American Car Spotters Guide - 1978

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American Car Spotters Guide - 1978


In December 1978 the government of Iran cut off oil exports to the world. Already that year the market share for imported automobiles had risen to 18 percent, an all-time high. The ensuing rise in gasoline prices - up 52 percent from year-earlier levels in September 1979 - pushed domestic automakers seemingly to the brink of failure. By September 1979 Chrysler was insolvent and considering bankruptcy.

Only a government-guaranteed loan negotiated by union officials and politicians from Michigan, and on the administrative talent of chief executive officer Lee laccoca, gave Chrysler the time and capital needed to plot a comeback. Ford was losing money on its domestic operations - $7 billion from 1979 to 1982 - and was kept going only on its still-profitable European markets. In 1980 even GM lost money. In 1981 the perennial money-losing AMC was bought by Renault, the government-owned French carmaker.
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1978 AMC AMX
USA

AMC AMX

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1978 AMC AMX
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AMC AMX

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1978 AMC Concord
USA

AMC Concord

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1978 AMC Concord
USA

AMC Concord

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1978 AMC Concord DL 2 Door
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AMC Concord DL 2 Door

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1978 AMC Concord DL Sedan
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AMC Concord DL Sedan

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1978 AMC Concord DL Wagon
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AMC Concord DL Wagon

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1978 AMC Concord Wagon
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AMC Concord Wagon

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1978 AMC Concord Wagon with Sport Package
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AMC Concord Wagon with Sport Package

  Also see: AMC Road Tests and Reviews | AMC Brochures
   
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1978 AMC Gremlin
USA

AMC Gremlin

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1978 AMC Gremlin GT
USA

AMC Gremlin GT

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1978 AMC Matador
USA

AMC Matador

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1978 AMC Matador Barcelona Coupe
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AMC Matador Barcelona Coupe

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1978 AMC Matador Wagon
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AMC Matador Wagon

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1978 AMC Pacer DL Wagon
USA

AMC Pacer DL Wagon

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1978 AMC Pacer Wagon
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AMC Pacer Wagon

  Also see: AMC Road Tests and Reviews | AMC Brochures
   
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1978 Buick Century Turbo Coupe
USA

Buick Century Turbo Coupe

  Also see: Buick Road Tests and Reviews | Buick Brochures
   
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1978 Buick Opel
USA

Buick Opel

  Also see: Buick Road Tests and Reviews | Buick Brochures
   
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1978 Buick Opel Supercharged
USA

Buick Opel Supercharged

  Also see: Buick Road Tests and Reviews | Buick Brochures
   
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1978 Buick Riviera Anniversary Edition
USA

Buick Riviera Anniversary Edition

  Also see: Buick Road Tests and Reviews | Buick Brochures
   
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1978 Cadillac Coupe deVille
USA

Cadillac Coupe deVille

  Also see: Cadillac Road Tests and Reviews | Cadillac Brochures
   
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1978 Cadillac Eldorado
USA

Cadillac Eldorado

  Also see: Cadillac Road Tests and Reviews | Cadillac Brochures
   
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1978 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
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Cadillac Sedan DeVille

  Also see: Cadillac Road Tests and Reviews | Cadillac Brochures
   
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1978 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
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Cadillac Sedan DeVille

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1978 Cadillac Seville
USA

Cadillac Seville

  Also see: Cadillac Road Tests and Reviews | Cadillac Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet 1300 LS 3 Door
USA

Chevrolet 1300 LS 3 Door

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevy Camaro
USA

Chevrolet Camaro

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
 
In 1978 GM added a new nose to the 1978 Camaro with an all new body colour urethane front and rear designed to meet the new federal safety crash standard. The rear taillights were also redesigned, with 3 colour lenses with the fuel door in the center. The Camaro now offered five models including, Rally Sport, Type-LT, Type-LT Rally Sport, Sport Coupe, and Z28. T-tops were now available on all models.
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1978 Chevrolet Chevette 5 door
USA

Chevrolet Chevette 5 door

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet El Camino
USA

Chevrolet El Camino

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Impala Coupe
USA

Chevrolet Impala Coupe

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Luv
USA

Chevrolet Luv

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Luv
USA

Chevrolet Luv

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1978 Chevrolet Malibu
USA

Chevrolet Malibu

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Monza
USA

Chevrolet Monza

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Monza
USA

Chevrolet Monza

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Monza Estate
USA

Chevrolet Monza Estate

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chevrolet Suburban
USA

Chevrolet Suburban

  Also see: Chevrolet Road Tests and Reviews | Chevrolet Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Avenger
USA

