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My 1950'S Vintage Time Machines.

For me the 1950's, especially the mid to late 1950's has always been my main focus in the vintage car world. These cars had all the glamour, glitz, pizzaz and moxy in the style department. My own personal involvement with Fifties automobiles and in order of ownership was. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan (1976-1977), 1955 Chevrolet 210 (Del Ray) club coupe (1978-1980), 1956 Chevrolet 210 sedan (1981-1984), 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (sport sedan) hardtop (1984-2007) and presently a 1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan (1996-present). I have included photos here of the 50's cars I owned. I never get tired of 50's cars right across the board and I love them as much today as I did when I was a kid growing up. Cheers.


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Mario on Dec 31, 2020 said:

Great pics George and I love the 57 you had. I think of the two colors I'll pick the baby blue. Is that the same car and did you repaint it?

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57timemachine on Dec 31, 2020 said:

Mario, my 57 Chev was originally Adobe Beige and Sierra Gold. I repainted the 57 Tropical Turquoise and India Ivory when I did the body off resto. In May 1992 when I finished the car, my dad could not understand why I changed the color. I went as far as changing the factory tag to reflect the color change. I love all those factory two tone combinations and they were so Fifties. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 1, 2021 said:

I love both color combos they're both my favorite on the fifties cars. You were lucky to have a 57 Chevy Bel Air HT with both colors! Happy New Year George.

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azmusclecar on Jan 1, 2021 said:

Nothing screams 50's like aqua, white, black and pink. Oh and plastic coverings like on sofas and chairs.

I've always wanted a 50s era diner setting in my home with the bar stools, and counter all the needed equipment to make it functional. With black and white checkered accents along with a nice jukebox spinning the disks and have it be functional.

These cars harken me back to the times when I was a kid sitting on one of those barstools with my grandfather feeling like I was king of the world back then. My grandfather would smile at me and tell me to order whatever I wanted. WOW...it was like being a king.

These cars fit right into that motiff. Another excellent thread....

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Mario on Jan 1, 2021 said:

Those are great memories you shared with us gear heads, Rob. It always amazes me how a picture can bring out a flood of good memories. That's what I love about this site, it's more than just cars. Happy New Year Rob!

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azmusclecar on Jan 1, 2021 said:

And a side note, Those steering wheels were HUGE back then especially for a young boy sitting on his grandfather's lap steering the car down a country road. I can't help but chuckle, smile and shake my head at the things that made life so great then.

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Mario on Jan 1, 2021 said:

Yes the steering wheels were huge back then before power steering. I used to sit on my Dad's lap in his new 52 Ford and I really thought I was driving with my hands on the steering wheel! Of course I was only 5 years old!

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57timemachine on Jan 1, 2021 said:

Happy New Year to all at American Torque. This new year just has to be better than that last one we all went through. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 1, 2021 said:

Happy New Year George and Rob. More Good posts and good memories for the year to come! Mario

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