Posts Tagged ‘newport’

The Whale Series: Chryslers, Part 1

May 21, 2009

Either out of some sense of nostalgia, because I’m that much closer to being an old man, or because this is just completely different from what I’ve owned & driven, I have to come out of the closet on this: I have a strange and growing fascination with floaty-boaty older American cars from the 60s and early 70s. I’m sure part of it is the amazing amount of torque I imagine these things have, plus the fact you can pile 5 of your friends in, plus luggage, and go somewhere in reasonable comfort, if not with the greatest amount of control! There’s also a certain carefree appeal to driving a large and powerful car with an automatic when you’re used to darting through traffic & working the gears in small 4-cylinder cars.

1968 Chrysler Town and Country wagon

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