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Posted By: Tim Kubiak
Posted On: Tuesday August 14, 2018 at 8:12 AM
Oldsmobile! The rocket 88!

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PICs: Which '50? Mercury or Oldsmobile by John Bono #38627
Mercury. (EOM) by Brian Cox #38627.1
That shade of blue does it for me, going with the Rocket 88 Olds today! (EOM) by Barry Levittan #38627.2
+1 Same for me. They are so close the color really makes the difference. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #38627.2.1
Mercury for me. Odd that it's another Monterey but in single tone (EOM) by John Roberts #38627.3
...it's missing the vinyl top! (EOM) by steve kiraly #38627.3.1
Must have been very high winds! (EOM) by John Roberts #38627.3.1.1
Merc' (EOM) by Terence Slekar #38627.4
Make mine the Merc, please (EOM) by Michael Rodriguez #38627.5
Oldsmobile (EOM) by George Burgess #38627.6
Oldsmobile (EOM) by Bill Juffernbruch #38627.7
Oldsmobile! The rocket 88! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #38627.8
Olds. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #38627.9
Mercury. It is my understanding that the vinyl top was standard by Bob Jackman #38627.10
Or perhaps the weathered vinyl top was removed along with the stainless steel trim............... by John Bono #38627.10.1
I thought that too Bob...According to the book The Classy Ford V8 by John Roberts #38627.10.2
Question: Disregarding the fabric roof inserts on cars of the previous decades, by Rick Thompson #38627.10.3
Used on the Ford Sportsman too Rick...and that didn't sell either!... by John Roberts #38627.10.3.1
That would be the Crestliner, the Sportsman was a '46 - '48 convertible with wood trim. (EOM) by John Bono #38627.
I thought of the Crestliner but thought it was a '51. I checked and now see by Rick Thompson #38627.
So it was John. And there was I reading about it in the book! Doh!! (EOM) by John Roberts #38627.
John, I know the feeling. (EOM) by John Bono #38627.
Rick, I once owned a 1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe by Bob Jackman #38627.10.3.2
I had a friend who owned one as well. It was yellow with a black roof. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #38627.
Thanks, guys! So there really is nothing new under the sun! by Rick Thompson #38627.
My first new car was a 1966 Buick Skylark GS400 and it had a vinyl roof. by Bob Jackman #38627.
That was a nice car. (EOM) by John Bono #38627.
I've never had a car with a vinyl roof. That must mean I'm deprived. (EOM) by John Roberts #38627.
I had a 1970 Pontiac Lemans with a vinyl roof. (EOM) by John Bono #38627.
1968 Cougar with vinyl roof for me. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #38627.
Olds (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #38627.11
Mercury (EOM) by Ed Glorius #38627.12
Oldsmobile, start of the fins of the 50's (EOM) by John Munro #38627.13
Rocket 88 for me. But I like the Merc too. (EOM) by Andy Sixsmith #38627.14
Olds (EOM) by Randy Portwood #38627.15
Olds, but close one today. (EOM) by David Vandermeer #38627.16
Mercury, even without the vinyl top. lol (EOM) by Duncan Pohl #38627.17
The Mercury for me. (EOM) by Gary Rockwood #38627.18
***11-8 Olds at this point*** (EOM) by Barry Levittan #38627.19
Make it 12 to 8. It's the Rocket 88 for me! (EOM) by Rick Thompson #38627.19.1
Olds please. (EOM) by Sal Lomma #38627.20
The Futuramic Rocket Oldsmobile. It's merrier than the Mercury. (EOM) by Al Dorado #38627.21
2 nice examples but it's the Oldsmobile that gets my vote. (EOM) by John Bono #38627.22

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