American Cars, 1973-1980: Every Model, Year by Year
The 1973 oil crisis forced the American automotive industry into a period of dramatic change, marked by stiff foreign competition, tougher product regulations and suddenly altered consumer demand. With gas prices soaring and the economy in a veritable tailspin, muscle cars and the massive "need-for-speed" engines of the late '60s were out, and fuel efficient compacts were in. By 1980, American manufacturers were churning out some of the most feature laden, yet smallest and most fuel efficient cars they had ever built. This exhaustive reference work details every model from each of the major American manufacturers from model years 1973 through 1980, including various "captive imports" (e.g. Dodge's Colt, built by Mitsubishi.) Within each model year, it reports on each manufacturer's significant news and details every model offered: its specifications, powertrain offerings, prices, standard features, major options, and production figures, among other facts. The work is heavily illustrated with approximately 1,300 photographs.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pre20cenbooks - LibraryThing
Truly a remarkable compilation! I was overwhelmed by the size of this book. More of a reference for the nostalgic car collector or those who are restoring as close to specifications as possible these ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zimbawilson - LibraryThing
This massive tome is a must have for anyone that ever owned a classic American auto from this period. My first car was a '76 Ford Torino and it was fun browsing for that one plus many others that take ... Read full review