Automotive 'Old Skool' American?

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    Hey all,

    Love a bit of old school! Anyone else a fan of 1960s/1970s American cars?

    The Bluesmobile would have to be the epitome of cool! [1973 Dodge Monaco]

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    The only American car I've ever loved

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    Great fan of all American 50's, 60's and 70's cars. My alltime favourite is the 1971 Plymouth GTX:
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    I'll take this one! Camaro Z/28 SS 1969
    I totally dig that color. ;)

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    Agreed on the Camaro. Just not that version. I want the 69' Yenko 'Copo' Camaro: [​IMG]

    Same model just upgraded with a corvette engine, upgraded brakes and suspension. Different transmission etc. Pure perfomance... Only 201 were built so i'll never come close to owning one of these.
     
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    These are on my shopping list when I win the Lotto ! :)
    57 Chevy Bel Air & Dodge Charger R/T
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    I wish i still had it :(
     
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    Second car I ever owned bought when 17 sold it when I was 19.
    I want it back!!! 62chev71830-3.jpg
     
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    My dream retirement car
     

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    Wow @Hiroshi that looks like a really cool car!
     
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    I see a few of them here in town. Not sure if they are real ones or replica kit cars but either way they were very nice. I myself will never be able to afford a real one but a company called Factory Five sells the replica/kit versions and the price will be within my retirement budget :)
     
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    60-Plymouth-XNR_Concept-DV-11-AI_a07.jpg
    1960 Plymouth XNR

    This wedge-shaped 1960 show car, named after Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner, was one of the striking 'idea cars' of this era. It featured a grille frame that doubled as its front bumpers and had an asymmetrical design in which a hood air scoop began above the grille and tapered back to become the housing of the instrument cluster; then the driver's padded headrest flowed to the rear as a single fin.
    Other features included a leather-covered glove box that doubled as a camera case, and a passenger seat set lower than that driver's seta, equipped wîth a separate removable panel. In closed course tests, its 200 hp six-cylinder engine pushed the car to over 140 mph.
    This concept car was built in 1959 by Ghia and was presented in 1960. The red XNR, designed by Virgil M. Exner, was powered by a 170 Slant-Six engine prepared to NASCAR specs, which pumped out 250 horsepower. On Chrysler's testing track, the car had a top speed of 150 mph.

    Though XNR rode the Plymouth Valiant's tiny 106-inch wheelbase, prominent overhangs stretched its overall length to 195 inches. Height was just 43 inches to the top of the fin.

    The frame of the XNR's grille was constructed of heavy-duty materials and doubled as the car's front bumper. The 'X-motif' rear bumper was a visual reminder of the car's name and essentially asymmetric nature.

    The driver sits behind a dramatically curved 'personal' windshield; a smaller, fold-down windscreen was available for the protection of a passenger. Additionally, the passenger sat somewhat lower than the driver - a design thought to minimize the negative effects of the wind.

    Chrysler decided there was just no market; even if there had been, the styling would likely have seemed just too far out to sell well. Finally, Exner's abrupt firing in 1962 killed any chance the design might have had for being refined into something more practical for production.

     
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