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1969 Buick Skylark GS Convertible. Available with your choice of either a 250 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine, or two versions of the 350 cubic inch V-8. You also had your choice of a 3 speed manual, 2 speed automatic, or 3 speed automatic transmission. Just over 6500 Skylark Convertibles were offered for 1969.
1972 Chevrolet Nova. Chevrolet’s economy car was available with a gas saving 250 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine, or two different V-8 engines, the 307 cubic inch version, or the 350. Four transmissions were available: Powerglide (2 speed) and Turbo Hydra Matic (3 speed) automatics, and a 3 speed and 4 speed manual gearbox. The V-8 / 4 speed combination was a potent mixture at the stop light, surprising many drivers of bigger cars. Over 250,000 coupes were produced that year.
A twosome from the Ford Motor Company pictured here: 1956 Ford Parklane Wagon and a 1966 Ford Mustang. The Ford Parklane was produced by Ford in the United States for one year only, 1956. It was a two-door station wagon, based on the Ford Ranch Wagon equipped with all the fittings of Ford’s top-end models of that year, including the distinctive stainless steel side ‘tick’ and a well-appointed interior. 15,186 were built. The 1966 Ford Mustang was a continuation of the car that gave the name “Pony Car” to the genre. It was available with engines ranging from a 120 horsepower 6 cylinder to the 360 horsepower in the Shelby GT-350R and with either 3 or 4 speed manual op a 3 speed automatic transmissions. Over half a million Mustangs were built in 1966.
The 1963 Ford Galaxie was Ford’s “big” car for the year. Galaxies were used as drag racers and on NASCAR circuit. Five different engines were offered that year, the largest an optional 427 cubic inch engine V-8. 190 were specially made with light weight parts and performance motors in an attempt to dominate the increasingly popular professional drag racing series. When one of these rare “R” code cars comes up for sale, the price is usually in the 6 figure range.
1947 Chevrolet Stylemaster. The Stylemaster, which was essentially an updated 1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, was powered by a 216.5 cu in (3.5 L) 6 cylinder driving through a 3 speed manual transmission. It was offered in 2-door Town Sedan, 4-door Sport Sedan, 2-door Business Coupe and 2-door 5-Passenger Coupe models, the Business Coupe differing from the 5-Passenger Coupe in having a front seat only. Obviously, the car pictured here has been extensively modified by the owner for better performance and more comfort.