Curbside St. Patrick’s Day: Ten Past CCs For Your Perusal – In Green Of Course

As some of you long-time CCers may have noticed, we’ve gotten a lot of new readers over the past few months. As a result, I thought it might be interesting to mention some past Curbside Classics that CC newcomers may have missed. And in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, all the cars I’ve selected are green.

As your resident CC ’70s luxury-car maven (an office co-chaired with Richard Bennett), may I add: Erin Go Brougham.

1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau – Perhaps the coolest Colonnade Monte on the planet. Owned, appropriately enough, by regular CC reader Chris Green.

1963 Rambler Classic 660 – Aside from the 1967 models, the 1963 Classic and Ambassador were the last clean-sheet AMC family sedans, and Ed Anderson’s swan song.

1974 Datsun 710 wagon – Ugly when new, endearing (to me, at least) today. Those quirky ’70s Japanese cars just do it for me. A fine find by PN.

1961 Plymouth Fury – While iconic, George Barris needn’t have gone to the trouble of building the famous TV Batmobile. He could have just customized one of these!


1972 MGB-GT – One of my own early CC finds. Love that aquamarine paint! One of the few cars I’d rather have as a coupe than a convertible.

1967 Dodge A100 panel van – Another Midwestern find by jpcavanaugh. The kayak on the roof only adds to the coolness of this vintage van.

1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville – What many consider to be the last of the “true” uncompromising Caddys. The cool vintage camera effect means this can only be a Laurence Jones find!

1992-94 Acura Vigor – These didn’t do much for me when new but I like them now, maybe because every new car has giant A- and B-pillars and correspondingly tiny windows.

1971 Plymouth GTX – Green is my favorite color, and I have always liked white interiors in old cars, so this ’71 B-body found by Jason Shafer pushes all my buttons. Let’s just replace those aftermarket alloys with some Magnum 500s!

1971 Ford Galaxie 500 – Finally, here’s a CC still earning its keep. The bane of Paul’s existence, he nevertheless wrote a very enjoyable post on the restyled ’71 full-size Ford.