In the early 1970s the automotive world was reeling from the twin crises of new smog laws, safety laws, and increasing fuel prices…whoops, that’s three crises. Anyway, this meant that the performance of the late 1960s was gone and so Chrysler did what any reasonable domestic OEM would do…and that was the replace performance with slap-on gaudy cosmetic pieces of trim and pray that people didn’t realize that European and Japanese auto makers were building better product. What you see next is a resurrection of the Road Runner name on a Plymouth Volare, which was a rebadged Dodge Aspen. Find this 1977 Plymouth Volare Road Runner offered for $11,500 in Rockville Centre, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
1980 was a strange decade to modify cars. Folks looking to hot rod a couple year old car (probably their previous daily driver) didn’t have the same choices for classic steel that the folks from 10 years ago had — and so they did the best they could. Like this 1977 Plymouth Volare Pro Street […]
This next feature is (or should be) instantly recognizable as coming from a recognizable classic car seller out of Lakeland, Florida. The seller originally sold cars with the seller name ClassicsbyLash, later changed to aaaclassics1983 and now seems to be called classicarivals…but features the same well posed and HDR’d photos of impeccably clean classics. Find […]
This next feature isn’t going to be big if you (a) can’t remember the ’70s, (b) didn’t like the ’70s, (c) don’t enjoy driving slow/horrible cars, or (d) actually owned one of these cars in the ’70s. Not only did the Dodge Aspen/ Plymouth Volaré win the 1976 Motor Trend “Car of the Year” […]
1977 was an interesting year on many fronts. It celebrated the first time a man made vaccine eradicated a virus (small pox), the incorporation of Apple Computers, the release of Lucas’s blockbuster Star Wars movie and the death of noted comedian Groucho Marx. It was also the year of some of the worst possible cars […]
In his classic rendition of the song “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” (composed by Dominico Moduguno) rat-pack member Dean Martin belts out the stirring chorus “Volaré , oh oh oh, Cantare, oh oh oh oh!”, which translates to “Flying, oh oh oh, Singing oh oh oh.” To be clear, this was a love song and […]