1960s Classic Cars

In the 1960s, the United States battled with overseas manufacturers for market share, and models introduced in this era ranged from compact cars to muscle cars. Learn about hundreds of cars from the 1960s.

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1959 Chrysler 300E

The 1959 Chrysler 300E had a limited production, making it a rare find. This car had a reputation for being sluggish, but new tests rate it a second quicker than the D model. Discover the 1959 Chrysler 300E, the fifth edition of the letter-series 300.

1960-1962 Chrysler 300F/300G/300H

The 1960-1962 Chrysler 300F/300G/300H introduced important improvements to the 300 series. It had aggressive good looks, improved assembly quality and was significantly cheaper than earlier models. See the attractive 1960-1962 Chrysler 300F/300G/300H.

1961-1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The 1961-1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was one of Cadillac's top-line specialty convertibles. This particular model is still one of the sportiest "standard" models Cadillac has produced. Get more details on the '61-'64 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz.

1965-1966 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The 1965-1966 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritzes were the final rear-drive Eldorados. From a collector's standpoint these cars are long underappreciated which keeps prices low. Learn why these vintage Caddys are now top-line collectible cars.

1967-1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado

The 1967-1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado was a big luxurious car with outstanding handling and get-up-and-go. However driveablity problems from tight emissions standards plagued post-'67 models. Learn more about this classic Cadillac.

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

The 1969 Plymouth Road Runner was an affordable, no frills muscle car inspired by its cartoon namesake . The Road Runner came standard with a 335-horsepower 383 V-8 or an optional Hemi engine. Learn more about this classic convertible.

1969 Shelby GT-500

The 1969 Shelby GT-500 turned heads with its powerful engine and racy details. Today, the GT-500 is regarded as one of the rarest classic convertible. Learn more about this classic convertible.

1960-1969 Cadillac

The 1960-1969 Cadillac generation had sleeker more elegant styling and new convenience and safety features. These models helped Cadillac maintain its status as America’s favorite luxury car manufacturer. Learn more about the ‘60s Cadillac.

1969 1970 Ford Mustang Specifications

Check out these 1969-1970 Ford Mustang specifications to see how they shadowed their predecessors. You'll find vital details on the engines transmissions and other components.

1965 1966 Ford Mustang Specifications

The 1965-1966 Ford Mustang dawned a new era for American cars. The Mustang was based on the workaday Ford Falcon. Take a peek under the hood with these 1965-1966 Ford Mustang specifications.

1967 1968 Ford Mustang Specifications

The 1967- 1968 Ford Mustang had a lot more horsepower than its predecessors. Not only did it have the extra power, but also a more bulky exterior. Check out these useful 1967-1968 Ford Mustang specifications.

Larry Shinoda: Creator of the Ford Mustang Boss 302

Larry Shinoda brought to Ford a sense of no-nonsense car-guy cool. Learn how Shinoda left his mark on Mustang with his work on the 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302.

Mustang Stars in Bullitt

The movie was Bullitt. A glorious seven-minute chase scene featured a 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 fastback pursuing a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440. Read more about the movie that's central to the Mustang myth.

1969 1970 Ford Mustang

In 1969 and 1970 the Mustang had it all -- except buyers. Learn all about the personalities, the updated designs and the rocky road for 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustangs.

Joe Oros: Chief Designer of the 1965 Ford Mustang

Joe Oros oversaw designs for nearly every Ford vehicle for a dozen years, but his biggest success was a rush job: the Ford Mustang. Read in his own words how the winning design came together.

Gale Halderman: Creating the 1965 Ford Mustang Prototype

Gale Halderman was instrumental in the creation of the first Ford Mustang, sketching the final prototype and overseeing the production of a full-scale model. Read his first-hand account of the process.

Carroll Shelby: Mustang Magic

Carroll Shelby was as temperamental as his customized Mustangs were powerful in the 1960s. See how his supercharged cars were a hit for Ford and how he then broke away from the company.

1967 1968 Ford Mustang

When time came for the Ford Mustang's first significant revamp it was clear the original pony car would have to fight for sales. Find out how Ford fine-tuned the Mustang in 1967 and 1968.

1965 1966 Ford Mustang

It was the newest thing in showrooms and American culture and everyone seemed enthralled by it -- except for a couple of reviewers. Learn how the 1965 and 1966 Ford Mustang became such hot sellers.

1965 Ford Mustang Prototypes

It was a long journey from the idea of a sleek American sports car to the first Ford Mustang. Learn about the many dead ends and how worried Ford execs settled on the right formula.

1966 Ford Fairlane 427

The 1966 Ford Fairlane 427 was built to rival its competition. Ford developed an all-new 221-cubic-inch V-8 and a bored-out 260-cid engine for the Fairlane. The Fairlane was also used in NASCAR racing during the 60s. Learn more about the Ford Fairlane 427.

The 1969 Dodge Charger Explained

The 1969 Dodge Charger presented perhaps the widest array of choices in the history of the nameplate. There was a base model an available SE (for "Special Edition") option that heaped on more luxuries a hot-performing R/T version and two wild race-bred iterations: the 500 and the Daytona.

How the General Lee Works

Many fans watched "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show to see a character that never earned a salary -- the General Lee. Recently, the Dukes' 1969 Dodge Charger starred its first feature film, and it ain't just whistlin' Dixie.


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