CC Outtake: Not A 1963

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Our 1963 Days last week were fun. Lots of cool cars, all sleek and snazzy–a time before big bumpers and thirty pounds of emissions equipment spoiled the fun. Plus, Studebaker was still in business! But for those of you missing our regular ’70s fare, here is a gray-primered Colonnade I saw a few weeks ago.

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It has a nice red interior, before the secret Bland Group took over automotive interior color choices. Looks to be a ’77 Malibu Classic, judging from the vertical-bar grille, stacked quad lamps and multi-buttoned interior.

I do see the occasional Colonnade at shows and even in traffic, but the four-door is quite elusive, at least here in the Midwest.

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