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Street Photography: CARS & TRUCKS. (88 Photos).

FEATURE image: 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible (lipstick red).

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. 5/2023 7.85mb 98%
Dodge Challenger (2019?). 6/2022 11.14 mb
2019 Dodge Challenger. 10/2018 3.54 mb

Like Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, today’s Dodge Challenger is a modern muscle car that is inspired by — and compared to — the legacy of its 1960s forebear.

Ford F-150, 8/2021 7.99mb 97%

The 2021 Ford F-150 ‘s solid performance and durability have few competitors in the modern truck market and is one of the most popular trucks. The XL is a more budget-friendly option compared to the XLT. The XL’s basic engine is the same as the XLT 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, 290 hp, and 265 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 XL offers first-rate amenities and excellent performance making for an incredible value.

Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021 5.47 mb
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021 7.90 mb 84%
1954 Chevrolet 210. 9/2021 6.23 mb
Chevrolet Camaro SS. 5/2018 7.39 mb

The Chevrolet Camaro SS model is equipped with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine and offered as a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic. The SS is capable of 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, performing a 0-60 in 4.0 seconds. 

1940 Plymouth Deluxe Sedan. 201 CI, 3-Speed. 5/2018 2.35 mb
1939 Chevrolet Coupe. 5/2018 5.51mb
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible. 7/2015 6.53 mb
Chevrolet Corvair Sport Coupé, 2nd generation 1965-1969. 8/2018 1.07 mb
Kenworth Truck. 8/2016 4.35 mb
GMC and Chevrolet. 5/2017 4.64 mb
5/2017 5.11 mb
1967 Kaiser Jeep M-725. 6/2017 4.71 mb
1950s Chevy 210. 10/2016 1.92 mb
1960s Ford Falcon. 6/2018 4.54 mb
Chevrolet Corvette. 6/2017 3.08 mb
Ford Mustang. 4/2020 3.38 mb
Lamborghini. 8/2014 3.51 mb
Chevrolet Impala SS. Fourth Generation,1965. 8/2021 10.9 mb

The Impala SS (Super Sport) was introduced as an option in 1960 as an appearance/performance package. It was soon limited to hardtop and convertible coupe models. From 1964 through 1967 (Impala’s third and fourth generations), the Super Sport was a separate model, with its own VIN prefix: for instance, in 1965-67 cars 166/68 was the prefix for a V8-equipped Impala SS.

Chevrolet Impala SS. Fourth Generation,1965. 8/2021 11.4 mb

From 1962 to 1964, Super Sports came with engine-turned aluminum trim which, in 1965, was replaced by a “blackout” trim strip that ran below the tail lights.

Chevrolet Impala SS. Fourth Generation,1965. 8/2021 7.71 mb

From its debut in 1958, the Chevrolet Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple tail lights. By the late 1960’s, classic muscle or “big block” cars focused on smaller models. The last model year for the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport series was 1969.

 BMW Mini Cooper Hatch. 5/2018 3.24 mb
Chevrolet Camaro. 6/2017 4.19 mb
Chicago. Yellow Toyota MR2 Spyder convertible. 8/2016 3.84 mb
Ford F-150. 6/2017 6.71 mb

The F-150 started in 1975 as a truck model between the F-100 and F-250 (there was also the F-350). By 1976 it quickly became America’s favorite truck. In towns across America even today, Ford trucks from the 1950s era still work alongside today’s newest models. 

In 1983, F-100 production ended. In addition to work loads, the F-150 offered an additional new focus on lifestyle and comfort. Starting in the 1980s, Ford truck customers could select custom paint packages and, for the first time, the blue-oval Ford emblem was affixed on the front grille.

12/2016 5.42 mb
8/2016 2.99 mb
1960s Corvette 9/2014 3.74 mb
1970 Chevy Impala. 9/2022 67%
Truck 55. 9/2022 7.72 mb 99%
1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible (lipstick red). 7/2022 7.88 mb 93%
10/2018 7.13 mb 99%
Ohio/Michigan line. 11/2012 4.71 mb 40%

1963 Dodge Truck. 10/2022 7.85 mb
Chicago. 8/2016 6.65 mb
Chicago. 2/2018 7.81 mb 87%
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 9/2022 7.84 mb 92%
1970 Mustang Mach 1. 9/2022 7.95 mb 93%
2014–23 Dodge RAM ProMaster 3500 6/2022 6.25 mb
1970-1972 Chrysler Newport Royal. 6/2022 1260px 25%
Honda S2000 (1999-2009) 7/2021 7.89 mb
Ford Expedition (1997-present). 6/2018 7.88 mb 81%

