Maturity was part of 1969, a coming-of-age year for the 1960s. For buyers of muscle cars, it was remembered as the time when graphics, spoilers and scoops showed up everywhere, blossoming into vibrant color and meeting every demand for horsepower. With packages abounding from all manufacturers, there were only 10 1969 Hemi Coronet convertibles built by Dodge in 1969; this is one of four optioned with a 4-speed, and it stickered out at a healthy $4,892.90. This was serious coin in the year of Woodstock and Apollo moon walking. Of those four, this Bright Green Metallic J-Code convertible is the only documented example in existence, today showing just 18,400 miles since new.
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The 1970 model year heralded a number of restylings from Detroit, but one of the most anticipated was Dodge’s new entry into the ponycar market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform was capable of handling any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.
- Recent body-off restoration by Collectible Cars and Parts of Arizona
- 322/236 HP engine
- Automatic transmission
- Cherokee Red and Windsor Gray
- Correct waffle pattern leather interior
- Wire wheels
- Correct Gold ornamentation
- 2014 Texas Concours d’Elegance 1st in class winner
- Original sales invoice from Coleman Buick in Hightstown, New Jersey
While the famous Monterey Car Week is typically associated with multimillion-dollar purebred European sports cars and antique luxury automobiles, Mecum Auctions is bringing a game changer this year in the form of multimillion-dollar muscle—the king of American muscle cars, a rare 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible (Lot F69). The Executive Demonstrator of its designer, John Herlitz, the Hemi Cuda Convertible will be one of many highlights at Mecum’s annual Daytime Auction held at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course on Aug. 13-15.
1957 saw the Eldorado (in both Biarritz convertible and Seville hardtop bodystyles) with a revised rear-end design featuring a low, downswept fenderline capped by a pointed, in-board fin. The rear fenders were commonly referred to as “chipmunk cheeks”. This concept was used for two years, but did not spawn any imitators. Series 62 Eldorados (as distinct from the Series 70 Eldorado Brougham) were further distinguished by the model name above a V-shaped rear deck ornament and on the front fenders. The rear fender and deck contour was trimmed with broad, sculptured stainless steel beauty panels. Also seen were “shark” style fins pointing towards the back of the cars. A three section built in front bumper was another exclusive trait of the Series 62 Eldorados, which came with a long list of standard features. Four specially-built 4-door hardtop Eldorado Sedan Sevilles were also built in 1957.
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Corvette Stingray’s provocative exterior styling is as functional as it is elegant. It makes a bold design statement that embraces the advanced technology of the car, while enhancing its overall performance in everything from the wind tunnel to the track.
Lighting is a signature element of the Corvette Stingray’s design and reinforces its high-tech aesthetic. At the front, indirect white LED lamps form a distinctive daytime styling cue. They are set in black-chrome lamp housings with standard HID projector headlamps. The turn signals feature edge-lit amber LED lighting.
Few production cars can match the ZL1’s performance, and all of its high-velocity achievements were conducted with a stock test vehicle wearing all the street-legal, factory-issued components – and no time-consuming equipment adjustments at the racetrack.
More than just power and raw numbers, the ZL1 features technologically advanced and highly developed chassis and suspension systems. They help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement high engine output, and include third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
Ford Motor Company is excited to announce the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will begin shipping to dealerships nationwide this week.
“Cold weather may have come unseasonably early this year, but with available heated seats, remote start and selectable drive modes with a snow/wet setting, Mustang is the perfect offering for the season,” said Melanie Banker, Mustang brand manager.
Heated seats, standard on all premium Mustang convertibles, allow the driver and front passenger to stay warm even when the temperature drops. “While these seats also have a cooling feature, we suspect customers won’t be using this function for a few more months,” said Banker.
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