can't decide.

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balthazar    2,002

The Imperial begs for a backstory. Plate looks Euro, the 'exhaust pipes up front'; the turnsignals have been replaced with what also might be Euro-spec bolt-ons, and I double-checked to see it maybe the flanks were Plymouth, but they're Imperial. AND it has a sunroof.

BUT it's the 2-dr hardtop wagon conversion that appears quite masterful. Highly interesting, wonder if it's still among the living.

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Camino LS6    866

The Imperial pic is obviously scanned from an old photograph (I'd say 1980s or older), and there is a Colorado Blue Spruce in the background. The rest of the plants are scrubby, and the land seems quite open. The front plate is red (Arizona?). Given those clues, I'd hazard a guess at somewhere in the American West at a fairly high altitude, and more north than south...

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ocnblu    773

We've got a botanist in here. :)

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Camino LS6    866

Not a botanist, a horticulturalist. :)

And, I have to admit, the clues are slim as that spruce has been planted in many different environments and none of the other plants are clear enough for an ID. It could just as easily be an east coast lowland near the sea with all of the scrubby pines.

Too green for the southwest though...

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ocnblu    773

That's the word I was looking for.

The Mercury looks the most modern and clean.

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balthazar    2,002

OK- the plate number spacing looked weird to me.

RE the link info - I cannot readily believe an Imperial wagon was considered for production. A few back door specials or a coachbuilder project is another thing.

I would agree the one above looks quite professionally done.

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NeonLX    40

Probably the Dodge. Or maybe the Mercury...jeez, I just don't know.

'59 Ambassador would likely be my first choice. They went pretty well with the AMC 327 V8.

1959-1959-rambler-ambassador-5_zpsc190b5d7.jpg

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Probably the Dodge. Or maybe the Mercury...jeez, I just don't know.

'59 Ambassador would likely be my first choice. They went pretty well with the AMC 327 V8.

1959-1959-rambler-ambassador-5_zpsc190b5d7.jpg

Yes they did!

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The Plymouth is a 1958 model, which I would take, though I wouldn't mind the actual '59 model either.

The yellow Plymouth wagon is, indeed, a 1959. As the owner of that wagon pictured, I am absolutely positive.

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