Other 1970s Classic Car Manufacturers

The Opel 1900, Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado and Alfra Romeo are just a few cars in our Other Classic & Collectible Car Manufacturers Channel the 1970s models. View car photos, read histories and more.


The 1971-1973 Buick Riviera was a combination of luxury, performance, and elegant styling. But this was something not everyone agreed on. The Rivera was a car most people either loved or hated. Find out why.

The 1976-1979 Cadillac Seville started an automotive revolution of downsizing due to high gas prices and smog regulations. The Seville became the smallest and most fuel-efficient sedan in Cadillac's lineup. Read more about this classic American luxury car.

The 1970 Cadillac NART Zagato was built by GM and Luigi Chinetti to compete with Ferrari's legendary gran turismo cars. GM later dropped out due to numerous delays and the economic difficulties. So what became of the Cadillac NART Zagato? Read on to find out.

The 1967-1977 NSU Ro80's twin-chamber rotary engine gave it a poor reputation. But that was only half of the problems that plagued the front-wheel drive NSU Ro80. Read more about this glorious failure of the late 60s.

The 1968-1974 AMC Javelin was a competitive response to the successful Ford Mustang. The Javelin's performance rated high, with excellent handling and speeds that could match the likes of Mustangs and Camaros. Learn more about the AMC Javelin.

The 1974-1978 AMC Matador coupe was created to make AMC competitive in the mid-size auto market. Learn what made this popular Matador a success.

After dealing in hardware, motor scooters, and the tiny Subaru 360, Malcolm Bricklin decided to build his own car, the 1974-1975 Bricklin SV-1. Read about the rocky road that the 1974-1975 Bricklin SV-1 traveled from idea to its limited market.

The Chevelle SS earned a place among the top muscle cars of the era. It came in a number of trims and colors while the 350 engine was rated at 145 net horsepower. See pictures and learn why this classic car was one of the era's finest.

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.

The 1970-1974 Dodge Challenger is one of today's hottest newer collectibles, but it was too late to be much of a challenger in its day. Read the story of the car that seemed like a good idea in 1966, only to arrive just as a unique era was at an end.

American Motors was determined to be the first U.S. manufacturer to bring the subcompact car to the market -- and it did with the 1970 AMC Gremlin. See pictures and learn more about the 1970-1978 AMC Gremlin.

The 1973-1977 Chevrolet Chevelle provided full-size amenities in a mid-size car, at a mid-size price. Like many new Chevrolet models of the era, these Chevelles were also exceptional drivers' cars. Learn more about the 1973-1977 Chevelle.

The 1970-1977 Triumph Stag found a surprising niche as a collectible car. Part of the collectability factor comes from the uniqueness of this particular car. Find out more about this British luxury convertible and see pictures of it.

The 1969-1973 Chrysler Imperial was known for its fuselage theme because the cars called up images of aircraft. The car was meant to give buyers a sense of class and luxury. The Chrysler Imperial did just that. Read about 1969-1973 Imperials in this article.

The 1967-1974 Saab Sonetts were a sporty something new for the Swedish automaker. The Saab Sonett helped Saab become one of the most popular producers of sports cars in the world. Learn more about the 1967-1974 Saab Sonetts and see pictures here.

Jensen-Healey and Jensen GT cars had a short and troubled run. Customers could not justify the high price for a car with added weight that greatly reduced acceleration. Find history and specifications for the 1972-1976 Jensen-Healey and Jensen GT.

The 1971-1975 Opel 1900/Manta Coupe/Rallye/Luxus offered terrific handling plus an ultra-strong engine. The car is not to be confused with the later Isuzu-built "Opels" from Japan. Learn more about these cars in this article.

In its day the 1975-1986 Rolls-Royce Camargue was the costliest "Roller" in history. By the end of its run it sported amenities like climate control, cell phone and a compact disc player. Get style engine and pricing details on this collectible car.

The 1979-1982 Honda Prelude was a sports car that was easy to own and fun to drive. A solid Prelude will appreciate but a car needing restoration will never return your investment. Find out more about this practical and collectible car.

The 1968-1976 BMW 2002 is considered by some to be the best BMW ever built. It was the well-loved and highly successful version of BMW's smaller sedan. To many BMW fans the 2002 is the best car ever to come from Germany. Learn about this classic car.

The 1975-1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT/GTV/Sprint Veloce was liked for its handling but sales were low due to the odd dash with the tach dead-ahead and other gauges in the center along with fast rusting and poor reliability. Learn about the Alfa Romea Alfetta.

The 1974-1978 AMC Matador coupes were the replacement for the true hardtop coupe in AMC's mid-'70s mid-size line. They are known more as "cheap wheels" than bona fide collectibles. Learn about the AMC Matador coupes.

The 1971-1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible is as big and luxurious as they come. However, extremely high running costs make this one of the least-desirable Cadillac models. Find out why car collectors' interest has been piqued with this model.

The 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was one of the last of Mercury’s Cougar convertibles. The Cougar was equipped with a detuned 351 with a maximum of 264 net bhp. Learn more about this classic convertible.

The 1970-1979 Cadillac line was faced with several challenges -- changing consumer tastes, federal fuel efficiency standards and an energy crisis. Learn how Cadillac changed course to address buyers’ demands for smaller more fuel-efficient models.