Continuing with the "cars introduced in the year matching the number" motif... 1970 was a hard year to pick just one vehicle. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was introduced in 1970. So was the Toyota Celica, one of my all-time favorite Japanese cars. Not only that, the entire Range Rover marque started in 1970. What got the nod, though, was this:
De Tomaso Pantera. Technically, this is a 1971 model, but it was released in March 1970. Even thought it *only* had a Ford 351C under the hood, it was still rated for 159 MPH and unofficial estimates put the horsepower rating somewhere north of 375. It didn't look or sound like anything made by FoMoCo, but it was sold in Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealerships like any other Mustang or Town Car.
I have no idea why the Pantera is such an iconic/enduring vehicle. Not that many were made; they weren't a movie staple like the Lamborghini Countach; it's not even an exotic engine. It's gotta be that Italian design - oh, wait, no, it was an American designer who came up with it. The only thing I can come up with is the scarcity - only 5,500 were imported to the US over it's four-year span. Plus Elvis had one. That he shot when it wouldn't start.
I can't condone that, but I sure as heck understand it...
That is all.