View Full Version : Some gas monsters of the 70's

07-16-2008, 01:42 AM
I found this article interesting and it's worth reading...

I wonder if these cars (if they were existing) can be converted into a hybrid. (I read it in some blogs that some ordinary cars can be converted into a hybrid...):run:

Well, here it is!

With the gas prices soaring up, this post is perfect. Think of it as commiserating. Cutting to the chase of it all, listed below are the vehicles that thrived on being gas guzzlers way back in the 70s, when bell bottoms and huge sunglasses were directly proportional to being cool.


1970-1973 Chrysler Imperial This car’s average miles per gallon (MPG) was 10 to 16. Way back when it was still brand spankin’ new, the Chrysler Imperial saw the 40 to 65 cents’ worth of gas. There were changes made in the grille and the front fascia over the years. By 1975, it finally bowed out of the market due to poor economy.


1977-1979 Lincoln Mark V This was one car which truly thrived on luxury. It had editions made with the help of world-renowned designers such as Cartier and Gucci. This Lincoln had an MPG that was somewhere between 3.5 to 7. During that time, the average cost of one gallon of gas was 65 cents to 90 cents.


1970-1979 Lincoln Continental Here is another Lincoln that was a gas guzzler in the 70s. The Lincoln Continental is eye-catching mainly because of its colors and its use of chrome, vinyl and steel. Under its hood is a 460 cid V8 engine and has an MPG of 7 to 12. For each gallon of gas, the owners of this car had to shell out 40 cents to 90 cents.


1971-1973 Buick Riviera Designed outrageously, this Buick had an average MPG that is between 5 and 8. Up until this day, this Buick Riviera model of the 70s is still worth as much as $25,000. Oh, were you going to ask about its way back when cost of gallon? It’s somewhere between 44 cents and 65 cents.


1971-1978 Oldsmobile Toronado Comfort and style. That’s what the 70 Oldsmobile Toronado was all about. Even made more appealing was the XSR prototype model, as this actually had retractable tops (powered). But back to “those days”: The cost of one gallon of gas for this pretty car was between 44 cents and 77 cents. Its average MPG was between 10 and 15.


1971-1978 Cadillac Eldorado 500 cid V8 engine had undoubtedly been a gas guzzler in its time. But never mind that, as it is truly made even more beautiful with each time it had undergone some revamp. The average MPG of this breathtaking car is somewhere between 16 and 18. And just exactly how much did one gallon of gas cost those days for this car? It was reportedly 44 cents to 77 cents.


1974-1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Talisman If its style you’re after and if you’re filthy rich, then the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Talisman is what you might be looking for. Sleek and elegant, this car had an average MPG of 11 to 16. You would’ve needed to dig into your pockets for each gallon of gas is acquired. The cost of one gallon of gas was 53 cents to 59 cents.


1976-1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham Sculpted bumper, noticeable wheel skirts and a spacious backseat – These are what made the Chrysler New Yorker Brougham a winner in terms of looks. It was a winner, too, when it came to devouring gas. Its average MPG was somewhere along 14 to 17. It had cost 59 cents to 77 cents for just one gallon of gas.


1976-1979 Cadillac Seville This was the car based on the Chevrolet Nova and was Cadillac’s most compact and yet most luxurious sedan. Fancy this? Its average MPG was somewhere between 17 and 21, with its gas costing 59 cents to 90 cents per gallon. Still fancy this? Of course! If you’re rich and you can afford it, why not?

Source: Autopartswarehouse.com

07-16-2008, 02:11 AM
lol informative :D

i hope its not spam like the other thread? haha jk

07-16-2008, 08:47 AM
Where do these bots keep coming from?

Eric, can you do something??

07-16-2008, 01:56 PM

Please useth oh almighty Jason? Please?

07-16-2008, 05:36 PM
um, yeah ok.

07-16-2008, 08:45 PM

07-21-2008, 06:11 PM
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07-21-2008, 06:54 PM
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09-05-2008, 05:58 AM
do it better

09-29-2008, 10:36 PM
those are all boats!!! imagine parking and filling them up now.