Classic Cars of the 1970s

Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am side view
The 1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am has emerged as a 1970s classic. See more pictures of classic cars.

Classic cars of the 1970s had to struggle with performance-robbing emissions regulations and fuel-economy restrictions, but as you'll see by linking to those in the chart below, that didn't mean the decade suffered a shortage of great automobiles.

The 1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda Coupes brought down the curtain on the muscle-car age in style. The 1971 Opel Manta Coupe showed you didn't need a big engine to have big fun. And the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am proved high performance wasn't really dead, after all.

For more on these and other classic cars of the 1970s, see:

1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst 1970-1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertibles 1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda Coupes 1970-1990 Mercedes-Benz SL (R107)
1970-71 Plymouth Sport Fury GT 1971-1973 Mercury Cougar 1971-1975 Opel 1900/Manta Coupe/Rallye/Luxus 1971-1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
1971-1981 Mercedes-Benz SLC 1971-75 Plymouth GTX & Road Runner 1973-1975 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 1973-1979 Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 Series II
1974-1978 AMC Matador Coupes 1975-1978 Jaguar XJC 1975-1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT/GTV/Sprint Veloce 1975-1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9
1975-86 Rolls-Royce Camargue 1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am 1976-1990 Lagonda 1978-1987 BMW 7-series
1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am 1979-1982 Chrysler Cordoba 300/Cordoba LS 1979-1982 Honda Prelude 1979-1986 Jaguar XJ6 Series III
1979-1989 Maserati Quattroporte



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