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[align=center]I was emailed this today by a friend and I felt I needed to share these fine works of American Art with all the good folks here on Watchfreeks.com.[/align]



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Anyone in this planet could only dream of owning any one of these cars. Please let me introduce two people that restored every one of these cars andstill retainownership to every one. Ted and Sharon (Sunflower)Forbeslive in SookB.C. which is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island .This collection is without a doubt the absolute finest collection of fifties cars in the World. I will endeavorthrough mere photographs to display this incredible collection of beauty on thiswebpage.

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1956 Ford Skyliner (Glasstop). We restored this car in 1988 from an original car that came from the Indian reservation here on Vancouver Island . It is full power with all options.

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1956 Meteor Crown Victoria . We restored this car in 1990 and drove it to Ocean Shores , Washington for its first drive. It is full power with all accessories except “air”

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1955 Meteor Convertible. This car is mostly original and it has taken me 28 years to buy it from the original owner. This car spent a good part of its life in Winnipeg . There are probably only about 8 of these cars surviving out of the total production of 201 cars. Wehave driven this car more last summer than any of our other cars. I rebuilt all the mechanics and added all the accessories and options and it has everything except “air”. There is an article on this car in FoMoCo Times.

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1956 Meteor Convertible. Meteors used someMercury colors in 1956.This 56 Meteoris painted Grove Green and Saffron Yellow with a black lightning bolt and the production numbers are only 479. It is full power with all accessories except “air”. She has taken us to Rockin Red Deer in Alberta , Hot August Nights in Reno and many other trips. Because of the color, we callher “Juicy Fruit” and many people have seen this car.

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1956 Mercury M-100 Pickup. We have driven this truck all over the place form Calif. to Manitoba to Sturgis many times since we bought it in 1978. About 12 years ago I put an Aspen suspension, 302 and AOD in the truck to make it drive better. It has never missed a beat. The next timeI rebuild the truck I have a 5 L. for it.

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1955 Mercury Sun Valley . I bought this car from an old ladies estate sale in 1983. It was rust free but pretty banged upwith only 26000 miles on it. I added all the options and accessories and restored only as needed keeping the car as original as possible.

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1956 Mercury Montclair Convertible. This car is one of our favorites. I found what was left of it in the Spokane area and restored and drove it toHot August Nights in Reno in 1996. It is London Grey and Persimmon with full power and all accessories.

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1955 Mercury Convertible. I tow barred this car from Southern Calif. in 1989 behind my little Ford short box 302.The 55 wasso ugly, not once did anyone give me the “thumbs up”. It is now restored Canadian colors, Sunset Coral with matching Tapestry weave interior and Metric speedo, full power and accessory steering wheel. It has only 530 miles on it because we mostly drive the 56 Mercury convertible.

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1958 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible.Ibuilt this car out of a super basket case. I welded 6 months on this car alone. It is a 348 tri-power, bucket seats and with practically every factory and dealer option available in 1958. We drove this car to Hot August Nights in 2004.

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1966 Oldsmobile Park Lane convertible.I bought this carat Don Wheaton’sin Edmonton when I was a kid working in the oilfields in 1968. My wife and I honeymooned in this car in 1969 and then went overseas to work in the oilfield for 25 years. I had the car in my barn in Manitoba untilMay 2005.It is now at home on Vancouver Island with 30,000 miles showing on the speedometer. This is a Canadian built, bucket seat car of which only a handful were made.

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The 1964 Mercury Park Lane convertible is a good old 78,000 mile car, with all good parts to restore it. It is a full power, bucket seat car with super marauder engine and rare 15” wheels. I have cast iron headers and tri-power for it.

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1958 Mercury Convertible. I looked for one of these cars for about 10 years and finally got this one from John Fowlie in Calif. We restored it with a430, full power with memory seat and everything and it is big. I was able to find a lot of NOS parts for this car probably because not many of these cars are being restored. Mostly 57’s.

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When I found the 59 Impala it was a rust bucket folded up on a 8 ft pallet. The car had no interior or power train.It wasoriginally a black Canadian built car.I have installed a 1995 LT-1 fuel injected engine with 700R4 trans but when finished this car will look like it was built this way from the factory (I hope). It is going to be the usual cruiser with fenderskirts, full continental kit, spotlights and so on. It is presently 70% finished but will probably be finished for next spring.

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This 1959 Edsel Convertible is the latest addition to the Mountaintop Collection. Of course it goes without saying; this machine has full power options and has been meticulously restored under the skilled hands of Ted Forbes. Another beautiful contribution to an already stunning collection. Congrats Guys!



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[align=center]It is hard to imagine for me how all the cars that I had always admired all my life and just dreamed about how they used to look..........can actually be located in and indeed be the property of one couple right here in Canada . They couldn’t possibly belong to finer people. Without their vision fortitude and desire, these cars wouldvery probably be nothing but a mere memory processed in a scrap yard somewhere. Our hat goes off to Ted and Sharon. Their efforts haveensured that these treasures of our past will be enjoyed by many generations to come. Thanks Guys! [/align]
 

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Makes me sick for those so much better times!
 

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Let's see, the appropriate response.....HOLY SMOKES!!! Since their is no Green with Envy emoticon I will go with this one:squint: he he.
 

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Nice old stuff, they are indeed a labor of love because there isnt any money in them!
 

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What an incredible collection!! Those are some of the most beautiful cars in the world. I'd love to know what he did to be able to afford all these beauties. It is nice to see that there are people out there keeping these baby's alive!
 

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sheraortho wrote:
What an incredible collection!! Those are some of the most beautiful cars in the world. I'd love to know what he did to be able to afford all these beauties. It is nice to see that there are people out there keeping these baby's alive!
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This is exactly what I was thinking, I wish I could afford to have such a hobby!!![/align]
 

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That is an amazing collection.

It rains alot in Sook, B.C. Wonder how that affects their cars.



Many thanks for showing these to us. Boy, I wish I were in Sook.
 

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Tera-Ram wrote:
sheraortho wrote:
What an incredible collection!! Those are some of the most beautiful cars in the world. I'd love to know what he did to be able to afford all these beauties. It is nice to see that there are people out there keeping these baby's alive!
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This is exactly what I was thinking, I wish I could afford to have such a hobby!!![/align]

Yea, and we thought watches are an expensive hobby!
 

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sheraortho wrote:
Tera-Ram wrote:
sheraortho wrote:
What an incredible collection!! Those are some of the most beautiful cars in the world. I'd love to know what he did to be able to afford all these beauties. It is nice to see that there are people out there keeping these baby's alive!

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This is exactly what I was thinking, I wish I could afford to have such a hobby!!![/align]

Yea, and we thought watches are an expensive hobby!
You got that right!!! I know all of my watches wouldn't buy a .25 of any of those cars.
 

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Thanks for sharing these stunning cars with us. The US versions of many of these cars were on the road while I was a teenager growing up in a Pittsburgh, PA suburb.

It is interesting to see the differences between the US and Canadian versions that I never knew existed.

Great pictures and many fond memories of schoolmates who drove similar cars but have long since been forgotten.
 

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roloya wrote:
Thanks for sharing these stunning cars with us. The US versions of many of these cars were on the road while I was a teenager growing up in a Pittsburgh, PA suburb.

It is interesting to see the differences between the US and Canadian versions that I never knew existed.

Great pictures and many fond memories of schoolmates who drove similar cars but have long since been forgotten.
Is it the Canadians that have those decks on the rear bumper. I don't recall those on American cars.
 
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