I was born in 1956 and I've decided to build some '56 cars between now and when I turn 60. I got the Chevy (building now) and Ford so now I need the 56 Chrysler. I wish I could find a 56 Stude but I heard the resin kit isn't made any more.
I agree with Foxer, if its what you want to do go for it. The only thing I would caution you on is making sure the wire sizes are scale accurate. I've seen some plug wires that look like water hoses on models. I think if you keep your wires scale accurate it won't look too busy. Have fun!
I just got my first sheet today as well, but have been looking at vids, etc. to see how its done. I suggest looking at pics of the cars and picking one that looks the easiest between the Camaro and the Charger since Foxer already gave you the lowdown on the '59! From the pics I just looked at I'd say the Charger is the easiest, depending on how much you plan to foil. The Camaro has chrome rocker panels and wheel well moulding that the Charger doesn't have. I'll be foiling a 56 Belair, which looks daunting as well.
I've used this converter for years. It's a simple program that can be run from a disc or loaded. I keep it on my desktop. As always with any file you get from the web, scan it with a virus scanner. http://wscope.com/convert.htm