I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today!

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,088
    sda said:

    I thought the 72 Mark IV was good looking. Once the 5mph battering rams were added in 73 it really made the car look heavy and awkward. I do like the crisp lines of the Mark V much better than the 73-76 Mark IV.

    Well, to be fair, there were few cars of the time that escaped that fate!
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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    edited June 19
    RE.: The '77 Skylark coupe ab348 posted--hard to beat those Buick road wheels, lovely. A girl I knew in school's parents later had a '77 Omega coupe that same color.

    My favorite X-car of that period was the '75 LN, although I remember only a couple at our hometown dealer and never see them for sale, except this one. Now, I'll say up front--there is not a worse color combination in my mind. Period. But it's a low-mileage 350 4-barrel and no A/C. I dislike the console-mounted optional gauges--I'd rather have a car without those. I wish it had the optional Turbine wheels (like Monte Carlo Landau of the same year). But that said, I haven't seen one for sale in many years. If it had been navy blue or maroon, I'd have been more-interested.

    The optional body side molding mucks up the clean sides, but of course, most of the cars had them when new. I haven't seen one this original since probably the '80's.

    The ad's production info on the V8 can't be right. That number must be for 350 4-barrels in Novas that year. Most V8's I recall had the 262 ("4.3 LITER").

    http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/chevrolet/323735-1975-chevrolet-nova-ln-1-of-1138-v8s-built-original-owner-stock-condition.html
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,088



    The optional body side molding mucks up the clean sides, but of course, most of the cars had them when new. I haven't seen one this original since probably the '80's.

    http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/chevrolet/323735-1975-chevrolet-nova-ln-1-of-1138-v8s-built-original-owner-stock-condition.html

    Wow; yeah! That one looks about as honest and pure as you will ever find this late in the game.
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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    Yeah, the 72 front end is pretty clean - seems the 72 Bird got a predecessor to a chrome railroad tie bumper. The Mark VI is the definition of malaise luxury - somewhat odd proportions, pretentious, and a V8 probably putting out 120 hp.


    When I was a kid, the "rich family" in town ("rancher" - which means somehow acquired a ton of land at the outskirts of town (inheritance I suspect), now slowly selling or developing it and making obscene money, no actual ranch, but nice people) had a Mark V cabrio conversion.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    RE.: The LN--I'd have never wanted a four-door back then, but now I think the sedans look a tad better than the coupes. It's that wide B-pillar on the coupes, although I was happy they went with a large quarter window on the coupes starting in '75.

    Hint of BMW in the rear-door cutout and vent up on the C-pillar I think. Of course, all four of the similar X-bodies had this styling.


  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,323
    No price listed on that Nova? I agree that the paint color is not good. Sucks the life out of the car.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    Back in the day my uncle had a Pontiac Ventura of that style as a used car, I think right after his divorce. Now that I think of it, probably rare. I am pretty sure it was a V8, had rally wheels and high back buckets. This was in the 80s, and the design of the interior and the color scheme (I recall it being bronze with a caramel/brown interior) seemed very outdated to me. I think it was replaced with his early Taurus.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,512
    My two favorites were the Nova LN and Omega Salon, either in hatchback or sedan. Actually I think the sedan was better looking. Burgundy or dark metallic blue, yes please.

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  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    According to my old car book, they build 1138 Nova LN coupes with the 6-cyl. V8 production for the '75 Nova LN coupe came out to 11,395. That's all V8s combined, though; it doesn't break it out by engine.

    As for the color combo...I don't hate it, but not crazy about it either. The blue interior is nice, but in those days, silver seemed hard to pull off. I think it's because it would clash with the chrome bumpers and trim. And color-keying the hubcaps to the body color, in this case, is pretty pointless.

    Nowadays silver is on everything, but back in those days, it seemed more like a "luxury car" color. And maybe that's part of the problem? I've looked up pics of silver '75 Cadillacs and Lincolns, and the color just seems fine. But on the Nova it just seems off, somehow.

    I wonder if it's because a luxury car back then was often a bit showy and ostentatious, so a color like silver helped to tone it down? But with something that's already clean and about as tasteful as the 70's can get, the silver just turns it into a wallflower? It's almost like the car is screaming out for a gaudier color.

    For comparison, here's a '75 Granada, in silver:


    I'm not a huge fan of the Granada, but the silver here doesn't bother me, and seems to suit the car. But, in my mind, the Granada is showy and ostentatious, with wanna-be luxury car aspirations. So maybe that's why the silver works for me?

