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Feb 22, 2013 (6:17 am)
Funny thing about those old four door h/ts, they're always photographed with the windows down but I can tell you from experience they were seldom driven that way, it gets pretty windy at highway speeds.
I used to think it amusing that the "plain wrapper" police cars on the TV show Naked City were Catalina Hardtops usually shown with the windows down.
Now one did not drive around Manhattan with the windows down and cops didn't drive hardtops. The must've had a deal with Pontiac Division to show the cars to best advantage which was smart on Poncho's part, Pontiacs being the best looking big cars of the early 60s (not withstanding that the NYPD's cars were usually Fords and Plymouths).
#36014 of 38503 Re: All wet> [andys120]
Feb 22, 2013 (6:23 am)
I knew that, sort of.
In Brazil I think they call it Verso. I've seen some here with diplomatic plates and the Verso name also, but who knows where that one came from.
#36015 of 38503 Re: Hardtop> [andys120]
Feb 22, 2013 (7:16 am)
That's a '65 or '66 Imperial. I always liked those cars a lot. To me, from '67 on, an Imperial was just never the same.
You'll call me crazy, but I also like '64 Studebaker Daytona hardtops a lot and I see a similarity or two in their boxy, chiseled shape, and sloped front end.
#36016 of 38503 Re: Hardtop> [uplanderguy]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:28 am)
Yup, that's a 1965 Imperial Crown. I like them too, they were obviously influenced by the clean design of the contemporary Lincoln Continentals.
Like most cars white doesn't flatter it, almost any other color would look better on it. Make mine a nice 60s Aqua.
Feb 22, 2013 (12:02 pm)
No right clicking.
#36018 of 38503 Re: Hardtop> [andys120]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:22 pm)
1965 Imperial Crown. I like them too, they were obviously influenced by the clean design of the contemporary Lincoln Continentals.
Remember that Elwood Engel came over from Ford to replace Virgil Exner in the early 60's, so there is a lot of Fomoco influence on mid 60's Mopars I think. I like a lot of the Imperials from 57 thru 66. I also agree with the comment about Pontiac putting out some of the nicest early 60's designs. Back in the 60's, a rock DJ would say you just posted a "two sided winner" with the back to back pix of the 65 Imperial and the 61 Pontiac.
#36019 of 38503 Re: burnouts [steve_]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:50 pm)
Hyundai Genesis? The smoking rear tires gave it away, I think.
#36020 of 38503 Re: burnouts [andys120]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2013 (12:56 pm)
Nope, try doubling the price into, say, Equus territory (before loading it up with options and almost doubling the price again).
#36021 of 38503 Re: Ovoid [explorerx4]
Feb 22, 2013 (1:08 pm)
No, mine has an Amphicar on the cover. It's a small hardcover book by Craig Cheetham.