1972 Buick Riviera promo shot.
Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda (1971)
Desgined by Paul Bracq & Bela Barenyi. The Pagoda name comes from the style of the hard-top roof, which is visibily concave.
Mick Jagger on a Morgan Plus 8, possibly around the very early 70’s.
Why? Because god gave him everything he wanted (ah, bet you didn’t see that coming. Kudos to Silodrome for the find!)
Citroen GS Basalte (1975)
Quoting Ran When Parked:
“To keep the public interested in the GS until its replacement was ready to take the torch, Citroën started working on the first special edition of the model, dubbed the Basalte.
The starting point for the GS Basalte was the GS Club, which was powered by a 1,220cc air-cooled flat-four rated at 65 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque. No modifications were made to the engine, and it was still bolted to a four-speed manual transmission.
On the outside, the body was painted in a glossy shade of black, and it wore specific red decorative bands on the side. A “Basalte” sticker was found on the hood, right above the driver’s side headlight, and another one was on the trunk lid. Interestingly enough, buyers could order the car with their initials affixed next to the exterior handle on the driver’s door.”
Renault 17 Gordini (1975)
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find decent pictures of the R17?
Very. And for the sake of my life, I can’t figure out why: look at it. It’s a Renault, in Gordini trim, mad from every possible angle, eager to make every head turn and ask what the hell is that; it couldn’t possibly be a Renault.
The Gordini version evolved from the previous TS, now fitted with a 1.7 liter engine. It even won a few rally stages out of the blue, at the hands of Jean Luc Therier himself.
And if you’re still not convinced, here’s one in yellow.
Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.2 (1971)
I love it so much I hate it, because I love it.
Ignoring all the problems we know it has today (those which survived), the fact is that the Alfasud was once a really successful move from Alfa Romeo in the early 70’s, mainly due to its very appealing design from Giugiaro’s Italdesign and the rather peppy engines, which ranged from the original 1.2 liter to the 1.7 introduced in late 1987.
You know what’s about to happen.
Colin Chapman prepares for another ‘hat trick’ as Mario Andretti takes first place during the 1978 Belgian Grand Prix (Zolder) with the Lotus 79.
Porsche 936 (1976-1981)
The Le Mans successor to the 908, which managed to get a few wins with Jacky Ickx behind the wheel.
Steve McQueen’s Porsche 356 (1970)
With Jacqueline Bisset (thanks automotiveporn!)
Maserati Ghibli Spyder (1970)
Giugiaro styling and the wind blowing in your hair.