11.23.2008

1960'S SPORTS CARS!

1960 Corvette

Route 66 was the coolest show of it's time...

The television show "Route 66" premiered with a story of two young men driving a 1960 Corvette around the US in search of adventure. And while deep see fishing in the Bahamas, Bill Mitchell lands a shark and thinks of the idea for the body shape of the XP-775, the Corvette Shark. 
 
1959 Corvette

The 1960 Corvette was the last to feature tail lights formed into the rounded fenders, and the last with the heavy "tooth" grill. The base exterior of the 1960 Corvette continued the smooth look of the previous years.

The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car first manufactured by Chevrolet in 1953 and is built today exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was the first all-American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. The National Corvette Museum is also located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Read The Corvette Story HERE
 

1964 Stingray! Wow how hot that car was! It reminded us of the space ship on My Favorite Martian See it HERE My Uncle Roman had one and took me for my first trip over 110 mph! Who Hoo!! Cool first one with the fast back shape.
Nice video of the 64 and 66 HERE



We had a "75 MGB and it was the most fun car I have ever had.SEE IT HERE

The MG Model B was produced from September 1962 until July 1980 at the Abingdon Works when the last MG B rolled off the production line. The Plant was closed by Margaret Thatcher as part of the British Government's Privatization Plan. The "B" was the successor to the MG A, and because of the popularity of the car became synonymous with the definition of sports car.
 


The Austin-Healey 3000 was a sports car built from 1959 to 1967, by Jensen Motors for the Austin-Healey marque, and is the best known of the 'big' Healey models. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday - and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today. 

The car was originally to be called the "Mille Miglia" after the famous sports car race, but the displacement-based "3000" name stuck instead. Both the 3000 and the 100 before it were known simply as "the Austin-Healey" in the 1950s, since the company was essentially a single-vehicle marque.




The Jaguar XKE leaped onto the world's sports-car stage in March 1961. To anyone for whom the automobile is more about romance than utility, the Jaguar XKE ranks among the most important cars ever created. And not only for its virtues as a vehicle. Yes, in itself the Jaguar XKE was a very exciting sports car, combining speed with style, savagery with civility. But then, Jaguar devotees had come to expect that from their marque. Jaguar Image Gallery



Last but not least is the 1969 Corvette Stingray! My personal favorite of all.I drove one for awhile when I was 16! Boys were never a problem during that time! Mine was "cadillac fire mist blue" It had a 427 with a 411 rear end! 1to1 ratio steering. It was a beast! Read more about this fabulous car's specs HERE

  

4 comments:

Don said...

Great blog. I can relate to everything I see here so far. In fact, I drove the MGB (green) when I was 15. Sold it (dad) less than a year later for a '66 Mustang.

RetroKimmer said...

I had a 65 yellow mustang convertible too! but driving that MGB was the best in the summertime! Thanks alot let me know if you have any topic you might want to see.

dimitri said...

Thanks for posting! Love classic cars!

Earl said...

That 89 Corvette was a hell of a thing to drive when you're 16! half your luck.

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