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Question of the Day: What is your favorite 1971-72 American car?

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With Dodge’s recent announcement for the final V8 Challenger and Charger models for 2023, it’s the end of an era. It almost feels like 1970 because, the following year, General Motors lowered compression in 1971, and Ford and Chrysler joined in 1972.

So what is your favorite car from the beginning of the dark ages?

1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454
1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454 (Image courtesy of Chevrolet Media)
Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


  1. My favorite 71-72 American car is the Buick Riviera. The love it or hate it boat tail styling works fine for me. Prefer mine without the vinyl top please.

  2. 1971 – 1972 Buick Centurion 2 door convertible. The lines on that car are great with a 455 and a ride that was/is awesome. I happened to pick one up 3 years ago and fully restored it with minor updates to A/C and stereo. Other than that, it’s original and beautiful.

  3. 1971 Olds 442 Convertible, Ram Air Hood, 455 Engine, 400 Trans, Triple Black with Red Hood and Body Stripes, PB, PW , PW Top, PS, Tilt Steering, PW Driver Seat, PW Trunk, Rallye Pack, Cruise Control, AM/FM 8-Track, Posi 3.23 10 Bolt Rear End. 1 of only 1304 Convertible 442 made for 1971.
    It is my favorite because I own it….


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