THOSE '80s CARS®  American Automotive Design Trends         

 

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Those '80s Bustlebacks

By James Kaster

 

Those 80s Bustlebacks is dedicated to enthusiasts of this unique automotive design. The big-three American manufacturers introduced, in the early 80s, the Cadillac Seville, Imperial and Lincoln Continental with the distinctive styling. These often overlooked cars are now entering classic and collectible status. The material in this book will help fans and collectors discern which cars are right for them through comparisons and contrasts of makes, models, engines, trims and yearly changes.

 

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Dash Lights

By James Kaster

 

As I was researching the coverage of dash panels in manufacturers’ press materials and brochures, a curious pattern emerged. Unless the dashboard or instruments introduced a new technology, dashes were rarely covered or photographed. Even rarer was the presence of an illuminated dash. That became the subject of this book with over 110 photographs.

 

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THOSE 80s CARS is dedicated to enthusiasts of the manufacturers of American owned and branded franchises. These often overlooked cars are now entering classic and collectible status. This is your resource guide of exterior and interior views with hundreds of pages, over 2,400 images (front, back, profiles, interiors, dashes, seats and a few cut-a-ways), and quotes and stats from the brochures and media kits.

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Those 80s Cars - All American Catalog

 

By James Kaster

 

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AMC/Eagle, Chrysler/Imperial, Dodge, Plymouth, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Merkur, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet/Geo, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac.

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Those 80s Cars - AMC & Chrysler edition

 

By James Kaster

 

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AMC/Eagle, Chrysler/Imperial, Dodge, and Plymouth

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Those 80s Cars - Ford edition

 

By James Kaster

 

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Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Merkur

 

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Those 80s Cars - GM edition

 

By James Kaster

 

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Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet/Geo, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac

 

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The Couture Car - High Style for High Society

 

By James Kaster

 

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People like shiny things. Few things are shinier than new cars: paint, trim and chrome. And people like soft things, like pillow-top beds, overstuffed sofas and recliners. These home trends translated into car styles as people wanted to make more of a statement in their vehicles. They got it in generous doses of style via the Couture Car.

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Opera Windows -

Fashion over Function

 

By James Kaster

 

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With each passing generation, attention in collectible cars migrates to vehicles of more recent decades. Cars of the 1970s and 1980s are now entering classic and collectible status and one American automotive design trend that is ubiquitous throughout those decades is the opera window.   

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The Personal Luxury Car - Selling a Lifestyle

 

By James Kaster

 

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As the car market proliferated with many styles, makes and functions, one particular trend elevated the automobile above the mere transportation-only, family-hauling and / or workhorse appliance. It was the “Personal Luxury Car.” Affordable cars could be crafted and massaged into status symbols for the masses while luxury cars could be similarly fashioned into a rarer form of distinction.

 

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