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Category Archives: 70's Cars

1976 Esprit vs 2016 Focus: A Comparison?


It’s easy to take the advancements in the world of automotive engineering for granted. In just the last few years tremendous advances have made cars faster, more efficient and safer … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Wrong With: Chrysler


This series of What’s Wrong With could have been made just for Chrysler. For much of my life Chrysler has been in some kind of financial trouble. My first awareness of … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

1974 – 1980 Ford Escort MkII: The Beginning of a Global Dynasty


It’s no secrete that I’m a big fan of the Ford Escort. The mention of it to my friends usually evokes laughter based on the (sometimes undeserved) sordid reputation of the … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage: A Win Win Situation?


The Term ‘Race on Sunday Sell on Monday’ was already a tired cliché when Chevrolet rolled out it’s new H Body cars late in 1974. The most attractive of these, … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

1970 – 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX: Luxurious Muscle


What floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, yet does all of this in total personal luxury? If you answered a Monte Carlo, you’d be close. The Oldsmobile … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

1974 – 1976 Cadillac Eldorado: Big Oil’s Big Car


If there was one car that exemplified glutenous American excess, it might be the Cadillac Eldorado, the mid ’70s models to be exact. The Eldorado as imagined by Hollywood was … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

1975-1983 Volkswagen Rabbit : The Start of It All


Small cars are now a major fact of life in the American market. There was once a time when they were the occasional novelty with so so reliability. The VW … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

1977 – 1983 Maserati Kyalami: The African Queen?


Big sporting coupes have been a segment that European automakers have been consistent with ever since the ’70s. Of course big by their definition is merely mid-sized by ours, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

1971 – 1975 Lancia 2000 Coupe: The Last of the Thoroughbreds


Coupes are an exciting segment in the automotive market, but lately their numbers have been dwindling. Some of the most exciting GT cars to come out of Europe were less … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment