I found this piece in our garage (ok, really it's a barn). It seems it was
left by the former owners along with tons of other odds and ends.
It seems to be chrome and shaped kind of like an airplane propeller. It also says "1957" in the center and has three bands of color-- red, white, and blue.
My husband thought maybe it's some ornament for a chevy, but we really have no clue. Any ideas?
(I think I've got the photos uploaded correctly, but let me know if I goofed.)
I'm almost positive that's not a propeller, but can you give us the rough
size of it?
BTW The uploads worked lol.
No, it's obviously not a real propeller. That's just the general shape of
it. Sorry if that was confusing! It looks like it might attach to the
front, rear, or side of a vehicle as a decoration.
The peice is 3 feet long, and the circle in the center has a diameter of 5 inches. It also has four bolts on the back of it that are meant to attach it to something. See this additional photo.
I think it was something made in (or dedicated to) 1957! :mrgreen:
i dont know what gave me that idea
i believe it was made for something in 1957 HA
I'm thinking Chrysler because of the colors :2cents:
That'd be a 1957 Buick
wow good find bubba! how did you find that???
luck or did you know that :clap:
no, i just knew the buick colors were red white and blue....so i figured...
do you know lots about buick???
all i know is that the founder was scottish!!!
cant quite remember where i got that from lol
only thing i know is one of the distinguishing features of a buick are the
port holes on the sides. They just started putting those in on some of the
newer models again in fact.
edit: Its too bad he couldn't find the rest of the car in her garage, that '57 is a classic.
whys there 3 portholes???, on the 57' buick, theres 4 portholes
No clue, it just varies between 3 and 4 i guess...
like this '56 only has 3..
at least i think its a 56..
i think the Riviera was the first buick to have none, and they continued it
that way up until late '05 i think.
this ones a '75
the number of portholes varies w/ the trim level kinda like chevy and mopar did w/ # of taillights in the 60's & early 70's...
here's another 57, with 3 portholes
ahhhh thanks, learn something new each day!!! :mrgreen:
i don't think anybody here is founder
really cool did u find any other kool parts in there i need a new rochester crab for my camaro lol
Yeah, I think only the (high end) Roadmaster model had four portholes.