Poll: Which Chevrolet? (9/16/2023)
'57, '59 or '61 Chevrolet?
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57, 61, 59. Are the way I see them. 👀
61...lean and trim. 59 next for its weirdness.
Retired in Dunedin, Florida.
This was a bit difficult as IMHO two different eras are represented, but I went with the older styling of the '57. I love all three examples though and place them '57, '61 then '59.
1) '59 2) '61 3) '57
I like the "weirdness" of the '59. My first REAL car in 1968 was a '59 Chevy, so naturally there is some sentiment to it for that reason. However, I thought 1959 General Motors cars were all incredible from a styling perspective. DIFFERENT says it best! They stood out from the back and were all individually distinctive in their looks. Of the GM line-up that year, only the Cadillac left me a little cold. But the other four brands, to my eyes, are beautiful.
The '61 is really the best looking GM brand for that year. It didn't have all the "pointy" fenders and "curvy" bumpers that Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Buick had. The Chevy just flowed nicely from front to back. A classic look.
Finally the '57. It's an iconic design with a cult following. I like it, but not as well as the previous two years of the "Tri-Fives". And the fact that at any and every old car show I attend, they all have, usually several '57's there. The over-saturation of it, has made them mundane to me.
Tough decision because I loved the '59 Impala my Dad had and I love the '61 for it's styling.
So, I chose the '59 for sentimental reasons.
'61 followed closely by the'57 and a distant 3rd the '59 [too different & strange for my taste].