Re: This debate came up today... What year is the best looking?
This really should have been done as a poll, so there could be a clear winner. First off, I would say that the best looking year is whatever year I am behind the wheel of at any time. But if I had to choose one year? I'm going to go against the flow and say 1973! Truly a masterpiece of automotive design. Those bulging fenders and open, almost flared wheel wells, non opening rear quarter windows, the slope of the rear deck with those round taillights, almost a fastback look to the roof slope, easy egress rotating bucket seats, yup, it's '73 for me. Now I know they don't get any love because of the low compression smog motors, 10 bolt corporate rear ends and the ugly as hell 5 MPH bumpers but all of those things are easily remedied. Any high performance part that fits the earlier motors will fit the 73. A 12 bolt axle swaps right in. And a weekend with a cut off saw and a welder will fix the look of those bumpers or if you're talented enough, delete the bumpers all together and fabricate front and rear roll pans.
Now this isn't my car, although it's for sale, but tell me this isn't a beautiful car?
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