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Archive for: November, 2010

Chevrolet’s Impala was one of the best-selling cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Introduced in 1958, the car took over from the Bel Air as GM’s range topper. It featured  an all-new new wider body, special emblems, extra chrome moldings, and a triple taillamp arrangement that would become a hallmark of the model through...

Chryslers from the late ֹ’50s and early ’60s featured some of the most outrageous designs of the era. The 300 series was the top-of-the-line, with stout dual-carb V8s and lots of power options as standard equipment. Updates for 1961 included an inversion of the grille, an angling of the headlamps, and Virgil...

Ford’s Mustang caused a sensation when it was launched in mid-1964. From what was essentially a Falcon chassis and drivetrain combined with a sleek new body, Ford was able to captivate young buyers. The company moved over 680,000 the by the end of 1965, creating what would become the Pony car craze of the 1960s. In...

AMC’s answer to the rapidly growing Pony car market of the 1960s was the Marlin. Built on the intermediate-sized Rambler Classic platform, the Marlin featured a long sloped roofline and could be ordered with several different V8 engines, but it was never a hot seller compared to Ford’s Mustang or Plymouth’s Barracuda....

Corvette Sting Rays (1963-1967) are among the most popular collectible cars from the 1960s. And although big-block 427-ci 435-hp cars might steal the spotlight due to their brute power and high price tags, mild-mannered small-block a/c-equipped coupes can be much more easy to live with—and much more fun to own. The...

The two critical phrases in the description is of this ’81 Alfa GTV6 are “runs and drives great” and “no reserve.” About 24,000 of these GTV coupes were imported from ’81 to ’86, and most were driven hard. Nearly 30 years later, decently running examples are pretty hard to come by, and this one has less than 100k...