WHAT'S INSIDE: 1970S

The early 1970s oil crisis saw sales of muscle cars and other gas-guzzlers wane while smaller, compact cars gained popularity. Learn more about 1970s cars in this section.
  • Chrysler
  • Ford
  • Jaguar
  • Mercedes
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Other Manufacturers
FEATURED: 1970S
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When you talk about the 1975 Leata, or any unusual car, people say, "It was ahead of its time!" You hear the cry anywhere you find an unconventional automobile. Learn how the 1975 Leata fit that description with its atypical styling and build.

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