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September 2008 Issue
 
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Cars and Literature of the 1970s
By Robert McLellan
 

Having grown up in the 1940s and 50s my automotive nostalgia has been for that period, although I have a historical prewar car preference now. We all tend to gravitate toward the cars of our youth and, for most collectors, that is for the cars of the 1970s. Thirty years seems like a long time to those youthful 30 and 40 year olds who admire the cars of the 1980s and 90s. Those of us who are 60+ think of the cars of the 1950s and 60s in the same way. Today the average old car enthusiast is about 50 years old and, with the kids gone and retirement not so far away, they are contemplating those cars of the 1970s.

There is no question that the selection of 1970s cars is plentiful when reviewing the www.McLellansAutomotive.com website and the following is just a sampling:

 
 

Alfa Romeo

Aston Martin

Avanti
     

Bentley

Bricklin

Cadillac
     

Cadillac

Cadillac

El Camino
     

Corvette

Camaro

Chrysler
     

Datsun 260Z

DeTomaso Pantera

Dinapoli
     

Dodge

Dodge Charger

Excalibur
     

Ferrari

Fiat

Fiat
     

Ford Mustang

Ford Torino

Jaguar
     

Jaguar

Jeep

Jensen-Healey
     

Lagonda

Lamborghini

Lancia
     

Lincoln

Lotus

Lotus
     

Maserati

Mercedes-Benz

Mercury
     

MGB

MG Midget

Oldsmobile
     

Plymouth

Plymouth

Pontiac
     

Pontiac Firebird

Porsche

Porsche
     

Porsche

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce
     

Triumph

Triumph

Volkswagen
     
 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, September 2008
 
 
 
 
 
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