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    A couple of years ago I bought a box of old magazines at a farm auction. Mechanics Illustrated, Popular Mechanix, Popular Science, Science and Mechanics, etc., ranging from the early 40s to 1963. The box smelled REALLY musty and SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) insisted I store them in the garage. Well, I was straightening up and found the box.

    Anyway, one of the mags was the December 1954 issue of Science and Mechanics with a 55 Commander on the cover.

    It's a pretty thorough article about the 55 Commander with a lot of data from their tests like fuel economy, acceleration, braking, etc. A lot of you guys know this stuff inside and out but I found it very interesting. I figured others might like the article so I've scanned it to a PDF that you can down load here:

    Sorry, but it's a 3.8 Mb file so it'll take a while to download.

    BShaw, Webmaster
    Woodbury, Minnesota
    Bob Shaw
    Rush City, Minnesota
    1960 Hawk -
    "The farther I go, the behinder I get."

  • #2
    I love old magazines like that...although I can do without the smell and the mouse poo. The advertisements I like as much as the car reviews. Thanks for sharing the article and thanks for not sharing the smell. [8D]

    A wild Red Hawk admiring it's reflection.
    In the middle of Minnestudea
    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.


    • #3
      Thanks for the article, Bob, Makes my '55 sound pretty good.

      Tom Bredehoft
      '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
      '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
      ....On the road, again....
      '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
      All Indiana built cars