Classic 1970 those classic car models that have already reached the destiny
Too many things have happened in 2020. I believe that such an impressive year will also leave deep traces in our life memories. But let’s set the time back 50 years for the time being. 1970 is a year full of vitality and potential. In the era of vicious undercurrents, decline and progress are flooded with the atmosphere of the times. Many symbols of the new era were born in 1970 and have indeed become classics in modern times. We have selected a few important 1970 car models. Although the list is not complete, we think these cars are enough to become the epitome of the times.
1 Range Rover
After 50 years of transformation, Range Rover has become more luxurious, and the technology and equipment are even different.
Born in 1970, the classic Range Rover has been launched for fifty years. From the original luxury 4×4 SUV, it is now the most popular SUV brand in the world.
During the 50 years of continuous production of Range Rover, they have achieved many world-first designs. It is the first SUV model to use a full-time four-wheel drive system, and the first 4X4 model to use ABS anti-lock braking system. The first 4X4 model with electronic traction control and electronic air suspension. It is also the world’s first SUV with an all-aluminum alloy structure. The new generation Range Rover is lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient. (expensive).
2 Citroën SM
Originally developed as a successor to DS, it unknowingly became a two-seater sports car.
Citroën’s sci-fi spaceship was published at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show. All the French people began whispering to discuss Robert Opron’s avant-garde design thoughts, shocked by the futuristic style that they had never seen before.
Driven by the “Maserati” engine, SM was a very rare performance GT sports car in France at the time. Of course, this was judged by the performance standards in the eyes of the French. SM was able to cruise at high speed with its unique avant-garde aerodynamic design. The comfortable suspension design, active steering headlights and speed-adjustable steering system all demonstrate Citroën’s avant-garde view of building cars that is completely unwilling to compromise with the world.
3 Ferrari 512S Modulo / Lancia Stratos Zero
Both were shot in front of Palacio de los Deportes, coincidence? I don’t think so.
We can roughly take the car design as a ten-year interval. In 1970, there were two concept cars that are very important to the history of car design, Modulo and Zero, respectively, by Paolo Martin of Pininfarina and Marcello Gandini of Bertone. Creation, as one of the markers of the “Wedge Age”, both cars have important existential value in the history of automobile design.
To create every inch of the car body from a radical and sharp angle, the car designers in the 1970s completely abandoned the practical meaning of aerodynamics, and instead allowed the car to surpass the speed of sound visually.
4 Lamborghini Jarama
What Ferruccio is proud of is not Miura or Countach, but Jarama, who looks a bit mediocre.
We can guarantee that you will forget that Jarama was also born in 1970. After all, with the existence of super sports cars such as Miura and Countach with extremely strong performance and design, it is easy to forget that Lamborghini has a lot to do in Sant’Agata.
In 1970, Lamborghini temporarily returned to the basics and introduced the Jarama 2+2 GT sports car with a front V12 engine. In fact, Ferruccio Lamborghini himself once said that compared to Miura or Espada, he believes that Jarama’s flexion and extension performance is more in line with his requirements: ” For other cars, I tend to choose Jarama…Jarama is a perfect car if you just want a car.”
5 De Tomaso Pantera
After Mangusta’s unsuccessful experience, De Tomaso changed from mongoose to cat this time.
The most popular car model in the De Tomaso brand was also born in 1970. It replaced the Mangusta model that failed to “eat the Cobra” in the past. This time Pantera changed to a steel single-piece cabin combined with the American Ford 351 cu-in V8.
Pantera models are quite long-lived, factory production continued until 1992, during which they won the favor of as many as 7,200 car buyers, while the De Tomaso brand has gradually declined and withered during these two decades.
6 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
Although Superbird and Daytona are similar in appearance, there are many differences in details, such as the length of the front and the angle of the tail.
Plymouth launched the ever-winning Charger Daytona variant to participate in the event in 1970. Its performance was even higher than that of Daytona, and it won the 1970 NASCAR championship. In order to comply with the Stock Car Racing certification car standards at the time, Plymouth was also equipped with the tallest rear wing design in history for market demand ─ ─ the purpose is to allow the rear luggage compartment to be opened normally.
In addition, Plymouth even paid $50,000 in copyright fees to Warner Bros. so that they could use the name Road Runner and the cartoon pattern of “Beep Bird”.
7 Alfa Romeo Montreal
The half-covered headlight design is one of Gandini’s signature styles, but the decorative vents on the C-pillar are inherited from the concept car Alfa Romeo Canguro designed by Giuguro.
Although V8 power is not the trademark of Alfa Romeo, we still have a place in our hearts for Montreal. After the concept car designed by Gandini was unveiled at the 1967 World Expo, Alfa Romeo did not abandon the plan of this front-engine GT sports car. Instead, the mass-produced models were sent to consumers in 1970.
Montreal comes from 33 Stradale’s 2.6-liter V8 engine, with a performance output of 200PS and a top-speed performance of 220 km/h; this is not the last Alfa Romeo V8 engine car, but it is estimated to be the most handsome of them.