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#1249 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
May 09, 2011 (8:08 am)
That's indeed a nice one.
Totally different, but that two-tone reminds me of a deep maroon and black New Beetle in the showroom of a local VW dealer. It really looked sharp. Color(s) can make such a difference!
#1250 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [hpmctorque]
May 09, 2011 (8:09 am)
Yes, my town was a Chevy town. A few guys had Fords but they were far from cool. Convertables were laughed at and Chrysler products were few and far between. Even today a lot of the old "Cholos" remain and it's not uncommon to hear the sweet sound of a split manifold on an old Chevy six.
1948-1954 Chevys were probably the most desired and the town is still full of them.
#1251 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (8:11 am)
Yeah, they were odd. did you watch that short video? I was trying to decide if that interior fabric was original. It appeared to have a black vinyl headliner and I don't think it came like that but I can't say for sure.
#1252 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (8:19 am)
I have no idea. I'm not very keen (or interested) in what's exactly correct on mass-produced cars. If it's close to right, that's good enough for me. Of course, I'll research things like this for people who deem it important but if it were my car, I could care less if the glove compartment hinge was really from a '51 instead of a '50.
#1253 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (8:35 am)
Oh, I'm not that fussy either and in the case of an oddball like that Crestliner, it would be near impossible to find reproduction interior fabric anyway unlike a '55 Bel Air.
I was just wondering if you happened to know.
#1254 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (10:22 am)
No, I don't have any good books on that particular car. I could probably find out but it would require some time to do that. I have to say I've never seen anything like that on a similar type of car, so it does look a bit dubious.
Nice thing about cars *that* obscure--nobody else knows either!
#1255 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (1:09 pm)
Didn't Kaiser do that same vinyl roof thing in lieu of hardtops (or convertibles in their case) around the same time as the Crestliner?
#1256 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [berri]
May 09, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I was thinking of that car too, the Kaiser Virginian
There was also a Model A with a fake convertible top.
#1257 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [berri]
May 09, 2011 (1:36 pm)
Yeah, I do remember the Kaisers had something similar that almost looked like bamboo or straw.
#1258 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
May 09, 2011 (1:43 pm)
You know, Ford made a lot of versions of the Model A and the one I'm thinking of was a "Victoria". Very rare and actually very nice looking.
I know that at least some of those did come with a padded top.
And I think they also made a coupe that was susposted to look like a convertable with side irons and all.
Now I'm going to have to go look!