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57desoto
Posted 2020-04-11 7:59 PM (#596698)
Subject: neighbor's '57 Imperial



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I have a not-so-close neighbor (about a mile from my home) that I've sort of known for many years. He always comes to the local car shows, and lives near our Historical Society, where I'm the president and spend a lot of time. He has always taken an interest in my 1957 DeSotos, and always "claimed" to own a 1957 Imperial. Today I was mowing the Historical Society grounds, and in front of his house was this car, parked. I obviously knew it was his, but this was the first time in all these years that I actually saw it. I spent some time talking with him about it, and took these pictures, which I thought you'd all enjoy. The car is actually gorgeous, but would benefit from having the paint buffed out since it's been sitting in his garage and not washed, waxed, or anything for quite a few years. He intends to really start driving and enjoying it this summer. Cool to actually know there's another 1957 Mopar so close to me!

By the way, the Historical Society is the white mansion in the background of one of the lower pictures. The "castle" in the first picture is owned by a friend of mine and is undergoing a restoration.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-11 10:24 PM (#596706 - in reply to #596698)
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wow awesome car. if his seats are torn, SMS is having 20% off!

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Viper Guy
Posted 2020-04-12 11:19 AM (#596712 - in reply to #596698)
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Love the single headlights! Not seen very often and from what I gather, most prefer the quads.
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56300B
Posted 2020-04-12 12:33 PM (#596722 - in reply to #596712)
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The single headlight configuration really seems to capture the 1950's style and feeling - I prefer it to the dual headlight look.
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tberd62
Posted 2020-04-13 12:05 AM (#596752 - in reply to #596698)
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I would agree that the single headlight cars really do have something special going on.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-13 1:52 PM (#596770 - in reply to #596698)
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Very cool car and thanks for sharing.
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57burb
Posted 2020-04-13 2:23 PM (#596772 - in reply to #596770)
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Great car, and an absolutely beautiful color combination.

I won't knock the single headlight cars because I still like them. But those enormous fenders were designed for the quads, and IMO look better with them.
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imopar380
Posted 2020-04-13 2:56 PM (#596773 - in reply to #596772)
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Back in 2008 before I bought the 60 Saratoga, I looked at a 57 Imperial in the identical color scheme, shell pink/gold interior. It was in Yelm, WA. It was identical to this other than it had quad headlamps. This is the car !

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Islander 62
Posted 2020-04-13 5:39 PM (#596779 - in reply to #596698)
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That's the identical car.......right down to being a '57 not a '58 Ian.......
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-04-13 6:57 PM (#596786 - in reply to #596779)
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Islander 62 - 2020-04-13 2:39 PM
That's the identical car.......right down to being a '57 not a '58 Ian.......


Go easy on him Chris.

I believe quad (dual x 2) headlights were a 57 *option*:



By 58 they were standard (as we know)






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imopar380
Posted 2020-04-13 8:24 PM (#596796 - in reply to #596779)
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Islander 62 - 2020-04-13 2:39 PM


That's the identical car.......right down to being a '57 not a '58 Ian.......


Yes, of course, I noticed my typo and have done the edit!!!
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lookin forward
Posted 2020-04-14 8:51 PM (#596852 - in reply to #596698)
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Great picture and story, i enjoyed it
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