18 October 2016

Instagram Jump Start: Five different marques hit the bullseye

Don’t you hate it when vacation messes with your work schedule? No, we don’t either. With that said, our apologies for getting your work week “jump started” a date later than usual.

We featured a wide variety of marques on Instagram last week, and this week’s top-five most-liked posts on HagertyClassicCars certainly reflects that. We’re already behind, so let’s get to it:

  1. 1970 Plymouth Superbird (1,239 likes) – The 1970 Plymouth Superbird’s rear wing was more angled and higher than on the Dodge Daytona. Seven colors were available: Alpine White, Lemon Twist Yellow, Limelight Green, Blue Fire Metallic, Petty Blue, Tor Red and Vitamin C Orange.
    1970 Plymouth Superbird
  2. 1966 Ford Mustang convertible (1,219) – Among the names that Ford considered before settling on Mustang were Cougar, Torino, Bronco, Puma, Colt, Thunderbird II and Panther. This 1966 Mustang convertible carries a 289-cid V-8 under the hood.
    Ford Mustang
  3. 1930 Packard 740 Roadster (1,079) – This stunning 1930 Packard 740 Roadster was owned by Michigan business woman and philanthropist Margaret Dunning for almost seven decades. After she passed away in 2015 at the age of 104, the car was acquired by the Classic Car Club of America Museum.
    1930 Packard 740 Roadster
  4. 1933 Essex Terraplane (1,041) – Gangster John Dillinger purchased this 1933 Essex Terraplane in March 1934 and used it for only eight days before he and his brother crashed it in a Minnesota field. Equipped with a 244-cid straight-eight engine that produced 94 hp, the car was advertised as “the highest horsepower-to-weight ratio of any car available,” making it very appealing to criminals. The Terraplane is on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Auto Museum in Auburn, Ind.
    1933 Essex Terraplane
  5. 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix (1,025) – GM’s personal-luxury coupe, the Pontiac Grand Prix, was redesigned for 1969. It featured a long hood, V-shaped grille and square headlamp bezels.
    1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

One We Love But You Only Liked – Every week there’s a photo that we think deserved a lot more “likes” than it received. This one – showing sparks flying during our recent “Swap to Street” Challenge build of a 1930 Ford Model A at the Hershey Swap Meet – is definitely one of those.
1930 Ford Model A

Best of the Rest – We see thousands of auto-related photos on Instagram each week, and sometimes a post just demands that we stare at it for a while. Take, for instance, this stunning image of a Lamborghini Miura at an abandoned gas pump. It screams “print me, frame me, admire me.” Nice work, @lambolog.
Lamborghini Miura

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