13 June 2016

Instagram Jump Start: Fans didn’t Dodge this Sportsman

“Monday, Monday, so good to me. Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be.” With apologies to the Mamas and the Papas, we think we know why. Start your Monday right by checking out the top five most-liked classic car pics from Hagerty’s Instagram account last week.

  1. 1968 Dodge Custom Sportsman (1,250 likes) – Dodge’s first postwar vans and compact trucks were Forward Control (cabover) designs, wider and higher than the Chevrolet and Ford vans. This 1968 Dodge Custom Sportsman can comfortably seat 8-9 passengers or – with the rear seats removed – provide 213-cubic-feet of cargo space.
    1968 Dodge Custom Sportsman

  2. 1928 Stutz Model BB (1,210) – After building fast sports cars in the 1910s, Indianapolis-based Stutz Motor Company began producing larger, more sophisticated automobiles in the 1920s. This luxurious 1928 Stutz Model BB, for example, features a dual cowl phaeton body produced by custom coachbuilder LeBaron.
    1928 Stutz Model BB

  3. 1976 Ford Bronco (1,119) – Ford began offering front disc brakes as standard equipment on the 1976 Bronco. This one carries a 125-hp, 302-cid V-8 engine.
    1976 Ford Bronco

  4. 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (1,064) – Approximately 9,200 DeLorean DMC-12s were produced between January 1981 and December 1982 in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. Most, like this one, were 1981 models.
    1981 DeLorean DMC-12

  5. 1950 Willys Jeepster (1,029) – The 1948-51 Willys Jeepster was an ingenious design by Brooks Stevens that combined a four-passenger phaeton with soft-top that evoked the wartime Jeep’s appearance. The model was introduced in May 1948 with the expectation that returning GIs would be sentimentally attached to the appearance. Most GIs, however, were looking to move beyond the military, and sales were disappointing. We saw this 1950 Jeepster parked outside Redmond Automotive in Traverse City, Mich.
    1950 Willys Jeepster

Best of the rest – Generally, we lean more towards photos of classics rather than future classics (modern classics), but this one combines both. Scanning the thousands of automotive posts on Instagram that aren’t on @HagertyClassicCars, we really liked this “then and now” split-screen Land Rover photo from @future_classics_by_rovz. It definitely connects the dots in an eye-catching way.
"then and now” split-screen Land Rover

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