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Mario's Tribute to 1950's Convertibles

1950 Cadillac

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1950 Cadillac 331 V8

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1950 Chevy 216 st 6

1950 Dodge

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1950 Ford

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1950 Ford 239 V8

1951 Chevy

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1951 Chevy 216 st 6

1951 Plymouth

1951 Plymouth

1951 Plymouth

1951 Plymouth 217 st 6

1951 Ford

1951 Ford

1951 Ford

1951 Ford 239 V8

1951 Mercury

1951 Mercury

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1951 Mercury 255 V8

1952 Cadillac

1952 Cadillac

1952 Cadillac

1952 Cadillac 331 V8

1952 Ford

1952 Ford

1952 Ford

1952 Ford 239 V8

1952 Mercury

1952 Mercury

1952 Mercury

1952 Mercury 255 V8

1952 Oldsmobile

1952 Oldsmobile

1952 Oldsmobile

1952 Oldsmobile 303 V8

1953 Chevy

1953 Chevy

1953 Chevy

1953 Chevy 235 st 6

1953 Corvette

1953 Corvette

1953 Corvette

1953 Corvette 235 st 6

1953 Oldsmobile

1953 Oldsmobile

1953 Oldsmobile

1953 Oldsmobile 303 V8

1953 Packard

1953 Packard

1953 Packard

1953 Packard 327 st 8

1954 Buick Skylark

1954 Buick Skylark

1954 Buick Skylark

1954 Buick Skylark 322 V8

1954 Dodge

1954 Dodge

1954 Dodge

1954 Dodge 241 V8

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

1954 Ford 239 V8

1954 Pontiac

1954 Pontiac

1954 Pontiac

1954 Pontiac 268 st 8

1955 Buick

1955 Buick

1955 Buick

1955 Buick 264 V8

1955 Chevy

1955 Chevy

1955 Chevy

1955 Chevy 265 V8

1955 Ford

1955 Ford

1955 Ford

1955 Ford 272 V8

1955 Lincoln Capri

1955 Lincoln Capri

1955 Lincoln Capri

1955 Lincoln Capri 341 V8

1955 Pontiac

1955 Pontiac

1955 Pontiac

1955 Pontiac 287 V8

1956 Chevy

1956 Chevy

1956 Chevy

1956 Chevy 265 V8

1956 Chrysler

1956 Chrysler

1956 Chrysler

1956 Chrysler 354 V8

1956 Ford

1956 Ford

1956 Ford

1956 Ford 292 V8

1956 T Bird

1956 T Bird

1956 T Bird

1956 T Bird 312 V8

1957 Buick

1957 Buick

1957 Buick

1957 Buick 364 V8

1957 Chevy

1957 Chevy

1957 Chevy

1957 Chevy 283 V8

1957 Mercury Indy 500

1957 Mercury Indy 500

1957 Mercury Indy 500

1957 Mercury 368 V8

1957 Plymouth

1957 Plymouth

1957 Plymouth

1957 Plymouth 301 V8

1957 Pontiac

1957 Pontiac

1957 Pontiac

1957 Pontiac 347 V8

1958 Chevy Impala

1958 Chevy Impala

1958 Chevy Impala

1958 Chevy Impala 348 V8

1958 Dodge

1958 Dodge

1958 Dodge

1958 Dodge 360 V8

1958 Edsel

1958 Edsel

1958 Edsel

1958 Edsel 410 V8

1958 Ford

1958 Ford Retractable

1958 Ford

1958 Ford 332 V8

1958 Pontiac

1958 Pontiac

1958 Pontiac

1958 Pontiac 371 V8

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac 390 V8

1959 Chevy Impala

1959 Chevy Impala

1959 Chevy Impala

1959 Chevy Impala 348 V8

1959 Desoto

1959 Desoto

1959 Desoto

1959 Desoto 383 V8

1959 Mercury

1959 Mercury

1959 Mercury

1959 Mercury 383 V8

1959 Pontiac "Pink Lady"

1959 Pontiac "Pink Lady"

1959 Pontiac "Pink Lady"

1959 Pontiac

1959 Pontiac 389 V8

1959 Pontiac

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1953 Corvette Intro


1955 Chevy Commercial


1957 Ford Retractable Lucy & Ricky


1957 Chevy Commercial


1959 Chevy Dinah Shore Commercial


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Comments

Mario on Jan 13, 2021 said:

1950's convertibles were the most prized cars of the decade. Since air cond was not yet affordable the convertible was the next best thing. My first car was a used 1959 Pontiac Catalina and I cherished the car keeping it clean, waxed up, tuned up and ready to rock and roll. Ahh those were the days! Mario

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Mario on Jan 14, 2021 said:

The 1959 Pontiac "Pink Lady" is a one-off car special ordered by famed "daVinci of Detroit" designer Harley Earl, for his wife. Features a Pontiac Catalina chassis with Bonneville trim, 389cid Tri-Power with 348hp and every accessory. It last sold in 2008 for $250K.

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57timemachine on Jan 16, 2021 said:

I have never been a fan of rag tops but there is no denying the popularity and value of these cars in the vintage car market.

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Mario on Jan 17, 2021 said:

Sales of ragtops were never high but these cars lured in the public who ended up buying 2 and 4 dr sedans. So in effect they helped boost sales for their other cars.

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57timemachine on Jan 16, 2021 said:

If I only had to pick one of these soft top vintage cruisers, It would have to be the 1957 Chevrolet drop top. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 17, 2021 said:

Ahhh yes the 57 Chevy. The King of the fifties classics. You have a good eye and great perception. So many outstanding cars in the fifties but only one King. Regards, Mario

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azmusclecar on Jan 28, 2021 said:

These pics bring up a funny memory of my mother owning a 1958 red/white Buick with a black convertible top.

A guest at my parents cabin became ill and my stepfather thought he would rush the guest to the hospital in the Buick.

In his haste he never secured the front of the convertible top. The BUICK became a sailboat..with it's large now ripped and tattered top flapping in the wind while applying a load of G forces on the occupants exacerbating the pain the guest was already feeling from appendicitis.

I truly believe the guest would have been better off in an ambulance than the ride in the Buick that nearly took his life.

My stepfather thought it was humorous. Of course he wasn't the most tactful nor empathetic person in the world. The guest was never seen again.

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azmusclecar on Jan 28, 2021 said:

sorry it was a 1956 like the gray and white one in one of the photos.

Mind was willing but the finger failed. ARGH

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Mario on Jan 28, 2021 said:

Wow what a story with the flying Buick top! Your Mom was really cool owning a Buick convertible! Hopefully they got to the hospital OK but what an expense having to repair the top. Great story Rob! Cheers, Mario

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