Jack Lord’s piece today on the 1955 Plymouth reminded me of something. There are few 1950s cars with worse 2-toning treatments than the 1955 Plymouth. Which gives me an idea.
We know that the Curbside Cohort is packed with artistic and design talent. So here is the pitch: Take the 1955 Plymouth. (Please). Using whatever artistic skills and technologies are at your disposal, give this thing a properly attractive two-toning treatment.
We start with a base car in a neutral color. Choose your colors, choose your treatment. Any necessary chrome trim is fine. Make it a hardtop if you wish, but otherwise, let’s stick to the car as shown. Here is your starter kit:
Submit your proposals to us here at CC by emailing them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everything received by midnight next Saturday, May 5th, 2012 will be eligible for inclusion. The criteria will be the best two-toning treatment viewed through the lens of 1955, and with the caveat that the car cannot look too much like a Dodge, DeSoto or Chrysler.
I will assemble all entrants and will feature them in a piece (1955 Plymouth Makeover Part 2) and we will let the Curbside Commentariat vote by its comments. The prize? Hearty congratulations on a job well done and the respect and admiration of all of us here at CC.