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1971 Mercury Montego reminds us "they don't make cars like they used to"

Who says they don't make cars like they used to? Certainly not this serious Mercury spokesman. According to this vintage ad 1959's best selling six passenger car (it's a Ford) and the 1971 Mercury Montego were around the same size and the same price. » 9/24/11 9:00am 9/24/11 9:00am

1971 AMC Javelin is a strong performer

For 1971 AMC's Javelin was completely redesigned inside and out. Already a radical departure from AMC's traditional styling, the Javelin received all new sheet metal for 1971. All the changes were not in the looks department either, according to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann the AMC offered many surprises on the… » 9/11/11 4:00pm 9/11/11 4:00pm

Climb in the 1971 Dodge Charger and crank it up with Car and Track

"If you like cars and in particular appreciate styling this 1971 Dodge Charger has to grab you"—at least that's what Car and Track host Bud Lindemann thought. The host was excited that "somebody finally had enough originality to build a car that doesn't look like it came off a GM drawing board". As this vintage road… » 8/21/11 9:00am 8/21/11 9:00am

1971 Chevrolet Kingswood is a one of a kind two way car

We've seen quite a few weird automotive modifications in our years of automotive obsession, but the two front end treatment on this 1971 Chevrolet Kingswood is easily one of the weirdest. The more you look at the two way Chevy, the stranger it becomes. » 8/14/11 5:00pm 8/14/11 5:00pm

1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is a "better than average hauler"

Oldsmobile's Delta 88 was redesigned for 1971 and according to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann, it was the best one yet, for many reasons. Equipped with a 455 cubic inch V8 for go-power, this redesigned Oldsmobile held its own flying around the Car and Track test course in this vintage road test. » 7/10/11 5:00pm 7/10/11 5:00pm

"Marlowe" makes a great case for old car ownership

Anyone who has ever gotten attached to a car will appreciate this video profiling Marlowe Boyd and the 1971 Dodge Charger R/T he has owned for the past 40 years. Although this short movie is about one particular 440 Magnum equipped Dodge and it's adoring long term owner, Marlowe's story is probably familiar to… » 6/12/11 11:00am 6/12/11 11:00am

This is the last Hemi 'Cuda ever made, we think

Not only was this beautiful True Blue Metallic Hemi 'Cuda the top selling car at last week's Mecum Spring Classic car auction, it is believed to be the end of a muscle car era. » 5/29/11 12:30pm 5/29/11 12:30pm

Found off the cape: 1971 Saab 96

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars usually found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a "found off the cape" 1971 Saab 96. » 5/29/11 9:00am 5/29/11 9:00am

1971 Oldsmobile 442 is Clean, Husky and Handsome

Car and Track's 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 review examines one of the last muscle cars made by Detroit. Host Bud Lindemann showers the 442 with praise and damns progress for killing the muscle car in another excellent vintage road test. » 1/30/11 11:00am 1/30/11 11:00am

1971 Chrysler New Yorker Combines “Poshiness” and Muscle

You don't typically think of 1970s era luxury cars like the 1971 Chrysler New Yorker as performance cars. According to Bud Lindemann, host of Car and Track, "along with all the ‘poshiness'" the 1971 New Yorker had some muscle too. » 1/16/11 11:00am 1/16/11 11:00am

The Best Engineers In The World Create A Beautiful Car: Morris Marina!

British Leyland, the envy of the global automotive industry in 1971, knew it had something special with its new Marina. Two body styles! » 7/03/10 2:40pm 7/03/10 2:40pm

Go, Baby, Go! Surrealist Cowboy Adventure Pitches '71 Ford Pickup

So you've got some John Wayne-talkin' cowboy mocking the Crazy Old Coot, and then there's some sort of bet involving jumping the Ford pickup over a 6-foot chasm. Then there's this Japanese biker, see, only he talks like Geetz Romo. » 5/22/10 12:00pm 5/22/10 12:00pm

1971 BMW 2002

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I believe Alameda has more 2002s than E21s. » 2/21/10 9:00am 2/21/10 9:00am

'71 Midget Donates Lever Shocks To 20R Sprite Hell Project

Thanks to a tip from Patinaproof, I've finally found a cheap source for the many small parts I need for my personal Project Car hell. The big score: front Armstrong lever shocks in great shape. » 2/20/10 11:00am 2/20/10 11:00am

1971 Volvo 1800E

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Lurking around the local Volvo shop gave us this 262C Bertone... and now this genuinely sporty Volvo. » 2/13/10 9:00am 2/13/10 9:00am

Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 Down On The Denver Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Another good find in Denver, just a block from the Land Rover Station Wagon. » 12/19/09 3:00pm 12/19/09 3:00pm