Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Américaine

Can anyone help me? Is it a Dodge Coronet? From what decade?
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Vue boulevard Saint-Antoine. Je crois que c'est une Dodge...

27 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Sorry, can't help. It looks like a car of the 70's, but I really don't know.

Jacob said...

It certainly is from my era, but I'm not even sure it's a Dodge...reminds me of several cars I have had in my lifetime...big boats but they were fun to drive.

Nice shot, Ciel. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

Louis la Vache said...

It is indeed a Dodge Coronet. «Louis» thinks it is a 1971. It is no earlier than 1970, it is possibly a 1972. Dodge is part of Chrysler, which was just bought by Fiat.

Clueless in Boston said...

I was going to say late 60's early 70's myself; but I think la Vache may be correct.

Bob Crowe said...

We must cede to Louis' expertise. My wife and I both drive Japanese cars so what so we know? I can't imagine what it costs to fill the tank at French prices.

tapirgal said...

Omigod, it's huge! I'll leave the guessing to others :) Looks even bigger than what my parents had.

Halcyon said...

Not sure what it is but I'm certain that it will "drink" alot!!!

Frankie / Nick said...

We can't help you on this one either, sorry.

Dina said...

All I know is that it is big, too big.

Olivier said...

elle est tres belle et bien conservé, j'aime ces vieilles voitures americaines, elles font parties de notre reve americain

Per Stromsjo said...

Too big, too thirsty, simply too much.

Frank said...

It has something of Starsky and Hutch to it, don't you think? What a great pic!

B SQUARED said...

Funny that it is so well preserved. It was never a classic in any sense of the word. Must of had a good owner.

JM said...

I am no expert but I would say late 60s, early 70s. Anyway it's a beauty!

Eric Salsbery said...

It is a 1974 Dodge Coronet. In very good shape i might add.
Nice Shot!

Eric Salsbery said...

The 73 model had more of a sunken grille while the 75 model had a split grille and only two headlights instead of four. It is definitely a 74 model.

Bergson said...

Starky et Hush la la la la la la lââ

m_m said...

I do not know:) But great shot!

James said...

This remeinds me of my childhood in the 1970's.

Vogon Poet said...

I'm glad that knowing nothing, I guessed the decade!

cieldequimper said...

@ Louis and Eric: thanks!
@ Bergson: tu me fais trop rire ! Figure-toi que j'y avais pensé comme titre... ;-)

Virginia said...

I yield to Louis, who I know is in the know! What a great find in France. I love this!!!!
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Catherine VandeVelde said...

As an American woman, I can tell you ... I have no idea! What an interesting find in France!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

All these people who can tell the year and the model of the car could sound like the woman in the movie "My Cousin Vinny."

Tash said...

Nice one for the car buffs. Isn't it weird to see large American cars of the 60's and 70's in Europe? In Pula, Croatia in '68, there was a man who would bring his huge american car there for the summer. We would all gawk at it in amazement.

Louis la Vache said...

Several have commented on how big this Dodge is - believe it or not, this is the MID-SIZE model! They built a larger model that would look like an aircraft carrier beside this one! Their "small" car in those days was as big as the largest current Citroën or Pugeot models!

Becky said...

Ugh, 70s cars. Not very many of them turned out cool. Sad, really...