Ford Thunderbird Mk1

The Ford Thunderbird had all the ingredients for a sports car: a huge V8 engine, two seats, a drop-top cover, and rear-wheel drive.

Aston Martin DB4

The DB4 was a successor to the DB MkIII, not a development. Unlike the DB MkIII, it had a platform chassis.

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2 427

The first Corvette sold well when it was released. The original ’Vette was outsold by Ford's Thunderbird, which was a huge success.

Pontiac Firebird Mk1 Ram Air

Pontiac aspired in 1967. The Banshee idea inspired its sports vehicle. GM declined because it worried the Pontiac would steal Corvette sales.

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Alfa Romeo made beautiful vehicles, but the Montreal was much more so. Expo 67 in Montreal introduced the concept automobile.

Buick Gran Sport GS 455

The Buick Gran Sport GS 455 exemplifies "bigger's better."  The 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport has a 6.6-liter (400cu in) V8 instead of the ordinary car's 4.9.

Plymouth Road Runner Mk1 ‘Air Grabber’

In the 1960s, if you wanted a "mid-size" car, you could buy a Dodge Super Bee, Plymouth Satellite, or Plymouth GTX.

Plymouth Barracuda Mk3

The 1970 Hemi ’Cuda could be described by Neil Young's song line, "It's better to burn out than to fade away."

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Mk2

Late was the second-generation Pontiac Firebird. Tooling and engineering issues delayed its release until February 1970 for the 1970 model year.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2

In the 1960s and 1970s, badge engineering ruled US brands. Chevrolet and Pontiac had similar cars, the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

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