Sunday, June 26, 2011

Back in 1959

This Ford 1959 Skyliner was showing off at Wednesday's Market Fest. I guess Elvis music played in those cars and people drove to drive-up theaters back then. What are your memories from 1959? (I wasn't born yet)

18 comments:

  1. I was four and I probably already played with these models, but... reduced !

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  2. What style! People were less afraid to express themselves back then. What happened to us?
    Great photo for a relaxing Sunday!

    Bon dimanche, mon ami Leif ;-)

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  3. Ah, the year my DH graduated from college! I have wonderful memories of those cars, cruising around town ... just like American Graffiti (and I bet you've never seen that movie, young sprout that you are!!).

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  4. I love those old-timers. Unfortunately way of budget for me!

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  5. So am I. (1964) But I like the old american cars. Big spell ! Looking forward for the next car show in few weeks. Have a nice sunday.

    Greetings from Winnipeg/MB

    joe

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  6. I didn't exist in '59, but I like these cars - so American!

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  7. Wow someone loves that car.

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  8. My best friend's dad had one of these. He washed it every day... same color too.

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  9. haha, what circa was that?!
    a classic cool car btw, it does have gps right?! ^0^

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  10. hee hee... «Louis» was 12 when this 1959 Ford was built. Ford won a design award with this car - and it certainly is more handsome than the bizarre 1959 Chevrolet. In the '50s, there was an on-going sales race between Ford and Chevrolet. If «Louis'» memory is correct, Ford outsold Chevy in 1959 as it had in 1957, a rare occurrence in those days. Contrast this Ford to the 1959 Nash Metropolitan ("Beep Beep") posted by Bibi.

    The retractable hardtop idea at Ford was originally planned for Lincoln. The bean counters determined that the sales volume would not be sufficient to justify adding this complex option to a Lincoln and that the price would be prohibitive both from cost and sell standpoints. Thus Ford, with its far greater sales volume, got this option. Even so, not many of the retractable hardtops were built. It was offered in the '57, '58 and '59 model years.

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  11. My second grade teacher had a shiny new '57 chevy convertible with the same two tone colors. If you do the math...I was 10 in 1959!

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  12. Wow - great car. If I ever win the lottery I will buy some wonderful 1950s car probably a Mercury!

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  13. me too i wasn't no borned yet,LOL!!!!but i'm crazy for vintage cars

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  14. That is a very cute car. My memories in 1959? well... kind of wild :D
    Cruise Pictures

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  15. That is a grand old car. Aren't we bloggers lucky to have fellow bloggers like Louis who can offer such an education about the cars of the 1950s? Thank you, Louis.

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  16. I was a senior in high school in 1959 and remember the first one of these I ever saw. AsI remember it was the same white over turquoise. With the top up it looked like a hardtop. With the top down it was a convertible with a longish rear deck. What we really wanted to see was the top going up and down. It was too cool.

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  17. That's a lovely car to have, but it takes much responsibility to own a car like that. ... Thank you for frequently commenting in my blog, Leif!

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