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CHEVROLET IMPALA BUBBLE TOP TWO DOOR 1961

The Impala was restyled on the GM B platform for the first time for 1961. The new body styling was more trim and boxy than the 1958–1960 models. Sport Coupe models featured a “bubbleback” roof line style for 1961, and a unique model, the 2-door pillared sedan, was available for ...

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CHEVROLET IMPALA 389 HP V 8 CONVERTIBLE 1959

The 1959 Impala saw major restyling. It was stretched, and widened two inches and gained 150 lbs. The styling reflected the “batwing fins” and “cats-eye” taillights. The Impala was now its own model and ascended to the top of the Chevrolets, where now the Bel Air became the mid-range. The ...

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CADILLAC SERIES SIXTY 452 D CONVERTIBLE V 16 1935

The new car attracted rave reviews from the press and huge public attention. Cadillac started production of the new car immediately. January production averaged a couple of cars per day, but was then ramped up to twenty-two cars per day. By April, 1,000 units had been built, and by June, ...

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MERCURY MONTEREY HARDTOP TWO DOOR 1962 ELEGANT CAR

Mercury’s full-size offerings were completely revamped for 1961. Bodies, interiors, and chassis were basically the same as the big Ford’s, although trim was different in order to distinguish the marques. The Montclair and Park Lane were discontinued and the Meteor was added at the bottom of the range, making Monterey ...

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CHEVROLET IMPALA HARDTOP TWO DOOR 1958

The Impala was introduced for the 1958 model year as top of the line Bel Air hardtops and convertibles. From the windshield pillar rearward, the 1958 Bel Air Impala differed structurally from the lower-priced Chevrolet models. Hardtops had a slightly shorter greenhouse and longer rear deck. The wheelbase of the ...

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CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM HARDTOP FOUR DOOR 1957

1957 saw the Eldorado (in both convertible and Seville hardtop bodystyles) with a revised rear-end design featuring a low, downswept fenderline capped by a pointed, in-board fin. The rear fenders were commonly referred to as “chipmunk cheeks”. This concept was used for two years, but did not spawn any imitators. ...

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CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE. 1964

Anfang 1959 wurde die DeVille-Baureihe überarbeitet und als eigene “Series 63” herausgebracht. Beim neuen Modell waren die Hinterräder von den Kotflügeln abgedeckt und der Vorderwagen war schlanker gestaltet. Die Heckflossen waren spitz ausgelegt und trugen Rücklichter in Raketenform. Zusätzlich trug der breite hintere Stoßfänger im Grilldesign an der Seite noch ...

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CADILLAC V 12 COUPE 1932

The Cadillac V-12 is a top-of-the-line car that was manufactured byCadillac from the 1931 through the 1937 model years. All were furnished with custom bodies, and the car was built in relatively small numbers. A total of 10,903 were made in the seven model years that the automobile was built, ...

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CADILLAC SERIES NINETY TOWN CAR 1938

The Cadillac V-16 (sometimes known as the Cadillac Sixteen) wasCadillac’s top-of-the-line car from its January 1930 launch until production ceased in 1940 as the war in Europe killed sales. All were finished to custom order, and the car was built in very small numbers; only 4076 cars were constructed in ...

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FORD FAIRLANE CONVERTIBLE REGRETTABLE 1957

The mainstream Ford line of cars grew substantially larger for 1957, a model which lasted through 1959. The Crown Victoria with its flashy chrome “basket handle” was no more, and the acrylic glass-roofed Crown Victoria Skyliner was replaced by a new model, the retracting-roof hardtopSkyliner. The new chassis allowed the ...

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