1970s Classic Cars

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.

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1968-1976 Mercedes-Benz 250/280C/CE

The 1968-1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 280C and CE are sleek if not exactly stylish and possess all the virtues expected from Mercedes which makes them good collectibles. Learn about the 1968-1976 Mercedes 250 280C and CE including the many engine types.

1975-1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

The very thirsty 1975-1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 didn't fare well during these turbulent years of oil embargoes and rising fuel economy standards. Learn more about the ultra-luxurious 1975-1980 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9. including the engine type.

1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am

Car enthusiasts debated the selling cost of this historic birthday model before it arrived on the market and in fact its value as a collector car is still undetermined. Find out why this model has been a subject of scrutiny and what its future may hold.

1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am

The super sleek 1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am commemorated Pontiac's 50th anniversary. It proved such a hit that the company modeled the 1977-79 Special Edition Model after it. Find out why and learn more about its appeal.

1971-1975 Plymouth GTX & Road Runner

The 1971-1975 Plymouth GTX & Road Runner was a continuation of Plymouth's muscle car, with new styling. Performance was decent with different sizes of V8's to choose from. Read about the engine of this collectible car.

1970-1971 Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe

The 1970-1971 Plymouth Sport Fury GT was the last of the big performance Plymouths. They were produced in very low numbers for these two model years only. Get details about the styling and engine of this collectible car.

1979-1982 Honda Prelude

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.

1968-1976 BMW 2002

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.

1975-1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT/GTV/Sprint Veloce

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.

1974-1978 AMC Matador Coupes

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.

1969-1971 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop & Convertible

The 1969-1971 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop and Convertible were the last of the Three Hundred series. The styling was debatable and quality started a tremendous decline. Collector interest is still lagging. Read about the demise of the Chrysler 300 2D.

1979-1982 Chrysler Cordoba 300/Cordoba LS

The 1979-1982 Chrysler Cordoba 300/Cordoba LS sported the traditional letter series 300 styling. This car featured traditional 300 styling and was extremely affordable. Find out more information on the 1979-1982 Chrysler Cordoba 300/Cordoba LS.

1971-1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

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.

1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst

The 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst is the hard-to-find result of a Chrysler and Hurst partnership. This car featured clean styling and good performance thanks to Chrysler's big-block 440 V-8 engine. Learn more about the rare 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst.

1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7

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.

1970-1979 Cadillac

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.

1971 1972 1973 Ford Mustang Specifications

The 1971 1972 1973 Mustang differed greatly from previous generations of the famous car. Today, these cars are now getting respect from car collectors. See these 1971, 1972 and 1973 Ford Mustang specifications.

1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 Ford Mustang Specifications

See the specifications for the 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978 Ford Mustang. They were offered in either coupe or fastback form. This generation of the legendary car featured a smaller and lighter design.

1979 1980 1981 Ford Mustang Specifications

The 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang was leaner and cleaner than ever. The engines ranged from a weak inline 4 to a powerful 302 V-8. For a look under the hood, go to these specifications of the Mustang from this era.

Jack Telnack: Chief Designer of the 1979 Ford Mustang

Designer Jack Telnack joined Ford in 1958 where he worked on the very first pony car in Joe Oros' Ford Studio. Read Telnack's story on the creation of the 1979-1981 generation of Mustangs.

1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 Ford Mustang

The Mustang II was reasonably popular in its time, but history has pushed it to the bottom of fans’ consciousness. Find out how an energy crisis and government regulations broke this pony car.

1979 1980 1981 Ford Mustang

Mustang began a second revolution with the sophisticated "New Breed" of 1979. It was a new kind of Ford pony car but was every inch a Mustang. Learn more about the 1979-1981 Ford Mustang.

1971 1972 1973 Ford Mustang

Just as buyers were about to switch to fuel-efficient models, Ford came out with its biggest brawniest Ford Mustang yet. Learn about the reaction among the public and automotive reviewers to the 1971 Ford Mustang.