AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1965 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1965 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe

Car: Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe Year: 1965 What makes it special: The Pontiac GTO was built in generations from the 1964 to 1974 model years. The GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models to the muscle car wars. For the 1964…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible

Car: Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible Year: 1968 What makes it special: Dodge’s Coronet received a complete redesign in 1968, and shared the B-body platform with the Charger and Belvedere models. Trim levels initially included the base Coronet, Coronet Deluxe, Coronet 440, Coronet 500 and Coronet R/T.  Coronet 500 retained its 2-door hardtop, convertible and 4-door…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

Car: Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Year: 1967 What makes it special: The second-generation Barracuda, now a 108 in wheelbase A-body, still shared many components with the Valiant model but was redesigned with model-specific sheet metal, and a convertible and hardtop coupe joining the original fastback offering. The new Barracuda now featured Coke-bottle side contours and heavily revised front and…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Coupe

Car: Pontiac Firebird Sprint Coupe Year: 1968 What makes it special: Before Pontiac’s Firebird debuted in 1967, GM Head Honcho John Delorean already planned of casting the new Firebird more in the image of a European GT car, rather than the muscle car-image of its sister-car, Chevrolet’s Camaro. He didn’t like the heavy cast iron American…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten 2 Door Handyman Wagon

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten 2 Door Handyman Wagon

Car: Chevrolet Two-Ten 2 Door Handyman Wagon Year:  1957 What makes it special: Chevrolet’s Two-Ten, or 210, was the midrange model from 1953 to 1957. It took its name by shortening the production series number 2100 by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950’s trend toward numerical auto names. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model…

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Dart GTS Coupe

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Dart GTS Coupe

Car: Dodge Dart GTS Coupe Year: 1968 What makes it special: Changes for the 1968 Dart model were relatively subtle. The park and turn lights in the grille were moved slightly inboard and made round. Side marker lights were added to the front fenders and rear quarter panels, to comply with newly introduced Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe

Car: Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe Year: 1969 What makes it special: Pontiac’s Firebird was built from the 1967 to the 2002 model years. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced February 1967, the same model year as GM’s Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford’s upscale, platform-sharing version of…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Ford Galaxie XL500 Fastback

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Ford Galaxie XL500 Fastback

Car: Ford Galaxie 500XL Fastback Year: 1968 What makes it special: The 1968 model had a new grille with headlights arranged horizontally, although the body was essentially the same 1967 car from the windshield back. The ‘long hood, short deck’ style with a more upright roofline and a notchback rear was followed too, as was the new…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible

Car: Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo Convertible Year: 1967 What makes it special: Chevrolet’s Corvair was a compact car manufactured for model years 1960–1969. It was the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to use a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine. Corvair models included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, four-door station wagon, passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variants. The Corvair second generation arrived for model…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1962 Rambler American Station Wagon

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1962 Rambler American Station Wagon

Car: Rambler American Station Wagon Year: 1962 What makes it special: Rambler American is an automobile manufactured by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) between 1958 and 1969. The American was the second incarnation of AMC’s forerunner Nash Motors second-generation Rambler compact that was sold under the Nash and Hudson Motors marques from 1954 and 1955. The compact Rambler American was most often the lowest…