Cars that you/your family owned in the 70's

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    glocke12

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    Was going through some old photos, and found some cars that were in my family back in the 70's when I was growing up, made me feel nostalgic so thought Id see what others had back than.

    My family had the following:

    1) 1972 Plymouth Fury III 4 dour (parents)
    2) Late 70s (maybe early 80s) Chrysler Cordoba (with rich Corinthian leather) -parents
    3) 67 Mustang (brother)
    4) Desoto (brother)
    5) Barracuda
     
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    Even though I wasn't born yet in the 1970s, from what I understand from old photos they had an early 70s Chevy Vega when my mom and dad got married, a mid 70s Cougar, by the time they had my older brother and sister, then a '78 Olds Cutlass Wagon by the time they had me. Which I actually do remember. My pop had an Austin Mini before he got married; which was the only relatively cool car he ever owned, lol.
     
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    flopticalcube

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    67 Ford Falcon
    71 Mustang (I remember riding on the rear deck under the fastback window as a child :eek:)
    74 Blazer
    78 Dodge panel van (slant six with 4 on the floor)

    Got my first car in 1980 - a 74 Dodge Charger that was a HEAP of shlt.
     
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    Apple OC

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    67 Camaro SS
    69 RoadRunner
    71 Mustang :cool:
     
  5. Mr. McMac, Nov 20, 2010
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    Mr. McMac

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    I purchased these new
    1971 Volkswagon Beetle
    1973 Mazda RX3 (rotary engine)
    1975 Honda Civic S
     
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    bruinsrme

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    duster, fury II, and satellite
    my grandpa had an Opel
     
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    Families Current Project 69 Goat
     
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    gilkisson

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    '65 Chevy Pickup 3-on-the-tree
    '69 Chevy Impala
    '73 Dodge Charger
    '69 International Scout 4x4
    '73 Ford F-something 4x4
    '74 Dodge Coronet
    '72 VW Bug (Baja'd)
    '76 Chevy Vega Station Wagon (5-speeds of crapwagon)
     
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    iMpathetic

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    My family had this and then parked it for 15 years -- and now I'm 16 and it's mine! :)

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    robbieduncan

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    I was only born in '78 so I'm not sure what my parents had for most of the '70s. I do know that in '79 they drove all through Europe for the summer (so I celebrated my first birthday in Italy) in a bright yellow 2CV. Probably a bit like this:
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    The first car I remember my parents having was like this:
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    A Vauxhall Viva

    We then had something like this (but with out the vinyl roof):
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    Ford Escort MkII
     
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    OllyW

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    1970-72 '70 Ford Escort 1.3XL
    1972-73 '72 Morris Marina 1.3
    1973-75 '73 Ford Escort 1.3L Estate
    1975-76 '75 Ford Escort 1.6L Estate
    1976-79 '73 Wolseley Six

    My favourite two were the '70 Escort and the Wolseley Six.

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    Not Dad's actual cars, they were both metallic green.
     
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    My grand dad and great uncle both had Wolseleys. Must have been the car to have in the area!
     
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    OllyW

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    Luxury on a budget. It was the illuminated Wolseley badge that did it for me. :D
     
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    Mom's first car was a 64.5 Mustang with a 289. Had a bf at the time who was a body man who owned a light blue '66 or '67 GTO convertible they used to cruise around the lakes, so he stripped the Mustang down and sprayed it maroon, and threw on then-appropriate "baby moons and beauty rings". My mom drove that for a few years until a drunk Tboned her on the driver's side in a Lincoln Continental in 1976. Spent time learning how to walk again, and the insurance came through with more than enough of a settlement at the time to strut on to the showroom floor and pick up a silver/black '77 Camaro brand new, her first new car. Still had it til I was about 3, I remember it kinda well. In the interim until the insurance money came through, she had a dark green '74 Mustang II Mach I which she said was a horrible pile even though it was only two years old.

    Meanwhile, my dad had a Grabber Blue '70 Boss 302. If only he would've kept it...
     
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    My dad got company cars, but the two I remember him having were a 73 Pontiac Catalina with the police interceptor package. (The company let him pick out his cars and he was friends with the GM dealership owner). He later got a tank in the 76 Oldsmobile Delta 88. The last 70s car was a 79 Ford LTD, which ended up being a total POS. He went back to Olds after that.

    My mom had this mid 70s Chevy Caprice. Since we had a huge travel trailer to pull around, she ended up with a 79 Ford full size van. That thing was huge. My brother and I would run around and play in the open area in the back. OH the horror of not being completely strapped down in kiddie seats!
     
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    What are the chances!!! This is my own car, parked near my house in Thessaloniki, Greece!
     
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    In the 70's I was a little kid but my mother had a 1972 MG Midget and a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
     
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    Scepticalscribe

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    Great car, lots of character, and almost indestructible.

    Really? How extraordinary....


    Actually, from childhood, I remember most of the GB cars posted on this thread - a true blast from the past. The Wolseley was a very spacious car - I remember the parents of school friends had one......

    In the 1970s, my Dad firstly, had an Opel Kadett; (all his 60s cars had been Mini minors of some description, and earlier still, he had a Morris Minor).
    This was followed by an (Hillman) Avenger (a fairly spacious British car which was the first four door car we had; I remember my Mum disliked driving it.)

    After the Avenger, he bought a Datsun, as Nissan were called at the time, a nifty car. Japanese cars were just beginning to be seen on European roads by the mid 1970s.

    The Nissan was followed by a Mazda 323, for a year or two, which was followed, just at the end of the decade by a Renault 18, which rather I liked.
     
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    flopticalcube

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    1970-1974

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    I think my dad was going through a mid-life crisis. Travelled all over North America with my brother in this with the tent trailer in tow. Ours was not in Mach 1 trim, however.

    1974-1980

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    Still working on that crisis, I think.
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    my parents had two of these during the 1970s......one green and one blue......they were the perfect car for high speed driving on the interstate

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  22. SkyBell, Nov 10, 2012
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    SkyBell

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    My parents were only teenagers themselves in the 70's and just starting to drive, so I couldn't tell you much. I recall my dad said his first car was a 1950-something Chevy Delray, that was bright yellow. He told me the engine went right after he got it, and he worked three jobs one summer to save up for a new one. :)

    My mom told me once she drove a white Datsun car for a few years - until the parking brake failed one day and it rolled backwards into a lake. :p Her parents kept it on their property until just a few years back all that time. Looked something like this, IIRC
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