1966 FORD Thunderbird

1966 FORD Thunderbird

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The fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a large personal luxury car that was produced by Ford for the 1964 to 1966 model years. This generation of the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off, "formal" look. The Thunderbird’s sporty image had by that time become only an image. The standard 390-cubic-inch 300 bhp (224 kW) V8 engine needed nearly 11 seconds to push the heavy T-bird to 60 mph (96 km/h), although with enough room a top speed of about 120 mph (200 km/h) was obtainable. The softly sprung suspension allowed considerable body lean, wallow, and float except on smoothly surfaced highways; there was an export suspension package available as special order. Contemporary testers felt that the Buick Riviera and Pontiac Grand Prix were substantially more roadworthy cars, but the Thunderbird remained the leader of the … Read More

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang. The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model’s front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter. Introduced early on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks and … Read More

A Bricklin SV-1, the “Canadian sports car”.

A Bricklin SV-1, the

This is a Bricklin SV-1 (Safety Vehicle One) parked in the parking lot of a professional centre on Merivale Road in Nepean.

The Bricklin SV-1 was a Canadian-made sports car, built in 1974 and 1975 at a factory in Saint John, New Brunswick, with many similarities to the DeLorean DMC-12, especially the gullwing doors, though the Bricklin SV-1 predates the DeLorean DMC-12 by several years, and the story of the Bricklin automobile company itself parallels the DeLorean automobile company from a business disaster perspective (though without the cocaine angle).

From Wikipedia:

The Bricklin SV-1 was a gull-wing door sports car assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The body panels were manufactured in a separate plant in Minto, New Brunswick. Manufactured from 1974 until early 1976 for the U.S. market, the car was the creation of Malcolm Bricklin, a Jewish American millionaire who had previously founded Subaru of America. Due Read More

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Marion Cruise-in July 2016)

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Marion Cruise-in July 2016)

The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009. [source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Camaro]

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name “Swamp Fox”. Marion’s Main Street Historic … Read More