Het moge duidelijk zijn dat Amerika er een rijke autogeschiedenis op nahoudt. Met name de auto’s van een paar jaartjes geleden zijn erg de moeite waard, in het bijzonder de muscle-car coupés.
Autoblog bezoeker en spotter A-Town laat ons wederom meegenieten van hetgeen er zoal in Atlanta rond rijdt. Deze aflevering gaat over de vintage modellen, uiteraard hier en daar opgeleukt met wat inheems chroom. Erg trots is A-Town op de Chevy Impala met bescheiden 26 inch velgen die hij ter elfde ure nog opstuurde. Now there is something you don’t see every day!
“In its first two years of production, three Ford Motor Company plants in San Jose, California; Dearborn, Michigan; and Metuchen, New Jersey produced nearly 1.5 million Mustangs. It was a success that left General Motors utterly unprepared and the Chrysler Corporation only slightly less so. Chrysler had just introduced a car only a few weeks before that would be a competitor, the Plymouth Barracuda.”, aldus Wikipedia.
Plymoutn Barracuda (’70-’74 ‘Cuda)
“As 1970 rolled around, another redesign was in order for the Barracuda. The performance version was badged and advertised as the ‘Cuda. This year’s new design looked quite a bit different from the previous models”, aldus Wikipedia.
’59 Lincoln Premier
Cadillac Air Ride
‘ 64 Chrysler Newport
“While the Newport was very successful and comprised the bulk of Chrysler production, the base Newport sedans were detrimmed versions of Chrysler’s traditional upmarket models, featuring hubcaps unstead of full-wheel covers, plain interiors and a minimal amount of exterior trim. The perception of an inexpensive Chrysler hurt the marque in the long run by cheapening the brand’s caché.”, aldus Wikipedia.
’69 Chevrolet Camaro
“Considered the greatest camaro of all time, the 1969 Camaro carried over the previous year’s drivetrain and major mechanical components, but all-new sheetmetal, except the hood and trunklid, gave a car a substantially sportier look.”, aldus Wikipedia.
‘ 72 Chevrolet Chevelle
“Many customers, however, chose the Chevelle as an economical family car that, while not as expensive to operate as larger models (including the Chevrolet Impala), had enough room to seat a family of five in reasonable comfort.”, aldus Wikipedia.
“From 1958 until 1966, Impala sales were in excess of 13 million units, more than any other full-size car in the history of the automobile. In 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units, which has never been bettered.”, aldus Wikipedia.
“The car was a high-performance version of the Caprice, and is often regarded as one of the best all-around cars that General Motors ever produced. From a mechanical standpoint, it used the Caprice 9C1 police package as its base and as such got most of the equipment formerly available only to law enforcement and government agencies.”, aldus Wikipedia.
ZZ-Top in the house!?
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
“The name first appeared in 1966, the first year of GM’s new intermediate two-door hardtop. The Cutlass Supreme was Oldsmobile’s version of this bodystyle. It continued so for three years.”, aldus Wikipedia.