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Online Tom Scully

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 01:14:03 AM »
The car in the photo is a 1958 Pontiac  ........

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I think it's either a 1956 or 1957 Pontiac or Oldsmobile 4 door sedan. The rear sheet metal was different on Chevy's. In 1958, GM changed the body styles on almost all of their lines of cars. So it's definitely pre-1958.

The four door had an additional window segement just behind the rear door. abutting the sail panel aka "C" pillar.

Pontiac Chieftain 870 4-door Sedan (2719D) '1956




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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
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Offline Dale Nason

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2019, 01:38:14 AM »
I'm still thinking a 56 or 57 Pontiac or Olds 4 door. Look at the picture closely. You can see the line of the back of the rear door. It may be a 58 Pontiac because GM made changes in 1958 to their body styles and I'm not sure if that included Pontiac. Oldsmobile definitely like Chevy and Buick and Cadillac made changes. If we saw more of the front end, I could definitely identify the year and make. Either way, I'm pretty sure its pre-58 unless it's a Pontiac. Not sure about that make.

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 03:35:05 AM »
I'm still thinking a 56 or 57 Pontiac or Olds 4 door. Look at the picture closely. You can see the line of the back of the rear door. It may be a 58 Pontiac because GM made changes in 1958 to their body styles and I'm not sure if that included Pontiac. Oldsmobile definitely like Chevy and Buick and Cadillac made changes. If we saw more of the front end, I could definitely identify the year and make. Either way, I'm pretty sure its pre-58 unless it's a Pontiac. Not sure about that make.

I hope you'll agree the angle of the "mystery car" and the photo details make it nearly impossible to work with, almost "anybody's guess".

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 04:17:51 PM »
After doing a little research, I'm pretty sure it's a 1957 Pontiac Chieftan 4dr sedan. Google the car and look at the pics. Let me know what you think.

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 06:55:14 PM »
After doing a little research, I'm pretty sure it's a 1957 Pontiac Chieftan 4dr sedan. Google the car and look at the pics. Let me know what you think.

I believe the car is a two door....  1958 Pontiac  ( or possibly an Oldsmobile ) ..... The roof line and windshield appear to be GM...That fender extension looks to be Oldsmobile ....   But if this is the vehicle that was facing east on the south side of the street in front of the TSBD it definitely is a 1958 Pontiac.

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2019, 07:08:10 PM »
Similar angle.

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Re: What make/model is this mystery car? (any clearer picture?)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2019, 11:59:45 PM »
Similar angle.


Yeah, if the clearer image you posted is the same vehicle as is displayed this thread's OP, I think you've got it. The body side trim is convincing,
vs the Oldsmobile side-moulding

1956 Oldsmobile 88 Base Sedan 4-Door 5.3L


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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2019, 01:22:52 AM »
Okay....I'm fine with a 57 or 58 Pontiac. Definitely not an Olds  or Chevy. I'll settle with the Pontiac for sure. So......hmmmm   what is the reason for the question? What are we looking for here? A car is parked on North Houston facing south and what do we need to know about it?????

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Offline Walt Cakebread

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 03:35:30 PM »
Okay....I'm fine with a 57 or 58 Pontiac. Definitely not an Olds  or Chevy. I'll settle with the Pontiac for sure. So......hmmmm   what is the reason for the question? What are we looking for here? A car is parked on North Houston facing south and what do we need to know about it?????

Just a guess.....  Perhaps someone is suggesting that the car belonged to Jack Ruby who owned a light colored Oldsmobile.

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