After reveling in that glorious ’61 Impala coupe this morning, starting with its delightful and graceful front end, seeing this ’73 Canadian Pontiac posted at the Cohort by canadiancatgreen was a painful come-down. This front end came from the same Bill Mitchell styling studios? Yes, the new ’73 bumper regulations were overkill, but couldn’t it have been done just a wee bit more gracefully? This looks like a “safety car concept” commissioned by NHTSA. How depressing, especially in that color, which looks too much like rust.
The rear is a bit better. I remember how depressing it was in the fall of 1972, when these bumper-buggies all appeared, except for those ones that got an exemption for one year.