Thursday, May 28, 2015

1955 Ford Customline

The second generation Customline arrived in 1955, and was the mid-level offering of Ford's full-size line. Sharing a body with the more well-known Fairlane, the Customline had fewer options and less chrome. This '55 is painted a very '50s shade of blue green, and features a continental kit on the back.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1974 Chevrolet Nova

The Nova was Chevy's compact, and first arrived in 1962. It would last for 4 generations until 1979, before the name was revived for a rebadged Toyota in the eighties. Available in any configuration from a slow, stripped out four-door up to a flashy SS, the Nova was, for the most part, a good piece of honest, dependable transportation. This 4-speed Nova, with its flat black paint and Camaro rims, looks like something you'd find in a high school parking lot in 1985.

Monday, May 11, 2015

1979 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

The new Celica, introduced in 1978, replaced the popular and classic 1st generation. Like the earlier cars, the new Celica was available as a notchback coupe or the Liftback. Early cars, like this one, are easily identifiable by their round headlights; later cars gained square lights. These second-gen cars were designed in the US, and it shows--they're a lot larger than the previous cars, and the overall styling is fatter and boxier.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

Although it had just 70 HP, the Sprint Turbo weighed only 1,633 pounds, which was enough for a 0-60 time of 8.7 secs, on par with a Celica GT-S of the same period. Sporty hubcaps, a bodykit, and that way-cool scoop in the front distinguished it from regular Sprints, as did the turbo fitted to its 3 cylinder engine. Although it's missing some stickers, and doesn't have the distinctive hubcaps, this Sprint is still instantly recognizable as the desirable Turbo model. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

1971 Chrysler New Yorker

The eighth generation of the Chrysler New Yorker arrived for 1969, and featured the fuselage styling that would characterize full size Mopar products through the early seventies. The New Yorker was the top dog in the lineup, and featured all the goodies of the era, and a 440 under the hood to help haul around the massive weight. Personally, I love the fuselage styling, and although it looks best on the coupes, this sedan looks really sweet as well.