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Old 12-26-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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Best decade in automotive history

What in your opinion is the best decade in automotive history?? It can be any 10 years since the car was first invented.

In my opinion 1963-1973 was the best decade. It was a time were race cars and street cars were almost one in the same. You could pratically watch the car you drive win a Nascar or Trans-am race! Every year horse power figures would grow! There were no substitute for the all mighty cubic inch. So what if you only got 9 mpg, you could fill your car up with $10! I wish so much I was alive back then to see so many of these beasts on the road!!

Please don't be shy, and let us know what your fav decade is!
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Old 12-29-2003, 01:48 AM   #2
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...but in the 60's and 70's, 10 bucks was A LOT of money.

And in my opinion, the best automotive decade was the 50's. This decade was the era of the almighty fin, and some of the most beautiful cars made. The 567 Chevy's were introduced, and the first retaractable hardtop was made. Plus, the hot rodder lifestyle was legendary.
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:16 AM   #3
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...but in the 60's and 70's, 10 bucks was A LOT of money.

And in my opinion, the best automotive decade was the 50's. This decade was the era of the almighty fin, and some of the most beautiful cars made. The 567 Chevy's were introduced, and the first retaractable hardtop was made. Plus, the hot rodder lifestyle was legendary.

if you said it 56-7 Chevy's it'd probably be better understood.


I like the era of 67-77. The Camaro was introduced for the first time, not to mention the 442. Can you say Muscle car era?
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if you said it 56-7 Chevy's it'd probably be better understood.

I like the era of 67-77. The Camaro was introduced for the first time, not to mention the 442. Can you say Muscle car era?
More likely he was refering to the '55, '56, '57 Chevys better described as Tri-Five's or Shoeboxes.

And while I respect your choice of decade, the Olds 442 was in fact introduced in 1964. F85/Cutlass, 330ci V8, 310 hp, 4 bbl carb, 4-speed, dual exhaust. You could even get it as a 4-door.
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And in my opinion, the best automotive decade was the 50's. This decade was the era of the almighty fin, and some of the most beautiful cars made. The 567 Chevy's were introduced, and the first retaractable hardtop was made.
I also respect your choice of decade, but. More accurately, retractable hard tops were made as early as 1941 by Chrysler. There may be some even earlier, if you know of one please advise.
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if you said it 56-7 Chevy's it'd probably be better understood.

I like the era of 67-77. The Camaro was introduced for the first time, not to mention the 442. Can you say Muscle car era?
More likely he was refering to the '55, '56, '57 Chevys better described as Tri-Five's or Shoeboxes.

And while I respect your choice of decade, the Olds 442 was in fact introduced in 1964. .

actually I was refering to my favorite year of 442. I didn't say that though. Thanks for the info too. (btw, my favorite is a 69 442)
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