I'll bet you could not find any car made anyplace you could walk accross the hood. You don't even dare sit on a hood, trunk lid, or fender the sheet metal is so thin. Cars use to be cars, and remember the heavy chrome bumpers and grills? Hood ornaments were collectors items. The old Pontiacs actually light up. One of our old cars I grew up with, we knicknamed the "Clunker" when I was a kid. 1954 Pontiac, you could sit 6 full sized adults, and the trunk could hold all thier luggage. It had a flathead straight 8-cylinder motor, and hydramatic transmission. The uppolstry was all leather, becasue thats how they made cars in those days, not because it was a fancy option. I know most people on this board have never seen an old oil bath style air cleaner, or the engine fuel pump had a glass bottom, that was removable to clean it. If fact, most people here have never seen a car with the fuel pump on the motor, they are all in the gas tanks now. Forget talking about cars the ignition points in the distributor. A few of us here remember those days.
Some of my old cars I;ve owned were my hot rod from high school, a 1940 ford coupe, I put a Cadilac engine in completely built. big Cam, pistons, Dual quads, it was a monster in a peanut shell. My 1955 Chevvy with a 348 and 4-speed, 1966 El Camino 327 with bucket seats and 4-speed, 1956 ford pick up, 62 Corvair, and I still have a 72 El Camino I bought brand new waiting for me to restore. I've had and worked on so may vintage motorycycles, I couldn;t count them.
My Dad and Grandfather were devout Pontiac men, and they had cars when widetracks and big motors were in style. 60 and 61 they dominated Daytona. My wife had a 63 Pontiac Convertable in High school, and we sold her 68 Javilin with buckets and 4 speed. Those are now very collectable too. Still today one of my favotive cars was one my old boss had. A 1962 Pontiac Gran Prix, bucket seats and candy apple red color from the factory. Thats back when gasoline was leading and high octane, and a muscle car was usually very fast.