The Truth About Cars » 1964 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:22:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 1964 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1964 Simca 1000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1964-simca-1000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1964-simca-1000/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927065 During my recent trip to Sweden, I took in a Folkrace, saw many old American cars on the street, visited a farm full of restored classic Chryslers, and, of course, went to the junkyard. We’ve seen this 1966 Toyota Crown station wagon and this 1963 Ford Taunus 17M at Bloms Bilskrot in Söråker, and now […]

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During my recent trip to Sweden, I took in a Folkrace, saw many old American cars on the street, visited a farm full of restored classic Chryslers, and, of course, went to the junkyard. We’ve seen this 1966 Toyota Crown station wagon and this 1963 Ford Taunus 17M at Bloms Bilskrot in Söråker, and now […]

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1964-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-luxury-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1964-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-luxury-sedan/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=668282 I’ve done quite a few Olds 98 Junkyard Finds, but they’ve all been from the 1975-1995 era. Here’s a big Ninety-Eight from an earlier time. The ultimate in limousine comfort! This Olds was sold in Denver. If this Denver yard can hold off on feeding it to The Crusher for a few more weeks, this […]

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I’ve done quite a few Olds 98 Junkyard Finds, but they’ve all been from the 1975-1995 era. Here’s a big Ninety-Eight from an earlier time. The ultimate in limousine comfort! This Olds was sold in Denver. If this Denver yard can hold off on feeding it to The Crusher for a few more weeks, this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Mercury Comet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1964-mercury-comet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1964-mercury-comet/#comments Sat, 03 Mar 2012 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432245 Some of our sharper-eyed readers noticed that the car parked next to yesterday’s Junkyard Find (this 1965 Mercury Park Lane Breezeway) was also a mid-60s-vintage Mercury. It’s the upscale version of the Ford Falcon, the car that the Edsel Jihad still hates as a symbol of Robert MacNamara‘s misplaced— and probably Communist-inspired— priorities. Yes, Ford […]

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Some of our sharper-eyed readers noticed that the car parked next to yesterday’s Junkyard Find (this 1965 Mercury Park Lane Breezeway) was also a mid-60s-vintage Mercury. It’s the upscale version of the Ford Falcon, the car that the Edsel Jihad still hates as a symbol of Robert MacNamara‘s misplaced— and probably Communist-inspired— priorities. Yes, Ford […]

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Plymouth Valiant 200 Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1964-plymouth-valiant-200-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1964-plymouth-valiant-200-station-wagon/#comments Sun, 05 Feb 2012 21:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429601 I just spent two days in California (returning to find my Civic completely buried by the Denver snowstorm I thought I’d dodged), visiting family and 24 Hours of LeMons co-conspirators. Time was short, but there’s always time to visit the junkyard! Colorado junkyards are good for finding long-forgotten four-wheel-drive cars, but you can’t beat the […]

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I just spent two days in California (returning to find my Civic completely buried by the Denver snowstorm I thought I’d dodged), visiting family and 24 Hours of LeMons co-conspirators. Time was short, but there’s always time to visit the junkyard! Colorado junkyards are good for finding long-forgotten four-wheel-drive cars, but you can’t beat the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Chrysler New Yorker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1964-chrysler-new-yorker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1964-chrysler-new-yorker/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424427 The last junked New Yorker we saw left something of a bad taste in my mouth, what with its not-very-luxurious Late Malaise Era overtones and general air of diminished expectations. Let’s all admire a real New Yorker, a car that looks classy even when propped on crude jackstands and awaiting consumption by The Crusher. I […]

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The last junked New Yorker we saw left something of a bad taste in my mouth, what with its not-very-luxurious Late Malaise Era overtones and general air of diminished expectations. Let’s all admire a real New Yorker, a car that looks classy even when propped on crude jackstands and awaiting consumption by The Crusher. I […]

