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Mario's Tribute to the Continental Wheel Pt 3

I decided to do a Bonus Part 3 on the Continental Wheel for my American Torque friends. This part is a little different than the first two.

Part 3.

These pictures are of cars with Continental Wheels from various car shows I attended throughout the years. They are also pictures from some of my different Pages on American Torque.

Thank you, Rob, my AT friend, for pointing me in this direction and to George, my AT friend who owned two cars with Continental Wheels.

This is my Part 3 Bonus Tribute to the Continental Wheel. Enjoy, Mario.

103 1949 Ford

104 1950 Ford Woody

105 1951 Ford modified

106 1954 Dodge Pace Car

107 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria

108 1954 Packard

109 1955 Cadillac Eldorado

110 1955 Chevy

111 1955 Ford Crown Victoria

112 1955 Ford Crown Victoria

113 1955 Ford Crown Victoria

114 1955 Hudson

115 1955 Nash Metropolitans

116 1955 Pontiac

117 1955 Pontiac

118 1956 Ambassador

119 1956 Chevy

120 1956 Continental Mark II

121 1956 Ford Crown Victoria

122 1956 Ford Crown Victoria

123 1956 Ford

124 1956 Lincoln

125 1956 Nash

126 1956 T Bird

127 1956 T Bird

128 1957 Buick

129 1957 Chevy

130 1957 Chevy

131 1957 Chevy

132 1957 Continental Mark II

133 1957 Ford

134 1957 Hudson Hornet

135 1957 Imperial

136 1957 Mercury Pace Car

137 1957 Mercury

138 1957 Nash

139 1957 Oldsmobile

140 1957 Rambler Rebel

141 1958 Chevy

142 1958 Chevy

143 1958 Chevy

144 1958 Chevy

145 1958 Chevy

146 1958 Edsel

147 1958 Imperial

148 1958 Mercury

149 1958 Mercury

150 1958 T Bird

151 1960 Plymouth

152 1963 Chevy

153 1957 Chevy Continental Wheel down

154 Chicago World of Wheels Cadillac Continental Kit

155 Continental Wheel Kit AD

156 Continental Wheel Kit AD

157 1956 Chevy 210 owned by AT George. Extended Continental Kit

158 1957 Chevy Bel Air owned by AT George. Short Continental Kit


Video and audio clips

1956 Ford Crown Victoria


1959 Chevy Impala


1957 Pontiac Starchief


Spinning Continental Kit



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Mario on Jan 13, 2024 said:

These pictures are of cars with Continental Wheels from various car shows I attended throughout the years. They are also pictures from some of my different Pages on American Torque.

Thank you, Rob, my AT friend, for pointing me in this direction and to George, my AT friend who owned two cars with Continental Wheels.

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57timemachine on Jan 13, 2024 said:

Mario, there you go again making me blush having to see my beloved 56 and 57 Chev's. Thank you for the kind consideration, my vintage tin brother. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 13, 2024 said:

They look so good next to each other George with those Connie Kits! I know they are a headache to maintain but they are the epiphany of the Fifties and look so good! Cheers my friend, Mario

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57timemachine on Jan 13, 2024 said:

Why did someone disfigure that beautiful 57 Pontiac in that video with silly lettered tires and mags. Easy enough to change back to where it should be. In its well deserved glory. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 13, 2024 said:

I know, the letter tires and mags do not belong on this beautiful 57 Pontiac. That's the first thing I would change if it were my car.

But I added the video to show the outstanding Continental Wheel Kit on this car. It is so representative of the Fabulous Fifties! Cheers, Mario

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Mario on Jan 13, 2024 said:

By the way, that spinning Continental Kit video is outrageous! I should add that to my Strange Options Page! Cheers.

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Anonymous on Jan 13, 2024 said:

Mario, having been a Corvette aficionado all my life, I'm beginning to think the Corvette is THEE ONLY car that did not get a Continental Kit!!

Oh that Spinning Continental, had LEDs been back then can you see the illusion of the Aluminum Christmas Tree and rotating color wheel?

I have emptied my expletive bucket on these threads of the Continental Kits. I believe the part that amazes me is how just that one change can take a ho hum to a holy cow.

sure it doesn't work on all but it truly blends in so seemlessly with so many cars.

And again the color pallet makes me feel like I'm at a Baskin Robbins or Howard Johnsons soda fountain with 52 DEEEEEEEEEEEElicious flavors.

DIET? What's a diet?????

Thank you so so much Mario for this contribution of threads on Continental Kit. You have exceeded all my expectations. Well done, well done indeed.

Rob

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Mario on Jan 13, 2024 said:

Hi Rob, I searched the internet and cannot find any Corvete with a Continental Wheel. Looks like no one had the idea to make one.

I appreciate all your comments on my 3 part Continental Wheel Tribute and that it met all your expectations.

It was a lot of fun doing the research and putting it all together and being satisfied with the outcome. Thank you my friend, Mario

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57timemachine on Jan 14, 2024 said:

Can you imagine Corvette with a Connie kit on. Now that would be a horror show that I would gouge out at least one eye for.

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Mario on Jan 14, 2024 said:

I wouldn't want you to do that George, but don't worry you won't have to! I cannot find a single Corvette on line with a Continental Kit.

Funny though how the competitor T Bird had them and they actually look good on them. Cheers.

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57timemachine on Jan 14, 2024 said:

Mario, the Vette was an actual sports car. The Thunder Chicken was a personal luxury kind of car. The T chicken looked ok with the kit but a Vette would be a total horror show event. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 14, 2024 said:

I agree the Corvette would not look good in a Continental wheel whereas the design of the T Bird allowed the Connie wheel to look good.

But the T Bird 2 seater for 1955-57 was introduced as an answer to the Corvette and an upscale competitor to the Corvette.

The Bird eventually was reclassified as a personal luxury car in which you are correct and went to a 4 seater. Cheers, Mario

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57timemachine on Jan 14, 2024 said:

In the sports car category, the T chicken could never hold a scented candle to a Vette. But in the smooth classy comfy category the T chicken has it.

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