Originally Posted by cdminter59
One of my friends that I grew up with bought a 1972 SS Chevelle 402 brand new. The color was Flame Orange Metallic with black stripes. I always liked the Chevelles from 1968-1972.
.. I don't remember anything fondly from 1972 to 1976, the Dark Ages of Engines, when cars had wimpy power and dropped from 17-18 MPG down to 9-10 MPG... well, my '74 Pinto 4-banger got 15 MPG... but 3 years later the Pinto 'Pony' was at 30 MPG and more power as well and things started looking up again...