10 Crazy and Cool Vehicles | the 60s | Unusual and Weird Cars
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10 Crazy and Cool Vehicles | the 60s | Unusual and Weird Cars

– [Eric] My grandfather owns a 1957 Plymouth Savoy he bought brand new. He’s driven it across country
11 times, and last year reached one million miles
traveled in that car. His fantastic achievement got me thinking about other cars from around that era. Hello everyone, I’m Eric,
and today we’re looking at 10 iconic and obscure
vehicles from the 60s, part one. (gentle music) – [Announcer] Number 10. – [Eric] Based on their
already successful 140 series, Volvo’s 164 seek to stake their own claim in the luxury sedan market, hoping to push past Jaguar and Mercedes Benz. The 164 carried a longer body than the 140 and weighed in at just under 4,000 pounds. It offered leather interior, AC, and even power steering
among other premium options. Despite its great build
quality, it couldn’t compete with the appearance of the
Jaguar, lasting only 10 years. – [Announcer] Number nine. – [Eric] Hailing from
France, the Citroen DS had an impressive 20 year lifespan. The standard car itself
sold well in Europe, but wasn’t so fruitful
in the United States with the four-door model
as the most successful. The car boasted a SAAB 4-stroke engine achieving a top speed
of 103 miles per hour with just 83 horsepower. But what’s probably the most
exciting aspect of the DS are the mini variations
it’s taken over the years. In 1964, the French
film “Fantomas” featured a flying version of the DS, complete with foldout
wings, tail and even jets. (go-go music) We can’t forget to mention Pierre Tissier. We can dedicate an entire video to him, but he modified a ton of DSs. Some were made into ambulances and vans, but the one that’ll turn the
most heads is the car carrier. – [Announcer] Number eight. – [Eric] The first model on our list to carry a powerful V8 engine, the 1961 Pontiac Tempest had a few models, ranging from the sporty two-door to the family oriented wagon. Each model that could contain
the GM Buick Fireball engine generating 155 horsepower. The Tempest was modified
a lot during its years and would come to look a lot different at the end of its life. That goes to show just how much tinkering and innovation was happening
to vehicles during the 60s. One of the unfortunate downsides
to all these innovations is that Tempests were built with a lot of unique mechanical parts. Nowadays if a Tempest
needs a part replaced, it can be difficult to either find a part or a mechanic who understands
how to replace it. But I think we can all
agree that that doesn’t undermine the overall pull this car has. – [Announcer] Number seven. – [Eric] I’m not sure
if there’s been anything like this since, but the
1968 American Quality Coach Jetway 707 is just crazy. With a length of 28
feet, it had eight doors and could sit up to 15 people. It also sported a raised
roof with skylights and a 375 horsepower Rocket V8 engine, the same engine used in later motor-homes. They didn’t sell well
however and AQC only produced roughly 150 of them, with
a few still around today. – [Announcer] Number six. – [Eric] In 1964, Rambler designed a car to compete with the Mustang. The concept was tiny, being
smaller than the Mustang. And despite receiving good reviews, Rambler decided to redesign that car, lengthening it to become the
Marlin, released in 1965. They revealed it in
the middle of the year, letting the Marlin get more exposure. The interior was of higher
quality than other similar cars with carpet-finished side panels, bucket seats, power windows and even AC. It also featured an advanced brake system and with all of these features, along with two-tone paint options, made this car very
popular in its first year. – [Announcer] Number five. – [Eric] Chevrolet decided
to try to find a small niche with their Corvair Rampside
released between 1961 and 1964. This unique truck possessed
one of the most distinctive features we’ve seen on any vehicle. A swing-down panel on its right side. This allowed heavy cargo
to be loaded into the bed more accessibly with a 22 degree incline. This truck could handle heavy loads too, being able to carry a payload
of up to 1,000 pounds. Unfortunately, there just
wasn’t a market for this design and only after three
years, it was discontinued. (upbeat music) – [Announcer] Number four. – [Eric] Citroen already
had a vehicle for both the top and bottom of the market, but was clearly lacking
something for the middle class. Enter the AMI 6, the
first car yet to equip such a stunning design choice
like square headlights. It also came with a
Citroen 2-cylinder engine producing a measly 24 horsepower. It could go up to 71
miles per hour though, weighing in at only 22 hundred pounds. The OMI 6 lasted a very long time, selling well despite its odd appearance. (upbeat music) – [Announcer] Number three. – [Eric] Jensen decided to
take their already ultra cool hatchback Interceptor and turn it into one of the most innovative classic
muscle cars of the era. The FF, standing for Ferguson Formula, was powered by a Chrysler
V Series, V8 383. That huge engine produces
325 horsepower allowing the FF to achieve a top
speed of 130 miles per hour. If that wasn’t impressive
enough, this model also had full 4-wheel drive, the first to utilize this in a passenger car. It also had an advanced
4-wheel disc brake system that used antilock brakes. A few attempts have been made to recreate the Interceptor in today’s market, but none have really
gotten off the ground. – [Announcer] Number two. – [Eric] The DB5 Vantage is a beauty even by today’s standard. It was Aston Martin’s
signature car in the 60s and there’s no surprise as to why. This sports car carried a
spark ignition, 4-stroke engine capable of producing an
impressive 325 horsepower. This led it speed off at a top
speed of 155 miles per hour. The sleek looking Vantage
may be familiar to you and that’s because it was made famous in a 007 film “Goldfinger”
being James Bond’s go-to car. (go-go music) – [Announcer] Number one. – [Eric] The Giulia TI Super originated in Italy. The meticulously designed
proportions allowed it to achieve an impressive
18 miles per gallon, especially considering it came with an 127 horsepower 4-stroke engine. This 4-door sedan lasted 17 years selling all over Europe and North America. Fans of this car are growing,
allowing not only the value of these classics to increase, but their preservation as well. (upbeat music) So, did you know someone with
any of these cars growing up? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to answer
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  • MED Eric

    My grandfather also has a second 57 Savoy sitting in his backyard just for scrap parts! He still changes the oil and maintains it himself! 🙂

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