Saturday, September 10, 2005
Sometimes, I miss it a lot. What do we really need that wasn't there back in 1976.
Cars were big a quiet, gas was still almost cheap. And these giants looked like no other cars anywhere.
American cars were not afraid of looking, well.. American.
Their looks were closer to architectural designs that car designs. Almost evetything was vertical.
Looks at these grilles and fenders!
And they came with weird and wonderfull words like, velour, landau and vinyl top, opera windows, brougham and the best of all: Corinthian Leather!
Here are some examples of over the top designs from 1976. Except for the few sensible Japanese designs.
American car makers were just starting to be out of touch with what people really wanted: smaller and more reliable cars.
But still, they looked great in cop shows!
Do you have any good stories about these cars????
I know I don't. I didn't drive in 1976...
Posted by Vince Burlapp at 1:51 PM