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,512
    The shades of silver used today seem to have more depth, gloss. Perhaps a little more metallic and the use of clear coat has made the difference. One thing I remember about light color metallics used in the past is they didn’t hold up well and lost the shine quickly and became dull. Keeping the car in the garage and frequent waxing was a must.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 25,790
    sda said:

    The shades of silver used today seem to have more depth, gloss. Perhaps a little more metallic and the use of clear coat has made the difference. One thing I remember about light color metallics used in the past is they didn’t hold up well and lost the shine quickly and became dull. Keeping the car in the garage and frequent waxing was a must.

    The colors on the low line cars often were not as rich as the paint colors used on the premium cars. I also wonder if more coats were used.

    I recall looking at the Buick color charts when in a store thinking about buying a Buick. The Riviera colors were rich and had multicolor backgrounds due to the flakes in them. The leSabre colors on down were "thin."

    In 1989 our Century started to lose pea size spots of silver. The company repainted the top of the car down to the bump strips on the middle of the door. The Buick store paint guy said the paint supplier had told the companies they could get by with two layers, a primer and a finish color coat (and then a clear top coat?). Where previously there was a primer, followed by a binder coat to which the finish coat could bond well but also the binder bonded really well to the primer. I assume the binder coat had color in it.

    The paint company paid for the repaint that touched up the Century's silver.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    edited June 20
    I bet I know why silver became a "luxury" thing, especially on the Granada. 1975 US models chosen intentionally:

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    andre1969 said:

    According to my old car book, they build 1138 Nova LN coupes with the 6-cyl. V8 production for the '75 Nova LN coupe came out to 11,395. That's all V8s combined, though; it doesn't break it out by engine.

    As for the color combo...I don't hate it, but not crazy about it either. The blue interior is nice, but in those days, silver seemed hard to pull off. I think it's because it would clash with the chrome bumpers and trim. And color-keying the hubcaps to the body color, in this case, is pretty pointless.

    Nowadays silver is on everything, but back in those days, it seemed more like a "luxury car" color. And maybe that's part of the problem? I've looked up pics of silver '75 Cadillacs and Lincolns, and the color just seems fine. But on the Nova it just seems off, somehow.

    I wonder if it's because a luxury car back then was often a bit showy and ostentatious, so a color like silver helped to tone it down? But with something that's already clean and about as tasteful as the 70's can get, the silver just turns it into a wallflower? It's almost like the car is screaming out for a gaudier color.

    For comparison, here's a '75 Granada, in silver:


    I'm not a huge fan of the Granada, but the silver here doesn't bother me, and seems to suit the car. But, in my mind, the Granada is showy and ostentatious, with wanna-be luxury car aspirations. So maybe that's why the silver works for me?

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,345

    One thing about silver, it never really looks dirty.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,345

    Speaking of Lincoln Marks. Here is a rare one. Great color for it IMO

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lincoln/mk-5/2409251.html

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 15,995
    Elvis liked the MK III.
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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,323
    tjc78 said:

    Speaking of Lincoln Marks. Here is a rare one. Great color for it IMO

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lincoln/mk-5/2409251.html

    Great colours.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    And in the Netherlands, which actually isn't surprising, I think they had some taxation/registration program that was easy on old cars, and some LPG conversions too. I agree, great color combo.
    tjc78 said:

    Speaking of Lincoln Marks. Here is a rare one. Great color for it IMO

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lincoln/mk-5/2409251.html

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  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    Supposedly, my Dad had a car like that. I say "supposedly", because years later, a mechanic told me such a car never existed, although I do see the option listed in the online brochure. Anyway, Dad's was a '65 Impala SS 396, with the 425 hp setup, and a 4-speed. Oddly, my uncle (on Mom's side of the family though) and I were talking about that car just the other day. I've only seen it in pictures, and haven't seen those pictures in ages, but I remember it being black, but my uncle says it was midnight blue.

    Anyway, Dad bought it used when he got out of the Army. I forget what year that was, but he had it when he met my Mom. And, one warm, late Saturday night on a deserted back road, in 1971, it threw a rod, and he simply abandoned it! I do remember Dad telling me that story a few times.

    However, sometimes maybe the past is remembered with rose-tinted glasses. In talking, my uncle also came out with the truth of what really happened with my Mom's '66 Catalina convertible. I had always remembered it as, my Mom didn't like driving around with a baby (me) in a convertible, so she did a trade with her parents for a '68 Impala 4-door hardtop (in "Grecian Green" or whatever that color was, that had come up earlier), and then Grandmom and Granddad traded the convertible in on a new '72 Impala 4-door hardtop. I also vaguely remember Granddad saying that my Dad pretty much ruined the brakes on that Catalina. BUT, then my uncle mentioned that my Dad had cracked the block somehow, and that's the real reason Mom got rid of it!

