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Poll results: '55 Corvette or Thunderbird?
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Poll is closed Nov 11, 2021
'55 Corvette  -  votes: 3 / 15%
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'55 Thunderbird  -  votes: 16 / 80%
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Tie  -  votes: 1 / 5%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which '55? (10/28/2021)

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John Bono
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'55 Corvette or Thunderbird?

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1955 Corvette 2
1955 T bird 14

John Bono
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David Green
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This one is a really tough question. Of the two, the Corvette was likely more iconic but it came out in 1953 and was now in its third year. The 1955 Thunderbird was a revolutionary introduction for Ford and thus for 1955, I have to pick it.


   
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Ed Glorius
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Thunderbird. More fully developed, easier to live with, and beautiful.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


   
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Frank Reed
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I love the Vette but I agree that the 55 Tbird was right on target in 55 and gets my vote.  

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David H
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The Corvette was an impractical (no roll up windows! fiberglass, no outside door handles, etc.) with unique styling, like no Chevrolet before or after.   The T-Bird was a down sized '55 Ford, and was just about as practical, at least for two people.  I've never owned either, but I like the Corvette, even with its 6 cylinders.


   
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Moe Parr
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A-well-a Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the word!

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Bob Jackman
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I traded my 55 Goldenrod Yellow T-Bird for my 55 Imperial. One of the reasons I made the trade was because it was difficult for this old man to get into and out of the T-Bird and I already had my 61 Corvette with that problem. The Imperial offers abundant comfort in all regards and is a pleasure to drive. T-Bird for me in this comparison.


   
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John Napoli
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Even though my dad has a 57 T-bird, I went with the Corvette, because of the rounded lines which makes it a sports car.  


   
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George Schire
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I love the color yellow and it looks great on both these cars.   For reasons I've never been able to explain, neither the Corvette or the (early 2-seat) Thunderbirds were ever cars that I could warm up to.  Obviously the most logical reason is they are just too small.  Having sat in both of that era, they were not cars that I could comfortably get in and out of with any sort of ease, and I didn't like sitting so low to the ground in them.  With those reasons given, I've never been a fan.  This said though, if I were be given one of them, I'd choose the THUNDERBIRD.  

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Brush
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Both too small for me and I just don't care for dragging my butt which is what it feels like to me riding in a 2 seat sports car.  For styling I choose the T-bird, '55 to '57, disliked the Corvette until '57 then it was alright up until  the '68 model year which I didn't like the styling of at all.


   
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Posted by: @moe-parr

A-well-a Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the word!

I agree with The Trashmen..........it's the gorgeous '55 T-Bird for me by far.  It's my fave year of Bird.


   
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Moe Parr
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@jack-dodds 

Glad someone got my reference LOL 

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John Bono
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BTW, the '55 Corvette pictured has the optional V8, the first year it was available. Only 7 out of the 700 Corvettes produced in 1955 had the Blue Flame Six.

I'm a longtime Corvette enthusiast who is head over heels in love with the '55 Thunderbird so the "Baby Bird" got my vote. 

 

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Mark Lampariello
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The 55 Thunderbird is such an icon of the car world that it wins hands down.  To me those first Vettes were a bit cartoonish looking. In 1963 Chevy had a icon of its own, but for 1955 ----Bird Is The Word. 


   
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John Merritt
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Thunderbird! No contest here.

John Merritt
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