Time Warp Memories

1950's,1960's & 1970's
Classic Chevrolet & Pontiac cars.

Everyone has fond memories of their first or favorite classic car. (good, bad or ugly). It is like we have a Classic Car love affair. Cruising was a part of the youth culture we grew up with.
Gas prices were never a problem in those good old days. Cars were built for speed and looks not MPG. Automobile advertisers had catchy slogans like "See the USA in your Chevrolet" and many Americans did just that. Route 66, Ventura Highway and many other cruising streets had TV shows and songs named after them. Muscle Cars and Hot Rods were roaring down the streets and local drag ways and back streets. Tires were squealing in High School parking lots and stop signs. Everyone had a dream to drive the coolest and fastest car around.
Buying auto insurance wasn't a headache and didn't cost a fortune. We didn't bother to compare car insurance, we went into town and bought it from our local agent, who was probably the local Boy Scout leader or neighbor next door.
This page celebrates those Classic Chevy & Pontiac cars of the 50's, 60's & 70's that filled our dreams and our driveways. These are the cars we remember taking to the Drive-in movie with that special date on Saturday night or cruising the A&W Drive-in with family and friends. No wonder these cars hold such a special place in our hearts. The automobile Drive-in and the cars we drove are Classic Americana.
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1965 Chevy Commercials
TV Star endorsements
Classic Chevy Cars Vintage Muscle Cars
Chevy Bel Air
Everyone wanted to own, The Hot One. The 1955 and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Airs are the most admired cars of the post-war era. These two cars introduced styling and performance to the popular price buyer, making the Bel Air truly the junior Cadillac. With its two-tone paint job and V8 engine, the 1955 Bel Air easily earned its nickname of the Hot One. In 1957, Chevrolet ads proclaimed the Hot One`s even Hotter. And it certainly was with a 283 horsepower fuel injected V8 engine. No wonder over 1.5 million were produced and these cars have become automobile icons.
1958 Chevy Impala
Long, Low and Loaded
The First Impala Ever.
In 1958, General Motors celebrated their 50th anniversary by completely redesigning their flagship brand, Chevrolet. Using the ad slogan of "All New, All Over Again, Chevrolet was able to regain their #1 sales position from Ford. As part of this new styling, Chevrolet introduced the Impala. Named for the sleek African antelope, the Impala was longer, lower and wider than anything in its class. Despite being a Limited Edition and the top of the line at $2844, over 55,000 Impalas were sold.
1959 Chevy Corvette
Could it really be 50 years since Americans thrilled to the sight of their first Corvette speeding down the roads? For generations of young men, owning a Corvette has been the ultimate dream. T-Birds, Mustangs, Prowlers; nothing has consistently stood for sports car performance and design like the Vette. The 1959 Corvette presented here has been selected as a Milestone Car.
The $3875, 1959 convertible combined a 283 cubic inch 230 horsepower V-8 with a redesigned Body by Fisher, resulting in great handling and sizzling performance for the almost 10,000 rolling of the St. Louis assembly line.
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan
Experts consider 1955 to be the start of Chevrolet's "Modern Classic" era. Not only did it feature all new styling but it introduced the 162 horsepower small-block V-8. Chevrolet leaped past Ford into the #1 spot with their best sales year to date. 1959 also featured all new styling plus the introduction of Chevrolet's most famous model line-Impala. There was no mistaking these cars, with their acres of glass and cats eye tail lights.
The Glass Palace.
Bold new styling for the 1959 Impala Sedan included wrap-around front and back windshields. No car has ever had as much glass. With its unique tail lights, overhanging roof and bat fin rear, it was a great example of the outrageous styling of that year. At $2782 for the V-8 version, the Impala Sedan was one of the reasons Chevrolet had another #1 finish, just ahead of Ford.
Chevy Impala attire
1963 Chevrolet Impala
She's Real Fine, My 409.
Super Sport Option takes off.
Over 150,000 1963 Impala's, about 10% of the total production, featured the Super Sport option package. For $161 above the Sport Coupe's base price of $2667, drivers received trim and interior options, the most important of which was front bucket seats with center consoles, standard issue on most cars 40 years later. Offering the widest assortments of models in their history, Chevrolet's "Jet Smooth" ride was #1 in sales with over 2.2 million sold. Impala was the top of the line and accounted for almost 2/3d's of this total.
1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS
A Rare Breed.
Only 201 of these 1965 SS 396 Chevelles were assembled, also known as the 'Malibu SS'. These beauties were produced as a preview of the '66 models, and still leave the Chevy fans speechless.
1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 396
Factory Built Race Car.
Originally designed to compete in Trans Am racing, the Camaro was GMs answer to the Ford Mustang. With the Z28 performance option, the 1967 Camaro had the handling and power to compete with the original pony car. Only 602 Camaro Z28s were produced in 1967, and it won the Trans Am category at the Sebring 12 Hours race.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
Move over GTO and 4-4-2 The Chevelle SS 396 was introduced as Chevy's answer to those two automotive superstars, and did not disappoint. The big-block V-8 could crank out 375 bhp, and the 1967 SS had beefed-up suspension and rear axle. In the end, the SS 396 was the second best-selling muscle car, behind the Pontiac GTO.
1974 Chevrolet Vega Hatchback
Chevrolets Answer to the Imports.
The Little Car That Changed the World? Maybe not. The Vega was made for those of us who dreamt of owning a cool car but had to settle for economy.
The Vega was developed by Chevrolet in 1971 as an answer to the small foreign economy cars flooding the U.S. Although only lasting until 1977, the Vega was a popular car with many firsts. 1974 was by far its best year with over 450,000 sold, more than half being the $2192 Hatchback. This years Vega was the first GM car with front wheel disc brakes and first American car to use aluminum bumpers. The sporty makeover it received that year included the slotted shovel-nose front grille.
Although Chevy Vega were not built as Muscle Cars many of these little cars were upgraded for Drag Racing with amazing results.
Classic Pontiac Cars Vintage Muscle Cars
1965 Pontiac GTO
The GTO was and is an icon of the 1960's cars and music culture. This car was known for the Tiger under the hood and that Tiger delivered! The redesigned styling of the 65 gave this car a powerful look to match the power under the hood. Despite the Beach Boys song, there was nothing little about the GTO. It was big, bold and beautiful.
Ultimate GTO picture website
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
Judge and Jury
There was no questioning the authority of the Pontiac GTO Judge in 1969. With eye-catching pain schemes and tire-shredding power, these machines were the quintessential muscle cars. This car gave new meaning to the Laugh-in TV Show line "here come the Judge".
1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
The Golden Era... 1966 to 1972
American Muscle Cars burst on the scene
Pontiac's Firebird Trans Am was more than just a powerful looking car. It had the power under the hood to live up to its name. The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am was immortalized when Burt Reynolds hit the big screen in Smokey and the Bandit.

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