1959 "Eldorado Biarritz" 6W Sedan

Started by Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621, November 19, 2012, 06:40:33 PM

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Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

I'll just let this one speak for itself.  ::)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330832052194

Power Glide Automatic too.
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Dan LeBlanc

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1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Davidinhartford

#2
If he had taken off the rear quarter bodyside molding and figured out how to rework the lower door trim it would indeed look like a four door Eldorado.



A photoshopped version if finished Below.


Dan LeBlanc

Nice photoshop work. 

I agree, much cleaner looking.
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1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Davidinhartford

The smooth sides sure make it look like a 1960 Fleetwood.

Ralph Messina CLC 4937

Dave,

Great work. I’ve seen studio photos of a ’59 or ’60 Fleetwood showing Eldorado side trim. Evidently the stylist gave is some consideration. I do feel the Eldorado trim looks cleaner, but I doubt “cleaner” was part of the design directive at the time.

Ralph
1966 Fleetwood Brougham-with a new caretaker http://bit.ly/1GCn8I4
1966 Eldorado-with a new caretaker  http://bit.ly/1OrxLoY
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Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

#6
Have always felt the '59 60 Special should've been trimmed ala '59 Eldorado but as Ralph points out, conservatism was probably not uppermost in the minds of stylists at the time- even for a 60 Special. Final design was certainly "special" at any rate.
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Walter Youshock

I like the '59 Eldorado trim idea on the '60 60S as well but maybe they went with the thin moldings to match the new moldings of the vinyl tops first featured on the '60 60 Special.

As for the '59 60 S trim--WAY too much going on there for my liking.
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Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Guidematic


Interesting concept. Yes, the photoshopped version looks nice. I agree this 60S would have been far more palatable than what was actually offered. To me the '59 60S is just way over the top.

It is indeed amazing how dignified the '60 60S is. Such a clean and graceful design, in stark contrast to the gaudy '59.

But I also laugh, Powerglide? I'm sure it's just a bit of ignorance on the seller's part.

Mike
1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69

Dan LeBlanc

Ignorance?  Probably not.  If he was restoring the cars over the past 10 years or so, he'd know they're Hydramatics.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Guidematic


Dunno. Have you ever spent time talking to the owners of some cars? There are times I have just had to walk away.

I doubt very much either of these cars have a Powerglide transmission.

Mike
1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69