By J. Kelly Flory
The automobile underwent nice swap within the Sixties and the early Seventies. the continued development towards marketplace consolidation, the proliferation of sizes and nameplates, and the "need for speed" characterised this era, loosely categorised because the muscle automobile era.
This is an exhaustive reference paintings to American made autos of version years 1960-1972. equipped by means of yr (and summarizing the marketplace annually), it presents a each year replace on every one make's prestige and creation figures, then info all types provided for that year.
Model listings comprise on hand physique types, base costs, engine and transmission offerings, strength scores, usual gear, significant techniques and their costs, cut down weight and dimensions (interior and exterior), paint colour offerings, alterations from the former year's version, and revenues figures. additionally given are meeting plant destinations and old overviews of every version nameplate.
The publication is profusely illustrated with 1,018 pictures.
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EPUB eISBN: 9781590177877
Book by means of: Sanford Friedman
Afterword by means of: Peter Cameron
Original e-book: 1961
Electronic booklet: 2014
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Extra info for American Cars, 1960-1972: Every Model, Year by Year
Corporate siblings: Buick LeSabre/Invicta, Olds 88, Pontiac Catalina/Star Chief/Bonneville. Primary competition: Rambler Ambassador, Dodge Polara, Ford Custom/Galaxie, and Plymouth Fury. Notable changes: New grille and revised rear end and trim. 50 × 14 BSW tires. 00 × 14 BSW tires. Measurements Wheelbase Length Width Height (Sedan only) Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. 0 on 9-passenger wagons. , 2-S. , 3-S. Wagon TOTALS 1511 1537 1519 1539 1535 1545 Base MSRP $2,384 $2,489 $2,438 $2,554 $2,747 $2,850 Avg.
Predecessor to this model: None. Replacement for this model: Falcon (1964 to 1965). 27%. Corporate siblings: Mercury Comet. Primary competition: Rambler American, Chevrolet Corvair, Plymouth Valiant and Studebaker Lark. Notable changes: All-new model for 1960. 00 × 13 BSW tires. Measurements Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. 0 Models Available Style Number Falcon 2-Door Sedan Falcon 4-Door Sedan Falcon 2-Door Wagon Falcon 4-Door Wagon TOTALS 64A 58A 59A 71A Base MSRP $1,912 $1,974 $2,225 $2,287 Avg.
Notable changes: Completely restyled. 00 × 14 WSW tires. Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. 0 Models Available Style Number Base MSRP 300-F 2-Door Hardtop 300-F 2-Door Convertible TOTALS PC-3 23 $5,411 PC-3 27 $5,841 Avg. price $5,626 Change from Shipping Change from LY Wt. ” DeSoto entered the 1960 model year with all-new styling and unit-body construction, sharing nearly everything with the new Chryslers. The front styling was very similar to the new Chryslers, except that at the bottom of the grille, a thin strip extended to the outer edges, under the headlights, and ended where the bumper kicked up at the ends.