Guess What Ride 26: 1957 GM Four Door Hardtops

GuessWhatRide is the game designed to test your collector car knowledge.  General Motors rocked the automotive world when it launched the first pillar-less four-door hardtop body style across all of its divisions for the 1955 model year, leaving all other manufacturers scrambling to follow suit.  Unfortunately, modern air conditioning, a variety of safety regulations, and higher wind noise saw this gorgeous body style fall out of favor by the mid-1970’s.  During the 1955-1957 production run, GM’s four door hardtops also shared a unique styling “kink” located along the belt line of the rear doors.

The collage above contains driver’s side images of four 1957 GM Vintage Four-Door Hardtops:  Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac.  Readers were asked to select the correct letter order for the cars shown above.  The correct answer to choose was “C, D, A, B” from the four multiple choices provided.  Early Saturday June 13th, 2020 all correct entries received were entered into a random drawing to win a Mothers® Polishes Clay Kit, Three-Step Wax Kit, and Applicator Pads – a $70 value!  The winner of this was reader Will W.!  If you missed out on this contest, please watch our homepage for the latest contest.

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  1. John gri

    They look better with all the windows down!

    • Skip marsh

      My Uncles both had 57 Pontiacs one was a two door hardtop the other a four door hard top one was burgundy with white down side the other was. White with Burundy down the side . They were in business together.

    • Don

      58 Ford convertible black and white

  2. JAN Thompson

    The Buick and Pontiac looked the best to me.

  3. Mike

    I had a 57 Pontiac Star Chief 4 door hardtop.

    • john

      I also had a 57 Pontiac Star Chief, tan/white, tan/white interior, 7/8 factory speaker, no air, one sweet ride, had a bad tranny but short distances it was a dream. had it in 67 or 68

    • Anonymous

      All these cars were beauty from yesterday year love them all

  4. Gary Schmidt

    My Dad had a 57 Catalina that was coral over white. That was a sweet ride/

  5. Anonymous

    I still have one. 1964 Chevy Impala sport sedan

  6. David Webster

    Love them all, I have a 57 Nomad.

  7. Gerald T Bodden

    The Buick is not a “hardtop. The B pillar extends to the roof, covered by the door’s stainless trim. Compare to the Olds, Buick & Olds share the same body.

    • Guys with Rides

      Gerald, yes, technically you are correct. However, as you can imagine its very difficult to source pictures of different cars from the same angle, so we ended up having to use a bit of artistic license as the trim is really the primary differentiator.

  8. And

    I had two 57 Chevy’s, I now have a 1971 Nova with a ZZ502 High Performance crate engine.

  9. Anonymous

    Olds point buck Chevy

  10. Anonymous

    I love the 57 chevy the best
    But they all are great looking

    • Junio

      Love the 57 chevy

  11. Anonymous

    Back when cars had personalities

  12. Anonymous

    I grow up in this time . I got to know what cars they were .

  13. Anonymous

    My parents a 57 Pumpjack Star Chief

    I had a
    57 Belair

  14. Curt

    Nice cars those 57’s !

  15. GeOrge Sanders

    I had 54 Plymouth 2d, 56 & 57 Pontiac, 59 Ford, 56 Chevy, 57 Ford, 63 Ford galaxy, 62 Chevy SS and more


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