One of the most endearing things about cars from the 1950s is the color palette that the OEMs offered. The pastels and other hues are a far cry from the sea of silver and white cars you see on the road today. Take a look at this 1956 Chrysler Windsor wagon as an example. It is not just pink, it is ALL THE PINK. The car is in beautiful shape and you can virtually see a 1950s family cruising down the highway with windows down chewing up the miles on a road trip.
This car has a 331 in it. Immediately you are thinking hemi but that’s not the 331 we’re talking about here. This is a 331ci Poly engine and while it shares the same block, bore/stroke, and crankshaft as the hemi, it does not have those iconic cylinder heads. The poly family of engines was introduced by Chrysler as a replacement for their flathead inline sixes that were the staple engine of the company for many years.
While this is not a performance machine, not some rare factory built model, or a car that turned lots of heads when it was new, it has aged beautifully and it presents a fantastic alternative to the typical tri-five Chevrolet cars that seems to dominate cars shows and other events. You will be the only person at a cruise night with one of these, we’re pretty well sure of that.
From the chrome spear to the little tail fins, this is one awesome piece.