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Old 09-11-2019, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1973 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron. Lenght: 235.3 inches, weight: 5256 lbs.


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Wow, its own thread... you weren't kidding.
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Wow, its own thread... you weren't kidding.

And not exclusive to me, add at will
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A bit less enormous but still a land yacht, the handsome 1957 Lincoln Capri:

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1969 Buick Electra

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1969 Buick Electra


This is really a statement, I like it. Flying carpets on wheels. No holds barred. I would literally not be able to park one of these cars over here, not enough space in our marked parking spots.
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1978 Lincoln Town Coupe. Lenght: 233 inches, weight: 4854 lbs.

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I always thought late '60s GM designs (including the above Buick) could be enormous and yet wear their size well.

Our next door neighbor had a '68 Impala SS like this one. Not really a land yacht in its day, at "only" 215 inches long, but it sure is enormous when you see one in the metal today.
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1973 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron. Lenght: 235.3 inches, weight: 5256 lbs.


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1974 Oldsmobile 98 LS Coupe. Lenght: 232.4 inches, weight: 4872 lbs.


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Wow, this is beyond cool guys ! How about a 1971 Buick Riviera?! The backs on those are amazing !



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1974 Ford LTD Brougham Coupe. Lenght: 222.5 inches, weight: 4365 lbs.


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Wow, this is beyond cool guys ! How about a 1971 Buick Riviera?! The backs on those are amazing !




It is and well-restored exemplars in the right colour (candy apple red with white leather interior) are worth a fortune.
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My fascination with those enormous cars, aka land yachts, can be compared to the fascination I have for Seventies dive watches. When the Eighties arrived I started to dislike those watches. Cushion shaped cases? Mesh bracelets? Bah! But now, decades later, I love those designs.

The same goes for those cars. I come from a very small country that was hit hard by WWII and furthermore 'blessed' with a rather Calvinistic view on life where ostentatious opulence is frowned upon. And because The Netherlands was one of the countries that was struck by the oil boycott of 1973 (and we were singled out for an even more stringent boycott), cars that did 3 miles to the gallon were not very popular here. They weren't even imported.

And when you are used to going about in cars like the VW Beetle and Opel Kadett, those battleships were just out of this world. But in the land of plenty, they were a common sight.

And it is that 'everything is possible' and 'why not?' attitude of the carmakers from that era that produced that awesome automobiles. I'll try to post two-door coupes only because they represent the epitome of those land yachts. And no one seemed to be interested in any kind of fuel economy what so ever
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1972 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Lenght: 223.2 inches, weight: 4828 lbs.


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My birth year land yacht... 1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Length: 224 inches, weight 4830 lbs.



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And this is one of my birth year ones. 1960 Dodge Polara Convertible. Length: 214 inches, weight 3950 lbs.


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1967 Cadillac Eldorado. Haven't looked up its specs but I think it qualifies... like most of Cadillac's '50s, '60s and early '70s offerings. You definitely want to click on the bar for this one.

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