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Poll: Which '49? (5...
 
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Poll results: '49 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 20
Poll is closed May 18, 2022
'49 DeSoto  -  votes: 4 / 20%
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'49 Mercury  -  votes: 13 / 65%
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'49 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 2 / 10%
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10%
Tie  -  votes: 1 / 5%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '49? (5/4/2022)


John Bono
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'49 DeSoto, Mercury or Oldsmobile?

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1949 DeSoto Custom Convertible 6
1949 Mercury Convertible 13
1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 98 Convertible 1

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David Green
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DeSoto from this trio, John.


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David H
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Mercury and Olds are just about equal, but I really like the Mercury a tad more.  The DeSoto seems outdated, and it was brand new.  (Sorry that I confused the DeSoto with a Dodge.  Kinda tired, I guess.)

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George Schire
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Three of my favorite cars.  Love all, but love the DESOTO more.  That waterfall grill has always made me want one.  To my eyes, the DESOTO looks new while the other two look old, dated, and stodgy.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Frank Reed
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Tough to beat the 49 Merc but that Olds comes close.  

Frank Reed
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Jack Dodds
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Mercury styling in '49 was the best of that 3 year body style run.  It wins by a nose over the beautiful Olds.  The DeSoto looks dated by comparison.


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Ed Glorius
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As much as I like the Mercury, that Olds is so smooth. It wins.

Plus it's red.

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John Napoli
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Always loved the 49 Merc.


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Bob Jackman
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Mercury for me.


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John Bono
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For me it's the Oldsmobile for the cleanest styling. The Mercury is a close second. The DeSoto is a distant third with its outdated look.

John Bono
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David H
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Couldn't resist looking these up:

Sales figures for 1949 models:

    Oldsmobile 288,310 in all series;  convertibles- 5,500

    Mercury= 276,000 in all series;  convertibles- 17,000

    DeSoto= 95,051 in all series;  3,385 convertibles

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John Bono
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Posted by: @d-m-holcombe

Couldn't resist looking these up:

Sales figures for 1949 models:

    Oldsmobile 288,310 in all series;  convertibles- 5,500

    Mercury= 276,000 in all series;  convertibles- 17,000

    DeSoto= 95,051 in all series;  3,385 convertibles

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Interesting! Thanks for the info.

John Bono
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John Merritt
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Mercury out front, Oldsmobile a distant 2nd, and while I love the DeSoto, compared to the other two, it does look stodgy and outdated.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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Cruise to the holiday weekend with this new arrival!

This is the 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Open top Jade Metallic in 1:43 scale by Stamp Models.

Order yours today! 👇

https://bit.ly/3OMNnVO