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View Poll Results: '56 Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth?
Chevrolet 21 77.78%
Ford 2 7.41%
Plymouth 4 14.81%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-01-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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A poll for some OLDER cars... rather than the typical 70s cars we have had in the past. These were the top of the line 4-door hardtop and station wagon models from Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth in 1956.

Which is your favorite?

Chevrolet Bel-Air sport sedan:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=21783 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Bel-Air Beauville 9-passenger wagon:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=21807 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
(there was also a 2-door Nomad that year)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=21798 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Ford Fairlane sport sedan:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=42574 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Country Squire wagon:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=42743 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Plymouth Belvedere sport sedan:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=65268 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
(sorry, wagon photo not available)
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Normally I am a GM fan, especially of 1950s cars, but for 1956, I prefer the Ford hardtop sedans over the Chevy hardtop sedans... strange, but thats the only year Ford I prefer over Chevrolet... strange I chose '56 as the year of this thread. lol.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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My Dad once owned a '56 Belvedere with a 277-cu-in V-8 and a "power-pack." (4-bbl carb and dual exhaust).

Of the 3 cars listed, I would pick the Belvedere because I am a Mopar (and Cadillac) fan.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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My uncle likes the 50s Mopars too. He has a 1956 Desoto thats really neat.

Fleet, I am a Caddy fan too... I should have snuck in a Cadillac in there too... lol.

I'll do it anyway... here is your '56 Cadillac... (I like a 56' Ford better than a 56' Chevy, but I would take a '56 Cadillac over a '56 Lincoln anyday - I never was a fan of Lincolns until the 1971-74 models... an some of the 75-79 models).
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12060 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

and a photo of my grandpas 1955 Cadillac Series 62 sedan...


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Originally Posted by Fleet View Post
My Dad once owned a '56 Belvedere with a 277-cu-in V-8 and a "power-pack." (4-bbl carb and dual exhaust).

Of the 3 cars listed, I would pick the Belvedere because I am a Mopar (and Cadillac) fan.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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If only Cadillacs of today looked like those from the '50s!
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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I like this one because it's in my garage

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z35/Georgpl/013-1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I've owned both the Ford and Chevy. Well actually the Ford was a 55. The Ford was a Fairlane Sport Coupe. Good looking car. I hated driving it, an anchor on wheels. I replaced it with a Chevy after 6 weeks.The Chevy was a 2dr, 210 with a 265 Power Pack and a Powerglide. I eventually replaced the 265 & Glide with a 302 and 4 speed. Tennessee, I don't post here frequently. If I did I might know why you seem so interested in station wagons. Is there a reason or just the way it shakes out when I stop by?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Of the three I like the Chevy best, but all three are beautiful cars. I wish the American auto industry would go back to that styling again.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Georgepl that looks like a Pontiac in the pic?
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Originally Posted by studedude View Post
Tennessee, I don't post here frequently. If I did I might know why you seem so interested in station wagons. Is there a reason or just the way it shakes out when I stop by?
Yes, I love old station wagons and convertibles of the 50s-70s.

Ironic, that was my first mention of a wagon, or even a poll in quite awhile. You stopped by just in time.
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