The Ford Expedition was the first full-size Ford SUV sold with a four-door body introduced for the 1997 model year as the successor of the Ford Bronco. The Bronco was introduced in 1966 and discontinued after five generations in 1996 (a sixth generation of the Bronco was introduced in 2021). Since 1996, the Ford Expedition, which is sold in regular and extended lengths, has shared some body parts and mechanical components with the Ford F-150, the car market’s favorite truck. Like the F-150, the Ford Expedition is known as being one of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road with many vehicles with over 200,000 miles on the odometer.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette. 5/2023 82% 7.90mb
1962 Chevrolet Corvette. 7/2022 7.89 mb 96%
Mitsubishi 3000GT (1990-2000). 8/2021 7.91 mb 86%
1974 Volkswagen Beetle (1938-2003) 7/2022 7.88 mb 96%
Ford Mustang (1965–present) GT 5/2022 7.60 mb 99%
Chevy Corvette. 5/2022 7.92 mb 82%
Jeep Wrangler Laredo Edition (1987-1995) 3.5″ lift, 33″ tires, 4.0 liter engine. 6/2016 7.81 mb 89%
Chevy Corvette Stingray (1959-2009) 10/2015 3.54 mb
Chevrolet Biscayne (1958 to 1975), 5/2018 7.89 mb
8/2017 4.83 mb
Chevy Corvette 6/2022 7.66 mb 74%
Ford Escape (2000-). 2/2023 9.53 mb
Mazda MX-5 (1989-). 6/2022 7.94 mb 90%
Dodge Challenger 392 (1970–1974, 1978–1983, 2008–2023). 4/2023 6.24 mb. Production for the Dodge Challenger (and Charger) is coming to an end in 2023, but the horsepower (around 800 ponies) will live on the streets forever. 
1979-1981 Chevrolet Camaro, 5/2023 7.72 mb 66%. The name Z/28 was introduced by General Motors in December 1966. In 1967 to 1969, Chevrolet continued to improve the car’s list of engine and performance options. The year 1970 introduced Gen II in a new Camaro design. The car was redesigned again in 1982 marking Gen III. There have been more redesigns over the decades and Chevrolet has announced that Camaro production will end in 2024 – and the Z/28s with it.

It’s said that among debates about classic muscle cars, none gets more hot than the Chevrolet Camaro versus the Ford Mustang. With the exception of the 6.6-liter Trans Am, the Z/28 represents the best Detroit had to offer in the early 1980s, and an excellent entry point. A great car with its own ups and downs as its model developments moved ahead, the Camaro Z/28 at the outset was known for its good looks and sleek, crisp styling. It hugged the road and moved fast with superb handling. By 1980, the standard wheel cover was matched by a rear deck spoiler and hood and deck stripes and, soon, a front spoiler to reduce drag. The 1980 models were the last that offered the quintessential muscle car power-train combination-a 350-cu.in. V-8 with four-speed transmission. The loaded Z in 1981 would cost around $12,000 (or $40,000 in 2023 dollars). The Z/28 was 197.6 inches long and rode on a 108-inch wheelbase. It stood at a height of 49.2 inches and was 74.5 inches wide. The body was all steel.

1979-1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, tail lights. 5/2023 7.74 mb 88%. Interior packages included cloth and custom cloth, and vinyl and custom vinyl. In 1980 the five interior colors included oyster, black, blue, carmine and tan. In 1981 the five interior colors changed to silver, black, blue, camel and red. In 1980, to save gas during the gas crisis, the car’s previous 130-mph speedometer was replaced with an 85-mph speedometer,

See – https://mikeduman.com/blog/history-z28; https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a43578551/2025-chevrolet-camaro-z28-future-cars/; https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1980-81-chevrolet-camaro-z-28 – retrieved May, 22, 2023.

1971 Buick GS455 Convertible 5/2023 7.72 mb 73%
Morris Minor (UK, 1948-1971). 5/2023 7.77 mb 66%
Jeep Cherokee (1974 – 2023). 5/2023 7.87 mb
1934 Ford. 5/2022 7.72mb 99%
2014 Ruby Red Ford Mustang GT. 6/2023 7.92 mb 79%
6/2023 1970 Ford F-100 Ranger XLT 7.89mb 93%

The F-100 and F-250 came in Styleside or Flareside although the Ranger XLT model was available in Styleside only. The combination two-tone option had the Regular Two-Tone (roof only) and the Deluxe where the lower body side and tailgate moldings were part of the paint option.

