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    Quote Originally Posted by CudaMan View Post
    I wasn't alive in that era, to be fair. Would that ad have sold very many cars? Are those the features/luxuries people were looking for in '78?
    The performance of the cars was so crap that the only thing they could advertise was the cool paint work and the amenities. And it was GM, Ford and Mopar were just as culpable, who felt they couldn't do anything wrong and could just sell crap to people, and people would buy it. Which is why the Japanese, after figuring out the market during the 70's then wiped the floor with them in the 80's and 90's.

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    'All' the single female school teachers drove A-body coupes with the Cutlass being the most popular. In '75 A-body's took 3 of the top 5 selling cars, Cutlass was #1, Chevelle #3 & Monte Carlo #5 for 868,619 in sales and I bet +50% were coupes.

    The folks '78 LeSabre was the first car they bought that had FM radio.

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    So you couldn't convince Gordon Murray to sell you a T.50 have I got a deal for you the Delage D12. It's a French car so by the time your car gets delivered they'll have sorted how to keep the front tire from rubbing when switching lanes.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/19/...brand-returns/

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    Bonneville racers employ all sorts of engines Honda FC20 engine from an S2000. NOVA WAGON, S2000

    Pics lifted from https://www.hagerty.com/media/events...eed-week-2020/

    Never would've thought of added carbs to a FC20.

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    Kicking off with a true oddball today: yes, straight outta Weimar Germany came the 1924-28 Hanomag 2/10 PS "Kommissbrot" ("loaf of bread"). Just the thing for motoring to a Dada exhibition or kinky Berlin cabaret.



    First time I ever saw a Hanomag 2/10 in person was earlier this year at my friend's garage in SoCal, an even wackier cube roofed coupe.

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    Slingshot doesn't have a/c

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