American Dreamcars (Trailer)
50er Jahre in den USA: Die Nation startet durch! Über die Highways rollen
Automobile in den gewagtesten Formen, aufregendsten Farben und steilsten
Heckflossen, die die Nation je gesehen hat. Die Highway-Stars von Cadillac
bis Oldsmobile in Original Werbefilmen der Fifties, der Blütezeit des
Autowerbung als schräger science fiction, rührende love story oder
Musical. Autos verwandeln sich in Raketen, Schauspielerinnen verlieben sich
in Autopolster, Musicalstars tanzen um glänzende Chromkälber: Nichts war
unmöglich im amerikanischen Autowerbefilm der 50er Jahre.
Noch gibt es eine beachtliche Typenvielfalt mit Marken wie Kaiser,
Studebaker oder Nash. Marken, die den Konkurrenzkampf der 50er nicht
überleben werden und das Feld allein den großen Drei aus Detroit
überlassen werden: GM, Ford und Chrysler. Mit deutschem Kommentar von
Die Darsteller (u.a.): Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Corvette, Chrysler, De
Dodge, Edsel., Firebird, Ford, , Kaiser, Mercury, Motorama, Nash, Plymoth,
Rambler, Skyliner, Studebaker, Sunliner, Thunderbird...
Die DVD ist hier erhältlich:
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
• Mercury's Top of the Line Car!
• High quality frame-off restoration
• Many Power Options & Gadgets!
• Novel & Attractive Collector Car!
• 368ci 290HP V8 & Push Button Transmission!
• Power rear breezeway window
• Flat-top steering wheel
• Mercury "Monitor Control Panel"
• Actual mileage title!
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1957 Mercury Turnpike
Cruiser. Mercury was way ahead of the times and thought to the future when
they debuted the Turnpike. This car was overflowing with unusual styling
and intriguing features!
To understand the Turnpike Cruiser, remember what was going on in the
country then. President Eisenhower had just signed into law the Interstate
Highway System, and everyone was looking forward to the day when super
highways would connect the nation. So Turnpike Cruiser was just what was
Finished in two tone red & white, the paint is in beautiful condition and
we are hard pressed to find imperfections! The body, taking design notes
from the "space age," is straight as an arrow and solid. It is also
equipped with fender skirts and two functional air intakes on each pillar.
The chrome is in wonderful condition and has a brilliant sheen. This is a
seriously futuristic car that just so happened to be built in the 50s!
Inside, the interior compliments the exterior perfectly! The two tone red
and white cloth/vinyl seats are in excellent condition and show minimal
signs of wear. The seats also are lined with gold piping that give the
upholstery a touch of higher class. The red carpet, headliner and two tone
doors are all in great condition. The dashboard compliments the exterior as
well and houses some really cool components such as "Seat-O-Matic" power
seats, AM radio, clock and an ultra rare tachometer! Flanking the upper
windshield are two functional air intakes that keep things cool and fresh
while cruising the turnpike.
Under the hood, you'll find a clean and tidy engine bay. The Turnpike is
powered by a 368ci 290HP V8 engine. Mated to the engine is a Push Button
"Merc-O-Matic" Automatic Transmission. It sits elegantly upon a set of 14"
wheels wrapped in P215/75R14 tires that look great.
This is a very rare, novel and attractive collector car that is sure to
find a comfortable spot within any collection! The VIN is 165AK57609599 and
the mileage currently shows 111,903. It is being sold on a clean and clear,
actual mileage Nebraska title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
57 Tulsa buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Boyd Coddington
Tulsa Story :This is a video pictorial of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that
was buried in
Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 15, 1957 as a time capsule. It was uncovered 50
years later on June 15, 2007.
I was hoping to see a pristine version of "Miss Belvedere", but as it
out, the vault leaked and filled with water, causing much damage to the
automobile. As a car enthusiast, I watched the story develop over the
few years. I waited and watched it live online as she was extracted from
the ground. When I saw the rust-colored dirt and muck on her, I had a bad
feeling about her condition.
I wish the person who won this car (by guessing the closest to the town's
actual 2007 population back in 1957) could have it restored, but that would
be a massive undertaking. On the other hand, she should get a chance to
I hope you enjoy the video, along with some before, during, and after
update the winner of this car was
Raymond Humbertson died in 1979
he was Marine and a Korean War veteran
he has 2 sisters who may inherit he car
Miss Belvedere Moves On
By Old Cars Weekly
After spending nearly 50 years quietly rusting beneath the Tulsa County
Courthouse lawn, the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere affectionately known as "Miss
Belvedere," is on the road once again.
Don't get too excited, when she rolled out of Tulsa earlier today, it
wasn't under her own power—she was whisked out of town in the back of a
After months of legal wrangling to establish ownership of what is clearly
the most famous "finned" Mopar in the world (yes, even more famous than
Stephen King's "infamous" Christine), Miss Belvedere has begun her journey
to New Jersey — and possibly a rust-free future.
Levada Humbertson Carney and Catherine Humbertson Johnson, elderly sisters
from Maryland, will officially take possession of the Belvedere as
beneficiaries of their brother Raymond Humbertson who won the car as part
of a contest held back in 1957.
Buried with the car was a time capsule containing people's guesses as to
what the population of Tulsa would be in 2007. Included among the hundreds
of guesses, was one made by Raymond Humbertson of Cumberland, Md., who died
in 1979. His guess was only 2,286 off the actual census numbers, closer
than any other entry.
Assisting the cars elderly owners will be Levada Carney's son Robert Carney
and Dwight Foster, President of the UltraOne Corporation.
