Posts Tagged ‘c-body’

No Letter – 1966 Chrysler 300

July 18, 2016

If your interests are more focused on sports and performance cars, but you’ve been curious about the world of American luxury cars of the mid-20th century, the offerings from Chrysler should sound like a good gateway drug – with a greater focus on handling and performance than, say, Cadillac or Lincoln, you can have the large-car experience without having to give up all pretense of roadholding. You also get the what-was-once-old-is-new-again mid-century modern styling, of which some of the best examples are the Elwood Engel-designed Lincolns and Chryslers. Plus, you get to say your car was designed by a guy called Elwood. Let’s take a look at this 1966 Chrysler 300 for sale for $4500 in Seattle, WA.

1966 Chrysler 300 left front

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Never This Nice – 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine

June 11, 2016

In the context of the entirety of Cadillac’s 114-year history, Cadillac’s compact, front-wheel-drive C-body cars will likely not get much respect among car enthusiasts. Riding on a front-wheel-drive platform, this “Cadillac of the future”, as it was described in period advertising, must have only been for the short-term future, because Cadillac reverted to rear-wheel-drive after the demise of the Seville. Among many of the right-sized American cars of the 1980s, only a few were honored by factory limousine conversions – Cadillac’s Fleetwood and Chrysler’s LeBaron being the most prominent (and perhaps only) ones. Check out this 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine for sale for $3995 in Monterey Park, CA.

1986 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 right front

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Deuce and a Quarter – 1962 Buick Electra 225

February 9, 2016

Buick’s full size sedan from 1959 to 1990, the Electra opens up doors to some interesting naming practices in the company’s history. Electra was named for one-time president Harlow Curtice’s sister, 225 referred to the car’s length in inches, and the Wildcat 445 designation referred to the mammoth amount of gross-measure torque put out by the 401ci Nailhead V8. 1962 seems to have been the final year for Buick’s version of the GM bubble-top sedan with its trademark dog-leg A-pillar, and as such, some outrageous details like the gigantic tail fins and elaborate use of chrome were toned down, though far from finished. Let’s check out this 1962 Buick Electra 225 for sale for $3900 in Portland, OR.

1962 Buick Electra 225 left front

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