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My Adventurer in an FANTASTIC VIDEO!!!!
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57desoto
Posted 2018-05-01 8:20 PM (#562634)
Subject: My Adventurer in an FANTASTIC VIDEO!!!!



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Gang, I've been very quiet about the production of this video, just released today. Check it out if you have a chance. BTW, the car REALLY doesn't look as good in person as in the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiknKDaju4&feature=youtu.be



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-05-01 9:49 PM (#562643 - in reply to #562634)
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The car looks fantastic!! What a great video. VERY well shot.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-05-01 10:29 PM (#562646 - in reply to #562643)
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Very cool, Ed!  Your car looks and sounds fantastic!  Who is this Ed Ligo fella?  It was nice of you to let him motor around like that.

At one point, I almost said aloud "Holy Smokes!  Don't drive Ed's car off the road!" 



Edited by Lancer Mike 2018-05-01 10:31 PM
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-05-02 12:03 AM (#562651 - in reply to #562634)
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Surprisingly good video of a great car. I love the look of a '57 Chevy too, but I definitely would have bought a forwardlook from '57 as well - probably a '57 New Yorker. It really is amazing how well these cars handle once you put stiffer rear springs on them. Much better than anything from GM or Ford for a long time afterward.
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Fireflite56
Posted 2018-05-02 12:13 AM (#562652 - in reply to #562651)
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Great car and great video Ed! The car sounds great!
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2018-05-02 3:36 AM (#562656 - in reply to #562634)
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Nice video-production!
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-05-02 5:55 AM (#562658 - in reply to #562634)
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Wow! That's a terrific video! Very cool, the car looks great.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2018-05-02 6:41 AM (#562660 - in reply to #562634)
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Best automobile video I’ve seen. I may be biased though since I’m a DeSoto guy.

Thanks for the memories.

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60 Imp
Posted 2018-05-02 8:01 AM (#562662 - in reply to #562634)
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Sweet video.

I'm sending this to ALL my ferd and chivvy mates.

Thanks for sharing. An excellent summary of why these cars are so good, and why we are all on this website.

Steve.
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Imp58Alpes
Posted 2018-05-02 8:06 AM (#562664 - in reply to #562634)
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I like Joe Ligo's documentaries, they are very accurate and very well done. His channel (Auto Moments) is one of the very few I have bookmarked.
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wizard
Posted 2018-05-02 9:46 AM (#562668 - in reply to #562634)
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Fantastic video and an Amazing car - congrats!!!!
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matt
Posted 2018-05-02 9:49 AM (#562669 - in reply to #562634)
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Nice car and video.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2018-05-02 9:53 AM (#562671 - in reply to #562634)
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Its Delightful, its Delovely, its the new '57 DeSoto Adventurer! Great promo and great car, Ed.
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57burb
Posted 2018-05-02 10:56 AM (#562673 - in reply to #562669)
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It is refreshing to see a little different perspective on the cars of this era while getting all the facts correct. I really enjoyed that!
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57desoto
Posted 2018-05-03 5:35 AM (#562724 - in reply to #562634)
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Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to watch the video, and for your nice comments!
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bbrasse1
Posted 2018-05-03 6:20 AM (#562725 - in reply to #562634)
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Great video, great car! Put your it on your 57 DeSoto site.
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big m
Posted 2018-05-03 1:18 PM (#562743 - in reply to #562634)
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Excellent video, and great choice of cars!!!!

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Sonoramic60
Posted 2018-05-03 2:38 PM (#562749 - in reply to #562634)
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A great video for a great (and I do mean GREAT!) car! In my salad days, I pumped gas in my dad's filling station and one of our regular customers had a black/gold '57 and it was absolutely magnificent. I envy you.
Some comments on the video:
- The 300C and the Adventurer shared the same basic body shell, so their weights are approximately the same. In fact, I experience the same fueling problems on my 300C as I did with our customers Adventurer as it is so difficult to avoid raw gas backing up the filler tube as the tank reaches full capacity. How can I forget, "Joe, watch that pump just before the tank gets full."
- Back in 1956/57, there were still only 48 states and quad headlights were not legal in all of them. My "C" originally from Montana had just duals as the quad set-up was added by the dealer some time in 1958. I do have the original two headlight set-ups. That's why Dodges and Plymouths had only two headlights in '57.
- Chevy got a lot of publicity for their one horsepower per cubic inch 283 in 1957, which was an option on the bowties, but the 345 HP/345 CID Hemi was the standard engine on the Adventurer. What the heck, the optional 355 horse 354 of the 300B also is ignored.
- It is interesting the saddlebag air cleaners are silenced. One would think a car like that would have the unsilenced types like the Fury and 300C.
- The fin effect may well have been a marketing ploy, but supposedly wind tunnel tests were performed on the '60 Plymouth at the University of Pittsburgh that indicated that they increased the stability of car by 17% (in relation to what?).
- I love the way the exhaust exits above the bumper, but I understand how it affects the metal and I appreciate why you changed it . But the concept was neat indeed. I wonder if Exner got the idea from Corvette?
You truly have a great car and I say again, I do envy you.
Joe Godec
'57 Chrysler 300C, '60 Fury SonoRamic, '65 Fuelie Vette, '65 Sport Fury 426-S/4-speed
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58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2018-05-04 4:09 PM (#562808 - in reply to #562634)
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Great looking video! It's good to see the De Soto getting the love and respect it deserves. I never would have boght a 1957 Chebby myself if I had been old enough to buy a new car in 1957 - I would have gone for the Forward Look everytime. Imperial, Chrysler 300C, or De Soto Adventurer were the pinnicle of the design that year.

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ToMopar
Posted 2018-05-15 2:46 AM (#563415 - in reply to #562634)
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Thats a great video with a lot of background informations. I am proud to have a spin with you Ed in this particular Adventurer.
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57desoto
Posted 2018-05-15 5:31 AM (#563417 - in reply to #562634)
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Again, thanks to all! The video has been watched almost 9000 times, and only about 5 of them are me!!! (Actually, I saved it to my hard drive, so my views only account for perhaps 3 times.) Tom, it was MY pleasure to meet you, and some day, perhaps, I can see your fantastic car "in person".
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