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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 - 1964 Imperial

It’s no coincidence that the 1964 Imperial Crownreminded many onlookers of the Lincoln Continental which debuted to high praise for MY 1961. They were both designed by Elwood Engle who had left Ford for Chrysler in 1961 to replace Virgil Exner, the designer responsible for Chrysler’s Forward Look of 1957 as well as its disastrous (sales-wise) down-sized Plymouth and Dodge full-size car