1970s

This Lifted GMC Motorhome Is Completely Bonkers

This Lifted GMC Motorhome Is Completely Bonkers
When I first came across the images of this customized 1976 GMC Motorhome, I was reminded of the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle in Stripes. Perhaps, that’s because it shares the same bubbly body as the RV in the movie.
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Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car

Carspotting Japan: Bright Orange, Mint Condition ’70s Honda Life Kei Car
A massive typhoon had just blanketed the majority of Japan in torrential rain, and shortly after letting-up, my wife tells me that we were going shopping. Unsure as to whether anything would be open I opted to tag along, secretly hoping to discover another interesting Japanese automobile.
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Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger

Ride Along in a 1973 Dodge Challenger
While the latest models of the Dodge Challenger and Charger are impressive, there’s still something so perfect about their classic 1970s incarnations. Take, for example, this beautifully-restored 1973 Challenger R/T, featured by Hagerty Classic Cars. It looks just spectacular in red and black, and there’s nothing quite like that baritone muscle car exhaust note to remind you that you’re alive.
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From the Vaults: Chrysler Cordoba Commercial

From the Vaults: Chrysler Cordoba Commercial
Say it with us now… “Corrrrrr-doh-ba.” Now “Soft Corinthian leather.” Yes, if you’re old enough to remember this classic 1975 car commercial starring none other than Fantasy Island’s Ricardo Montalbán, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
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From the Vaults: ’79-’81 Mustang Commercials

From the Vaults: ’79-’81 Mustang Commercials
MMMMM… Mustang! It’s interesting to see how Ford was positioning the Ford Mustang back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Instead of touting power and masculinity, the car was marketed as having high mileage and economical pricing.
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Road Testing the 1971 AMC Gremlin

Road Testing the 1971 AMC Gremlin
The AMC Gremlin was a quirky little car made from 1970 to 1978. The angular, economy subcompact has achieved somewhat of a cult status over the years, looking something like a VW Rabbit with the face of an AMC Hornet.
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Concepts from Future Past: Ford Mustang RSX

Concepts from Future Past: Ford Mustang  RSX
Back in 1979, the Ford Mustang was in its third production generation, being built on the popular Fox platform, which was shared with many other less sporty vehicles, and gave the car its first ever sharp-edged design.
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The Panther 6 Was a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car

The Panther 6 Was a Crazy 6-Wheeled UK Sports Car
Despite spending the majority of my 50 years on this planet as a gearhead, I’m still amazed how on a regular basis, I come across a vehicle that I never knew existed. Today’s revelation? An unusual 1970s British sports car that had two extra wheels up front.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester
What goes together better than dune buggies and boating? If you said, “peanut butter and chocolate,” then I’d agree, but a close second is the dune buggy and boat thing. And, instead of all the compromises inherent in a typical amphibious vehicle, (I’m looking at you, Schwimmwagen), why not temporarily mate the two vehicles, but let the buggy be a buggy and the boat be a boat?
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The Cars of Fargo

The Cars of Fargo
If you haven’t watched it yet, Fargo is a brilliant TV show. As good as season one was, this year was even better if you ask me.  Not only did season two feature some outstanding performances – especially from Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson,  Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson and Nick Offerman, but it perfectly captured the style and mood of the late 1970s period in which it takes place.
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From the Vaults: Bradley GT

From the Vaults: Bradley GT
If you lived through the 1970s, you might recognize this unusual car, which was sold by Bradley Automotive. The Bradley GT was actually a kit car which could transform a Volkswagen Beetle chassis into a much cooler looking sports car.
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From the Vaults: A Stack of Volvo 140s

From the Vaults: A Stack of Volvo 140s
The Volvo 140 was the first of the iconic boxy cars to come from the Swedish car manufacturer, and also a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing obsession with safety. One of the major selling points of the car was its extremely strong roof and steel pillar construction, which would offer greater durability than the popular hardtops of its era, and protect occupants from all but the worst rollover crashes.
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Rare Mazda RX-500 Shooting Brake

Rare Mazda RX-500 Shooting Brake
The Mazda RX-500 is a one-of-a-kind concept car designed back in 1970. It’s a rare ride that isn’t often seen, but the guys at the recent 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed managed score a brief showing of the elusive car.
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From the Vaults: 1979 Toyota Supra Commercial

From the Vaults: 1979 Toyota Supra Commercial
While there’s no question that the Toyota Celica Supra has a huge following, and gearheads everywhere are waiting with bated breath for Toyota to reboot the nameplate with a 21st century version. The Supra has become one of the great tuner cars of all time, with some people pushing modded Supras to times under 9 seconds on the drag strip.
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