Here’s a look at the top classic cars from 1966 – all of the makes and models from the ‘Big Four’ that you could have expected to see on the road back in the mid-sixties.
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.)
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.
While the car name Rambler dates back to 1914, the name was only used for modern cars from the late ’50s until 1969. Here’s a look at some of the top Rambler cars from the 1960s – the classic brand’s heyday.
Back in the 1980s, Ford Escort Wagons were top-sellers all across America, giving drivers cargo space, room for a family… and you could even get the ‘woody’ version with a faux wood finish on the sides.
See why people loved GM’s classic ’60s Oldsmobile Toronados – rocket action cars that were marketed very differently to men and women. Have a look.
These classic 1960 Mercury cars played up one of the most successful automobile marketing angles: luxury options, but at a low price. Look back at these old cars from the sixties, made by a division of Ford!
The 1967 Mercury was said to be ‘for men who like their action big! You sense this the moment you take the wheel. It’s a Ford Mercury. This is the Man’s Car with a heritage of performance! Cyclone!’
If you wanted to see stereotypical retro family cars, check out some huge classic ’50s station wagons that had fins & had rear-facing seats – including cars from Ford, Pontiac, Studebaker and Plymouth.
One of the snappiest, brightest, best-looking, common sense cars in the sixties: the 1966 Ford Mustang with its 200 cubic-inch Six. Perfect for her, they said.
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.
Find out all of the then-hot new features on the 1954 Ford Ranch Wagons, an all-steel car that had fold-down seats so you could carry cargo or passengers.
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
The classic Nash cars that were so popular in the ’50s came in a few different models, and offered features like ‘nap couches’ for kids and huge luggage compartments.
Take a look back at some ambulances & fire trucks from the ’50s – the vintage emergency rescue vehicles that people back then would see on the roads after an accident or medical emergency.
The 5 big Ford station wagons from 1960 featured such unique wonders like sun visors and arm rests – plus comfort, convenience and styling elegance in the wagon field. Here’s a look back!
Classic Rambler cars from the ’50s were popular family cars, and were touted as offering big car room at small car prices. Here’s a look back!
Take a look at these classic Ford Fairlines from the sixties! Back then, standard equipment included bucket seats, sporty console, big 390 cubic-inch V-8, and more.
Imagine being able to call someone when you *weren’t at home*! It was a big deal back in the day. See the history of vintage payphones & phonebooths here!
See vintage car wreck photos of 35 of old auto accidents and crashes from the 1910s to the 1950s – before standardized seatbelts and airbags.
Chrysler ’56: The year ahead car There’s more that’s new in Chrysler than in all other competitive cars combined! All new styling . . .
From the crank or self-starter pedal to the spark and magneto, here are some of the basics you would have needed to know to drive a car back in the 1920s.
Check out what classic Ford Thunderbird cars of the ’60s looked like when they were brand new – and the features they offered.
The 50s and ’60s were the glory days for old drive-in movie theaters, when there were about 4000 such venues spread across the country. Take a look back!
These vintage Jeep Comanche pickup trucks were available as a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive model, 2.5 liter electronic fuel-injected four and other options available.
While television hardly needed another cop series, ‘Starsky and Hutch’ was one of the better reasons to turn on a TV back in the ’70s. Here’s why.
See some old-fashioned toddler and baby car seats – like the vintage baby bucket, metal bars padded with brown vinyl, & other retro child safety devices.
The Oldsmobile Jetfire was a turbo-charged sports coupe that was popular back in the sixties. Here’s a look!
In the years after Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, questions, investigations, doubts and rumors dogged the career of Edward Kennedy. Here’s a look back.
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
Here, take a look back at the classic DeSoto car models that were available in the ’30s, ’40s & ’50s – and that for decades were much-loved.
Henry Ford developed assembly lines for automobile factories, and mass production sparked another industrial revolution. See here how Ford churned out Model T cars!
The ’57 Pontiacs had a Strato-Streak V-8 engine – and told customers to try it to ‘get a taste of the future today in America’s Number One Road Car!’
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.
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!
In the ’57 Studebaker, see for the first time Supercharged Power, Twin Traction, Slipstream Styling, Luxury-Level Ride, and many other really exclusive features.
The ’69 Chevelle – also known as the Malibu (originally the name of a Chevelle trim level) – was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates, enjoying a production run from 1964 through 1977.
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!
The classic ’59 Buick cars were said to be the clearest and cleanest example of a new styling trend that would be popular for years, and had editors name Buick ‘best looking overall’ of all 1959 cars.
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.
’63 Dodge sedans and coupes, station wagons and convertibles – see the Dodge cars that were new and popular back in 1963!
The Wide-Track 1968 Pontiac GTO’s abilities can be traced partly to its standard 400-cubic-inch, 4-barrel V-8. A 3-speed with Hurst shifter. And Fastrak, redline tires that adhere to the road like glue clings to your fingers.
Few families today are without automobiles, so the lack of a garage affects the resale value of any home. A garage not in good taste architecturally almost as seriously affects that value.
Actor James Dean, a young Hollywood idol, was killed on September 30, 1955, in a head-on car crash. Here’s how the story was reported, and then a look back from a year later.