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CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 427 COUPE TWO DOOR V 8 1968

The 1969 Impala and other full-sized Chevrolets were restyled with crisper body lines and front bumpers that wrapped around the grille and ventless front windows were new on all models. The 119-inch (3,023 mm) wheelbase, inner body shell and framework were carried over from the 1965 model – along with the ...

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LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV 1960

Mark III, IV and V (1958–1960) Following the cancellation of the Continental Mark II coupe at the end of the 1957 model year, Ford Motor Company sought for ways to improve the profitability of its flagship model line. The Continental name was used as Ford’s top level division, sharing bodystyles ...

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PONTIAC BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE 455 TWO DOOR V 8 1970

Fourth generation (1965–1970) For 1965, All GM “B” body cars were dramatically restyled. Swooping rooflines, rakish fender lines and the “Coke bottle” profile contributed to making one of the most popular body styles ever produced. The Bonneville got the new styling, with plenty of bright trim on the lower body ...

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R 107 ~ 560 SL ~ ROADSTER ~ 1989

The Iconic Mercedes 560SL Endures! You’ve arrived on this page most likely because you are a fan of the Mercedes-Benz 560SL coupe/roadster. We are fans too and have owned and restored over 100 of these attractive, durable, and usable Mercedes roadsters. Simplicity, superb build quality, and an enduring design are ...

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OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 98 CONVERTIBLE TWO DOOR 1950

  Third generation (1948–1953) For the first time since 1940 Oldsmobile offered totally different styling during a single model year. The top of the line 1948 Oldsmobile 98 drew heavily from the Futuramic styling concept that would be used on all 1949 Oldsmobiles. Standard equipment on 98s included a solenoid ...

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MERCEDES BENZ 220 S CABRILOET 1958

1958→1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet In 1958, Mercedes-Benz updated their 220 S with the inclusion of mechanical fuel injection. Thus the new 220 SE benefited from increased power to 137 bhp. Internally, the injection cabriolets were known by bodycode W128 with the engine code M127.983. From October 1958 to November ...

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MERCURY PARKLANE CONVERBLITE TWO DOOR V 8 1968

The full-size Mercurys were redesigned for 1965 with a new torque-box frame and a more slab-sided look, reflecting the popularity of the Continental. The Breezeway window was now only available on pillared sedans, with all two door hardtops being fastbacks. Not all two door hardtops were of the “fastback” style. ...

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MERCURY PARKLANE CONVERBLITE TWO DOOR V 8 1968

The full-size Mercurys were redesigned for 1965 with a new torque-box frame and a more slab-sided look, reflecting the popularity of the Continental. The Breezeway window was now only available on pillared sedans, with all two door hardtops being fastbacks. Not all two door hardtops were of the “fastback” style. ...

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CHEVROLET IMPALA SS COUPE TWO DOOR V 8 1965

Redesigned in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the U.S.. All new full-size Chevrolets eschewed the “X” frame for a full-width perimeter frame, a new body which featured curved, frameless side glass (for pillarless models), sharper angled windshield with ...

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BUICK ELECTRA 225 CONVERTIBLE 1964

The large General Motors C-body was used to create the 1964 Electra 225, Buick’s richest full-size car. Vertical, narrow taillamps were found in the nearly straight-cut rear fender ends, and the so-called “Deuce-and-a Quarter” came with fender skirts. Four traditional VentiPorts were found on the front fenders, with heavy die-cast ...

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