Poll: Which '63? (8/31/2023)
'63 Dodge, Mercury or Oldsmobile?
Be sure to make your selection.
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If selection is greater than 2 rank them.
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Love the Olds, but the Mercury gets my vote for clean and elegant lines. I've never warmed to the Dodge.
I voted Dodge for its size and weird looks.
Retired in Dunedin, Florida.
Olds followed closely by the Merc.
Olds - Don't feel a reason is necessary 😀
Simply said, this one was easy. The OLDSMOBILE is number one. Followed by the Mercury, then the Dodge.
Dodge for it being totally different than the other two.
Mercury, Oldsmobile, Dodge. All have design that commands attention.Split votes on this trio, John.
I prefer the styling of the Mercury this year, especially the Marauder (below); IMO the grille and tail lights are much nicer looking than the '62 (which I do like). Olds over Dodge by a nose for second place. The gorgeous '62 Olds is much better styled than this comparatively chunky design and the '64 looks much better as well. The '63 Dodge was so much better styled than the '62 but still can't quite measure up to the others in this comparison.
, Mercury for '63. '62 definitely the Starfire. The '61 - '63 Dodge is just too radical for my taste.
I must add that I really hope Sergio will one day do this '63 Mercury Marauder HT.
Of the three presented, easily the Oldsmobile. My cool older cousin bought a brand-new '63 Dynamic 88 convertible and I'll never forget when he drove over from Bensonhurst to Sheepshead Bay to take 8-year old me for a ride!
I'd pick the Olds even if the Dodge shown was the Custom 880 which I think is more competitive with the others...
Long Island, NY
@moe-parr Barry, agree with you regarding the 880. I considered it, but I chose to go with the more popular and distinctively styled Polara over the 880 with minimal production numbers and bland styling. BTW, not that it matters, but I don't recall ever seeing a 880 live and in person.
@jack-dodds The 1963 Mercury Marauder two door hardtop with fender skirts is one of the most dynamic looking cars of the period but I sense underrated. I have searched for a nice 1/43 to no avail. I have a poor repaint I did myself but would like to find a nice white metal one.