No one got the knee-action Chevy. Tomorrow’s Car Show Classic is a bit newer, so maybe it will be more readily identified.
OK, have at it. Maybe the pinstripe will help you out!
Ford Granada/Mercury Monarch?
Hmmmm. The shape of the door/guard at the bottom of the image says Mk 4/5 Ford Cortina/Taunus, but the top’s not right. The strip of chrome at the base of the A pillar(?) looks like the sort of trim on the trailing edge of a bonnet that’s raised to conceal wipers.
Going back to yesterday, is it considered “cheating” to use google image searches? Someone said something to that effect, but to me it’s only useful for confirming a hunch. I use it all the time but mostly it just let’s me rule out other people’s guesses.
’68 Ford Galaxie.
I’m getting a Mustang II vibe off of this. If not, definitely something in the Ford family.
1965-66 Dodge Polara
I’m definitely getting a late-60’s “coke-bottle” style Mopar vibe off of this one. It looks a lot like my 68 Satellite, but not quite….
This is an interesting photo. The basic design was so popular that it became a cliche, particularly in the 1980s. However, the car in the photo has upper-fender shoulders and a body curvature that would appear to predate the 1980s, which tended toward squarer, one-box designs with aircraft-style door frames. The car also looks like it has vent wings, so — if American — is likely no older than the early-70s. But pin stripes didn’t start showing up much until 1965ish.
The 1965-66 Dodges had a similar look but I haven’t been able to find one with a pin stripe rather than various types of chrome trim. It looks too curvy for the American Granada or Chrysler K-Car.
So how about a 1967-68 Imperial; the ’67 looks like it had the pin stripe.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Enter your email address to subscribe to CC and receive notifications of new posts by email.
About Arras WordPress Theme
Copyright 2011 - 2016 Curbside Classics. All Rights Reserved.