Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by 1969RIVI, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

  2. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    Not knocking you whatsoever, but that's one of the most bland 60s vehicles in profile I've ever seen. It's like it was squeezed out of a giant tube and snipped off when they thought it was long enough. And I dearly love large vehicles- only (real) full-size for me.
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  3. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    .It's like it was squeezed out of a giant tube and snipped off when they thought it was long enough.....Thats what she said.
  4. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I might be losing my mind here but I like it :) I'm kinda partial to that color. And the Cragars. I once told my wife I wanted to paint my Buick that color. She told me I must be losing my mind.
  5. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Different strokes for different folks! No offense taken. We as humans are allowed to like different things. Look at those weirdos that like the edsel's??? Like really??:p;)o_O:rolleyes:
  6. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Nothing wrong with an old Merc, they were competition to Buick Full-size cars. The only problem with this one is that it's hobbled with a small engine. The 302 on it's own was a good motor, but it struggles pulling 2 tons around. There were a lot uglier full size cars made then, in particular anything made by Chrysler. Now those were slab-sided Kleenex boxes on wheels.
    And another thing; I happen to like Edsels. Nothing wrong with a car that has a urinal strapped to it's front end.
  7. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    That was the Horse Collar
  8. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    ...Sure, call it anything you like, the Ford name was a "horse collar", but the effect came off like someone bolted a recently liberated urinal onto it. The 59 was a lot better, they managed to blend the grille in a bit better. The 58 was misguided, the front end looked stupid. It was a perfect example of a committee designed car; take and blend everything the customer surveys said and hope for the best. That contributed to it's dismal sales, along with the shocking lack of quality control and really innovative ideas that weren't tested properly before the car was released. A fully loaded Corsair is a thing to behold; in a weird sort of a way it's almost pretty, much like some of those Virgil Exner designed Chryslers of the period were.
  9. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    There is a ‘59 Corsair for sale at local yard here in las Cruces area. It’s body may be better than most field finds, due to lower humidity and rainfall here. Correct me if wrong but was Corsair the highest trim level, or was it Ranger? Interesting how names get recycled through time. I will try and post pics next time am home, over in Arizona now with job.

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