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Saw  while I was in line to get my Taco Time order a First Edition Defender and while I was not thrilled in the press release pictures, in real life I like it and the color. Love that it is a two door full size SUV.

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Took a short ride to check out a ''40s car'" for sale on the roadside: '39 Plymouth sedan, white w/ red rims, original spec & interior, repainted exterior. For some reason, didn't think to snap a pic.
Peeking from the backyard next door was a black '47 Chevy sedan.

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Spotted this beauty on the way home from my sons tonight. Could tell it was a Plymouth, bit not sure what model. Yoda of old, can ya help me out here? @balthazar

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9 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

Beat me to it Balthy.

Here...the fuselage version a few years later

 

The Executive Supercar - 1971 Plymouth Sport Fury GT | Hemmings

Pretty incredible how much the styling changed in a decade, compared to the space monster styling of the '61.

 

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23 minutes ago, balthazar said:

We'll never see that degree of change in a 10-yr span again (and haven't for about 30 years running).

The changes from 1980-1990 was pretty drastic with the FWD-ification and downsizing.    Not as much of a styling change, but compare the differences between say a 1980 Grand Prix and a 1990 Grand Prix.

Going back further, with those Plymouths the styling difference from a 1951 to 1961 was quite drastic, as was from 1941 to 1951.     

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As was '31 to '41 and '41 to '51

Like Balthy said, we will never see a drastic change like that.  

It seems like every decade since the dawn of automobile time, the styling change was enormous.   

The '70s to the '80s was a significant downsize, and more surprisingly more squarish.  From the '80s to the '90s, not only FWD, but the cars by the end of the '80s began to take a more "aerodynamic" jelly bean shape.  And we have been stuck in that pattern ever since. 

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6 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

As was '31 to '41 and '41 to '51

Like Balthy said, we will never see a drastic change like that.  

It seems like every decade since the dawn of automobile time, the styling change was enormous.   

The '70s to the '80s was a significant downsize, and more surprisingly more squarish.  From the '80s to the '90s, not only FWD, but the cars by the end of the '80s began to take a more "aerodynamic" jelly bean shape.  And we have been stuck in that pattern ever since. 

Maybe the biggest change after the FWD and aero shift was the last 25 years where we have seen the rise of SUVs and CUVs to market dominance, pushing aside traditional 3 box cars...

Will the current decade be the decade of a big shift to EVs?  

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I had the day off. Went to Mount Royal (cemetery) to visit my parents.  Beautiful day.  Sun. Not a cloud in the sky.  68F.  

1. light blue C4 Corvette convertible near the mountain top.  

2. light brown, air cooled  mid '80s Targa Porsche 911 on the outskirts of downtown Montreal.  Griffintown.  I was checking up the possible location of where the Tampa Bay Rays might be playing when we have them.  

3.  Not one, but TWO  Pontiac Solstices near my neighborhood coming home.  One red the other dark green.

 

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Ran an errand during lunch, saw a cherry of a tan 1982 Z28. Old boomer driving it she had her Farrah Fawcett Hair and listening to ZZ Top. 😆

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4 minutes ago, David said:

Ran an errand during lunch, saw a cherry of a tan 1982 Z28. Old boomer driving it she had her Farrah Fawcett Hair and listening to ZZ Top. 😆

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The only car I could tell who was driving was the Porsche. And like you, it was a Boomer. A 70-ish year old man.  He looked good and proud driving it.    He deserved a high five from me!  👋

 

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Saw a blue-gray Mustang Mach-E in traffic yesterday, first one I'd seen...looked sharp...also saw the rustiest Escalade I've ever seen...2nd gen, around 2005 in that pearl white that was popular then...big rust spots and holes on the doors, rear quarters, front fenders, hatch..

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Yesterday, April 14, 2021, sitting there to the side at a gas station.

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AMC Pacer!  In fairly good condition, too, considering ...

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On 4/8/2021 at 4:34 PM, David said:

1982 Z28

Old boomer

Farrah Fawcett Hair

ZZ Top.

Enough said.  Especially with the Farrah Fawcett hair.

This lady is probably of the variety that relishes, or relished, her smoke breaks outside her place of work with kindred souls.  Oh yes, this (stereo)type definitely exists.  Don't be arguing with me, folks, and throwing down that PC card.

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14 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

Enough said.  Especially with the Farrah Fawcett hair.

This lady is probably of the variety that relishes, or relished, her smoke breaks outside her place of work with kindred souls.  Oh yes, this (stereo)type definitely exists.  Don't be arguing with me, folks, and throwing down that PC card.

I do not know what is happening in your neck of the woods, but Quebeckers, older Quebeckers were heavy heavy smokers.  These folk still smoke today regardless of the health warnings and the general un-cool factor that it has today unlike the status it once had. 

But...older French Quebecker males DO smoke less than French women today .  Also, at least in the Montreal area, YOUNGER females smoke (and vape) far far more than the males.   I wanna know why that is?  

 

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On 4/8/2021 at 3:57 PM, balthazar said:

'The Death of Automotive Styling Progress'.

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10 years
 

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There was noting wrong with either (aside from the color choice), if you ask me. The 70s started the design decline for me. The 80's were the nail in the design coffin.

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