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Couldn't take Betty to the show this year because of electrical issues, but met up with LS1Mike to check out the cars.

My favorite of the show, a '62 DeVille convertible:









Paging Sandy! '63 Imperial LeBaron:











Typical over-the-top dashboard of late 50s/early 60s Mopars:



 

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My favorite modern car, a 2008 Corvette Z06:



The owner added 427 badges to the hood. I heartily approve!









I love how the Corvette's crossed-flags emblem has evolved:









 

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I love Corvairs, especially second-generation convertibles:











Beautiful '49 Buick Roadmaster:











 

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'71 Monte Carlo, owned by the original owner's son-in-law:







Countless fake trees died to make that dash:







Rare '78 Buick Riviera LXXV, commemorating Buick's 75th Anniversary:









What 70s car would be complete without an 8-track player?

 

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I know I said so on FB, but I LOVE that Riv!!!!!!!!
 

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Those are all awful cars. Where are the Toyota Corollas and Ford Escorts? I see a serious lack of compact Japanese steel. ;)


Just kidding. Those are great pictures of great cars Gary. Is it just me, or do the wheels on the '62 Cadillac look a lot like the 9-lug wheels that were used on the Super-Duty 421 equipped Pontiacs of the same era? That '63 Imperial LeBaron was the cat's meow in '63, atleast from ChryCo. That was the top line Imperial, and I see his has the optional spare tire decklid. I actually just picked up the brochure for 1963 Imperial today, and in there it describes them as "making no allowances for compromise or styling fads". They also go on to say that they "keep an Imperial "look" that is conservative, timeless and unmistakable". :lol:

I like the way they look, they really stand out compared to a '63 Cadillac or '63 Lincoln, but they're the ugly duckling of the three (but then again, the other two were GORGEOUS, so it's like comparing two 10's versus an 8.) and their styling is very dated....it's easily recognizeable as a product of the early '60s.....no fins, but still a very complicated & ornate front end & interior.

What's neat about the LeBaron, as opposed to the regular Imperial Crowns is the formal roofline, smaller rear window, real walnut trim & full power accoutrements as standard.

The seats on that Riviera look amazing.
 

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Re: Bremeton Elks Car Show Pix

'49 Cadillac Sedanette:



Early version of air conditioning:



Looks like the original paint:



10 years later, these tailfins would reach epic proportions:





'59 Impala:







Dual-quad 283:



Why can't interiors be colorful like this anymore?



 

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What kind of Imperial was it that drove Michael Corleone around in Godfather Pt 2?
 

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Hey Ranger! Your car is ready:







This '59 Edsel is already pretty rare, but it's also a straight six with a three-on-the-tree:



'51 Ford. My Dad had one in maroon and black.





'55 Chevy 210 wagon:





'71 Camaro:



 

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This '78 Fleetwood Brougham wasn't in the show, but I still checked it out:













Rare vinyl covered sunroof:



The rest of photo album is on Facebook.
 

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It was a '58 Imperial Crown Ghia Limousine. They were direct rivals with the Eldorado Broughams and Rolls Royces, and like the EB, they were handbuilt in Italy and flown over. Unlike the EB though, they were an actual limo and significantly longer than a regular Lebaron.



Here's a scanned brochure on the '60 Crown Limo.
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/chrysler/60lim/60lim.html
 

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Great collection of pics, Gary. Minor trivia re: the '62 Cad convertibles. There were no Deville convertibles until 1965. The convertibles were all Series 62 until the Series 62 became the Calais in 1965. Then the convertibles became Devilles and the Calais series were closed cars only.

I really want a convertible as my next collector car. They just look so wonderful and cool.
 

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Great photos, great cars! My favorite would have to be the 1962 Cadillac Series 62 convertible I had one just like it, only mine was white with a black top and white and maroon leather upholstery. I had the convertible my senior year at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. I bought it from one of my uncles after my Jag XK 150 was totaled. It was in beautiful condition and made a great car to take for sleigh rides in the snow with the top down the windows up and the heater on full. (Thanks Hueterm for clearing up series 62 nomenclature on sixties Cad convertibles).

I am also a fan of the last generation Corvair, especially the convertible. They were very nice handling for their day. It is a shame Nader put an end to what was becoming a very good compact car.

I had to laugh at '49 Cadillac Sedanette (another favorite) with the sad attempt at window air cooler, I remeber seeing seeing those on cars that had just made the trip across the Mojave Desert on Route 66 and were coming through Pasadena in the early fifties. Ofcourse, real car air conditioning had already been invented and installed on 1940 Packards and I believe some other cars. The war put an end to air conditioning for awhile. Real air conditioning didn't become a popular accessory, even on luxury models, until the mid-sixties.

Hey, give Hoover a break, truth be told he was doing all the navigating!
 

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Sorry Or, that wasn't me -- I know very little about Caddys that old...
 

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I didn't know Cadillac convertibles (excepting Eldorados) were Series 62 until '65. I really like the early 60s version of the tailfins. A '64 convertible with Comfort Control would be my ideal classic Cadillac.
 

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It's OK, we all look alike here! :rofl:

As a useless side note, Eldorados were considered part of the Series 62 line until 1964, when they were promoted to the Fleetwood series (and lost their rear fender skirts for one year).
 

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GD, did your dad have a '51 Ford Crestliner? They were Ford (Mercury aslo had a version) tudor sedans with cloth aplique roofs (forrunner of the ubiquitous "vinyl roofs" of the '60/'70s only cooler), usually black with a "Duesenberg" curved insert on the sides, also done in a different color (usually black to match the fabric roof). I always thought these 1950-51 Crestliners were really cool. Not only did they look more distictive on the outside but they had upgraded interiors andd were the top of the line for both Ford and Mercury. The "Crestliner" name became the designation Ford's hardtop convertibles which were produced starting in 1952. I don't remember seeing many of these '50-'51 Crestliners when I was a kid, but whne I did see one I sure remembered it!
 

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That '62 Deville Convertible is stunning! I am in love with the Buick LXXV Riviera. The color combination REALLY works on that car. Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.
 

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Don't feel bad Orconn. I used to confuse Chad and Craig all the time.

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