    I dunno...I used to like to think that, somehow, Mom's '66 Catalina might have survived, and is still around somewhere. And that gave me a bit of a warm, happy sentimental feeling I guess. But, now I'm thinking that if my Dad really ratted the car out that bad, it probably got junked pretty early in its life.

    Anyway, if they only built 1,856 Impalas with the 425 hp version of the 396 in 1966, I'd imagine the '65 version was pretty rare, as well. Oh, as for the mechanic I had mentioned, he said that the 425 hp 396 was only available in the Corvette, and no other Chevy in '65. So I guess that's why I have a doubt or two, even if the Chevy brochure mentions it.

  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    edited June 21
    Oh, while I'm thinking about it...no new progress on the garage. They're supposed to start drilling for the footers and actually putting the thing up on July 2. In the meantime though, the local strays have a nice, big litter box and playpen to frolic around in!



  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    That shed looks like something out of a chainsaw movie.

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    Over the weekend, passed (it was driving) a gorgeous 1970 challenger t/a or cuda AAR. The bright electric green color. Sounded very healthy.

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  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    stickguy said:

    That shed looks like something out of a chainsaw movie.

    Ha ha, funny you'd say that. Here's a pic from the inside. The red smears on the wall, I never really thought of...probably just someone got some red paint on their fingers and wiped it.



    It does give sort of a nice horror-movie atmosphere though, I guess. And the dead cicada in the spider web is a nice touch :p
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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,641
    Any unexplained mounds of dirt in the yard???
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 15,995
    ...and a black cat guarding everything.
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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    The '66 Impala is a nice car for sure. I like the '65 styling details better, but I believe I've read that the frame was beefed up, in general, on the '66. Even the mid-year '65 Caprice Custom Sedan mentioned that in ads.

    At car shows for quite awhile, big-engined cars always seem to be displayed with dog-dish caps and blackwalls. I bet more are displayed like that now than were built new, LOL. If I won this car, I'd have to paint the wheels factory-black as was done on full-wheelcover cars, and put whitewalls and the correct full wheelcovers on it, LOL.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    I have been watching some color "The Andy Griffith Show" episodes on Amazon prime lately, since TVLand doesn't show them in the evenings at all. There are some good color episodes, which is not the general consensus of thought, but there are some great ones with Barney returning to Mayberry.

    I saw one the other evening that I hadn't seen in years....Barney comes back to his high-school reunion and finds a sad bit of news (I don't want to give too much away, LOL). He shows up in town in a '58 Edsel, the Ford-based model, two-door hardtop, that backfires and he tells Andy it's a '60 after Andy says "'61?". Barney says "It has a '61 grille". He also says, "I'd have bought a new car, but figured I'd let somebody else take the first six years of depreciation", LOL.

    The color episodes seem to rely less on knee-slapping comedy, but gentle comedy with a bit of bittersweet in them, especially the ones where Barney returns.

    The episode I mention is in season six. He won an Emmy for that episode. He won his final, fifth Emmy as 'Barney Fife' for the season seven episode where he comes back to visit and escorts a starlet whose new movie is premiering in Mayberry, her hometown. The epilogue in that episode in probably the best of any I've seen.

    I retire on Aug. 27 and at some point I wish to go to "Mayberry Days" in Mt. Airy, NC. My wife has no interest, and that's OK. "Thelma Lou" (Betty Lynn) actually lives there now and pre-Covid, anyway, made a monthly visit into town for autographs and photos. She will be 95 this year.
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    I forget which channel was showing color episodes, but I DVRed a few of them, like when Goober went to the Auto show. Haven't gotten around to watching it yet. I don't think the show was as edgy or funny once it went to color, but was still enjoyable, in a low-key, slow-paced sort of way. I remember one episode I liked was where Opie was hanging around with some rich kid, and Andy tried to start putting on airs to impress the country club set. But then it turned out the rich people weren't snobs after all, and actually appreciated Andy's lifestyle.

    It's an old plotline, I know. There was a similar episode of "Leave it to Beaver", where Beaver and Wally started hanging out with the trash man's kids, and each got a taste of the "Grass is always Greener" lesson.

