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Old 06-14-2019, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ericnova72 View Post
Chevelles only had round tail lights in '71, '72, and '73 model years.

Corvettes from '63 into the '80's are round.
Camaro '70-73 only.
Corvair all years were round
Full size '60-65 only.
ChevyII and Nova, never had a round tail light.
Styling trends?
Pontiac - late 50's thru late until they were closed - split grill/beaked bumper or hood/beaked header panel. 1970's SHAKER hood!! A lot of twin opening small scoop hoods on GTO and Formula Firebird. Slotted or slitted tail light trend too.
Buick - mid 50's or maybe earlier through early 70's is fender porthole styling and late 60's-early 70's everything has nearly fender skirt like rear wheel openings., very low over the tire.
Olds - 60's styling very boxy/squarish looking, split grill with hood tongue in the middle, the twin scoop hood you mentioned.

Never thought Chevy to have any really Chevy specific styling trend that was at a glance Chevy specific.

Pontiac I think was the most distinctive and at a glance identifiable. From front or rear.
Good response, thank you.

I am looking for your favorite elements of your favorite era on each make.

The latest era in question is from 62-73 and I like the 71, 72 and 73 Chevelle and Camaro tails, but not the ones from any other Chevys. Eric was there one that you liked best out of the ones you named?

From what you said, I'll count your late era votes as

Chevy- nothing, Buick- low rear wheel openings, Olds- boxy split grille, Pontiac- shaker.

That sound like your favorite things? I appreciate your participation.
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