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    Grille, wheels, f/r bumpers not quite in keeping with rest of the car - fabric choice a little 'utilarian' perhaps? nice lines though!
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    good man Nigel...............half those cars I've never heard of, so looked 'em up, here's a pretty wild Delahaye........

    Bella Figura Coupe Delahaye Widescreen Exotic Car Pictures #06 of 18 : Diesel Station

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    Yeah..............that seat fabric is out of a fiesta! I guess he was tryin to go 'restomod' but I think the boring ol' leather would have helped echo the classy stylish theme

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    its a pretty car but to me it looks like aTalbot Lago delahaye and a few other Art Deco type falachi bodied cars from that era certainly does,nt look American to me .

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    I looked up the Talbot Lago..................great body, but above the waistline, Jeez as one of the discerning members of our royal family once said...........what a 'hideous carbunkle', they must have sold 100 convertibles to every 1 hardtop!!

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought I was going to see a picture of a '59 Cadillac. That, for me, is the most beautiful American car ever made. Then a chopped '32 three window. So to sum up; what WagonMan said.

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    Seriously nice car built by Marcels, trimmed by Ron Mangus, painted by Charlie Hutton; finance available from the world bank.....does anyone else look at the back view and think Marcos?

    To be the most beautiful "American" car, doesn't it need to be a production vehicle? if I designed and built a car it wouldn't be a "British" car just a car some Brit geezer cobbled together!
    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    Yes, I can't deny a 58/9 Cad is an iconic car (perhaps a 57 belair on steroids!!) but does it have grace, style n panache in spades?? it certainly has style (but I wouldn't say grace) Anyway, here is a very nice one!!

    https://www.volocars.com/vehicles/15...-coupe-deville

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    You are all wrong - the most beautiful American car is the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe.
    In 1957 I opened the Daily Express Motor Show magazine and saw this photo. As a nine year old schoolboy I thought her body was the epitome of loveliness, not the model, but the car. I still have that actual photo from the magazine, and I still think that car is perfect in every way....nothing I have seen in the following 63 years comes even close. You can keep your Ferraris, muscle cars or custom builds, this is the one for me.
    Note: it’s not the garish ‘Christine’ Fury, has to be the Belvedere.

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    ...old enough to know better !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volksron View Post
    You are all wrong - the most beautiful American car is the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe.
    In 1957 I opened the Daily Express Motor Show magazine and saw this photo. As a nine year old schoolboy I thought her body was the epitome of loveliness, not the model, but the car. I still have that actual photo from the magazine, and I still think that car is perfect in every way....nothing I have seen in the following 63 years comes even close. You can keep your Ferraris, muscle cars or custom builds, this is the one for me.
    Note: it’s not the garish ‘Christine’ Fury, has to be the Belvedere.

    Mid/late 60's my mother picked up a stack of American car magazines from a local Jumble sale (remember those - early version of a boot sale, held indoors in a church hall - no dodgy traders, fake and stolen tools or iffy food)
    Mags (if I remember) were dated early 60's and a mix of Hot Rod and perhaps Car Craft or similar magazines - long since thrown away. One readers car feature in the back pages was a b/w 2 x 3 image of a custom '57 Plymouth coupe.
    I seem to remember that the fins and roof were not touched. However the lower body had been sectioned by about 3 or 4 inches and additionally has been seriously channeled over the cars frame. I cut the photo out of the magazine and kept it for many years and I even very nearly purchased a 4 door Belvedere with s/v 6 banger. This was and ex-Belgian Taxi. This was late 60's and the car was £80. Insurance was £100. This was before Norwich Union started offering insurance for classic cars. Fortunately I didn't buy that. A C3 Corvette is 48" tall. A GT40 is 40" tall. Stock Plymouth is 54" tall, The image of this sectioned and lowered Plymouth showed the owner and builder towering above the car - I recon it must have been 46" tall. Fantastic proportions that I'll always remember!
    Not the car (Its a Chrysler) but from the period and very similar except for sectioned body.

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