That looks like a Route 66 sort of thing.
Like that Dart 🙂
Good, so you won’t feel bad if I adopt that 65 Crown Coupe.
Amen to that ! My brother had that Imperial, black with white plush leather interior.
Philomath? Can’t get there from here.
I just now noticed that weird off-center license plate on the Imperial. Can’t think of another ’60s or later sedan that has one.
It almost happened to the ’62 Plymouth. (CC here) Virgil Exner’s studio did a number of experiments with asymmetry. I doubt whether this influenced Engel’s later Imperial.
The boattail Rivieras did, at least for the first two years.
Prior to the ‘73s there was a point at the center of the rear bumper, which would’ve made it difficult to mount a license plate in the middle.
Good one, forgot about the boattail Riv. The only other car I thought of was the 1980s Tercel 4WD wagon (which is why I wrote “sedan” rather than “car”). The Tercel had many SUV-inspired design cues including the asymmetric tag. That’s a common feature on SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery and several others that have side-opening rear doors and/or rear-mounted spare tires.
Super cute 65 Valiant!
1971-72 Buick Riviera, the plate for the boattail was off center. But not for 1973.
I thought that Imperial looked better as a sedan, a chauffeur driven one.
That Buick look really nice considering it has been off the road for 64 years, going by the license plate. I would suspect the Dynaflow gave out, so they parked it in the garage or barn.
While I prefer the Chrysler product extremes, I wouldn’t kick any of them out of my driveway.
My very first car was a 1950 Buick just like the one pictured here. My Grandma Babe left it to me when she died in 1974. Mine was a three-holer Special, red with white top, and Dynaflow. Gotta love those straight-8s!
I don’t recall 63 Chevy trucks wearing red eyeliner.
The jacked-up Ford looks out of place among the other classics – otherwise a nice assortment. I like the old Imperial coupe, but I’d take any one of them for a spin.
That Imperial looks ready for STANCE NATION.
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