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Poll results: '57 Chevrolet or Mercury?
Voter(s): 20
Poll is closed Jun 15, 2022
'57 Chevrolet  -  votes: 11 / 55%
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'57 Mercury  -  votes: 8 / 40%
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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 '57? (6/1/2022)

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John Bono
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'57 Chevrolet or Mercury?

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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe 26
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 6

 

John Bono
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Frank Reed
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57 Chevy, not sure if  it’s even a contest! 🎸

Frank Reed
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John Napoli
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Not a fan of the 57 Chevy.  The 55 was my favorite out of the tri series.  I love the Merc.


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John Merritt
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Mercury in every way. It's always nice to see a Bel Air, but they have never been a favorite. The Mercury is wild, it just has to be 1st time.

John Merritt
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John Kuvakas
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I know a lot of people see the Chevy as a cliche. But, things become a cliche becasue they're good to beign with. Some cliches become iconic, like the 57 Chevy. Even non-car people know what it is. It gets my vote. 

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


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George Schire
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Posted by: @jkuvakas

I know a lot of people see the Chevy as a cliche. But, things become a cliche becasue they're good to beign with. Some cliches become iconic, like the 57 Chevy. Even non-car people know what it is. It gets my vote. 

I like your description.  However, the very reason that the Chevy is so iconic, is the very reason I can't/won't vote for it.  It's not unique.  But the Mercury is unique, and different in so many ways for '57.  For the first time in a few years, it wasn't a "look-a-like" Ford, as it had its own look and identity.  And it remains unique still today because it is not a car you see often.  When I go to old car shows, I see Chevy's in abundance.  They're all over the place.  So the car I'm going to really notice is the MERCURY!  

George Schire
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George Schire
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@jkuvakas

Just a further comment on the '57 Chevy vs. '57 Mercury.  This coming Friday evening will be first for the summer of a weekly old car show in North St. Paul a neighboring city from where I live.  Every year, every Friday there, will be a row of '57 Chevy's, usually 7 or 8 of them.  They are all very nice, but when I see them, I will say, "Oh there are the '57 Chevy's...ho-hum".  But if I were to see a lone '57 Mercury, my eyes would bulge out of their sockets, because it is not a normal sighting.  I'm not in any way saying that the Chevy's aren't nice, just that they are just another car at a car show.

George Schire
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David Vandermeer
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I don't like the skirts or conny kit on the Mercury, besides, the very first car I ever drove was a 57 Chevy Bel Air, it gets my vote.

David Vandermeer
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David Green
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I must have the Chevrolet on this pick. Too much family history.


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100Ford2003
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Mercury for me. 

George, I like your comments ! 

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Ed Glorius
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Mercury for me too. It's just so crazy.

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Jack Dodds
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Chevy by 10 miles...no contest.  Yes it is perhaps over exposed but IMHO that is simply because it is such a great looking car and of course iconic.  I like it less than the '55 & '56 Bel Air but all 3 years are awesome.  The '57 thru '59 Mercurys do nothing for me.


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John Bono
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Why so many '57 Chevrolets and so few Mercurys at current day automotive events?

Total production (all models). 

1957 Chevrolet 1,561,655

1957 Mercury      285,722

 

John Bono
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John Bono
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Two beautiful cars but it's the clean, crisp styling of the Chevrolet that gets my vote. No such thing as "too many" when it comes to beauty and dollars. 

John Bono
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Bob Jackman
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The Mercury for me. Love its uniqueness and all of the details. The 57 Chevy is my least favorite of the tri fives with the 55 my favorite,


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