As you will recall, as part of this ongoing saga, New Jersey-based
UltraOne, manufacturer of a line of rust removal products, will now begin
the pain-staking process of de-rusting and preserving what remains of the
According to Robert Carney, the car, which suffers from extensive damage
after being submerged in conditions described as a "watery grave" for an
unknown number of years, may eventually be able to take to the road under
her own power.
Once Miss Belvedere arrives in New Jersey she will undergo a lengthy
cleansing and rust removal process that her new owners and the folks at
UltraOne hope will stabilize the car before sealing it with a clear-coat
designed to halt the rusting process.
"We will not be restoring the car but preserving her for the future," Mr.
Foster told the Tulsa World. "We have to stop the rust, because if nothing
is done, this car will be dust in two years."
According to the UltraOne Web site, future plans for Miss Belvedere could
include a second Tulsa unveiling and a tour around the country for special
events. Following the tour, the car's future remains unclear.
However, it has speculated that the car could find her way to the
Barrett-Jackson auction block in Scottsdale in the coming years.
we will miss you the legend Boyd Coddington,
A compilation of cars whose glory days have long since departed.
Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Duals
This is my 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Pacecar with dual thrush stainless
steel glasspacks. The engine is a 368 with matching numbers.
67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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American Classic Cars 50s 60s
Rekindling fond memories of legendary american cars of the Golden years
manufactured in Detroit, the World Capital of Automobile.*
* video slide show based on hi-res scans of dealer brochures and
manufacturer sales catalogs, with courtesy to the various copyright owners
The All New XM 800
Hello, I'm Tom Maruska and you're witnessing history being made as the 1954
Mercury XM-800 concept car drives into view.
You see, the XM-800 was a push car when new. It was common for auto
manufacturers to not make their concept cars fully functional for cost
saving measures. The XM-800 lacked certain drive train components needed
to make it driveable. I installed these missing components when I restored
The XM-800 was designed by John Najjar of the Lincoln-Mercury Design
Division of Ford Motor Company in 1952. It was built in late 1953 and is
crafted entirely of fiberglass. a new challenge in the auto industry and
Fords first venture into fiberglass. Even the bumpers are fiberglass and
chrome plated, likely the first plastics ever to be chrome plated. I
restored the XM-800 over the winter of 2008/2009.The windshield and rear
windows are plexiglass. The Xm-800 features power windows, power seats,
power brakes and sual Exhaust. All
quite commonplace in todays automobiles but something quite amazing in
1954. It also features power opening and closing hood and trunk lids as
well as a power reclining front passenger seat. These are features you
still not available in todays autos.
Other features include bucket seats front and rear, something not repeated
in the auto industry until Pontiac did it in 1960. It has center consoles
front and rear which contain controls for the seats and windows as well as
a place to store personal items and cigarette lighters and ash trays.
The XM-800 has an aircraft inspired instrument panel which includes a new
instrument, a tachometer, which tells the engine speed in revolutions per
Many of the features from the XM-800 show up in later Ford products,
particularily the 1956 Lincoln Premier.
The XM-800 is the first ever Ford product with fins.
The XM-800 premiered at the February 1954 Detroit auto show alongside the
all new Thunderbird and as we know, the Thunderbird made it to production
but the XM-800 did not. If built it would have been built of steel.
The XM-800 was featured in the 1954 movie "Womans World" starring Fred
MacMurray, Lauren Bacall, Van Hefflin, June Allyson, Clifton Webb, Arlene
Dahl and Cornell Wilde.
Minneature models of the XM-800 were free inside boxes of Post Grape Nuts
The XM-800 appeared in Many Auto magazines including Motor Trend, Road &
Track and Car Life
The entire history of the XM-800 and it's complete restoration can be seen
by visiting www.tbirdsquare.com
SOLD: 1947 Mercury Convertible
SOLD: An outstanding original condition 1947 Mercury Convertible.
Odometer reads 68k miles. Appears to be in exterior factory paint and
interior woodgrain. All rubber, fender piping and attaching hardware look
like the stock items. All chrome and stainless are intact in very good to
excellent condition. Trunks looks very solid. Engine performs flawlessly.
Out of a collection near Santa Barbara, California. This is one to keep.
For additional information, please phone Dave Henry at 805 705-4924
1947 MERCURY CONVERTIBLE
THE MERCURY BRAND WILL SOON BE NO MORE BUT HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A MERCURY
FROM THE POST-WAR GLORY DAYS OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN. MERCURY EXECS CALLED
THESE MERCURYS THE "PEACH CROP" BECAUSE OF THE PRIDE AND POPULARITY OF
THEIR PRODUCT. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A '46 AND '47 WERE A CHROME
UPPER GRILL FRAME, NEW MERCURY HOOD BADGE, SHORTER SIDE TRIM, REVISED
HUBCAPS, BUMPER TIP GUARDS AND DECKLID MOLDING. INTERIOR UPHOSTERY WAS A
CHOICE BETWEEN RED OR TAN LEATHER. CONVERTIBLES NUMBERED 10,221 THIS YEAR
AND COST $2,002. THE ONLY ENGINE OFFERED WAS A 239CID V8 WITH 100 HP FOR A
3,368 POUND RAG TOP. THE WHEELBASE IS 118 INCHES. SOON IT WILL BE
GOODBYE FOR ANOTHER AMERICAN BRAND NAME, A BRAND CREATED BY HENRY FORD'S
SON EDSEL IN 1939. VIEWING THIS " PEACH ", SAVOR THE PIZZAZZ THAT MERCURY
CAUSED IN THE FORTIES. Another restored car brought to you by 55lincoln.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING.
1962 Imperial Lebaron & Imperial Crown Promotional Film
This is a promo featuring the 1962 Imperial Crown and LeBaron. They also
focus on the move from the Imperial factory to the Chrysler factory.
Imperials had been built in their own factory like Cadillac and Lincoln.
Many people this gave the car less prestige.