By J. Kelly Flory
The car underwent nice switch within the Nineteen Sixties and the early Seventies. the continued pattern towards marketplace consolidation, the proliferation of sizes and nameplates, and the "need for speed" characterised this era, loosely classified because the muscle vehicle era.
This is an exhaustive reference paintings to American made automobiles of version years 1960-1972. equipped through yr (and summarizing the industry annually), it presents a each year replace on every one make's prestige and creation figures, then info all versions provided for that year.
Model listings contain to be had physique kinds, base costs, engine and transmission offerings, strength rankings, common apparatus, significant strategies and their costs, lower weight and dimensions (interior and exterior), paint colour offerings, adjustments from the former year's version, and revenues figures. additionally given are meeting plant destinations and ancient overviews of every version nameplate.
The e-book is profusely illustrated with 1,018 pictures.
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Extra info for American Cars, 1960-1972: Every Model, Year by Year
Y. , 3-S. W. TOTALS PC-3 41 PC-3 43 PC-3 46 PC-3 46 Avg. price $4,409 $4,518 $5,022 $5,131 $4,736 Change from Shipping Change from LY Wt. ” Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1955. Current bodystyle lifespan: 1960 through 1964 (Letter series — major restyle in 1963). Predecessor to this model: 300 (Letter series; 1957 to 1959). Replacement for this model: 300-L (1965). 24%. Corporate siblings: Chrysler Saratoga, New Yorker and DeSoto Adventurer. Primary competition: Ford Thunderbird. Notable changes: Completely restyled.
Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1957 (Custom) and 1955 (Fairlane). Current bodystyle lifespan: 1960 through 1962. Predecessor to this model: Custom & Fairlane (1959). Replacement for this model: Custom (1963 to 1964). 19%. Corporate siblings: None. Primary competition: Chevrolet Biscayne/BelAir, Plymouth Belvedere, and Dodge Dart. Notable changes: Completely restyled. 50 × 14 BSW tires. Fairlane adds: dual sun visors, and arm rests on all doors. Fairlane 500 adds: upgraded interior trim, and additional exterior trim.
Current bodystyle lifespan: 1960 through 1961. Predecessor to this model: Adventurer (1957 to 1959). Replacement for this model: Dodge Custom 880 (1962 through 1964). 47%. Corporate siblings: Chrysler Windsor, Dodge Polara and DeSoto Fireflite. Primary competition: Buick Invicta, Mercury Monterey and Oldsmobile Super 88. Notable changes: Completely restyled. Former sport model nameplate, now designated as top line model. 00 × 14 BSW tires. Measurements Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu.