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bad58mike
Posted 2020-05-16 11:02 AM (#598357)
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CaprockClassics
Posted 2020-05-16 12:54 PM (#598359 - in reply to #598357)
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Very responsible price and not too hard to finish the project.
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Suddenlyits1960!
Posted 2020-05-17 12:10 PM (#598394 - in reply to #598357)
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And yet another Chrysler with factory air! A lot of them seem to be popping up
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wizard
Posted 2020-05-17 1:12 PM (#598398 - in reply to #598357)
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Nice project priced high in my opinion. It will require another 10k to restore it. Red and a terrible interior is two other downsides.
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firedome
Posted 2020-05-17 4:28 PM (#598409 - in reply to #598357)
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Agreed, they had so much more sophisticated colors that year, it's a pity to see this classy car in fire-engine red, such a cliche!
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Skelly1958
Posted 2020-05-17 10:02 PM (#598418 - in reply to #598357)
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The pics of the firewall and door jams look like it was originally white. If it was being completely restored, that would take care of the red issue.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-05-17 11:21 PM (#598422 - in reply to #598357)
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Except that white is the only color worse than red.
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CaprockClassics
Posted 2020-05-18 8:14 AM (#598428 - in reply to #598398)
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wizard - 2020-05-17 12:12 PM

Nice project priced high in my opinion. It will require another 10k to restore it. Red and a terrible interior is two other downsides.


OH, I was figuring the new owner would get it on the road as is. Just new paint alone would be $7-10k here in the states, at least for a quality job. It's a rare enough car that justifies leaving the condition as is and just getting it back functional and enjoy the driving experience. Why must every FWL car be totally blown apart and restored?

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Powerflite
Posted 2020-05-18 9:58 AM (#598431 - in reply to #598357)
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I certainly wouldn't restore it until it became necessary, but it's very annoying that people don't seem to be able to prep a firewall properly for paint. This thing would definitely have to be repainted before the engine goes back in.



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Suddenlyits1960!
Posted 2020-05-18 12:39 PM (#598435 - in reply to #598422)
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Powerflite - 2020-05-17 11:21 PM

Except that white is the only color worse than red. :laugh:


White,red and black would all be colors I wouldnt choose. They had too many beautiful colors to pick boring ones,but that’s just personal preference.
I also have to agree with Doctor DeSoto,I’m not a fan of the 1959 DeSoto or Chrysler restyling.dont care for the front ends or the fin treatments. 59 was an awkward year. I love the 57-58’s then the 1960 models when it comes to Chryslers and DeSotos. Again,just personal preference.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-05-18 2:42 PM (#598441 - in reply to #598357)
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To me, it seems Chrysler was trying to copy elements of the '58 Buick or other '58 GM products. That was a mistake, they should have left it more similar to the '58's. But many years later, they are very unique and cool just because of that.
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Suddenlyits1960!
Posted 2020-05-18 4:56 PM (#598452 - in reply to #598441)
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Powerflite - 2020-05-18 2:42 PM

To me, it seems Chrysler was trying to copy elements of the '58 Buick or other '58 GM products. That was a mistake, they should have left it more similar to the '58's. But many years later, they are very unique and cool just because of that.


Funny thing,GM was stumbling along design wise in 58,biding their time,trying desperately to catch up with Chrysler’s ‘57 models.they wouldn’t reach that point until 1959,when GM in my opinion put out their most “Forward look” like lineup of cars,the best of the lot being the 1959 Buick.
By the time GM caught up with Chrysler it was too late,the styling trend was already moving away from the “forward look’s” finned futurism.
It would be interesting to see what GM’s 59 lineup would have looked like had Virgil Exner not upped the ante at Chrysler with the 57 models. “Suddenly,it’s 1960!” That wasn’t just a clever marketing slogan,it was true! Nobody had anything to catch Chrysler in 57 or 58.


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hemidenis
Posted 2020-05-18 7:17 PM (#598454 - in reply to #598357)
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this car was actually designed in 1957, so it should have nothing to do with any other brand.

The 59 Cadillac was a copy of the 57 Imperial, since took 2 years from clay to dealer back then...
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1960fury
Posted 2020-05-19 5:25 AM (#598466 - in reply to #598441)
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Powerflite - 2020-05-18 2:42 PM

To me, it seems Chrysler was trying to copy elements of the '58 Buick or other '58 GM products.


? What exactly?
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Suddenlyits1960!
Posted 2020-05-19 3:30 PM (#598486 - in reply to #598466)
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1960fury - 2020-05-19 5:25 AM

Powerflite - 2020-05-18 2:42 PM

To me, it seems Chrysler was trying to copy elements of the '58 Buick or other '58 GM products.


? What exactly?


Nothing that I can see. Gm’s 58 models were nothing more than awkward stopgaps as they scrambled to come up with new models for 59 to deal with the radical designs of Virgil Exner over at Chrysler. Hemmings did an article years ago about how uninspired/unpopular the 58 GM lineup was considered to be,especially the 58 Chevy. General Motors didn’t have anything close to competing with Chrysler in 1958. Chrysler DID break the time barrier and it took them years to catch up.

I do agree with “Powerflite”,that Chrysler should have carried the best styling features of the 57-58’s into the 59’s rather than go with the redesign treatment they did,But Chrysler wasn’t copying Gm,and they certainly wouldn’t look to gms 58’s for inspiration
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