One Last Look at the New 1961 Cars
Just a few more new 1961 cars to check out. Here's links to the previous ones posted;
What catches my attention is mention of a standard transmission. I just don't think of shifting gears and Chrysler in the same thought..
Looks like a lot of improvements went into this '61 Studebaker. However, it apparently wasn't enough to keep the company going.
I've learned something else. I never envisioned a moveable steering wheel way back in 1961.
I can't look at an old Corvette without thinking about the old TV shows Route 66 and 77 Sunset Strip.
I had a great-uncle and great-aunt who drove a '62 Cadillac. They said they got 17 miles per gallon on the highway, which was pretty good for those days.
The 1961 Imperial, DeSoto and Chrysler looked so similar to me, it's no wonder all three couldn't last much longer.
Another one of those monsterously large cars. Looking back I realize I grew up with the common folk. Pretty much anyone in our family or neighborhood drove the basic Chevy, Ford or Plymouth.