Sunday, August 11, 2013

Classic Cars of the 1970's

Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am side view
The 1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am has emerged as a 1970s classic.  
Classic cars of the 1970's had to struggle with performance-robbing emissions regulations and fuel-economy restrictions, but as you'll see by linking to those in the chart below, that didn't mean the decade suffered a shortage of great automobiles.

The 1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda Coupes brought down the curtain on the muscle-car age in style.

The 1971 Opel Manta Coupe showed you didn't need a big engine to have big fun. And the 1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am proved high performance wasn't really dead, after all.

For more on these and other classic cars of the 1970's, see:

1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst1970-1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertibles1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda Coupes1970-1990 Mercedes-Benz SL (R107)
1970-71 Plymouth Sport Fury GT1971-1973 Mercury Cougar1971-1975 Opel 1900/Manta Coupe/Rallye/Luxus1971-1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible
1971-1981 Mercedes-Benz SLC1971-75 Plymouth GTX & Road Runner1973-1975 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds1973-1979 Jaguar XJ6/XJ12 Series II
1974-1978 AMC Matador Coupes1975-1978 Jaguar XJC1975-1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT/GTV/Sprint Veloce1975-1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9
1975-86 Rolls-Royce Camargue1976 Pontiac Firebird Limited Edition Trans Am1976-1990 Lagonda1978-1987 BMW 7-series
1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am1979-1982 Chrysler Cordoba 300/Cordoba LS1979-1982 Honda Prelude1979-1986 Jaguar XJ6 Series III
1979-1989 Maserati Quattroporte

Source: Howstuffworks