OK, this is a bit of a tough one. Who can tell me what this piece of trim is attached to?
now, that’s a pretty 61, but, no flag emblems for motor size?
It is probably a 348. The Big Blocks all had the crossed flags in the grille emblem and in the”V” on the trunk lid. Small blocks had the Chevrolet crest with the blue bow tie. For most of 1961 the 348 was the only big block. The 409 came out late in the year.
In ’62 the side emblem designated engine size, but only the 409 actually spelled out the displacement.
Well whatever it is I am assuming it has never been restored since the trim pieces are not lined up. Which is fine by me, adds character to the vehicle.
I will take it a step further and call it a ’63 Fairlane 500.
P.S. Be careful how you label your photos.
Good catch Mr. Bell
Well the sloppy workmanship says “GM” to me so I will guess it is a ’59 Bel Air or a similar class Chevy wagon or El Camino at the end of a quarter panel.
+1. I’m probably wrong, but I’m going with a ’59 Chevy Bel Air.
1958 Ford Fairlane
@constellation – that was my thought exactly! I’m going with ’59 or ’60 Chebby
1958 Pontiac Bonneville.
Another vote for ’59 Bel Air.
60 Chevy Wagon though the fit of the pieces is rubbish even Rootes did a better job than that with their stainless trim the ribbing underneath says wagon those were covered in little rib pressings.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say it’s a Buick of some kind. But I’m not sure of the year.
The shoddy workmanship screams GM.
Who can tell me what this piece of trim is attached to?
A car, definitely a car.
Liberace’s Chris Craft
Da dum…crash! I’ll be here all week folks; be sure to tip your waitresses! 🙂
1959 Impala. It’s slightly off from my memory, but the spear shape lens would have me guess the Charp Chort Chebbie.
My first thought was 1959 Impala, but I’m probably wrong.
Quite a spread of answers this time. Tough indeed.
1959 Chevy wagon.
Back in the olden days I remember many years of Chrysler station wagons where the tail lights crossed over into the tailgate, only they routinely didn’t come even close to lining up. Before the Japanese showed it was quite possible, American car assembly was generally quite casual. Notice that neither chrome line particularly the upper one would really match even if they lined up. And without any actual research I’m also thinking 1963 Fairlane.
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