Eye catcher .…
Mmmm, Cragars. Malaise-rific set of wheels.
good lookin A body, 3rd gens were always my favorite and you don't see too many anymore.
It's pretty close to the 73' Chevelle driven by the main character in the movie Drive, only his is a Malibu trim instead of an SS. One of the quintessential American cars from the seventies, in my opinion.
Sweet Colonnade car. Love the Cragars, would keep the two tone, but the hood scoops I'm afraid would have to go.No engine displacement emblems. Wonder if it might be a big block?
Love these and the later Lagunas
fyi, i probably wouldn't've posted this if it didn't have the terrible hood scoops.also, since photographing this, i started using a polarizer pretty much all the time, which would really have helped here.my favorite detail is the visible rain falling.
When I was a 14 year old paperboy in '74-75 one of my customers had one like this including the Cragar SS's, with the lone exception that hers was the brighter red w/white trim. Maroon cloth interior with the driver's seat that swiveled for ease of ingress/egress. Her car was almost as beautiful as she was, I had the biggest crush on her and always tried to be there when she arrived home from work and swiveled the seat to get out of the car. Fabulous legs...
Brilliant pics. These cars were hated by most people when they came out, because of the bumpers. All '74 cars were hated even more because of the mandated seatbelt interlock system. It was our first real taste of big brother becoming a reality. By '75 90% of the seat belt interlocks had been disconnected. And these days I love the colonnade cars!
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