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RealRides of WNY - 1957 Belvedere

April 5, 2022

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Belvedere

Some of the advertising proclaimed “Suddenly it’s 1960… 3 years ahead” when this 1957 Plymouth Belvedere hit the showrooms. The styling of all of Chrysler Corporation’s cars took a dramatic turn with the introduction of the 1957 so-called Forward Look models. Much of that Forward Look was at the rear end, with tall, slender tailfins gracing all five of the nameplates. We wondered what the Plymouth would have looked like had those fins been toned down a bit, so we took one of their brochure illustrations into Photoshop. It still looks pretty clean IMO — check out the before and after below. We photographed today’s RealRide ten years ago in North Tonawanda.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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