By J. Kelly Flory
The car underwent nice switch within the Sixties and the early Seventies. the continued development towards marketplace consolidation, the proliferation of sizes and nameplates, and the "need for speed" characterised this era, loosely categorised because the muscle vehicle era.
This is an exhaustive reference paintings to American made vehicles of version years 1960-1972. geared up by means of 12 months (and summarizing the industry annually), it offers a each year replace on every one make's prestige and creation figures, then info all types provided for that year.
Model listings contain on hand physique types, base costs, engine and transmission offerings, energy rankings, ordinary apparatus, significant suggestions and their costs, scale down weight and dimensions (interior and exterior), paint colour offerings, adjustments from the former year's version, and revenues figures. additionally given are meeting plant destinations and old overviews of every version nameplate.
The ebook is profusely illustrated with 1,018 images.
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00 × 14 BSW Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. 0 Models Available Style Number Base MSRP New Yorker 2-Door Hardtop New Yorker 2-Door Convertible PC-3 23 PC-3 27 $4,461 $4,875 Change from Shipping Change from LY Wt. 41% 1 9 6 0 1960 • DeSoto 32 Style Number Base MSRP New Yorker 4-Door Sedan New Yorker 4-Door Hardtop N. Y. , 2-S. W. N. Y. , 3-S. W. TOTALS PC-3 41 PC-3 43 PC-3 46 PC-3 46 Avg. price $4,409 $4,518 $5,022 $5,131 $4,736 Change from Shipping Change from LY Wt.
The first was the famous 225 CID OHV 6-cylinder “Slant 6,” as it became known. This new engine put out 10 more horsepower with 5 cubic inches less displacement than the six it replaced, and had a slightly higher compression ratio. The engine was initially offered in aluminum and steel block versions, but the aluminum block was not very popular with buyers and was soon dropped. The engine was known as the “Slant 6” for its unique positioning, angled over 30 degrees in the engine compartment. The second new powerplant was the equally well known 318 CID V8, which replaced the 326 CID V8 of 1959.
Primary competition: Cadillac Sixty-Two, and Lincoln Premiere. Notable changes: Completely restyled. 20 × 15 BSW tires. Measurements Wheelbase Length Width Height Legroom — front Legroom — rear Headroom — front Headroom — rear Cargo capacity (cu. 0 Models Available Style Number Crown Southampton 2-Door HT Crown 2-Door Convertible Crown 4-Door Sedan Crown Southampton 4-Door HT TOTALS 922 925 923 924 Base MSRP $5,403 $5,774 $5,647 $5,647 Avg. 00% Shipping Wt. ” Measurements Nameplate year of origin: 1924 (as Chrysler Sedan model designation); 1926 (as series).