Dec 062013
 
1959 Ford Galaxie

The Ford Galaxie was a full-sized automobile that was manufactured in the United States from 1959 through 1974. The name was used to appeal to the buying public based on the enthusiasm associated with the space race. The Ford Motor Company used the Galaxie name for the leading models in their full-sized assortment of cars from 1959 until 1961. In 1959, Ford introduced the Galaxie lineup in the middle of the year. The range of six Galaxie models were high end versions of the Ford Fairlane. The Galaxie had a modified rear roofline that was […]

Nov 272013
 
1959 Chevy Impala

The Chevy Impala, first introduced in 1958, is Chevrolet’s full-sized car. The Impala name was taken from a medium-sized African antelope. The Impala was Chevrolet’s highest priced passenger car from 1958 all the way through the 1965 model year. This was the era when full-sized cars led the American automobile market, and the Chevy Impala was the number one seller during this era, beating out the Plymouth Fury and the Ford Galaxie 500. Chevrolet’s primary engineer, Ed Cole, described the Chevy Impala as a “prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen.” The […]

Nov 212013
 
1957 Chrysler Imperial

The Chrysler Imperial was the high end luxury brand of automobile produced by the Chrysler Corporation between 1955 and 1975. The Imperial made a short-lived return in 1981 until 1983. Chrysler had made use of the Imperial moniker since 1926, yet it was not ever a distinct make, merely the top end Chrysler. Nevertheless, in 1955, the company made the decision to spin the Imperial brand off as its own make as well as division to compete more effectively with its rivals, Cadillac and Lincoln. Chrysler unveiled new body designs for the Imperial every two […]

Nov 172013
 
1969 Chevy Camaro

The very first generation of the Chevy Camaro was seen in Chevrolet dealerships on September 29, 1966. These initial Camaros were manufactured for the 1967 model year. They highlighted a completely new rear-wheel drive General Motors F-body platform. This first generation model would be available as a convertible, coupe, two plus two seat, or two door with a choice of either a V8 or a six cylinder engine. The first generation Camaro lasted all the way through the 1969 model year. The Camaro’s standard drivetrain was a 230 cubic inch straight six power plant rated […]

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Sep 032013
 
1957 Chevy Bel Air

My earliest memories of the 1957 Chevy Bel Air are from around 1973 when, as a boy, I saw many of them racing at my local stock car race track. These cars dominated the divisions in which they competed. Some of them were beautiful race cars while others had a lot of dents and dings. I remember all of them having a whole lot of character. Personally, this is my favorite car of all time, and I also believe it is the best car ever built. You could use it for a family car, you […]

Jul 022013
 
1959 Cadillac Eldorado

Cadillac designed and manufactured the Eldorado model from 1953 until 2002. The name for this model may have been based on the Spanish words “el dorado”, meaning “gilded one.” There is also a French resort community named Eldorado located on the Bay of Biscayne, north of the the Spanish border. In the late 1950s, the US automobile market was filled with flamboyant cars with large, sharp tail fins and a lot of chrome. The 1959 Cadillac led the way in the big fin realm, and also featured distinctive twin bullet tail lights. It seems these […]

Jun 302013
 
The Mini Cooper

The Mini was a very slight, economical automobile that was produced by the British Motor Corporation. BMC and its successors manufactured the Mini from 1959 until 2000. The original Mini is a British icon of the 1960s. The original Mini featured a front-wheel-drive design that saved space, allowing eighty percent of the car’s floor space to be used for cargo and passengers. This design influenced an entire generation of automobile manufacturers. The two-door Mini was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, and was manufactured in England, Australia, and later in Belgium, Italy, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Malta, […]

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