These old-school Ford Ranchero pickup trucks weren’t styled like all the other pickups, because they were meant to combine passenger-car comfort with driving ease.
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They weren’t all that safe (most proved to fail crash tests), but these retro baby car seats from the 1960s, 70s and 80s were among the first on the market with child passenger safety in mind.
In 1975, Chrysler released the Cordoba – and sales were helped along by TV ads featuring the great Ricardo Montalban and his famous mention of the car’s soft Corinthian leather.
The Plymouth Arrow was a compact car sold between 1976 and 1980 that was actually a re-branded version of the Mitsubishi Celeste. Here’s a look back at some of these small economy cars from the 70s!
See the ’77 Ford cars: New action-stripe Pintos, sassy sweet-handling Mustang IIs, tricked up trucks and fancy vans. Thunderbirds and LTD IIs in new spring colors. Even a sportier Granada.
In the 1970s, you could get the budget Ford Torino Wagon, the popular Gran Torino station wagon, and the top-of-the-line classic Ford Gran Torino Squire with woodlike trim.
Vintage bumper stickers have been a common sight for decades, and were more than just a decoration on the back of a car or truck – they were there to make a statement. Here’s a look back at a few!
The classic 1970s Dodge Challengers were introduced with the 1970 model, and the new sports compact created quite a stir. The first models offered a choice of 9 engines, in two-door hardtops, formal roof hardtops, and convertibles.
The Chevy Chevette was a subcompact car introduced with the 1976 model year, and was created to compete against other small cars like the Ford Pinto and the AMC Gremlin.
Right from the start, the AMC Gremlin’s unique styling and sporty individuality appealed to a specific range of drivers. Take a look back to the ’70s, and find out what these cars were all about.
These old ads make it clear that these vintage 1970s Winnebago motor homes – both big and small – were more than just a mode of transport. They could be your home away from home – or your home instead of a house.
Chevy’s second-generation Camaro cars debuted in early 1970 – restyled and upsized compared to the 1960s model. Here, take a look back at the features and styles of the classic 1970s Chevrolet Camaros.
In the ’70s, there were millions of people using Vintage CB radios – having a world of conversations and learning about the important reasons to keep citizens’ band radio active.
Take a look back at these 1970s Chevrolet Caprice Classic cars, which came in both coupe and sedan models, and with new body styles that reflected driver preferences – and that offered better mileage.
There were so many vintage Chevrolet station wagons back in the ’70s, including the Bel Air, Blazer, Caprice Estate , Chevelle Laguna, Chevelle Malibu Classic Estate, Impala, Suburban, Vega Kammback and more!
AMC Pacer Wagons from the ’70s aimed to give owners passenger room and comfort in a small car – along with fancy features like reclining front seats, an electric clock, and more.
The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500 – in part because driver Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the great race. Find out more about her here.
Check out the classic Ford Pinto, a coupe hatchback auto that was super popular, that Ford said proved a small economy car didn’t have to be ugly. (They didn’t have to explode, either, and we cover that, too.)
There’s a Firebird for every purpose. Except standing still. (1978) Esprit offers luxury that doesn’t get in the way of sport. Individually-cushioned buckets of supple
Check out these awesome Ford pickups from the ’70s that came in colors like green, orange, brown and red – plus two-tone.
Check out these Classic Chrysler Newport cars – American-made automobiles that were popular with drivers back in the sixties and seventies!
Look back at more than 200 vintage license plates issued through the 20th century – including ones for every American state & territory – plus some special plates, too.
Vintage Jeep Cherokees took up where Jeep CJ-5 left off. Youthful and sporty, with the extra room that lets you pack along what you used to leave behind.
Look back at some classic Oldsmobile luxury sedans from ’77, ’78 & ’78: Cutlass Supreme, 98 Regency, Delta 88 and Omega Brougham.
What makes Mustang different is the way it looks, handles, and makes you feel For eight years now, the Ford Mustang has been the top-selling
Look back at the classic ’70s Chevy Nova compact cars from the seventies, which came in 2-, 3- and 4-door models.
Ford offers you a choice: ’77 Ford LTD: The full-size car that kept its size. This year, some carmakers are making their full-size cars smaller. But
Now best known for their appearance in the Back to the Future movies, DeLorean cars had an unusual origin story – and ended in a spectacular flameout.
The ’78 Ford Fairmont was billed as a new car combining fuel efficiency, space efficiency and cost-efficiency. See what they looked like, and find out how much they used to cost!
The Chevrolet Vega was a small car made to compete with the foreign imports that were dominating the US automotive market. Here’s a look back at the Chevy car made only in the ’70s!
1974 Apollo. By Buick. We wanted to give people a small car to move up to.
Take a look back at 20 of the Lincoln Continental classic cars that Ford produced back in the ’70s — including the Mark III, IV and V.
Ford Torino is the year’s best mid-size value We expect you to say “prove it” when we tell you Ford Torino is the year’s best
If a sedan is too small, a big station wagon too expensive, and a van to uncomfortable, take the VW Bus! The Volkswagen van was super-popular during the ’70s.
The 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado had impressive looks. Elegant interiors. And the incomparable handling of front-wheel drive.
Among the major items that sets the ’70 Impala apart from other cars in its class is resale value. So you not only get more car for your money when you buy Impala, but traditionally more money when you sell it.
You may never drive like golfer Jack Nicklaus off the tee. But you sure can on the road in the 1976 Grand Prix & the 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans Safari station wagon.
Experience Olds Starfire or Starfire GT. No road will ever be the same. Experience Starfire. Get behind the wheel of Starfire. You’re surrounded by full-foam
The new Cadillac deVille is a fine automobile about the same size as the new Mercury Marquis. But out of 30 individual tests of automotive qualities, the Marquis won 26. And was rated superior overall by 37 out of 50 big-car drivers.
The exciting new Sedan deVille and Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham – Never has the introduction of a new Cadillac so dramatically established Cadillac’s undeniable leadership in the world of fine motor cars.
Vanning has become an American craze. Today it means to personalize a common van and build a lifestyle around it. Throngs of Americans are doing it. A key feature of the outing is the mutual admiration of vans and the adorning artwork.
The Eldorado by Cadillac It looks to be exactly what it is — the world’s most elegant personal car. And, with its 8.2 litre engine, it acts the part.
1978 Regal. Outwardly, the shape is clean. Uncluttered. Inside, it’s pure magic. In the way it looks. In the way it feels. All in all, a dream car.
The surprising Maverick: A new kind of luxury in compact cars. It’s our Luxury Decor Option. Here’s what you get with it: Vinyl roof. Vinyl
Chevelle Malibu station wagon (1965) Big V8 up front, 86 cu. ft. of cargo space in back — and the time of your life in
Can’t decide between full-size comfort and small-car savings? New Cutlass Hardtop gives you both. You want a car with a lot of room, a lot
Why owning a full-size Chevrolet still makes sense Because a lot of people still need the room. Because people still hook up to loads like
The 1977 Buicks Looking at them is impressive. Driving them is a revelation. The new Buick LeSabre: This is a family car, friends. With more
The de Tomaso Pantera. Around $10,000.* In Italy, men build cars with passion. One of them is Alejandro de Tomaso. And this is his car.
Not long ago, a new kind of automobile came blazing out of the future to set your heart on fire. Who can forget the first Wide-Track Bonneville?
Ford Galaxie 500 After more than one million bumps and shakes on these missile vibrators, this 1973 Ford rides as quietly as ever. You probably
Buick Regal $5115.05* How to talk yourself into a Buick Let’s say you’re looking for a new car. And, just for the sake of argument,