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Luxury Cars - Gran Torino, Grand Prix and more


#1

Some of Detroit’s past efforts to build luxury cars from mainstream models – a.k.a. “badge engineering” -- produced clunkers like the Cadillac Cimarron and Lincoln Versailles. But when engineering, design and marketing came together with well thought-out “platform sharing” models, the results were far more pleasing – and profitable.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2014/01/08/personal-luxury

#2

In the same vein as the other Chrysler 300’s, the 1979 Chrysler 300 was based on the Cordoba, but it also gained the police version 360-4 bbl and the heavier duty suspension and brakes. I’ve owned and daily driven a couple of them and they really were pretty enjoyable to drive. “Personal luxury” plus one!


#3

Love the Luxury of my '74 LTD Brougham


#4

No mention of the 1970 Chrysler 300 seems downright criminal. What a stylish car. Coupe, convertible, four-door, no matter. Im my mind, tied for the best-looking American car of the year with the Caddy Coupe deVille. And as much as I love the 300 droptop, I have to give the nod to the four-door. Just about perfect proportions, lines, details, etc. Truly classic. Ragtop ain’t half bad though…


#5


My 1974 Continental Mark IV. Even though it’s basically a fancied Ford, I still love the trip back in time each time I drive it. Totally impractical, but that’s the charm of it. Long hood, cocoon-like interior. Nearly everyone seemed to want one in ‘74, even the gas shortage couldn’t take the luster away.


#6

It’s no disgrace, you know…Many of our favorite and most coveted cars were created on the platform-sharing cheap… Pontiac GTO, Plymouth Road Runner and Super Bird, Cadillac Escalade, 64.5 Mustang, 2009 Dodge Challenger, just to name a few that come to mind.


#7

What about the most beautiful personnel luxury ( unpractical) car ever
THE Buick RIVIERERA 1971