Tag Archives: Mimbolove1960s
One of my favorite cars. Love the sharp-edged styling and burly engine and FWD. I think GM had a great decade in the 60s, from the rear engined, turbocharged Corvair, the aluminum V8 for Oldsmobile (that Rover used for decades), the IRS for the same Olds/Pontiac compact, an OHC six for the Pontiac Tempest, to this Toronado/Eldorado front drive system that is so sturdy that it was used under GM motorhomes in the 70s. Technical innovations aside, many great looking cars were offered, such as the 1964 Riviera, second gen Corvair and the Corvettes. Add to this list if you can.
This 1968 Ford Ranchero is a fourth generation example in a run of Rancheros from 1957 to 1979, just over half a million built in that time. Many engines were available, from 250 cu.in six, to the 428 Cobra Jet.
This British grand tourer has four full-sized seats, powered by a DOHC straight six, the classic Aston Martin engine, making 283 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 288 lb·ft of torque @ 3850 rpm. The Vantage version had 325 bhp. It weighed 3,760 lbs. Only 787 were made between 1967 and 1972. These are rising in value, currently ranging from about $64k for one in fair condition, to almost $200k for concours. Unfortunately, this handsome example has right hand drive.