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RealRides of WNY - 1957 Belvedere

Some of the advertising proclaimed “Suddenly it’s 1960… 3 years ahead”when this 1957 Plymouth Belvederehit the showrooms. The styling of all of Chrysler Corporation’s cars took a dramatic turn with the introduction of the 1957 so-called Forward Lookmodels. Much of that Forward Lookwas at the rear end, with tall, slender tailfins gracing all five of the nameplates. We

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Belvedere

Virgil Exner’s Forward Lookwas still evident when this 1959 Plymouth Belvederehit the showrooms, but this year it had a bit of a different… slant. Get it? The tailfins were now slanted more forward than backward! Plymouth called the new ‘59s“…a high-stepping, nimble-footed masterpiece of luxury and comfort.”The Belvedere was now third in the pecking order, beh

RealRides of WNY - 1958 New Yorker

It’s not often these days that you come across a 1958 Chrysler New Yorker4-door hardtop sitting in someone’s front yard. So you can imagine my surprise 10 or 11 years ago when I was driving through Yorkshireand passed by a house with not one, but twoof these Forward-Look pillarless sedans on the lawn (only 4,805 of them were produced). (The other one can be seen inthe bottom photo.) Th

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chrysler Windsor

It took me a while to figure out what was odd about this 1957 Chrysler Windsor four-door sedan. After hours of staring at the photo I realized it seems to be wearing a modern-day Town & Country minivan grille emblem on the hood in place of the simpler circular one originally placed there (inset). This was the first year of Chrysler’s Forward Look design which sent General Motors into pan