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Poll results: '48 Chevrolet or Plymouth?
Voter(s): 17
Poll is closed Nov 01, 2021
'48 Chevrolet  -  votes: 5 / 29.4%
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29.4%
'48 Plymouth  -  votes: 10 / 58.8%
10
58.8%
Tie  -  votes: 2 / 11.8%
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11.8%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '48? (10/18/2021)


John Bono
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'48 Chevrolet or Plymouth?

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David Green
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I find the lines of the Plymouth Coupe very attractive.


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George Schire
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I'd take either, but if I can have only one, it's the PLYMOUTH!  Looks slightly more modern and less bulky.  

George Schire
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David Holcombe
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  Both of them are slightly revised '42 models, trying to meet the post-war demand.  My father bought a new '47 Chevy sedan and within months wrapped it around a tree.  For some reason, the wreckage was towed to our driveway.  It was totally demolished.  I knew Daddy was dead and they just weren't telling me. Or maybe they didn't think a 7 year old kid could understand. Finally, Daddy's younger brother, just home from the war in Germany, took me into the hospital, brushing aside protests, and plopped me down on Daddy's bed.  I could see it was really him under all those bandages.  Sometimes a kid needs a little help, folks.

   Oh yes. . .  I vote for the Chevy.  Wonder which gear this one's transmission will hang up in.

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Bob Jackman
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I vote for the Plymouth. I owned a 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Opera Coupe with the optional vacuum shift. Vacuum shift than became standard through 1948.I never cared for the shifter as it was somewhat trouble prone.


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Frank Reed
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Edge goes to Plymouth for me.

Frank Reed
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Ed Glorius
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Plymouth looks nicer to me.

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Frank Kocour
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@bob-jackman No way to speed shift those vacuum sticks.


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Moe Parr
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Plymouth for me.

Look at the height of the hood on that Chevy! Did it really need to be THAT tall to fit the engine under it? 


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Larry kemling
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Really,no interest in either! 🥴


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Posted by: @d-m-holcombe

  Both of them are slightly revised '42 models, trying to meet the post-war demand.  My father bought a new '47 Chevy sedan and within months wrapped it around a tree.  For some reason, the wreckage was towed to our driveway.  It was totally demolished.  I knew Daddy was dead and they just weren't telling me. Or maybe they didn't think a 7 year old kid could understand. Finally, Daddy's younger brother, just home from the war in Germany, took me into the hospital, brushing aside protests, and plopped me down on Daddy's bed.  I could see it was really him under all those bandages.  Sometimes a kid needs a little help, folks.

   Oh yes. . .  I vote for the Chevy.  Wonder which gear this one's transmission will hang up in.

Well....that must have been a tremendous relief for such a little fella.  Back then I guess on occasion adults thought it best not to shock the child; unfortunately they sometimes were lacking in adequate communication though.


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Jack Dodds
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Years ago I would have voted Chevy in a second but in recent years the late 40s Dodges/Plymouth have really grown on me.....so I voted a rare tie this time.


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Bob Jackman
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Frank you've got that right...you couldn't be in a hurry.


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John Bono
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A longtime fan of this generation Plymouth. I've been fantasizing swapping the running gear and drive train with current technology while retaining the stock appearance.   


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