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#26108 of 29646 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 24, 2012 (10:20 am)
You mean the conglomeration of junk metal shaped like a sad iron sitting in the front window isn't real art?
Saw an early style 280Z this morning, followed by a W126 - flash back 25 years. Also a red SSR with the top down - another GM answer to a question nobody asked.
Jul 24, 2012 (12:15 pm)
Well you just keep that SSR in a garage for another 40 years and you'll cash in
#26110 of 29646 Re: square headlight Avanti [omarman]
Jul 24, 2012 (2:30 pm)
omarman, the last 809 Studebaker Avantis had the square headlight enclosures. They're considered the '64 models. I like the round lights better but I've seen some '64's over the years that make me drool!
#26111 of 29646 Re: square headlight Avanti [uplanderguy]
Jul 24, 2012 (3:52 pm)
How did they sell them with square openings? I thought those only came in with the square headlights in the 70s.
EDIT - nevermind, I just pulled one up, round headlights in the square frame.
#26112 of 29646 Re: square headlight Avanti [uplanderguy]
Jul 24, 2012 (3:54 pm)
The one I saw looked good in dark blue. Same goes for most cars with coke bottle curves and dark colors. Especially the black Charger in the movie Bullitt.
Although I want to like them, I can't really warm up to the odd proportions of the new "retro" Camaro and Challenger models in any color. But when I see an old school example still out on the street it still looks right to me.
#26113 of 29646 Spotted...
Jul 24, 2012 (5:44 pm)
...really nice olive green 1968 Pontiac LeMans convertible with the top down travelling south on Verree Road near Shelmire in NE Philly.
#26114 of 29646 Re: Spotted... [lemko]
Jul 25, 2012 (9:34 am)
That "Verduro Green" was very popular on '68 Pontiacs. That's one color that wasn't shared with Chevy that year I'm almost certain. Most other colors were.
#26115 of 29646 Re: Spotted... [uplanderguy]
Jul 25, 2012 (9:52 am)
Here's a car similar to the one I saw yesterday in that "Verduro Green." Thanks for the info! I've always wondered what that color was called and I've only seen it on Pontiacs:
#26116 of 29646 Re: Spotted... [lemko]
Jul 25, 2012 (11:19 am)
According to the Pontiac paint chart, that is a 1967 "spring" color that was carried over to 1968. In '67 it was used on Firebirds only.
I cannot find any other GM division using this color. Interesting.
#26117 of 29646 Re: Spotted... [ab348]
Jul 25, 2012 (5:24 pm)
Per the 'net, the actual spelling is "Verdoro", not "Verduro" as I remembered it. One of the first sites that came up on Google claims it was Pontiac's best-selling color in '68, and that it was introduced in mid'67 on the new Firebird. Supposedly it was a color that DeLorean's wife loved on an ashtray she saw, and DeLorean made sure Pontiac had that color. Personally, not a fan, as I always remember an otherwise clean, attractive '68 Grand Prix in our town in that color, and IMHO it didn't translate to luxury models well.