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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    The Miami link and the FL plates on the bustleback I posted leads me to believe the same firm converted the later cars. Classy! The top really brings it home, along with that hood ornament.

    Funny thing, these old name designer brands still have a real cult behind them, I bet if something like that was made today, there would be sales.


    sda said:

    I found the 79 Gucci Seville brochure. It was a third party in Miami that customized them and the Cadillac warranty was honored. $22900 base. I apologize for the rough pics, but still fun to see. The brochure was a huge fold out design which I couldn't capture by my phone camera.

  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884

    Some other neat finds while I was digging thru boxes. The 70 Cadillac convertible I bought when I was 22, which I repainted that summer. World's Fair in Knoxville that year, great fun. 76 Olds Cutlass Supreme wagon dad bought, his first new car. He always bought used. A few owner's manuals of other cars I've owne. I paid $4900 for the 80 626 coupe and got 2100 for my 76 Sunbird trade in. 92 Ranger sticker, I think I paid $11500


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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    edited September 2022
    When you sold those cars, were they going to the junkyard, or did you just keep the manuals? Or did the new owner just not care?

    1982 World's Fair makes me think of the Sunsphere being full of wigs (Simpsons reference). 1974 World's Fair was here in Spokane, and there are still plenty of reminders of it.

    I take the Scirocco brochure is around 1985. I remember when I was a kid around that time, a "college girl" relative visited, and she drove a first gen model, her and the car seemed pretty cool to my young eyes. I think the car had louvers or some kind of spoiler.
    sda said:

    Some other neat finds while I was digging thru boxes. The 70 Cadillac convertible I bought when I was 22, which I repainted that summer. World's Fair in Knoxville that year, great fun. 76 Olds Cutlass Supreme wagon dad bought, his first new car. He always bought used. A few owner's manuals of other cars I've owne. I paid $4900 for the 80 626 coupe and got 2100 for my 76 Sunbird trade in. 92 Ranger sticker, I think I paid $11500

  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,737

    I have some brochures too, I should post them. Maybe next week I’ll shoot some images.

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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884
    I sold the Cadillac when I moved from TN to NC in May 85. The others I sold or traded. I kept the manuals and was never asked for them. I have yet to commit a car to the junkyard though I am sure most have been recycled by now, just not by me.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    edited September 2022
    I'd deduct for the cost of a manual if looking at a car, but that might be MB cultist mentality - high maintenance car people love books and records. I have a ream of material for the fintail.

    I have the manual for my grandpa's 71 Chrysler, which was kept for reasons unknown.
  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884

    Pictures of the 92 Ranger that I bought new to match up with the Monroney sticker posted earlier.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    With all of the love for trucks and 80s/90s material out there, I know some would love that Ranger today, especially being as nicely equipped as it is. Some would lose their minds over a 4x4.

    Ford got a lot of mileage out of that steering wheel, I remember it in early Tempos too.
  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,737

    Ford seemed to get 10 years out of nearly every steering wheel design.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,737
    edited September 2022

    Here are some quickly taken pics of a few brochures I had laying around

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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    2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884

    I find it amusing how high brow Cadillac marketed the brand in 59.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    There's a surprising amount of 60 Ford promo material on YT.

    https://youtu.be/geYs93M1Hmg
  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929
    Came across this today from Alison Martino - Farrah Fawcett strokes a big cat, and cougar kittens! Sure beats SUVs driving up mountain trails.

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,642

    Not sure I’d like to be inside a car with a cat known to attack humans.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,067
    You aren’t as tough as Farrah. 😂😂

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929
    Tippi Hedren and family lived with a lion named Neil in their house as a pet. Her daughter Melanie Griffith let it sleep in her bed and hang out at the pool with her.





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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,067
    Tippi: Well, it's safer than a damn bird!

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    Cougar wagon was a one year only vehicle maybe?
  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929
    fintail said:

    Cougar wagon was a one year only vehicle maybe?

    For that generation, yes. But it came back as a Fox-body in '82.


