AJ’s Car of the Day: 1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Car: Chevrolet Impala Convertible Year: 1963 What makes it special: Beginning with the 1961 model, the Impala was now on GM’s B-platform. The 1963 Chevrolet Impala was given rectilinear styling with an engine-turned aluminum rear taillight panel. What made it famous: The most popular powerplant’s for the 1963 Impala was the small-block 283 and 327…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1955 Pontiac Chieftain

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1955 Pontiac Chieftain

Car: Pontiac Chieftain Year: 1955 What makes it special: Produced by Pontiac for the 1949 through 1958 model years, the Chieftain, along with the Streamliner model was the first new car designs to come post World War II. Cars were updated versions prior to 1949. What made it famous: All new for the 1955 model,…

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hardtop

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hardtop

Car: Dodge Coronet R/T Hardtop Year: 1967 What makes it special: Dodge’s midsized Coronet was given new styling for 1966 and could be armed with devastating power. For 1967, they introduced a new model whose initials stood for Road and Track. Without disturbing the Coronet’s clean lines, the R/T added enough performance cues to make…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop

Car: Chevrolet Impala Hardtop Year: 1960 What makes it special: Beginning in 1959, the second-generation Chevrolet Impala was redesigned. Sharing bodyshells with lower-end Buicks and Oldsmobiles as well as with Pontiac, part of a GM economy move, the Chevrolet’s wheelbase was 1-1/2 inches longer. Using a new X-frame chassis, the roof line was three inches lower, bodies…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1969 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1969 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door

Car: Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Year: 1969 What makes it special: For the 1967 through 1971 model years, the fifth-generation Thunderbird was larger, but still a personal luxury car produced by Ford. The styling had been updated twice during this period. What made it famous: The Thunderbird now sported a fish mouth front grille with hidden…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder Hardtop

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder Hardtop

Car: Mercury Marauder Hardtop Year: 1963 1/2 What makes it special: The Marauder was a nameplate used by three different full-sized models produced by Mercury. It got its name because it featured the most powerful engines available in a Mercury model, and was purposely marketed as the highest-performance version of a full-sized car. What made…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1961 Buick Special Skylark Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1961 Buick Special Skylark Convertible

Car: Buick Special Skylark Convertible Year: 1961 What makes it special: For the 1961 model year, GM debuted three new compacts that would share the same chassis, engine and most sheet metal. Those were the Buick Special, Pontiac Tempest and Oldsmobile F85. The Special was influenced by Buick’s LeSabre, Invicta and Electra’s styling. What made it…

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1969 AMC SC/Rambler-Hurst

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1969 AMC SC/Rambler-Hurst

Car: AMC SC/Rambler-Hurst Year: 1969 What makes it special: Having already dipped into the performance world with their Javelin pony cars in 1968, Detroit’s number 4 automaker AMC expanded even further into the budget muscle car arena with a Rambler Rogue compact, then getting direction from Hurst Performance Research Inc, they followed the simplest hot…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle El Camino

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle El Camino

Car: Chevrolet Chevelle El Camino Year: 1967 What makes it special: The El Camino was produced the Chevrolet for model years 1959 through 1987. It was an adaptation of a two-door wagon platform that married the cab and cargo bed into the body. What made it famous: The 1967 El Camino received a facelift and new…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1971 Plymouth Valiant Scamp

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1971 Plymouth Valiant Scamp

Car: Plymouth Valiant Scamp Year: 1971 What makes it special: The Valiant was produced and sold by Chrysler’s Plymouth division for model years 1960 through 1976. It launched the company into the compact car market, and was known for its reliability and durability. What made it famous: In 1971, Scamp was the top-of-the-line, two-door hardtop Valiant.…