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45 minutes ago, George Smolinski said:

It looks Ford to me. They had the "hump" for the speedometer. Possibly 1959, but the hood ornament is puzzling.

 

 

Don't think so.  58 and 59 Ford has those "gun-sight" ornaments on the fenders.  Also tops of 57 - 59 fenders project beyond front of hood.  Those twin spotlights (or spotlight/mirrors) should be a clue but I can't place them.  The car looks kinda GM-ish but I dunno.

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9 hours ago, Tinindian said:

Here is a picture of the car.  It would have been nice if the OP had posted it instead or as well as the video.

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I posted the entire video because the car is shown multiple times. Always the same view, but maybe one of the other times might provide a clue to help identify it

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I thought it sort of looked GM-ish too, and also thought 1958 Mercury could be a possibility, but the hood ornament does not match and it does not have the recession and chrome strips by the cowl. Over 150 people looked at this and it hasn't been identified yet, so now I don't feel so bad. I guess we are assuming it is a correct factory restoration when the mirrors and hood ornament could be aftermarket or just incorrect too

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Only the Mercury Turnpike Cruiser model in 1958 had the chrome ornaments by the cowl. This is not a T.C. Also I think the hood ornament has a shadow under it which distorts the appearance a little bit. My vote is for a 1958 Mercury. 

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Need to look at seconds 3-4 to see the curve of the headlamp. That said I think this is not a real car at all but just the front half of something generic. Tree is too close and is clearly a back projection.

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32 minutes ago, Fleek said:

Steve9, if you look, you will see Keiser gave a thumbs up to my post about the 58 Mercury.

Indeed he has. I’m siding with Padgett on it being a studio prop. Maybe something left from a Doris Day or Elvis movie on a Hollywood backlot.

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 Padgett might have a point. Ignore the hood ornament and what do we have? Looks more like a 1959 Ford especially with those dual spotlights and that flash of headlamp door trim 3-4 seconds in.  Also the dashboard hump in front of the steering wheel is more pronounced on a 59 Ford than a 58 Merc. And the inside rearview mirror on a 1958 Merc convert mounts on the dash, a 59 Ford convert inside rearview is mounted above. Finally 58 Merc automatics are a pushbutton setup called "Keyboard Control" mounted on the dash to the left of the steering column while a shift knob (as a Ford would have) is clearly visible in front of Blake's right hand. I wish there  was more of the car shown, I'm still not 100% sure what it is, might just be a studio prop and not even a whole car..........And to all a good night!

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