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Colorized Mario's Tribute to Dad's 1959 Chevy

Added new video Mistake of '58: The GM Chromemobiles and Far Out '59s

Dad's 1959 Chevy wagon and family getting ready to go for a ride in our new car.

Can't wait to get my license so I can drive Dad's new car. My Uncle Al's 51 Ford parked behind me in Jamaica, NYC.

Don Allen Chevy Dealer.

New car dealership loaded with 1959 Chevy's.

New 1959 Chevy's at car dealer.

1959 Chevy factory.

59 Wagon on the line

Windshield being placed.

Front fenders being installed.

Body being dropped on chassis.

Transmission going in.

Springs being installed.

Tires being mounted.

Body integration onto chassis

Welding rear end

Spray painting

Working on Interior

Front end being dropped


Final Inspection

Passed Inspection ready to go to the customer

New 59 Chevys on their way to the dealer

Video and audio clips

Car commercial 1959 Chevy wagon.

1959 Chevy "Bubble Top" commercial.

Dinah Shore 1959 Chevy car commercial.

1959 Chevy Bel Air car commercial.

1959 Chevy Commercial Dinah Shore and Pat Boone.

Building the 1959 Chevrolet.

1959 Chevy El Camino Commercial

Mistake of '58: The GM Chromemobiles and Far Out '59s


More Cars of the 1950s
More Chevy Coverage

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azmusclecar on Sep 29, 2020 said:

Funny how buying a new car back in the day was a big deal. You'd drive the car home and load up the family,friends or neighbors and enjoy the experience with others. Nowadays, it's no big deal. It's just another purchase to add to our other purchases and so goes another memorable moment from our past into the hall of forgotten joys.

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Mario on Sep 29, 2020 said:

You are correct it was a very big deal buying a new car back then. We celebrated by taking the whole family for a ride to no where! I was only 12 at the time and wished I could drive my Dad's 59 Chevy. I can still smell the vinyl upholstery (make believe leather) when I close my eyes! Those are the days to remember!

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azmusclecar on Sep 29, 2020 said:

We celebrated by going to an A&W Rootbeer Stand... ahhhh the foamy top and foam mustache as your prize. Gone but as we say, not forgotten.

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57timemachine on Oct 28, 2020 said:

Mario, where do you come up with all this amazing Chevy stuff. Thank you sir for sharing all this great Chevy stuff with fellow gear heads. Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 29, 2020 said:

Thank you George. I do a lot of research on the internet and since I was 5 years old I have been a "car nut". I used to drag my Dad or Uncle Al to all the new car showings and gather up as many car booklets as I could carry. I would pour over them and study every detail. That's how it started! Take care, Mario

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57timemachine on Nov 13, 2020 said:

I forgot to mention that the 1959 Chevrolet has always been one of my very favorite cars of all time. I have always loved the look of that special Chevy, especially as a Impala hardtop. The car just exudes style and grace from every angle. If I ever owned one it would be an Impala hardtop, hopefully with a 348 and a four speed on the floor. Now that is living. Cheers.

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Mario on Nov 14, 2020 said:

I totally agree with you George. I love the 59 Impala also. Quite a few pop up at car shows around here and I always take their picture.

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Mario on Jun 20, 2022 said:

Added new commercial videos.

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Mario on Oct 30, 2022 said:

Added new video: Mistake of '58: The GM Chromemobiles and Far Out '59s.

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Mario on Oct 30, 2022 said:

Thank you to our very own Gearhead Rob who sent me this video on the GM Mistake of 58. It is very entertaining and informative, watch it if you can. Enjoy! Mario.

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azmusclecar on Oct 30, 2022 said:

Glad you posted it, and enjoyed it. I hope others do as well. Siskel and Ebert gave it 5 THUMBS UP!

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Mario on Oct 31, 2022 said:

Thanks for the video again Rob it was excellent in my book!

I guess in the end the great designer Harley Earl lost touch with the public and it was time for him to step down with his More Chrome ideas. Cheers!

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57timemachine on Nov 4, 2022 said:

I love the GM fifties cars mostly from 1955 to 1959. What I love about those cars is what other people may hate. I love the massive size, the tons of chrome splashed everywhere, the fins, the dagmars and all the space age gadgetry. Bring it all on and then some. Cars became mostly a bore fest after the glorious chrome days of the fifties. I still love sixties cars but they pale compared to fifties cars. By the way I think 1958 is one of the greatest years for GM cars. I love it. Cheers.

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