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Poll results: '61 Dodge, Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 18
Poll is closed Feb 04, 2022
'61 Dodge  -  votes: 4 / 22.2%
4
22.2%
'61 Mercury  -  votes: 4 / 22.2%
4
22.2%
'61 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 8 / 44.4%
8
44.4%
Tie  -  votes: 1 / 5.6%
1
5.6%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 5.6%
1
5.6%

Poll: Which '61? (1/21/2022)


John Bono
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'61 Dodge, Mercury or Oldsmobile?

Be sure to make your selection.

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Best yet please rank them.

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1961 Dodge Polara Convertible 3
1961 Mercury Monterey Convertible 5a
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible 3

John Bono
North Jersey


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Bob Jackman
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I restored a 61 Olds Starfire exactly like this one and my dad owned a 61 Dodge Polara so nostalgia has got a grip on me. Olds, Dodge and Mercury.


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David Green
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I quite like the lines of the Mercury. If I pit them in order for me, it would be Mercury, Oldsmobile and Dodge.


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Frank Reed
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I went with the Olds number 1; those 61 Merc taillights are a little to much for me.

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Frank Reed
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Jack Dodds
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For me it was close between the Olds and the Merc but the beautiful trim all round on the Olds made it the winner.  The Dodge is a very distant third; never cared for its styling.


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George Schire
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DODGE for me!  Then I'd pick the Mercury.  Not a fan in the least of the pointy back ends of the Oldsmobile.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Moe Parr
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One of my favorite years for Mercury.

Barry Levittan
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Ed Glorius
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Olds for me.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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John Napoli
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@georgeschire , George I was shocked.  When I first looked at the offering, I thought to myself, George will go with the Oldsmobile, as you are such a fan.  Naturally myself, I went with the Dodge as you did.


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George Schire
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@georgeschire , George I was shocked.  When I first looked at the offering, I thought to myself, George will go with the Oldsmobile, as you are such a fan.  Naturally myself, I went with the Dodge as you did.

I was shocked too.  Smile But not really, because I've never liked the styling of the '60 and '61 Oldsmobile's.  The '60 was just plain bland in appearance after the beautiful '59's and the '61's "pointy" rear fenders were a huge turnoff for me, as they were on the '61 Buick as well.  While on the hand, I thought the '61 Dodge and its sister Plymouth were very intriguing in appearance.  Love the "reverse fin" on the Dodge and the "Bullet" taillights on the Plymouth.  As for the '61 Mercury, I love it much better than the '61 Ford, which was bland in comparison.  My only disappointment with the '61 Mercury is that it became a shared body once again with Ford.  I thought the '60 Mercury was one of the most beautiful Mercury's ever.  

George Schire
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John Bono
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Not a fan of the '61 Oldsmobile, but compared to the Dodge and Mercury, it's a "Star"fire. Dodge and Mercury are tied for third place. 

John Bono
North Jersey


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