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Family Treasure: The 1964 Corvettes of Minnesota Slippery Slalom Trophy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/family-treasure-the-1964-corvettes-of-minnesota-slippery-slalom-trophy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/family-treasure-the-1964-corvettes-of-minnesota-slippery-slalom-trophy/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412146 My grandfather was a big rally- and ice-racing fanatic during the 1950s and 1960s, running everything from a Renault Dauphine to a Corvair in every Minnesota race he could find. Eventually, he picked up a Corvette, which he loved almost as much as his Saab 93, and the trophies started to pile up. On my […]

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My grandfather was a big rally- and ice-racing fanatic during the 1950s and 1960s, running everything from a Renault Dauphine to a Corvair in every Minnesota race he could find. Eventually, he picked up a Corvette, which he loved almost as much as his Saab 93, and the trophies started to pile up. On my […]

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Junkyard Find: Jacqui’s Chevelle May Clog Crusher With Excess Bondo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-jacquis-chevelle-may-clog-crusher-with-excess-bondo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-jacquis-chevelle-may-clog-crusher-with-excess-bondo/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410166 Poor Jacqui. Her ’64 Chevelle sedan looked great with her name on the trunklid, surrounded by airbrushed vines and flowers. Then the mean tow-truck man showed up and hauled it away. Well, maybe this Chevy (which I found in a Denver self-serve yard last week) had a few cosmetic flaws, including an unfortunate bowling-ball-dropped-from-5th-floor dent […]

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Poor Jacqui. Her ’64 Chevelle sedan looked great with her name on the trunklid, surrounded by airbrushed vines and flowers. Then the mean tow-truck man showed up and hauled it away. Well, maybe this Chevy (which I found in a Denver self-serve yard last week) had a few cosmetic flaws, including an unfortunate bowling-ball-dropped-from-5th-floor dent […]

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Down On The Pasadena Street, 1964 Edition: How Many Cars Can You Identify? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-pasadena-street-1964-edition-how-many-cars-can-you-identify/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-pasadena-street-1964-edition-how-many-cars-can-you-identify/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409391 Many years ago, I bought a yard-sale box of old 35mm slides in order to score the reusable glass slide-mounts. A few of the original images were interesting, so I hung onto them. With all the scanning of old slides and negatives I’ve been doing for the ’65 Impala Hell Project series, I’ve also been […]

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Many years ago, I bought a yard-sale box of old 35mm slides in order to score the reusable glass slide-mounts. A few of the original images were interesting, so I hung onto them. With all the scanning of old slides and negatives I’ve been doing for the ’65 Impala Hell Project series, I’ve also been […]

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Tornado Seeks New Home! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/tornado-seeks-new-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/tornado-seeks-new-home/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381612 American-made overhead-cam engines were almost as rare as reliable South Vietnamese presidents in the mid-1960s, so I did a doubletake when I spotted one in a Denver self-service wrecking yard. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a Tempest with a Sprint OHC Six, but running across an old Jeep pickup with a Tornado six still made my day. […]

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American-made overhead-cam engines were almost as rare as reliable South Vietnamese presidents in the mid-1960s, so I did a doubletake when I spotted one in a Denver self-service wrecking yard. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a Tempest with a Sprint OHC Six, but running across an old Jeep pickup with a Tornado six still made my day. […]

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1964 Plymouth Savoy Grosses Wagon Has Made Its Last Wally World Run http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/1964-plymouth-savoy-grosses-wagon-has-made-its-last-wally-world-run/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/1964-plymouth-savoy-grosses-wagon-has-made-its-last-wally-world-run/#comments Sun, 26 Dec 2010 20:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378641 The Denver self-service wrecking yard a few miles from my house had a section packed with a few dozen examples of vintage Detroit iron, plus a few MGs. I say had because they just crushed everything. Fortunately, they did so to make room for a new crop of American machinery from the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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The Denver self-service wrecking yard a few miles from my house had a section packed with a few dozen examples of vintage Detroit iron, plus a few MGs. I say had because they just crushed everything. Fortunately, they did so to make room for a new crop of American machinery from the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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