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November 9, 2021

35 Vintage Photos of People With ’60s Automobiles

The average 1960s cars costs about $2,752, and a gallon of gas was around 31 cents. The 1960s were a time of change: the Civil Rights movement as led by Martin Luther King Jr., the Women’s Movement with its demand for equal rights, Russia beat the US into outer space, Elvis hits the UK, the Beatles hit world big time, the advent of the counterculture when hair grew longer and beards became common and reaching its zenith in August 1969 at Woodstock, and later in the decade, man set foot on the moon.

The 1960s automobiles belonged to a distinct decade of automobile history with the advent of economy, muscle and pony cars. The 1960s saw the American automobile industry consolidating into the Big Three: General Motors, FordChrysler and American Motors. These firms not only dominated the domestic market with the sales of the 1960s cars, but the global market as well. In 1960, American companies built 93 percent of the autos sold in the United States and 48 percent of world .

In the mid 1950s, however, led by Volkswagen and soon followed by Fiat, Renault, Datsun (Nissan), and Hillman, imports began to nibble their way into the rich American market. The growing presence of imports disturbed Detroit, and the Big Three responded with their own small 1960s cars. GM produced the Corvair, Ford the Falcon, and Chrysler the Valiant.

Here below is a set of amazing vintage photos that shows people with ’60s automobiles.

1960 Ford Galaxie 4-Door Sedan

1960 Chevolet Impala

1960 Edsel Villager Station Wagon

1960 Ford Country Squire

1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1960 Ford

1960 Mercury Monarch Richelieu

1960 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop

1960 Plymouth

1960 Plymouth Belvedere

1960 Plymouth Fury

1960 Plymouth Fury

1960 Pontiac Catalina Safari Wagon

1960 Rambler Ambassador 4-Door Sedan

1960 Rambler Custom

1961 Buick Invicta Riviera

1961 Chevrolet Impala Wagon

1961 Chevrolet Impala

1961 Ford Galaxie

1961 Ford Starliner

1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible

1961 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe

1961 Plymouth Savoy

1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Coupe

1962 Chevrolet

1962 Dodge Convertible

1962 Dodge Dart 440 Station Wagon

1962 Plymouth Fury 4-Door Sedan

1963 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Hardtop

1963 Pontiac LeMans

1963 VW Camper

1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

1965 Buick Skylark GS

1969 Dodge Coronet 500

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