    I wish someone would put the old "Mayberry RFD" episodes into circulation. I know there are plenty of episodes that I've never seen before, and even those I have, I haven't seen in ages. I know it's no replacement for the Andy Griffith Show, but honestly, with the crap they're putting out these days, I'd prefer seeing some old tv show, even if it's a mediocre one, that I haven't seen in ages. Or, in some cases, never saw at all. For instance, Antenna TV showed "The Joey Bishop Show" for a few years, just taking it off earlier this year. Before they showed it, I'd never even heard it before, so it was totally new to me! As I recall, it was one of the few shows to go from black and white to color, to BACK to black and white! For its last season, it got canceled, but another network picked it up, but shot in black and white to save on production costs.
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    Oh, and congratulations on your upcoming retirement, Uplander!
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 14,933
    andre1969 said:

    Oh, and congratulations on your upcoming retirement, Uplander!

    Ditto! Don't do what I did(I was coerced into going back into work...)

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    andre, "Goober Goes To An Auto Show" is one of my very favorite 'Andy Griffith Show' episodes. I watched it again a few days ago.

    "Mayberry RFD" is not available for free on Amazon Prime on TV, but they are available for pay.

    I found this online--the very first episode of "Mayberry RFD", where Andy and Helen get married.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4tew6q

    The season two episode called "The Mynah Bird", the last in which Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) appears, features her own 1966 Studebaker Daytona Sports Sedan in several scenes. It's cleaned up--even the whitewalls. Algonquin Green with black vinyl top. Only 873 of that model built. Howard Sprague is seen driving a light blue '69 Dodge Coronet Deluxe 4-door in that episode--as appropriate as Aunt Bee driving a Studebaker, LOL.
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    Eh, this is probably a bit politically incorrect, but I could see Howard Sprague driving an Econoline (during the Andy Griffith years) or an A100 (during the RFD) years, with no windows, some chains and handcuffs in the back, a bunch of rags, and a few gallons of Ethyl Chloride! :s

    Although, admittedly, my attitude toward him got swayed by a one-time character he played on an episode of "Archie Bunker's Place", where he was pretty skeevy. It's weird, how sometimes just seeing a person play a one-time role, can alter your impression of them. Even knowing it's just an actor playing a role.
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    That’s how you can tell a good actor in many cases. I mean can Anthony Hopkins ever not be Hannibal Lector?

    It’s also tough when actors go from one iconic role to another. An example; Michael C Hall went from a damaged funeral director in Six feet under to a serial killer in Dexter. First season was hard to forget it.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 14,933
    There was a Second City TV sketch where Floyd the Barber(Eugene Levy) asked the Godfather for help. I believe in another bit he ended up in jail for killing Opie.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    edited June 21
    I saw not real long ago, a somewhat sad 'Gomer Pyle USMC' episode called 'Gomer Comes Home'. He decided to surprise everyone, but Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee, and Goober were away on a fishing vacation. He went to see Floyd and heard from the old guy out front that Floyd had retired a year before and moved in with his daughter in Mt. Pilot ("she's separated from her husband you know", LOL). An elderly lady sees Gomer and said, "Hello Gomer, I haven't seen you for a few weeks". Gomer replied, "Ma'am, I've been in the service for 42 months!". She asks him if it's Christmastime and he said 'no', and she said something along the lines of "I won't wish you Merry Christmas then", LOL.

    He gets on the bus to the airport at the end of his leave, and then he sees Andy and family and Goober pull up in a '66 Coronet station wagon, back from their fishing vacation. Of course, they don't see him on the bus. It was actually a bit sad!
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,715
    I think I recall that Edsel episode. Amusing quote, as back then the first 6 years saw about 90% depreciation.

    Car I remember most in Andy Griffith was driven by Otis, who had a 33-34 Ford cabriolet - watching that when I was a kid, I was astounded that such a car was seen as an obsolete jalopy.

    I have been watching some color "The Andy Griffith Show" episodes on Amazon prime lately, since TVLand doesn't show them in the evenings at all. There are some good color episodes, which is not the general consensus of thought, but there are some great ones with Barney returning to Mayberry.

    I saw one the other evening that I hadn't seen in years....Barney comes back to his high-school reunion and finds a sad bit of news (I don't want to give too much away, LOL). He shows up in town in a '58 Edsel, the Ford-based model, two-door hardtop, that backfires and he tells Andy it's a '60 after Andy says "'61?". Barney says "It has a '61 grille". He also says, "I'd have bought a new car, but figured I'd let somebody else take the first six years of depreciation", LOL.

    The color episodes seem to rely less on knee-slapping comedy, but gentle comedy with a bit of bittersweet in them, especially the ones where Barney returns.

