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#27488 of 29641 Re: For andre... [andre1969]
Jan 08, 2013 (7:15 am)
I didn't know yours was a two-door hardtop; for some reason I had always pictured a six-window post sedan. I haven't seen one like yours for a lonnnngggg time.
#27489 of 29641 Re: For andre... [uplanderguy]
Jan 08, 2013 (8:07 am)
I think the last time I might have seen, specifically, another 1957 Firedome hardtop coupe, it was probably the pinkish/salmon colored one that I mentioned before, which was in a garage down in Southern Maryland. That had to have been 1992 or 1993.
Fireflites and Adventurers especially have seen better survival rates. The Fireflite because it's a more luxurious car, I'm guessing, and the Adventurer because it was an expensive, top of the line performance car, and much more valuable.
Lately I've been seeing a black 1957 Fireflite 4-door sedan showing up at the Mopar show in Carlisle. I saw it a second time this past year as well, I think in Macungie PA, but it could have been Hershey.
For some reason the '59 DeSoto has had a better survival rate than the '57-58, but it's been awhile now, since I've seen one of those. I've heard that the '59 Mopars were much better built than '57-58, so maybe that's one reason why?
Nowadays, it seems like the most common of the later DeSotos I see is the 1960. There's always a few of those that show up at the Carlisle Mopar show. Going back a few years though, it seems like the 1956 DeSoto is relatively common.
Oh, and here's a pic from the last time my DeSoto was out on a public road
#27490 of 29641 Re: For andre... [uplanderguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 08, 2013 (8:08 am)
I found a license plate from the island of Aruba under the back seat of my Peugeot 504 some years back, as well as 4 holes in the floorpan that looked distinctly like bullet holes. No freakin' idea of what all that was about. Great car, though.
#27491 of 29641 Re: For andre... [blh7068]
Jan 08, 2013 (11:45 am)
Stereos are the worst, even on more recent cars. Can be really hard to reverse that damage when they cut into the doors and rear deck, too.
#27492 of 29641 Re: For andre... [uplanderguy]
Jan 08, 2013 (11:48 am)
In the fintail I found a 60s vintage penny, a similar age Mexican coin (the car was bought new in CA), and an old 50s-60s vintage British-made "tyre" gauge hidden under the seat.
#27493 of 29641 Re: For andre... [jpp5862]
Jan 08, 2013 (11:53 am)
Thanks! It's more of a 10+ footer than anything else, but is very photogenic, and still going pretty strong. I sometimes wonder why I keep it, or what I should do to it, but I can't part with it.
Odd cars this morning - same Cavalier I saw yesterday, W124 E500, very nice 65-66 Mustang fastback (too far away for me to see many details), powder blue, sequential signals.
#27494 of 29641 Re: For andre... [fintail]
Jan 08, 2013 (2:42 pm)
>sequential sig nals.
I don't recall that the sequential signals were on the 65-66 Mustang. Nor the 67. I'm not sure which, if any year, had them as an option in those early years. The Cougar did have sequential signals and it seems like it 67 or 68 when they introduced them.
#27495 of 29641 Re: For andre... [imidazol97]
Jan 08, 2013 (2:47 pm)
I was thinking it seemed odd too - I have only noticed them on T-Birds (maybe 65-66 for those?) and Cougars of that era. A retrofit, but it looked cool.
#27496 of 29641 Re: For andre... [imidazol97]
Jan 08, 2013 (3:36 pm)
If a Mustang back then had sequential turn signals, it had to be a custom job I'm thinking. Those Mustangs were so cheap that, even though it looked like they had three taillights on either side, there was just one bulb behind the lens.
My '68 and '69 Dodge Darts were like that...just one bulb in there, that had two filaments. One filament lit up when you turned on the lights, and another filament lit up when you hit the brake pedal...this one would also flash when you put the turn signal on.
#27497 of 29641 Re: For andre... [fintail]
Jan 08, 2013 (3:49 pm)
>sequential signals. T-birds.
You are right again. I had forgotten about the T-Birds.
However...I tried looking on Wiki for info about sequential kits for 69 or up Mustangs. My memory thinks there may have a kit for them.
I found this kit for a 67. So your car might have had aftermarket sequential signals.
Watch the youtube. Notice anything funny about the sequential signals?