It took a little while, but Lummox correctly guessed the Mercury. Nice job!
A little red, a little black, and a pinstripe. What is it?
1970-72 Olds Cutlass S.
Seems like CS or Supreme with the formal roofline but the vinyl top trim seems off a bit at the bottom of the window.
I’m gonna go ’70-’72 Malibu on this one.
1970 Cougar…..has bright trim, 69 had top color. I think 69 Cougars had the bright trim with two tone paint.
1971 Ford Torino Sports Roof or Mercury Cyclone
could even be a 1973 Mustang GT
’70-’72 Buick Skylark…this looks very familiar
I wanna say a ’68-’72 GM “A” body . . . . the rust bubbles under the vinyl top are probably a giveaway . . . a problem even in California . . .
1969 Rambler Horndog
1969 Rambler Rebel Horndog
’34 Hudson Terraplane.
1968-70 Dodge Charger
I’m late to the game here, and others have pretty much nailed the GM a-body, but I think that’s a ’69 Chevelle. Garnet Red I believe.
I’m gonna go down a different road and guess a 68-72 Nova or one of its GM clones.
That’s a 1968 AMC Javelin SST notchback. A little-known backstory is that this body style was almost supplanted by a two-seater version code-named the AMX.
American Motors CEO Roy D. Chapin, Jr. pushed hard for the AMX. He was insistent that the company’s survival depended upon competing model for model against Chevrolet –- including the Corvette. AMC couldn’t afford a two-seater with unique sheetmetal, so the Javelin was shortened by 13 inches and given a new grille.
Not everyone was keen on the idea. President William Luneberg argued that the market for a two-seater was far too small to support the extra tooling and marketing costs. He instead suggested that the Javelin could better appeal to AMC’s more conservative clientele if a planned fastback was augmented with a notchback.
A boardroom battle climaxed when Luneberg interrupted Chapin by snapping, “Roy if you need a penis extender, fine – but don’t kill the company in the process.”
Luneberg’s proposal was approved and his instincts were proven correct. From the outset the notchback outsold the fastback by a two-to-one margin.
Meanwhile, Chapin was seen tooling around Grosse Point in a Ferrari until 1972, when he finally ousted Luneberg and convinced the board to approve a mid-engined AMX. Less than 4,000 were built before the money-losing sports car was quietly discontinued in 1975.
..and there you have it.
They made 4000 mid engine AMXs?
You mean the AMX/3 ? they made only 5 of those, right?
I think you got the CC Clue Car nailed as a Javelin though!
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