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1961 Plymouth

1961 Plymouth
1961 Plymouth

In 1961 Plymouth dropped the fin they had been the known for, keeping the shell of its unit-construction body, changing to sheet metal gave Plymouth a lower wider look. The Passenger compartment, engine and chassis were barley changed. A flatter rear deck lid permitted an enlarged trunk compartment. The standard V-8 engine had a displacement of 318 cubic inches, and at 230 Horse power, The six cylinder was rated at 145 Horsepower.

1961 Oldsmobile F-85

1961 Oldsmobile F-85
1961 Oldsmobile F-85

Oldsmobile’s version of the GM medium-priced compact, the F-85 shared it’s body in the sedan and four door station wagon with theĀ  Pontiac Tempest and Buick Special. On the other hand the Oldsmobile 215 Cubic inch Aluminum V-8 had its own Cylinder heads, pistons, carburation and intake manifold. For 61 Oldsmobile created a lighter weight version of the Hydra-matic transmission. For the time the F-85 was considered “smaller” but it still had room for six.