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1964 Thunderbolt

1964 Thunderbolt

1964 Thunderbolt In the mid ‘60s Ford was struggling to keep up with the muscle cars and drag racers coming from Dodge, Plymouth, and Pontiac. To get back in the game, Ford created a limited edition, experimental, drag racing only version of the Fairlane. This was the 1964 Thunderbolt. The big engine that Ford put in the Galaxie at the time did not give that big, heavy car enough power to get up and go race with the other muscle cars, so they crammed it into the smaller Fairlane.

Chevy Chevelle SS

Chevy Chevelle SS

SSThe Chevelle, which first came out in 1964, was Chevrolet’s mid-sized answer to the Ford Fairlane. For three generations, through 1977, the Chevelle offered buyers a range of body styles, trim levels, and performance packages, and proved to be a big seller for Chevy. Among all the different variations of the nameplate, the Chevy Chevelle SS was one of the most popular and iconic.

1965 Chevelle SS

1965 Chevelle SS

316521-0-lgThe Chevelle, introduced first in 1964, was Chevy’s answer to the Ford Fairlane. A mid-sized, mid-priced car, the Chevelle proved to be popular for its entire run. One thing that made it such a good seller for the company is the fact that it came in so many different varieties. In the ‘60s, buyers could get nearly any body style, and could choose from low-end to high-end trim levels. And, of course, the Chevelle also included a performance package, the Super Sport.

1964 Buick Wildcat

1964 Buick Wildcat

1964 Buick Wildcat Beginning its life as a 1953 concept car the Wildcat from Buick was a full-sized sedan, hardtop, and convertible built from 1962 to 1070. The 1964 Buick Wildcat ended up being a huge success and doubled Wildcat sales for Buick compared to the previous year. Although it was little changed, the 1964 Buick Wildcat did include an extra body style, a few engine options, some styling tweaks, and a new four-speed manual transmission.

1964 Polara

1964 Polara

1964 Dodge PolaraThe 1964 Polara was a member of the second generation of Dodge’s high-end, full-sized car. After the 1962 model year, the Dodge Custom 880 became the brand’s most expensive big car and the Polara was downgraded to second best. The Polara name was replaced by the Monaco in 1973. Chrysler intended the name to garner excitement based on the space race going on at the time. Originally, the Polara was built on 122-inch wheel base and came in two- and four-door models including a coupe, a sedan, a convertible, and a station wagon.

1964 Shelby Cobra

1964 Shelby Cobra

Shelby CobraShelby Cobra: Carroll Shelby, the creator and genius behind the 1964 Shelby Cobra and its offspring, won the LeMans 24 hour race in 1959 and was then forced to quit racing due to health problems. Instead of giving up the life of cars he loved, he turned to design. The Shelby Cobras are cars of legend and are officially known as AC Cobras. These are stylish and extremely fast classic cars that enthusiasts loved back in the ‘60s and still get excited about today.

Mustang, Mustang

Mustang, Mustang

Ford MustangWith the Ford Mustang, Mustang created a new class of cars, the pony car. Less performance-oriented and a little easier on the wallet than a muscle car, the pony car represents the best of both worlds. With the production of the Mustang, and subsequent competitors such as the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger, the automotive industry offered consumers sporty cars with some performance characteristics at a price that many could afford.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Up For Grabs

There are many cars that have played a major role in popular culture over the years, but the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in the classic James Bond movies may be the most recognizable. It was driven by Sean Connery in a number of the films, including Thunderball and Goldfinger, and this particular specimen has reached iconic status via motion picture notoriety.