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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DESOTO FIREDOME TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE 1953

The 1953 Firedome was introduced just prior to DeSoto’s 25th Anniversary in 1953, and arrived as the new top series, displacing the Customnameplate which was retired at the end of the 1952 model year. The entire De Soto model lineup was restyled and Firedome prices started atUS$2,740. During the 1953 ...

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PONTIAC GRAND PRIX CONVERTIBLE 1967

Revised sheetmetal with more rounded wasp-waisted styling highlighted the 1967 Grand Prix and other full-sized Pontiacs, along with the addition of a new Grand Prix convertible. Also new to the GP were concealed headlights with horizontal mounting (all other full-size ’67 Pontiacs retained the vertical headlights for one more year), ...

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CHEVROLET IMPALA SS CONVERTIBLE 1966

History of the 1965-1970 Chevrolet Impala New for the 1965 Impala lineup was another special package, this one created for the four-door hardtop. Called the Caprice Custom Sedan option, this deal included a stiffened frame, revised suspension, black accents front and rear, and special trim and wheelcovers. The Caprice nameplate ...

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LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV 1976

The Continental Mark IV is a two-door personal luxury coupe that was sold and marketed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from the 1972 to 1976 model years. Following the success of the Continental Mark III, Lincoln renewed the model line to again compete against the Cadillac Eldorado. ...

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MERCURY EIGHT CUSTOM LEAD SLED CONVERTIBLE 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 Eight, when it ...

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CADILLAC FLEETWOOD TALISMAN 1976

The new GM full-size bodies for 1971, at 64.3 inches front shoulder room (62.1 inches on Cadillac) and 63.4 inches rear shoulder room (64.0 inches on Cadillac) set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel-drive models of the early ...

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