Chrysler Avenger

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Avenger GL
USA

Chrysler Avenger GL

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Avenger GL Estate
USA

Chrysler Avenger GL Estate

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Centura
USA

Chrysler Centura

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Cordoba
USA

Chrysler Cordoba

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Diesel
USA

Chrysler Diesel

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Hunter
USA

Chrysler Hunter

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Hunter Deluxe
USA

Chrysler Hunter Deluxe

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Lancer
USA

Chrysler Lancer

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Lancer
USA

Chrysler Lancer

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler LeBaron Medallion Sedan
USA

Chrysler LeBaron Medallion Sedan

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham
USA

Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Newport
USA

Chrysler Newport

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Newport
USA

Chrysler Newport

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Scorpion
USA

Chrysler Scorpion

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Sunbeam
USA

Chrysler Sunbeam

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Chrysler Sunbeam
USA

Chrysler Sunbeam

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1978 Chysler New Yorker Brougham
USA

Chysler New Yorker Brougham

  Also see: Chrysler Road Tests and Reviews | Chrysler Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge 3700 Nuevo
USA

Dodge 3700 Nuevo

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen
USA

Dodge Aspen

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen 2 Door
USA

Dodge Aspen 2 Door

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen Custom 4 Door
USA

Dodge Aspen Custom 4 Door

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen Custom Wagon
USA

Dodge Aspen Custom Wagon

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen RT
USA

Dodge Aspen RT

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen SE
USA

Dodge Aspen SE

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen Special Edition T-Roof
USA

Dodge Aspen Special Edition T-Roof

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe
USA

Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe
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Dodge Aspen Sport Coupe

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Challenger
USA

Dodge Challenger

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Colt
USA

Dodge Colt

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Dart Deluxe Coupe
USA

Dodge Dart Deluxe Coupe

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Diplomat
USA

Dodge Diplomat

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Diplomat
USA

Dodge Diplomat

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1978 Dodge Diplomat 2-Door
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Dodge Diplomat 2-Door

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Diplomat 4-Door
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Dodge Diplomat 4-Door

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Diplomat Medallion
USA

Dodge Diplomat Medallion

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge GTX
USA

Dodge GTX

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Dodge Monaco
USA

Dodge Monaco

  Also see: Dodge Road Tests and Reviews | Dodge Brochures
   
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1978 Excalibur Series III
USA

Excalibur Series III

   
   
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1978 Excalibur Series III Phaeton
USA

Excalibur Series III Phaeton

   
   
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1978 Ford Bronco
USA

Ford Bronco

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Courier Sporting
USA

Ford Courier Sporting

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Custom 500 2 Door Hardtop
USA

Ford Custom 500 2 Door Hardtop

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Mustang
USA

Ford Mustang

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Mustang
USA

Ford Mustang

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
 
The Mustang, which first appeared in 1964, had become legendary in America, where it was the first popular domestic sports car. It contiinues its successful career into the 1970's, engine capacities being subsequently expanded, to reach seven litres, until the coming of oil crisis in 1973, when it was suddenly subjected to an enforced power-reduction, which was too substantial. Hence the third generation models, longer (14.92 ft/4.55 m, an increase of 4.33 in/11 cm), but less heavy. Ford's 1978 Mustang was clad in very European bodywork, two-door hardtop, or three-door fastback, and incorporated various improvements, notably to the suspension. Available engines included a 4-cylinder 2.3-litre, V6 2.8-litre, and V8 4.9-litre. There was also a turbo option for the 2.3-litre, which raised power from 89 to 149 hp (66/111 kW). A four-speed manual gearbox was available, and the V8 option car could be fitted with Michelin TRX tyres - the first US appearance as a factory option.
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1978 Ford Mustang Cobra
USA

Ford Mustang Cobra

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Mustang Ghia
USA

Ford Mustang Ghia

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra
USA

Ford Mustang King Cobra

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra
USA

Ford Mustang King Cobra

  Also see: Ford Road Tests and Reviews | Ford Brochures
   
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1978 Ford Pinto
USA

Ford Pinto

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1978 GMC Cabellero
USA

GMC Cabellero

 
   
