Today's car had to be something uniquely American. After yesterday, I wasn't in a mood to post something Japanese, or Italian, or German. It had to be something made on our shores.
So then I was struck by a question: What's the most "American" car you can think of? For me, this is certainly one of the top three:
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. While the Bel Air was in production from 1950 through 1981 (as a version of the Impala/Caprice in Canada). The '55 through '57 variants, the second generation of the breed, are certainly the best-known, made popular in a slew of movies and popular culture. Between "Greased Lightning" and "American Graffiti" (yes, I know the car driven by Harrison Ford was a '55 Bel Air), this model is about as damn American as apple pie and baseball.
Now, there's a pretty damn strong case to be made for the Ford Mustang as "America's Car," in that the 'Stang is pretty unique with regards to the small muscle car. Then again, pretty much any "muscle car" is rather American, as by the time the muscle wars were raging, our European counterparts were building either exotic racers or luxurious sedans.
What car comes to mind when you think of an American car?
That is all.