American Cars, 1960-1972: Every Model, Year by Year by J. Kelly Flory

By J. Kelly Flory

The car underwent nice switch within the Sixties and the early Seventies. the ongoing pattern 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 automobiles of version years 1960-1972. geared up by way of yr (and summarizing the marketplace annually), it presents a every year replace on each one make's prestige and creation figures, then information all types provided for that year.

Model listings contain to be had physique kinds, base costs, engine and transmission offerings, energy scores, ordinary apparatus, significant innovations and their costs, scale back 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 ebook is profusely illustrated with 1,018 pictures.

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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.

Replacement for this model: 300 (1965 to 1966). 09%. Corporate siblings: Chrysler New Yorker, and 300-F and DeSoto Adventurer. Primary competition: Buick Invicta, Mercury Park Lane and Oldsmobile Super 88. Notable changes: Completely restyled. 50 × 14 BSW tires. 2" Legroom — rear Models Available Style Number Base MSRP Saratoga 2-Door Hardtop Saratoga 4-Door Sedan Saratoga 4-Door Hardtop TOTALS PC-2 23 PC-2 41 PC-2 43 Avg. price Change from Shipping Change from LY Wt. ” Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1939 (altered from 1938 New York Special model).

1% (6th place). Base price range: $2,316 to $4,756. Industry average base price: $3,391. Dodge average base price: $2,906. Introduction date: October 1959. ) MI (3); Los Angeles, CA (5); Newark, DE (6); and St. Louis, MO (7). , 6 = Polara V8 series); 2nd number identifies trim grade (1–7; Polara is 7), 3rd digit 0 for 1960; 4th digit is assembly plant code; followed by 100001 and up for serial number. Body style identification found on separate plate. Example: 6702100001 is a 1960 Dodge Polara with a 318 CID V8 engine, serial number 100001, built in Detroit, MI.

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