Tag Archives: 1977

A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 3: the 1970s

This gallery contains 61 photos.

(Continued from Part 2) The 1970s began with carryover wire wheel cover styling from the late 1960s.  As that decade drew to a close, wire wheel covers were trending towards designs with two layers of straight, parallel spokes.  The effect … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on A look back at simulated wire wheel covers. Part 3: the 1970s

Classic Mercedes fans, 15-inch versions of the original 14-inch “bundt” style wheels from 1969-85 are out there. Here’s how to find them…

This gallery contains 17 photos.

From 1969 to 1985, well over 1 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles were sold new with 14-inch aluminum alloy wheels similar to the one shown in this picture.   If you’re sprucing up or restoring a vintage model from this era, you … Continue reading

More Galleries | 8 Comments

The 1977-1988 Porsche 924 proves VW involvement isn’t a bad thing

This gallery contains 31 photos.

In light of the fact many are bemoaning the merger* completion between Volkswagen and Porsche AG earlier this year, we feel it’s important to remember that a number of successful Porsche models over the years would not have existed without … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on The 1977-1988 Porsche 924 proves VW involvement isn’t a bad thing

The classic 1972 – 1989 Mercedes SL spanned 18 model years without one body panel change

This gallery contains 108 photos.

With a design run spanning model years from 1972 to 1989, fans around the globe feel the the third generation Mercedes-Benz SL is a model that most embodies the image of the company and the elements that led to its … Continue reading

More Galleries | 3 Comments

The 1975 – 1980 Ford Granada had a simple and effective ad campaign – we copied the cars you really want

This gallery contains 8 photos.

If you’re like me, you may have noticed car makers just don’t criticize each other the way they used to in advertisements.  By criticize, I don’t mean making value comparisons against competitors based on selling points of price, features, or … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on The 1975 – 1980 Ford Granada had a simple and effective ad campaign – we copied the cars you really want

The top 50 longest-running car designs

This gallery contains 66 photos.

The Beetle had the number 1 longest-running automotive design.  But you may not guess what numbers 2 through 50 are… If a car design is right from the start, it does not need to be changed for the sake of … Continue reading

More Galleries | 9 Comments

A look back at a true American classic: the 1977-79 Lincoln Continental Mark V

This gallery contains 130 photos.

A star during the 1970s boom in “personal luxury” cars, 1977 – 1979 Lincoln Mark Vs are highly sought after today for their clean styling and last-of-their-kind extra large dimensions.  By the 1979 model year, every other make and model … Continue reading

More Galleries | 4 Comments