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Anybody looking for some 1970's PILLARLESS STYLE???

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trinacriabob    21

Favorites of this genre:

75-77 Cutlass Supreme coupe

However, of the sedans:

I would have to say 75 GrandVille Brougham

These were nice boulevardiers

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longtooth    0
Favorites of this genre:

75-77 Cutlass Supreme coupe

However, of the sedans:

I would have to say 75 GrandVille Brougham

These were nice boulevardiers

The examples of that model Cutlass, rendered in black, with the chrome or stainless trim 'round the T-Tops were/are stunning. Even today when I see a rare survivor on the road.

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That is a sweet land yacht... though my favorite years of the C-bodies like that are '71-72 when the bumpers were smaller.

My favorites of the '70s GM land yachts are the '71-73 Impala sport coupe, '71-73 Buick Riviera, any '71-72 B- or C- coupe, 4dr ht, or convertible.

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trinacriabob    21
Not an ounce of stylistic detail or inspiration in the entire 18 feet.

I thought you would have liked that...the old 98s, the "rolling cathedrals," as I call them.

But you do like the 75-76 GrandVilles, no?...they say roomy, well-proportioned and competent, but with a sportier Pontiac personality and styling cues. I especially liked the coupe with a landau and rallye wheels. I'd feed the 400 or 455 if I could manage to drive less.

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I thought you would have liked that...the old 98s, the "rolling cathedrals," as I call them.

But you do like the 75-76 GrandVilles, no?...they say roomy, well-proportioned and competent, but with a sportier Pontiac personality and styling cues. I especially liked the coupe with a landau and rallye wheels. I'd feed the 400 or 455 if I could manage to drive less.

The Grand Villes were awfully nice also...of the '75-76 GMs, I esp. like the Buick Electras...really like the front end w/ the rectangular lights, and the cool taillight design...like the '76 Caprice also. I generally prefer the '71-72s of the B and Cs, because the bumpers were smaller and better integrated, and the sides were more sculpted on some (Buick and Cadillac in particular lost some of their sculpting by '74-75).

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I'm down for the 75-77 Cutlass thing, myself. Awesome cars. One of my teachers in high school had one of the 77-78 Olds 88 pace car replica's....NICE car...

Chris

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ocnblu    776
I could handle two green cars.

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dfelt    1,870

I will pass, I want an 85 or 86 Monte Carlo Areo, those babies are rare and hot looking to me. :P

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Camino LS6    866
I will pass, I want an 85 or 86 Monte Carlo Areo, those babies are rare and hot looking to me. :P

There were no '85s, the Aerocoupe was only built in '86 and '87.

The 86s are very,very, rare.

The '87s are rare, but not terribly rare.

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I've actually seen two seperate versions of the Pontiac Aerocoupe running around Columbus here. One is silver and I honestly forget what color the other one is.

Chris

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Camino LS6    866
I've actually seen two seperate versions of the Pontiac Aerocoupe running around Columbus here. One is silver and I honestly forget what color the other one is.

Chris

I believe that they were all silver from the factory, I can't swear to it though.

The '86 M/Cs were all white.

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ocnblu    776
My brother had a maroon MC/SS for a while... I forget what year it was... I thought it was before the taillamp change, not certain of that though.

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balthazar    2,009
But you do like the 75-76 GrandVilles, no?...they say roomy, well-proportioned and competent, but with a sportier Pontiac personality and styling cues. I especially liked the coupe with a landau and rallye wheels. I'd feed the 400 or 455 if I could manage to drive less.

Sure, PMD had a touch more of styling/fluidity to the flanks, but they still leave me flat in this era. Latest I would be willing to buy would be a '71 2-dr hardtop (steel roof only), and I think they're borderline ugly, but I like 'em. My grandfather ended his 7-car Pontiac streak with a '76 Gran Ville 4-dr hardtop, burgandy with Rallye IIs. Nice car, but this period is such a sad drop-off from only 10 years earlier...

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balthazar    2,009

True- GM 'de-engineered' the A-bodies from the big cars... but once their sales numbered swelled to pass the F/S (and the 1st 'fuel crisis' hit), it seems development money was shifted away from the big cars. The effort just wasn't as strong as traditionally...

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Really after even about 68 or 70 the big cars started to suffer IMHO.

Although I wouldn't mind a fullsize Buick, Pontiac or Cadillac ragtop from 75-76. I've always had a soft spot for the end of the line fullsize GM ragtops, personally.

Probably never get around to getting one, but....

Chris

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