Posts Tagged ‘coupe’

Two Point Two Senior vs. Junior – Dodge Shelby Charger and Dodge Spirit R/T

October 19, 2016

Roll back to 1983 if you will. You’re young, graduated from school and have been working for a couple of years. You’re all done with the used ’69 Nova you got when you were a senior, and you’re looking for something better in which to rock those aviators and Reynolds/Selleck-stache. Memories of the lines for gas are still fresh in your mind, so a V8 Mustang or Camaro is out, and while you like the European styling on the recently restyled Scirocco, the new Isuzu Impulse, and the Renault Fuego, their dealer networks mean you’d have to drive an hour just for service. Fortunately, you’re not out of luck for a sports coupe with modern style – check out this 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger for sale 33 years later for $3999 in Bellevue, WA. Thanks to reader Steve D. for this submission.

1983-shelby-charger-right-front

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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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Sunshine Survivor – 1974 Toyota Celica ST

July 16, 2016

Back when it was just a used car, Toyota’s Celica in lower-specification versions did not seem like anything more than just a 2-door commuter with a little more style than a Corolla. But time can do a lot to change perspectives, and the first-generation A20 Celica has some very appealing features, both in terms of its styling cues and some of its mechanical virtues. The A20 Celica’s curvy Coke-bottle design is quite elegant, and the front grill and rear panel have some neat period cues. 1974 cars still got the smiley bumpers, and while all A20-generation cars got the slim door handles, the facelift models got clunkier styling. Let’s take a look at this 1974 Toyota Celica ST for sale for $4200 in Redondo Beach, CA.

1974 Toyota Celica ST left front

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