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Category Archives: 60's Cars

1969-1970 Mercury Marauder X-100: Leader of the Pack


Big cars appear to be on a comeback trail. Chalk it up to the euphoria of cheap gas, but large cars from The Big Three are selling well. The only … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

1969 Pontiac Trans Am: Getting Respect


As Trans Ams go, the first generation may well be the least favorite of all of them. It’s design was hastily cobbled together and to make matters worse Mercury’s new … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

1963 Jaguar D-Type Le Mans Michelotti: From Italy With Love


In many ways car designers can seem like rock stars. While today some of us might know of one or maybe two prominent designers by name like Chris Bangle, the … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

1965 – 1967 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport: For Mature Audiences Only


It always amazed me how different American cars appeared from year to year in the 1960s. Even when they were continuing on with the same basic body, they looked almost … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

1968 – 1971 Dodge Super Bee: Muscle Car to the Max


In the horsepower wars of the first muscle car era (they were actually called supercars then), every major manufacturer had some weapon to wield straight from the factory.  By 1968, … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

1966-1970 Ford Galaxie 500 XL: Race on Sunday Sell on Monday


It seems inconceivable today to think that 40 or so years ago younger drivers wanted big performance cars. Buy that’s exactly what Ford thought in the early 60’s. The muscle … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

1963-1969 Maserati Quattroporte: The Start of Something Big


At the height of its prestige and popularity, Maserati could do no wrong. Its cars were requested by royalty and were as high on the glam chart as Ferrari. These … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix: The Eldorado for the Masses


The late 70s was something of a golden age for the personal luxury coupe.  The Ford Thunderbird, Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Tornado were attracting buyers who did not want the … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

1968-2014 Ford Mustang GT/CS: A Case of California Dreaming


What better way to start off a new year than to discuss yet another Mustang variation? There are more Mustang variations than you can shake a stick at. In addition … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

1966-1967 Mercury Comet: Stuck In the Middle


Badge engineering was and is a fact of life for many large car companies. In the 1960s, Ford like GM and Chrysler had many variations of the same car sold … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment