Tag Archives: 1973

sighting of the day. Cougar.

The most desirable Mercury Cougars are the 1967 and 1968 versions (1st design); after which the Cougar progressively became bigger, bulkier, and overall worse.  That being said, sometimes in the right light in Brooklyn, when one sees a ‘lost’ Cougar like this 1973 (i’m estimating)….it looks absurdly large and early 70s in a cool way.  Vinyl roof, chrome wheels, and look at the size of that trunk lined complete with flying buttresses!  Pimptastic….and funky.

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foto(s) of the day. NYC 1973.

I do love living in NYC, particularly in Brooklyn!  NYC has both stayed the same and changed so much over the last 30-50 years.  It is quite enjoyable listening to city old-timers tell their version of how NYC was in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  Seeing photos is also great.  Here are 2 fantastic photos taken by Wil Blanche in 1973 of cars entering the Manhattan side of the Battery Tunnel towards Brooklyn as part of the Documerica project.  Can you recognize all the iron in these pics?  I get a good number of them….but a couple here and there which are just guesses!

As much as things change—-looking at these photos remind me of my experiences driving here every day.  So i guess not everything changes that much!

src:  hemmings

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brochure of the day. SM

How beautiful are the funky 70s photos in this brochure of the exquisite 1973 Citroen SM!?

src: lovxlr8

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the Maserati Bora that never raced Le Mans.

The Maserati Bora is a classy 70s supercar in my mind—and i’ve always thought of it as the ‘kind, gentle, relaxed’ 70s italian supercar—-with its soft lines, non-aggressive stance, and its non-angry look.  Compared to other 70s italian supercars, the Bora (as well as its sister car Merak) have generally come across as the gentleman in a fine wool blazer compared to its riotous peers in gold chains and silk shirts.

What I never knew is that in 1973, Maserati was set to enter the Bora into Le Mans as part of the gran touring class.  Its competition would have surely been the likes of the Ferrari Daytona which had won in 1972.   As i’ve understood the story from QV500.com, Maserati needed to sell 500 Boras to get it homologated for these 1973 races—-which they obviously didn’t do.  Additionally the car didn’t meet the ‘other’ standards for other classes—-meaning that the Bora Competizione (or Bora GR4 or Bora Group 4) never made it onto the the starting grid, and this car was lost into the archives of 70s mystery cars.  I wasn’t even aware of this car, until I stumbled across a photo of a strange looking Bora, which upon investigation resulted in a search which yielded minimal photos, information, or data.   The QV500.com site had the best bit of info on the car I could find, and you can head over there to read their concise writeup about the car in question:

http://212.227.190.137/maseratiborap2.php

 

here are some photos was able to scavenge online, with many of them credited to a gentleman named Andreas Birner

more photos by Birner can be found here:

http://www.maserati.org.au/gallery/MASERATI/RACE_Cars/Bora_GrpIV_gallery.html

other photos:

more info and pics:

http://www.leblogauto.com/2010/06/breve-rencontre-maserati-bora-competizione.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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foto of the day. NSU.

Hillclimb Rheingau 1973, a buncha NSU TTs

(from: http://www.nsu-bergrennsport.de/)


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foto of the day.

1973 Porsche 911 RSR

click foto 2 times to get hi-res.

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auctionwatch: Lancia Fulvia 1.3s

 

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Ahhhhh, if I only had the $$$—-i’d be ALL OVER THIS!  A beautiful example of a 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S and what the owner is calling the “Monte Carlo Edition”.

Check out the auction for more pictures and information

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150384040959&viewitem=#ht_500wt_924

 

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1973 , Outlon Park, in a Camaro

the beginning is just some conversation, quite humourous i do find!

listen to that sound of the classic Camaro. heavenly.

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