Tag Archives: 1960

  • Save All The Classics- Pulling a 1960 Oldsmobile out of its tomb.

    Nick fondly remembered this side of his family having cool old cars since his years as a wee little one visiting on the holidays and to watch the Mummers Parade. After speaking with his family, he found out that one of the cars was still stashed away in their large garage in the city behind the house. The house and garage have been uninhibited for a number of years as his great Aunt was in poor health. He struck a deal and asked myself and Joe R. here at Eastwood to come help him extract the car from it's tomb.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • 1960 Dream Car... A Survivor For Over 50 Years- Plymouth XNR Concept


    Mystery...intrigue...revolution— and I'm not even talking about the car's design!

    It all started when the concept car you see above was conceived by Chrysler to compete with the highly popular Chevrolet Corvette. This 1960 Plymouth XNR featured a high-performance, 250-HP engine that could deliver a top speed of 150 mph, so it might have been worthy competition.

    But Chrysler soon realized that a one-seat roadster, one with a very unusual asymmetrical fin behind the driver, had little, if any, chance in the automotive market.

    Rather than send it to a junkyard, this piece of automobile history was shipped off to the renown Carrozzeria Ghia design studio and coach builder in Italy. It eventually ended up in one of the garages of Mohammad Reza Pahlevi, a passionate car collector who also happened to be the Shah of Iran. He later sold it to a Kuwaiti businessman, and then this 1960 Plymouth XNR disappeared for more than a decade...until the car was discovered hiding smack dab in the middle of a Middle Eastern civil war.

    For the rest of the story, click here.

    For more pictures of this unique automobile, click here.

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