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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The 1968-1969 Dodge Charger models featured and even tougher stance, aggressive lines, and extra power under the hood. And don't forget all the amenities inside, like bucket seats. Learn more about 1968-1969 Dodge Charger.

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Did you ever want to drive a taxi? The 1960-1969 Checker was an opportunity for the general public to own a solid, dependable, no-frills Checker -- a car version of the taxi cab. View pictures and see the specs for this classic commercial car turned consumer.

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The 1960 Ford Thunderbird was one of the greatest achievements in American automotive design. In fact, it may well be one of the outstanding American automotive achievements of the decade. See pictures and specification of this classic beauty.

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The Ford Mustang, Ford's most popular "ponycar," got a significant redesign in 1969. In addition, the company added a suite of other memorable models, like the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande and Mach 1. Check out the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande & Mach 1.

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Some car lovers might have thought that five new Ford Mustangs were enough in 1969. But when the model year began, Ford had two more ideas to launch: the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 429. Read more about the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 & 429.

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The 1969 Ford Cobra was offered in fastback or notchback form. Because it was the budget-price car, it featured rather plain, conservative trim on the outside and an austere interior to match. Read more about he 1969 Ford Cobra.

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The 1964 Imperials were the first models designed by someone other than Virgil Exner since Imperial had become a separate make in 1955. Comfort was the name of the game, and even rear-seat passengers sat in the lap of luxury. Explore this classic car.

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Chrysler thought that by 1967, automakers' methods of insulation and soundproofing had become so advanced as to make the use of a separate body unnecessary. Learn how Chrysler debuted the 1967-1968 Imperial with advanced unibody construction.

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Controversy came right along with the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. The car was originally conceived as a sleek vehicle for NASCAR racing, sporting a large rear stabilizer and pointed snout. Learn more about the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.

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Sportiness and Ford Fairlane were never synonymous -- until the introduction of the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A. Read more about the clean, aerodynamic lines and other improvements in the 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL/GT and GT/A

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The 1967-1969 Cadillac Eldorado was a revolution for Cadillac, one of the few landmark cars in its multi-decade history. The car's technology wasn't new, but the styling was a sharp departure. Learn more about the 1967-69 Cadillac Eldorado.

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The 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro was not just a me-too response to Ford's Mustang, though many might think so. In fact it was Chevy's Corvair that first uncovered the market. Learn more about the 1967-69 Chevrolet Camaros.

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The first Z-28 was to Chevrolet's Camaro what the Ford's Boss 302 was to their Mustang: a factory-built "ponycar" you could buy straight from the showroom. The Z-28 appeared two years before the Boss. Learn more about 1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28.

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The 1969 Mercury Marauder was part of a long, unfortunate tradition of performance cars that stayed in production despite slow sales. The Marauder came in spite of lackluster market performance. Read more about the poorly-timed 1969 Mercury Marauder.

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"Every view is refreshingly new," boasted the sales brochure for the restyled 1960 Oldsmobile. Sounds like typical advertising hype; but this time, at least, it was basically true. Learn about this classic car, get specs and see pictures.

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Dropping the respected names of Nash and Hudson led to the development of the 1960-1961 AMC/Rambler Ambassador. The car itself retained the bodyshell of older models, but styling was markedly different. Learn more about its history and specs.

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The 1954-1966 Oldsmobile Starfire stood at the top of the Oldsmobile model lineup. The Starfire was offered as a convertible or a coupe model. Learn more about the luxurious classic Oldsmobile Starfire.

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The 1966 Exner Bugatti Roadster was the result of three separate auto legends working together. Only 6 chassis/engine combinations were built and only 5 bodies fitted. Learn more about the this rare roadster.

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The 1963-1970 Lincoln Limousines were created to compete with Cadillac and Imperial in the limousine trade. They were also known for being the presidential limousine. Read more on the 1963-1970 Lincoln Limousines.

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The 1962-1967 Chevrolet Chevy II was a basic low-cost car that was rushed into production to compete against the Ford Falcon. Did Chevy pull it off? Read on to find out the history of the Chevrolet Chevy II.

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The 1960 MGA 1600 Roadster was so revolutionary that MG started all over at the beginning of the alphabet and named it the MGA. Although not very fast, the MGA 1600 Roadster had superb handling. Read more about it.

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The 1962-1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk was a sports car that restored the fun and excitement to luxury motoring. The Hawk was part of a plan to keep Studebaker in the auto business. Learn about the development of the Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk.

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The 1967-1973 Jeepster Commando was meant to be a volume product and came in a full range of body styles such as a roadster, pick-up, and station wagon. Learn more about the timless Jeepster Commando.

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Design continuity was a factor in the development of the 1966 Buick Riviera. It exhibits the 1963-1965 look, but in a sleeker, more exaggerated form. Learn about the design decisions, development, and details of the 1966-1970 Buick Riviera.

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Because of the popularity American Motors Corporation enjoyed during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the company decided to broaden its lineup and compete more directly with the Big Three automakers. Read the story of the 1965-1967 AMC Marlin.

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