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1978 GMC Cabellero Diablo
USA

GMC Cabellero Diablo

 
   
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1978 GMC Jimmy
USA

GMC Jimmy

 
   
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1978 GMC Suburban
USA

GMC Suburban

 
   
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1978 GMC Suburban
USA

GMC Suburban

 
   
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1978 International Scout Traveller
USA

International Scout Traveller

  Also see: International Scout Road Tests and Reviews
   
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1978 International Terra
USA

International Terra

  Also see: International Scout Road Tests and Reviews
   
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1978 Jeep Honcho
USA

Jeep Honcho

  Also see: Jeep Road Tests and Reviews | Jeep Brochures
   
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer
USA

Jeep Wagoneer

  Also see: Jeep Road Tests and Reviews | Jeep Brochures
   
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1978 Lincoln Continental
USA

Lincoln Continental

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1978 Lincoln Continental
USA

Lincoln Continental

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1978 Lincoln Continental Coupe
USA

Lincoln Continental Coupe

  Also see: Lincoln Road Tests and Reviews | Lincoln Brochures
   
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1978 Lincoln Continental Williamsburg Town Car Edition
USA

Lincoln Continental Williamsburg Town Car Edition

  Also see: Lincoln Road Tests and Reviews | Lincoln Brochures
   
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1978 Lincoln Mark 5
USA

Lincoln Mark 5

  Also see: Lincoln Road Tests and Reviews | Lincoln Brochures
   
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1978 Lincoln Versailles
USA

Lincoln Versailles

  Also see: Lincoln Road Tests and Reviews | Lincoln Brochures
   
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1978 Lincoln Versailles
USA

Lincoln Versailles

  Also see: Lincoln Road Tests and Reviews | Lincoln Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Colony Park
USA

Mercury Colony Park

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Grand Marquis 2 Door Hardtop
USA

Mercury Grand Marquis 2 Door Hardtop

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Door
USA

Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Door

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Marquis 2 Door Hardtop
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Mercury Marquis 2 Door Hardtop

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Marquis Colony Park
USA

Mercury Marquis Colony Park

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Marquis Coupe
USA

Mercury Marquis Coupe

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Monarch
USA

Mercury Monarch

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Monarch Ghia
USA

Mercury Monarch Ghia

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Mercury Zephyr Euro Sedan
USA

Mercury Zephyr Euro Sedan

  Also see: Mercury Road Tests and Reviews | Mercury Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
USA

Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser
USA

Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Coupe
USA

Oldsmobile Delta 88 Coupe

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupe
USA

Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupe

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan
USA

Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan

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1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Sedan
USA

Oldsmobile Delta 88 Sedan

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight LS
USA

Oldsmobile Ninety Eight LS

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Coupe
USA

Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Coupe

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Sedan
USA

Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Sedan

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Omega
USA

Oldsmobile Omega

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham
USA

Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham

  Also see: Oldsmobile Road Tests and Reviews | Oldsmobile Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Arrow
USA

Plymouth Arrow

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Arrow
USA

Plymouth Arrow

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Fury sport
USA

Plymouth Fury sport

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Horizon
USA

Plymouth Horizon

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Horizon TC3
USA

Plymouth Horizon TC3

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Sapporo
USA

Plymouth Sapporo

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Trail Duster
USA

Plymouth Trail Duster

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Volare Premier 2 Door
USA

Plymouth Volare Premier 2 Door

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Volare Premier 4 Door
USA

Plymouth Volare Premier 4 Door

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Volare Premier Wagon
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Plymouth Volare Premier Wagon

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Volare Road Runner
USA

Plymouth Volare Road Runner

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Plymouth Voyager
USA

Plymouth Voyager

  Also see: Plymouth Road Tests and Reviews | Plymouth Brochures
   
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1978 Pontiac Grand Prix
USA

Pontiac Grand Prix

  Also see: Pontiac Road Tests and Reviews | Pontiac Brochures
   
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1978 Pontiac Parisienne
USA

Pontiac Parisienne

  Also see: Pontiac Road Tests and Reviews | Pontiac Brochures
   
1978 Plymouth Volare Station Wagon
1978 Plymouth Volare Station Wagon.
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