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View Poll Results: Which early 70s mid-line make car do you prefer?
Buick Electra 225 Limited 8 42.11%
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency 5 26.32%
Pontiac Grand Ville Custom 2 10.53%
Mercury Marquis Brougham 6 31.58%
Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 3 15.79%
Dodge Monaco Brougham 2 10.53%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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Well, another poll (by request) of the early 70s cars. This will almost have them all wrapped up.

This poll is for the top of the line "mid-level" makes (Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Mercury, Dodge and Chrysler). These were the top of the line full-size 4-door models from each of these makes. I may occasionally post the 2dr models of these.

Buick Electra Limited: (1971)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=9914& g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=9920& g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
1973 Electra Limited:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10199 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10201 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
the 2-door
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10197 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight LS: (1972)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=63190 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
and the more luxurious Regency available later in the year....
http://www.adspast.com/store/skin1/images/pics6/olds72regency98.jpg (broken link)

1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency:


Pontiac Grand Ville: (1972)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=70232 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=70250 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=70253 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
1973 Grand Ville: (I was not sure which one of these would turn out the best, so I posted them all )
http://i21.ebayimg.com/05/i/06/be/f5/b0_1_sbl.JPG (broken link)
http://i12.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/df/3b/0536_1_sbl.JPG (broken link)
http://i17.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/2d/13/1afa_1.JPG (broken link)
http://i17.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/1b/2f/4345_1.JPG (broken link)
http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8c/e6/b1a6_1.JPG (broken link)


Mercury Marquis Brougham: (1972)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=57585 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=57582 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=57578 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
1973:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=58394 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Chrysler New Yorker Brougham: (1972)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=91240 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=91246 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
1973 New Yorker Brougham:
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10059 7&g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10060 3&g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

Dodge Monaco Brougham: (1972)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=39011 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
1973 Monaco (the 2dr)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=39075 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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I really like these full size Mercurys, where do you get these brochures from? And you could do a poll on the vans of the 70s or 80s.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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Default My faves

are the big green New Yorker, Monaco, and the Electras are real real nice. The Marquis looks good head on but I don't care for it's side profile and for some reason I skip the Pontiacs--I never cared for their style, even as a youngster.

You know the 73 Electras always struck me as an aggressive looking car with snob appeal. There was a kid in my nabe when i was a teen whose dad had a red 73 Electra and the kid was a real handful to deal with. His whole family were very difficult types of people to get along with--surly, argumentative, snotty. When he found out we got a new 75 Regal(a lesser car than the Electra) he started comparing features ('does yours have a tripometer", etc). When I was in high school he used to try to cheat off me

My point is that this car's appearance matched this family's character!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:43 AM
 
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Default the big

black 2 door Monaco looks very solid--I think the Dodges were wrapped tighter than the Plymouths and had more of a quality appearance
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:46 AM
 
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Default the big burgundy new yorker is nice

indeed but those interiors are a dissapointment. it seems like those engineers are in a hurry to do other things--look at the vinyl around the headrests--looks no better than a Satellite
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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Of those choices, I vote for the Olds98. My mother had a brand new 1972. What a wonderful riding car and luxurious. I would love to have one in brand new show room condition. And it came standard with the 455 engine. How I wish GM still built cars like that. I would be in the showroom today ordering one.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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indeed but those interiors are a dissapointment. it seems like those engineers are in a hurry to do other things--look at the vinyl around the headrests--looks no better than a Satellite

I know - I think even the lower priced Grand Ville had a more luxurious interior than that car... at least as nice if not better.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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How I wish GM still built cars like that. I would be in the showroom today ordering one.
Me too!
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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My Mom bought a 72 Olds 98 LS in 1977 when I was in 10th grade. I was the only one with a drivers license and drove it through to my senior year. I learned how to do an oil change and a tune up on that beast. It was in excellent condition when she bought it and was up to when my younger brother got it when I left home. In less than a year he had two accidents with it. Now he is a transit bus driver and has been for more than twenty years. I learned how to drive in that bomb and took my driving test in it, including parking it. Once you learn how to park a 22 foot long car, most anything is easy.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Originally Posted by Tennesseestorm View Post
Well, another poll (by request) of the early 70s cars. This will almost have them all wrapped up.
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Electra all the way for me. My dad had one, so I'm biased.
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