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Poll results: '49 Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 16
Poll is closed Feb 07, 2023
'49 Mercury  -  votes: 11 / 68.8%
11
68.8%
'49 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 3 / 18.8%
3
18.8%
Tie  -  votes: 2 / 12.5%
2
12.5%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '49? (1/24/2023)

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John Bono
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'49 Mercury or Oldsmobile?

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1949 Mercury Convertible 7a
1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 Convertible 2aa

 

John Bono
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David Green
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I have a very slight preference for the Mercury.


   
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Moe Parr
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That is a very good looking Olds, but the '49 Mercury qualifies as "iconic" so it has to win for me today.

Barry Levittan
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Bob Jackman
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@moe-parr +1.


   
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Frank Reed
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I voted tie.  

Couple of great tracks to go with this pair:

K.C. Douglas “Mercury Boogie”
 
 Hey mama you look so fine

Ridin' around that Mercury Forty Nine
'Cause I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury
Yes I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury Ford
I'm gonna buy a Mercury and cruise up and down the road…

 
Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner. “Rocket 88”
 
 V-8 motor and this modern design

Black convertible top and the girls don't mind
Sportin' with me, ridin' all around town for joy
Blow your horn, rocket, blow your horn.   …

Frank Reed
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George Schire
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Iconic or not, I can't let the Mercury win over the Oldsmobile.  I like both, so I vote a TIE.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


   
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Frank Reed
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z5kMMJHcROs

Frank Reed
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Frank Reed
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s0OdJnrBSAA

Frank Reed
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Jack Dodds
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I love them both but there's just something about a '49 Merc that gives it a very slight edge.


   
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Ed Glorius
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Almost a tie, but the Oldsmobile squeaks ahead.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


   
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John Napoli
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Mercury all the way!


   
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John Bono
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Posted by: @ed-glorius

Almost a tie, but the Oldsmobile squeaks ahead.

+1.

John Bono
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David H
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Very close, but the Mercury was just a little more distinctive than the Olds, perhaps because Chevrolet looked so similar.


   
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