24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 20- THE 1972 CHEVY TRUCK
Today's car of Christmas is actually a truck. The 1972 Chevy truck was the last year in a body design that began in 1967.
This style of Chevrolet truck was a big departure from the 1966 model, and many considered it to be ahead of its time when it hit the GM dealerships.
The 1972 model was one of the most popular pickups ever built.
24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS:DAY 19-THE DODGE DAYTONA AND PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD
The 24 cars of Christmas would not be complete without including the biggest attention- getting device of the 69-70 era-the winged warriors known as the Daytona and Superbird.
These cars were only designed for one thing- the NASCAR track.
Any questions about how effective these winged monsters were on the track simply vanished when King Richard Petty left Plymouth for Ford because the Roadrunners were like bricks compared to their Dodge Daytona cousins.
Enter the Superbird in 1970.
24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS:DAY 18-THE 1966-67 FORD FAIRLANE GT
When 60s muscle cars are debated, the 66-67 Ford Fairlane GT rarely gets mentioned at any serious level. That's a big slap in the face to this comparatively anonymous Blue Oval entry into the mid-size muscle car battle.
Clearly that's a problem-this car deserves more than a Rodney Dangerfield level of respect.
24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 17: THE 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY
General Motors turned the key on an automotive legend in 1953 with the birth of the Corvette.
Ten years later, the 'Vette had already morphed into the Corvette Sting Ray, and the Corvette legend just got even bigger with this iconic set of wheels.
The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was the legitimate offspring of two concept sports cars from the General.
Both vehicles were geared toward a production model Corvette designed to blow the doors (and knock the socks) off a North American car market.
Suffice to say that it was mission accomplished for GM in 1963.
24 CARS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 16: THE 1957-59 FORD RETRACTABLE
One of the most interesting cars to emerge out of the Fabulous Fifties was the 1957-59 Ford retractable convertible.
Ford really did have a better idea when they dreamed up this metal-roofed drop top during the back nine of the Eisenhower administration.
The convertible was an engineering marvel; so much so that Ike himself even owned one.
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