After Ferrari’s 365 GTB/4 Daytona and 365 GTC/4 models ended, so did Ferrari 12-cylinder exports to America, at least temporarily. That meant no mid-engine 365 GT/4 BB (Berlinetta Boxer), which had succeeded the Daytona as the Ferrari supercar, and no 365 GT4, which had succeeded the 365 GTC/4 grand tourer. The 1972 365 GT4 was a “big” 2+2 coupe and part of a line descended from the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT 2+2. For 1976, Ferrari upgraded the model, punching its 4.4-liter V12 out to 4.8 liters and renaming it 400 (for the 402cc per cylinder)....More.
1961-1964 Cadillac Series 62: Bridging Generations
A Cadillac print ad from 1964 touted the value of design continuity on its cars’ resale value. The photo showcased the ’64 model, with the 1960-1963 versions in the background. This was steadiness. This was predictability. Cadillac customers wanted that.
Lincoln, meanwhile, was essentially a bit player in the field, barely selling 25,000 cars a year in 1960 – a little more than a sixth of Cadillac’s volume. Even though the 1961 Lincoln Continental ushered in a new luxury car design paradigm with its clean slab-sided shape, sales remained barely above 30,000....More.