7/2023 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 7.39mb 75%
6/2023 Ford T-bird 7.35mb

1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible with chrome headlights, grill, and bumper along with the Thunderbird hood script. The car is finished in “Rangoon Red” with black vinyl upholstery. Particular Thunderbirds were powered by a 390ci V8 engine joined with Ford’s 3-speed “Cruise-O-Matic” auto transmission. There are bucket seats upfront. The Ford T-bird was produced across 11 generations between 1955 to 1997 and 2002 to 2005. Originally produced as an upscale 2 seater it was expanded in 1958 with a rear seat and became a personal luxury car that after 1968 was often rebadged by Lincoln-Mercury.  

1970 Ford Mustang. 6/2023 6.32mb
8/2023 7.90 mb 87%
1985 (?) Chevrolet pickup truck. 8/2023 7.87mb 69%
1965 Ford F-100. 5/2023 7.70 mb 87%
2008 Pontiac Solstice. 9/2023 7.83 mb 87%.

Concept car 2002. Production started in 2005 for 2006 model year. In the first year, Pontiac produced 10,000 cars that did not meet the unexpected orders demand. Due to the 2008 economic recession, GM discontinued the Pontiac division, a venerable American automobile brand founded in 1926. The last model year for the Pontiac Solstice was 2010. The car can do zero to 60 m.p.h in under 6 seconds.

1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala 2-door hardtop. 8/2023 7.60 mb

Fourth generation (1959-1960). The Bel Air received a major redesign for the 1959 model year whose most visual new change was the flat, wing shaped tailfins.

1964 Tbird. 9/2023 7.66 mb 78%

92,456 Thunderbird’s were produced in 1964.

1962 Pontiac Grand Prix 2-Door Hardtop (coupe). 7/2022 7.93mb 80%

The Pontiac Grand Prix from GM was an all-new model in the 1962 model year. The performance-oriented coupe went through 4 generations until it was discontinued 40 years later in 2002. It was succeeded by the fifth generation Pontiac GTO. There was a much later sedan version of the Pontiac Grand Prix that was launched in 1988 and produced through 2008 after which that year GM discontinued its 82-year-old Pontiac division.

Interior, 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix 2-Door Hardtop (coupe). 7/2022 7.91 mb 67%
1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. 9/2023 87% 7.76mb
1965 Ford Mustang. 6/2023 7.78 mb 88%
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1961-1999). 6/2023 3.49mb
1967 Pontiac Tempest. 5/2023 7.57 mb 99%
1967 Pontiac Tempest interior. 7.37 mb 95%

The Pontiac Tempest was produced from 1960 to 1970 and from 1987 to 1991. The line offered the LeMans trim upgrade. By 1964 the Tempest, Tempest Custom, and LeMans were separate trim packages with, in 1964 and 1965, the GTO performance option upgrade available to the LeMans trim package. Beginning in 1966 the GTO was offered as a separate model line. There have been four generations of Pontiac Tempest, the 1967 model year the last of the second generation.

1972 Chevrolet Nova SS. 5/2023 7.82mb 80%

The Chevrolet Nova was produced in four generations from 1962 to 1979 and in a fifth generation from 1985 to 1988. It was the top trim level for the new Chevy II compact whose inception was to counter the 1960 Ford Falcon. The SS package was introduced by Chevrolet for 1963. By 1969 Chevy dropped the Chevy II nameplate and Nova become the nameplate throughout the 1970’s. The car’s growing engine capacities in the mid 1960’s was cut off by Chevrolet with the introduction of what would be their premier muscle car, the Chevy Camaro, in 1967. With the Chevy II/Nova third generation beginning in 1968 Chevrolet introduced an all-new compact with contemporary semi-fastback styling that continued to 1974. It was with this generation that the car was also simply called the “Nova.” As a muscle car the Nova’s history ended in 1973 when the SS package was limited to appearance options and a jacked-up heavy-duty suspension although the car could be combined with a 175-horsepower 350.

1936 Auburn Cord Duesenberg. Front grill. 5/2023 7.61 mb 99%
1936 Auburn Cord Duesenberg. Tail lights. 5/2023 7.94mb
2008 Cadillac Escalade Stretch Limo. 6/2014 4.32mb
11/2023 7.87mb 82%