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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,642
    Yep, first thing that comes to mind when I hear '1960 Ford Falon' is 'sports car'....
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    edited December 2023
    A 1960 Falcon went from 0-60 in about 17 seconds. The c. 20 cubic foot trunk was impressive for a car only 181 inches long and 70 inches wide. Here's a rare survivor in close to original condition as of a few years ago.

    PS Apparently a 1960 VW Bug/Beetle took about 27 seconds to go from 0-60.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929

    @texases said:
    Yep, first thing that comes to mind when I hear '1960 Ford Falon' is 'sports car'....

    The steering with its 6 turns lock to lock was very sporty. 😉

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    If I was choosing a 60 Ford, my first pick wouldn't be a Falcon. I like the 63 Sprint hardtop though, and the 64-65 hardtops are cool too.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    For a Ford from 1960 I'd like a Thunderbird.



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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884
    benjaminh said:

    For a Ford from 1960 I'd like a Thunderbird.



    I find it amazing that on a top of the line ‘luxury’ car, it did not have many standard features, most were options.

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    edited December 2023
    Yes, but that was the way they did things back then, and for decades after, and to some degree it's still done today.

    The base Thunderbird still had a powerful V-8 for the time, nice seats, a luxurious ride, sound insulation, and electric clock, etc. And options were often reasonable. The invoice below for a 66 T-bird shows that the optional engine only cost $65! What a bargain. The list price for the 1960 Thunderbird was pretty high at $3755, but even with that Ford sold 92,000 of them that year, which is more than they are selling of the Maverick this year. It was a huge hit, esp. considering that the population of the US then was about half of what it is today, and so sales of 92k cars would be maybe about the same as 190k today.



    https://www.theclassicford.com/1960_ford_prices.htm
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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    edited December 2023
    Owner shows his 1960 Thunderbird. Window sticker is shown at 10:50, revealing that this one has about $1000 of options, bringing the price to $4726. That would be about 50k today—about the price of a loaded 2023 Acura TLX.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_M7EjH0oAk
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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    edited December 2023
    The 1960 Ford Country Squire, first in the page from the brochure from that year, and then a rare original low-mileage survivor.


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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,311
    edited December 2023
    Some advertising for the 1959 Pontiacs.



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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929
    Discovered this recently restored and uploaded video of Super Bowl IV as aired on CBS. Aside from the football itself, it includes the original commercials which are in some ways more entertaining than much of the game itself. 1970 Ford commercials, plus ones for Firestone and Goodyear tires, several long-lost beer brands, plus air travel the way it used to be. Don’t miss the hot air balloon crashing into the stands during the pregame, while a second one couldn’t even get off the ground! The CBS commentators Jack Buck and Pat Summerall do a fine job.

    https://youtu.be/y7VnLWgxk7c?si=Utbxqr0WgnIw3ChT

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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884

    One of my many new car brochures. I really liked these and gave serious thought to buying one.

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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,884

    Having fun digging through old brochures. Some of the cars were discussed recently so I thought a little deja vu would be fun.

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    Omega SX is kind of neat looking. I've always liked the Sapporo/Challenger, but prefer the later ones which were a little less brougham-y, I think that roof bar puts me off a little.
  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 18,929
    The Sapporo only came in 3 colors! Each with a different matching interior too.

    Those Cutlass convertibles were fairly popular for a while. Unfortunately for those wanting to keep one on the road, convertible-specific parts have not been available for many years and the weatherstripping in particular is a problem that cannot easily be fixed.

    My father had an ‘82 Omega Brougham 2-dr and it was a nice little car with amazing room inside and nice interior trim. His had the V6 so it wasn’t a complete slug.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,067
    IIRC, Sapporos were priced like Celicas and Sciroccos, rather than Accords. Not cheap.

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,642

    My stepmom had an Omega after her ‘69 Cutlass, didn’t like it at all. Some had erratic steering (or was it brakes) and that really bothered her. Replaced it with a Cressida, all was right.

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