Posts Tagged ‘hardtop’

Tree Hugger – 1956 Lincoln Premiere

January 4, 2015

There’s something fascinating about American cars when they were at their postwar peak – they’re a pure expression of how we were doing economically, and where our design sense was pointed, but some of the top models were also built with pretty amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail. One of those is the Lincoln Premiere – a large hardtop 2-door powered by a massive engine, and with heaps of chrome. Check out this 1956 Lincoln Premiere for sale for $3700 in Brentwood, CA.

1956 Lincoln Premiere left front

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Orphan Species – 1969 Buick Wildcat

May 28, 2014

Sometimes cars show up that seem to have a combination of a bunch of great features, all on four wheels. If you like muscle cars, pillarless hardtop sedans, and space for the whole family, you can’t overlook Buick’s Wildcat, produced from 1965-1970. The 7.0-liter V8 pulls strongly, and you can ride with all the windows down for a nearly-open-air feeling. Check out this 1969 Buick Wildcat, for sale for $2500 in Madras, OR.

1969 Buick Wildcat right front

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Limited? 1968 Ford LTD Hardtop

April 11, 2014

Introduced in 1965, the LTD was originally a high-line trim version of the Galaxie, much as the Galaxie one-upped the Fairlane before it. As a high-end model, it was often sold as a hardtop sedan. With today’s cars being rather claustrophobic – we might be protected from impacts, but we can’t see out to avoid them worth a damn – there’s something charming and appealing about a car that forgoes pillars. And before you start coming up with “pillarless” cars like, say, the Mercedes S-class coupes, those are just coupes, and out of the reach of most of the population. If you’re looking for a pillarless car for the masses, check out this 1968 Ford LTD hardtop, for sale for $3500 in Seattle, WA.

1968 Ford LTD hardtop left side

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