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Poll: Which '53? (4/19/2022)

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John Bono
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'53 Buick, Cadillac or Oldsmobile?

Be sure to make your selection.

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1953 Buick Skylark 5
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 11
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta 1a

John Bono
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David Green
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Sorry but this trio is just too oversized for my taste. Pleasant to look at but not to drive. My father-in-law would have loved any of these.


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Bob Jackman
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When the Buick Skylark came out I thought it was one of the most beautiful cars I had ever seen. I like all three but Buick for me.


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George Schire
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I love all three.  I was so happy when I was able to get the Cadillac from Franklin Mint in 1:24 scale and the Buick from Danbury Mint, also in 1:24 scale.  I wanted badly to have either of them give us the Oldsmobile.  I VOTE OLDSMOBILE!

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Mike DeTorrice
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These are most certainly among the most beautiful cars of the Fifties. A three-way tie for me.


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Jack Dodds
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Buick by a nose over Cadillac by a nose over Olds.


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Ed Glorius
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Slam dunk for the Fiesta. I've seen one in this color combo live, too.

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David H
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  When the Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles pictured here were first introduced, I was amazed.  They had the first "wrap-around" windshields and I thought it was the biggest styling change ever!  I was an avid reader of MOTOR TREND and every other car magazine I could find, and those publications were forecasting these windshields as the first in a new wave of glass emphasis in automotive styling.

   But my dad wasn't impressed.  His comment:  "Hupmobile had that twenty years ago."  Guess what?

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These were the 1934 Hupmobiles. Only one variation of the '35 continued the new windshield. Since that early introduction to the Hupmobile styling, I have found similar windshields on a few Tatra and Panhard cars of the same era.   But the Depression-weary buyers of the 30's didn't jump and the Hupmobile limped on to its demise.

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  I know all of these were really 3 panes of flat glass;  but the concept was there, just about 20 years before GM's pair of '53 specials.  I wonder why Buick was left with the older style windshield.  But the next year Buick joined Cadillac and Oldsmobile with all that glass, and Pontiac and Chevy joined the rest of the GM family in windshield styling for '55.

So for a few years in the '50s and even later, the windshields covered a lot of space!  Thus I'm tied between the Eldorado and the Fiesta.  I'll go with the Olds.

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100Ford2003
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Didn't take 2 seconds for me... BUICK !!

I've always loved it's design !

Thank-you John !


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100Ford2003
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Okay I got to come back and say the Buick once again because of the way the body is so gracefully styled and has that beautiful Chrome strip that comes from the front fender to the front of the rear tire the back haunches are absolutely gorgeous compared to the Cadillac and the Oldsmobile and I love those teardrop shaped headlights the Buick number one always will and always will be it looks so much more modern than the Cadillac and the Oldsmobile.

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John Bono
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Tough to pick one. The Buick is the most refined and my #1 pick. Love its chopped non-wrap-around windshield look. Cadillac is a close 2nd with the Oldsmobile in 3rd place.

John Bono
North Jersey


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