Many classic 60s American cars are still being enjoyed driven by their original or second owners.
Many still run and the reason is because their owners take good care of them.
1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1963 Black Corvette
Cars made before the late 60s didn't come with safety belts as standard
equipment. On top of that, they usually came with power steering so they
require better control on the part of the driver.
A 1962 Ford Galaxie 500, above
Ford experienced a resurgence with its Mustang. A million units of these stallions got gobbled up by young people when it was first introduced in April of 1964, young people looking for that roar of a pony car with enough power. More classic 60s American cars rolled off the assembly lines led by these cars that the baby boomers embraced. A half-formed idea that Lee Iacocca turned into one of the most successful cars of all time, these cars was his passport to the position of Chrysler's CEO 16 years later.
One of the More Enduring Classic 60s American Cars
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Chevrolet came out with the Corvette Sting Ray in 1963, in production until 1967 and the most collectable of all Corvettes. Corvette Sting Ray boasted independent rear suspension and a styling that rivaled any Jaguar or Ferrari.
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The AC Cobra, which the former racing driver named Carroll Shelby built with a powerful Ford V8s into British A.C., was extremely fast and hard to handle. These American classics are now very rare and could command top dollars in auctions.
A Shelby AC Cobra
A 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang
Meanwhile, the 1960s imported classic cars' inroad into the US market ran into a hurdle - the new federal safety and emissions standards. The Federal regulation mandated special "U.S. versions" for 60s car imports that only deep-pocketed foreign car makers could meet.
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1962 Ford Falcon
1962 Ford Galaxie 500XL
1964 Ford Mustang
1967 Shelby GT500
1963 Corvette Sting Ray
1966 Corvair Monza
1967 Camaro Convertible
1964 Oldsmobile Starfire
1964 Plymouth Barracuda
1968 Mercury Cougar
1966 Pontiac GTO
1969 Corvette Stingray
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