Nobody quite nailed the LTD, getting LTD, but wrong year, or wrong Ford, but close to model year. Can you tell which of our latest vehicular guests is fashionably late to the party?
I want to say 1964 or 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle. It was introduced two years after the Ford Fairlane, and eight years after the “standard” Rambler had created the class that would become known as the intermediates. The Chevelle was more stylish than either of those two. It could be described as “fashionably late.”
I’ll second the 64-65 Chevelle.
I think Geeber got it. My first thought was a ’64 F-85 or Cutlass.
Chevy 2 or Nova which ever one that was to compete with the Valiant and Falcon it landed 3rd
The Nova was originally a trim level/subseries of the Chevy II. The entire line, which was introduced for the 1962 model year, was intended as a more conventional compact that would be more competitive with the Falcon and Valiant than the Corvair was.
The Nova held a similar role in the Chevy II line to the Monza in the Corvair line, the Malibu in the Chevelle line, and the Impala in the full-size line. It was by far the best-selling version of the Chevy II, and the only one available as a hardtop, convertible, or SS. As a result of a model lineup reorganziation that took place when the car was restyled for 1968, all Chevy IIs were now Novas. For the 1970 model year, the “Chevy II” prefix disappeared, and the car became simply the Nova. Most people today just refer to all of these cars as Novas, even if they are talking about cars from the period when it was actually the “Chevy II Nova”.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of new posts by email.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Copyright 2011 - 2023 Curbside Classics. All Rights Reserved.
Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.
Type your email…