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Hi guys. This community has always helped me in the past, so I'm counting on you to help me now. I pretty much grew up without a dad. He left our family when I was about 6 years old and I don't have very many memories of him. My mother never learned to drive, so I didn't grow up with a family car. I always wondered what kind of car my father drove. Well, today, I saw some photos for the very first time. Imagine how awesome it was for me to finally see pics of my dad with his car. I was hoping you guys can tell me the make, model and year of the car. I've never been very good at that sort of thing. Here are the pics:
I've always had a thing for fins, so it was pretty cool to see those big, beautiful fins on the back of this car. I want to identify it so I can search for a nice die-cast version of this car. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Wow!!! So neet to finally see pix of your Dad! Congrats on the find and would be honored if I can help at all.
The car is a '57 Plymouth Savoy 4dr. Sedan.
My family had this same car only in a 2dr.
'58 Plymouths had a slightly different front bumper. Look closely at the center part of the JL in the shot that Cool provided. It's different.
'57 also had only 2 headlights. Those two lights inset are actually parking lights, and '58s had 4 headlights.
The pic is obviously in Southern Arizona judging by the Sarouro (sp?) cactus shown.
These cars were notoriously quick rusters and I see some rust cropping up on the fenders. So I'm guessing the pix are from 1961 or so because the car obviously has some age to it?
So I'm guessing your family is from a Northern State somewhere? Which one?
My dad met my mom in Spain, married her, and brought her to San Diego. He was stationed at the Navy base there. These pics must've been taken on some sort of road trip honeymoon. My brother was born in '65, so I'm guessing these pics were taken in '63 or '64. I was born in '66. Eventually, the family moved to Michigan.
Thanks so much for the info Lummox. It looks like you nailed it.
Unfortunately, after a quick online search, I can't seem to find this car in die-cast form. Oh, well, maybe someday. I did, however, find out that this exact same make and model was used in the TVpilot that led to the Dick Van Dyke Show. That's kinda cool.
Glad I could help!
That JL one is pretty close though!
There's a chance you could find an origonal dealer promo of that car.
If you don't know, dealer promos were 1/25th scale plasic cars given to customers at the dealerships. Sometimes they made several different body styles, colors, and model variations of the same car, so you just might find a blue and white 4dr Savoy with some luck...maybe. You might expect to pay $50 to $100 possibly???