    The episode I mention is in season six. He won an Emmy for that episode. He won his final, fifth Emmy as 'Barney Fife' for the season seven episode where he comes back to visit and escorts a starlet whose new movie is premiering in Mayberry, her hometown. The epilogue in that episode in probably the best of any I've seen.

    I retire on Aug. 27 and at some point I wish to go to "Mayberry Days" in Mt. Airy, NC. My wife has no interest, and that's OK. "Thelma Lou" (Betty Lynn) actually lives there now and pre-Covid, anyway, made a monthly visit into town for autographs and photos. She will be 95 this year.

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    edited June 22
    Otis' jalopy resembled a good bit the car that the "Fun Girls" drove in one episode IIRC, LOL.
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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHMember Posts: 13,455
    Spotted outside my favorite local donut joint this morning--'63 Plymouth Fury. The nameplate under "Fury" said "Commando"--in fact I think it said "Golden Commando" but not sure, a few hours later.




    I'd like the car better without the hood scoop, but still, nice, interesting car.

    Even as a kid, I remember thinking "The '65 looks more like the '63 than the '64". Of course, that's before I realized that I was comparing the '65 mid-size with the earlier full-sizes.

    My sixth-grade math teacher had a firethorn-like '65 Satellite convertible I always admired in the school parking lot. About three years ago, I saw one like it in my hometown's big car show, and I walked to look at the owner's name and it was hers! She wasn't there but spoke to her husband. It had been a college graduation gift from her parents. She, and the car, were originally from Long Island but she went to school about 25 miles from my hometown and married and stayed in the area. What a culture shock that must've been from Long Island to Greenville, PA.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 25,790
    Agree that no hood scoop needed.

    The rim selection is good to my eye. It brings back memories of what people did to dress up their cars then.

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,641
    edited June 22
    I didn't like those Crager SS wheels while working at the gas station. The alloy center could get cracked on the tire changing machine if you didn't tighten it down just right, one unhappy customer!
  • andre1969andre1969 Member Posts: 24,568
    edited June 22
    I thought Plymouths went through a bit of an identity crisis around the '62-65 period. The '62, while weird, still had a Plymouth vibe to me. But then for '63, it feels kind of "Ford-ish". Then for '64, it made me think of a '63 Chevy a bit. And finally, for '65, while the big Plymouths definitely seemed like "real" Plymouths, the midsized cars again gave off a Ford vibe to me, with just a hint of Chevy II thrown in.

    Dodge, in contrast, seemed a bit more cohesive during that period. The '62 models, with that Turbine-car-inspired styling seemed really odd and off-the-wall, but then the later versions just seemed like a toned-down evolution of it, whereas I got the vibe from comparable Plymouths that they just didn't know what they wanted to be.

    GM tends to get credit for "inventing" the musclecar, with the '64 GTO, but in my opinion, they really just popularized it. And perhaps, their marketing department coined the term. But I think the shrunken '62 Dodges and Plymouths, while they weren't the first either, still beat GM to the market by two model years, with that type of car. I'd imagine these cars with the 413, or even the 361, were a force to be reckoned with.
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    I ran Cragar SS wheels on my 1974 Monte Carlo.

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  • jwm40517jwm40517 Member Posts: 234
    Regarding the 1965 Chevy 396-425 HP they did come in Corvettes . The brother of my best friend had one. They also put the same engine in 202 1965 Chevelles but I don't remember if they were rated 375 or 425. Glockner Chevy in Portsmouth, OH sold 2 of the 202. Another old friend owned one of the 65 Chevelles in the later 60's along with a fuel injected 64 corvette at the same time. He sold both cars around 1969 or 70 for a total of $4500. He lamented that sale to me every time I have seen him over the last 40 years. I believe I saw one of the Chevelles sell a few years ago for about $200K.
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    A high school classmate of my wife has a Daytona, a Superbird and a '60s Super Stock Dodge; he picked them all up in the '70s when they were oddball used cars nobody wanted.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    I remember in the mid 70s somewhere, the older brother of a friend of mine (probably 19 or 20 at the time?) had a wing car. Beat up and beat on. I am sure they got it cheap and probably trashed it.

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    Why do I like this?

    If anyone objects to a Tiktok link or can’t view them I’ll stop but I see a good bit of content that we would all appreciate here

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 42,549
    Cool looking. Quite the time warp. If it was a manual, I’d like it too!

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,641
    edited June 23
    Interesting video of traffic on the Sunset Strip in '63. Any idea what the black car is coming the other way at about 0:30?
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/this-rare-color-video-footage-of-the-sunset-strip-in-1963-is-going-viral/vi-AALle0r?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531
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