It’s time to honor the Old Man, so we wanted to find out from you: What did your Dad drive when you were a kid?
Here’s a couple of photos from the BestRide Editorial Staff:
“For most of my life, my dad had a bunch of pretty unremarkable cars. He was notorious for purchasing the cheapest, lowest optioned car on the lot. In 1976, for example, he bought a brand new Camaro, but it had a six-cylinder, no trim to speak of and no air conditioning.
“There was one exception, though: It was this 1967 Dodge Polara, black with a red vinyl interior, with a 383-cu.in. V-8. It was a roadburner, and he absolutely loved it. This picture was taken just months before it was stolen out of the Burlington (MA) Mall parking lot where he worked. He was crushed.
“I think I’ve got to find a nice one at some point. I’ve never owned a Mopar, but I’d love to own one of these.”
John Goreham’s dad had a 1974 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon. The Colonnade wagons arrived in 1973 and were largely unchanged until they got stacked headlights in 1976.
The Malibu Classic was all-new in 1973. Instead of the two-way tailgate that earlier intermediate wagons featured, it went with a fully opening tailgate that allowed access to the entire rear cargo area. You could order the Malibu Classic Estate wagon from stripped to fully optioned.
What was the car your dad drove when you were a kid?