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wildmanjoe

The Year Is: 1962

The Year Is: 1962  

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  1. 1. Which economy car would you choose?

    • Chevrolet Corvair
      3
    • Volkswagen Type 3
      0
    • Chevrolet Chevy II Nova
      3
    • Dodge Lancer
      0
    • Ford Falcon
      1
    • Mercury Comet
      1
    • Oldsmobile Cutlass (F-85, Jetfire, etc)
      3
    • Plymouth Valiant
      0
    • Pontiac Tempest
      2
    • Rambler American
      0
    • Volkswagen Beetle
      0
    • Renault Dauphine
      0
    • Other (Post a pic!)
      1


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wildmanjoe    21

The Year Is: 1962

The year is 1962. You've just graduated High School and you're going to head off to college in the fall. Partly as a graduation present and partly because your current car isn't terribly weatherproof;

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your parents have decided to pay half the cost of a new economy car for you. The question is, which one?

Chevrolet Corvair

1962ChevroletCorvair.jpg

Volkswagen Type 3

1962VolkswagenType3.jpg

Chevrolet Chevy II Nova

1962ChevroletII.jpg

Dodge Lancer

1962DodgeLancer.jpg

Ford Falcon

1962FordFalconFutura.jpg

Mercury Comet

1962MercuryComet.jpg

Oldsmobile Cutlass

1962OldsmobileF-85CutlassJetfire.jpg

Plymouth Valiant

1962PlymouthValiant.jpg

Pontiac Tempest

1962PontiacTempestLeMans.jpg

Rambler American

1962RamblerAmerican.jpg

Volkswagen Beetle

1962VolkswagenBeetle.jpg

Renault Dauphine

1962RenaultDauphine.jpg

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ocnblu    773

Corvair, followed by Tempest.

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ocnblu    773

Yeah, clete, the 2nd-gen Corvair is a timeless beauty, the first-gen is on par with its contemporaries, just not a knock-out like the 2nd-gen car.

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ocnblu    773

Why you gotta pick on the little Rambler? It's a simple box with a 2013 Fusion grille.

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balthazar    2,001

Yikes. Was actually putting my hands on my #1 choice today : Tempest, then the Cutlass.

I'm with Rog tho - go full-size if you want a real car.

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balthazar    2,001

Could not find a decent representative ex on Utube.

My buddy has had numerous 2G Corvairs, but I haven't seen one of his running in many years.

However, yes; they do have a unique sound. A combo of raspy & burbly is as best as I can word it.

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ocnblu    773

They sound like six angels sitting on clouds playing the harp in unison.

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ocnblu    773

That Nova body line running over the rear wheel arch into the rear bumper is present on Impalas, '00-up. It's subtle on the Impys, as it is not outlined with chrome, but it is there.

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Camino...yes...that would qualify...

And I would be dumb enough to drop out of school, drop in a 409, and go racing.....

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ocnblu    773

are you serious it says turbo-rocket fluid on there

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They were a very well built car for the era...and Ford had a very good reputation as a builder of the "Tin Lizzie" cheap depoendable cars you could drive to work every day.

Thy were the Kia of that era, methinks.

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ocnblu    773

I do like the '63.5 Falcon Sprint and Futura.

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