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1968 Dodge Charger

The entire B-body lineup for the 1968 model year was redesigned and the Charger was further differentiated from the Dodge Coronet models. Designer Richard Sias developed a double-diamond coke bottle profile with curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels. Front and rear end sheet metal was designed by ...

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The 1970 Dodge Challenger

Beetween the falloff in the market, hot competition from the company’s own Duster and Road Runner, and criticism of the cars’ dynamics, 1970 Challenger sales were disappointing. There was a tremendous irony there, because two alternative approaches to the same project succeeded wildly, on far smaller budgets. The Valiant Charger, Australia’s ...

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MERCEDES-BENZ 170 V-1936-1942

170 V (W 136), 1936 – 1942 In February 1936, the International Motor and Motorcycle Show in Berlin was dominated by the theme 50 Years of Automotive Engineering”. As was to be expected, Daimler-Benz was present at the historic anniversary show with a host of exhibits in the hall of fame. ...

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Mercedes 1953 Daimler Benz 170 DA Diesel

Mercedes Benz W 136 (170V) – samochód osobowy klasy średniejprodukowany od 1936 roku w Rzeszy Niemieckiej. Auto po raz pierwszy zostało zaprezentowane w lutym 1936 roku na Berlin Motor Show jako następca sześciocylindrowego Mercedesa 170. Prosta i mało zawodna konstrukcja zyskała mu wielu zwolenników. Model 170V odniósł sukces marketingowy i stał ...

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1966 CADILLAC

For 1966 Cadillac offered 12 models in three series, Calais, DeVille, and Fleetwood. Cadillac “firsts” seen this season included variable ratio steering and optional front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into cushions and seatbacks. Comfort and convenience innovations were head rests, reclining seats and an AM/FM stereo system. ...

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Cadillac DeVille (1965–1970)

(1965–1970) Cadillac DeVille As it had been since De Ville became a separate series, De Ville denoted Cadillac’s mainstream model, falling between the Calais(which had replaced the Series 62) and the Sixty Special and Eldorado. The De Ville was redesigned for 1965 but rode on the same 129.5-inch (3,290 mm) wheelbase. Tailfins ...

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Ford Mercury 1951

Ford Mercury (1949-1951) The first postwar Mercury was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional, activated by a handle under the dash. The styling of the Mercury ...

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1969 cadillac coupe deville

Cadillac Coupe DeVille (1965-1970) As it had been since De Ville became a separate series, De Ville denoted Cadillac’s mainstream model, falling between the Calais(which had replaced the Series 62) and the Sixty Special and Eldorado. The De Ville was redesigned for 1965 but rode on the same 129.5-inch (3,290 mm) ...

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Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (1979–1985)

Eighth generation (1979–1985) A new, trimmer Eldorado was introduced for 1979, for the first time sharing its chassis with both the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado. Smaller, more fuel efficient 350 and 368 in³ (5.7 and 6.0 L) V8’s replaced the 500 and 425 in³ (8.2 and 7.0 L) engines. ...

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