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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-04-19 5:27 PM (#561916)
Subject: 57-58-59 Adventurer convertibles, all together


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Finally got the 3 of them together for the first time today!

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bbrasse1
Posted 2018-04-19 6:21 PM (#561919 - in reply to #561916)
Subject: Re: 57-58-59 Adventurer convertibles, all together


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Really cool Mike!
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macedon
Posted 2018-04-19 6:37 PM (#561922 - in reply to #561916)
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Nice, nice, nice!
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-04-20 11:03 AM (#561975 - in reply to #561922)
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Awsome, Mike!  That is quite a feat.

Which one is your favorite?



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-04-20 12:05 PM (#561980 - in reply to #561916)
Subject: Re: 57-58-59 Adventurer convertibles, all together


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My nephew drives the 58 almost daily. The 59 I just got in, but man it drives nice. We're fixing some carb stuff on the 57, so it doesn't have any miles of significance yet. The 58 and 59 are so different. The black and gold is a quite a site in person. As soon as I get the title in on the 59 I can get tags on it. I drove it 40 miles the day it arrived. I put the 57 tags on it lol.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-04-20 12:56 PM (#561981 - in reply to #561916)
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do you have Swedish heritage? I can't believe they let you have this many cars
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matt
Posted 2018-04-20 2:31 PM (#561983 - in reply to #561916)
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Great collection.
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Chrys 68
Posted 2018-04-20 4:12 PM (#561991 - in reply to #561916)
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Congratulations Mike, a wonderful collection!

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57desoto
Posted 2018-04-22 7:12 AM (#562059 - in reply to #561916)
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Yep, you're THE MAN! Incredible cars!

One question, though -- why does the '57 have the center hood ornament? Despite the OTHER series having it, and you'd think the top-of-the-line Adventurer would, it didn't!
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-04-22 8:04 AM (#562062 - in reply to #561916)
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As we've seen, restorers takes a lot of creative license when doing these cars. I think my 58 Firedome Convertible can't make its mind up if it's a 57 or a 58 with the mishmash of parts on it
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-04-22 10:59 AM (#562070 - in reply to #562062)
Subject: Re: 57-58-59 Adventurer convertibles, all together



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Very nice!  The '59 should be the most powerful of the three and it probably has more nifty features, starting with the swivel seats!  

I remember when they broke up the set at Barrett Jackson.  I thought "will anyone ever do it again?" 

Check and check!  Glad it was you.

It's a big world, someone else might have assembled all three, but then again, those are RARE cars - maybe not! 

 



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-04-22 1:35 PM (#562074 - in reply to #562070)
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What the 59 does not feature is the crisp, good looks of the 57 and 58.
From the hamburger buns hanging over the headlights, to that loaded
diaper of a rear bumper .... wow.

Still, nice to see "the set" together.
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firedome
Posted 2018-04-24 1:58 PM (#562212 - in reply to #561916)
Subject: RE: 57-58-59 Adventurer convertibles, all together



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I've heard them called by many "eyebrows", but hamburger bun? lol
It started with the '57 Imp, with it's chrome trimmed eyebrows.
Guess the stylists thought were "upscaling" the lower models in '59.
Cad had it that year and '60 too.

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