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View Poll Results: Best American Icon
Chevrolet Corvette 4 13.79%
Ford Mustang 8 27.59%
55/56/57 Chevrolet 2 6.90%
Dodge Charger/Daytona (and similar Mopar products) 3 10.34%
1955 Thunderbird 1 3.45%
Burt Reynolds' 70s Trans Am 2 6.90%
1959 Cadillac 0 0%
Pick-up (any) 1 3.45%
Chevrolet Camaro 2 6.90%
Chevrolet Impala 0 0%
Ford Crown Victoria (police interceptor spec) 0 0%
Lincoln Towncar 0 0%
Chevrolet Suburban 0 0%
Willys jeep/Jeep CJ series 0 0%
Something else 6 20.69%
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Probably won't work but here goes. There is some grouping which is logical to me here, and some cars which stand alone even though they could be grouped.
 
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I'm going with the pick up. My personal preferences would be the Chevrolet El-Camino, Ford F100 and 56-58ish Chevy stepside.
 
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What was the car that Frank Canon (William Conrad) used to drive?



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What was the car that Frank Canon (William Conrad) used to drive?
Lincoln Continental. ****, I knew I'd miss something important.
 
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Can I have that as my 'other' please?



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55/56/57 Chevy for me.
 
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I have a soft spot for C5 Vettes......
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Something else. '32 Ford. . . the "little deuce coupe". The Tri-Chevys run it a very close second, though.
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I'm going with the pick up. My personal preferences would be the Chevrolet El-Camino, Ford F100 and 56-58ish Chevy stepside.
Part of the difficulty with choosing is personal preference. You didn't ask "which of these do you like the most?". The pick up (a wide church, helps with the votes, like your style) is an archetypal mode of transport in the US for sure, I'm just not convinced it is THE icon.

It's not my favourite car in there but I have to vote Mustang. We are asking what single car most defines the American culture and auto industry. Has to be the Mustang.

But I'd prefer at least 5 of the other cars on the list if I was playing with my fantasy lottery money.



I also thought we were limited to 10 poll choices so you're better than me at this lark keithyboy!


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Part of the difficulty with choosing is personal preference. You didn't ask "which of these do you like the most?". The pick up (a wide church, helps with the votes, like your style) is an archetypal mode of transport in the US for sure, I'm just not convinced it is THE icon.

It's not my favourite car in there but I have to vote Mustang. We are asking what single car most defines the American culture and auto industry. Has to be the Mustang.

But I'd prefer at least 5 of the other cars on the list if I was playing with my fantasy lottery money.



I also thought we were limited to 10 poll choices so you're better than me at this lark keithyboy!
I had too many for ten. I thought it would bounce 15 but if you don't ask......

I almost went for a general grouping of muscle cars but I decided against it because most people have a favourite (even if it is a default boring choice in many cases). Pick-ups I grouped because I suspect most people who like this sort of thing would go for pretty much any US truck. The fact that it's a pick-up is iconic rather than the fact that it has a Ford/Chevy/GMC badge, or whether it's from the 50s, or whether it's a stepside etc. etc.

If I put the pick-up first, the Mustang is second by a whisker. I regard it as one of the most significant cars ever.
 
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Mickey D's!?

sorry Keithyboy i know you love Yank Tanks but i loathe them.
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sorry Keithyboy i know you love Yank Tanks but i loath them.
It doesn't stop you saying which is the most iconic as in representative of its culture/time/country or whatever does it?
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Yes Jim i was being ironic, hence the "Mickey D's".
sorry...I didn't get that ER.
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That really should have made the cut in the first place.
 
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That really should have made the cut in the first place.
The GTO was the car which started the Muscle Car revolution, an idea by the great John DeLorean. It is an icon, which ended with the Judge packing a 455
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That really should have made the cut in the first place.
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55/56/57 Chevys for me. I worked on a couple of Chevs about five years ago and drove both. A 56 Bel Aire and a 59. Both standard six cylinder cars unmessed with (now that is rare) The early car shocked me in how well it drove and was usable even in the 21st century. Not ruined by stupid unusable V8 power that Yank fans seem obsessed with. The '59 was a totally different thing. This is the huge model with the fabulous rear end. The it self was totally hopeless in every respect. Engine too small, 2 speed auto iirc, suspension and steering laughable. 'The 59 is definitely an icon though and should have been on the list as well, even though it is already too long
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'The 59 is definitely an icon though and should have been on the list as well, even though it is already too long
All the '59 GM cars should have been on the list. . . as should the '57 Mopars!

Another candidate: '63 Buick Riviera.
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All the '59 GM cars should have been on the list. . . as should the '57 Mopars!

Another candidate: '63 Buick Riviera.
oh yes

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