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24 CARS AND TRUCKS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 9-THE FORD MODEL T

So far the Cars of Christmas have been relatively modern but that formula gets thrown out with this pick-Henry Ford's baby...

The Model T.

You simply cannot talk about any modern production car without including the family tree-and this is the great-grandfather of everything automotive built in any modern factory.

This is the Model T.

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THE 24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 8: THE 'AMERICAN GRAFFITI' 1932 FORD DEUCE COUPE

'American Graffiti' is one of those must-see movies for anybody who really cares about movies. It captured the heart and soul of a night on the town for a group of teenagers.

It was about hormones, life decisions and cars, in no particular order-and a classic hot rod...

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THE 24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 7: THE 1968 CHARGER

The 1968 Charger was one of those automotive moments where Detroit got it just right. The car was a beauty and it made the first generation 1966-67 Charger more unloved than ever.

Personally, I really liked the 1966-67 Chargers- but I loved the 1968 Charger-the car was pure style from its hideaway headlights to its iconic taillights.

In between was some of the best sheet metal ever lovingly stamped for an automobile.

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THE 24 CARS AND TRUCKS OF CHRISTMAS:DAY 6: 1967-68 MERCURY COUGAR

These days there are two kinds of cougars: large woodland predators that look at people's pets as the special of the day on their menu; and hot-looking older women who don't really like the label. But in 1967, Mercury added a four-wheeled cougar into the mix- long before human cougars were invented.

Mercury wanted to add an upscale cousin to Ford's Mustang for the Blue Oval pony corral.

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THE 24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS- DAY NUMBER 5: THE 1967-69 CAMARO

24 classic rides of Christmas wouldn't be complete without including this legendary Camaro era.

The pony car wars were still a two horse race until the General jumped into the game in the 1967 model year.

Its name was Chevrolet Camaro, and it was neither fish (Barracuda) nor foal (Mustang).

It was an invented name from the Bowtie Boys, and it became a full-blown legend in its first year of production.

Chevrolet hit a home run with the Camaro.

It was a clean looking and sporty design with almost as many sensual curves as a then-young Raquel Welch- the " 1 Million Years BC " animal-skinned Raquel Welch.

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