12 automobile model labels

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1969 Dodge Charger RT b
1969 Dodge Charger RT
1961 Chevrolet Nomad d
1961 Chevrolet Nomad
1963 Olds Starfire
1963 Oldsmobile Starfire
64 Mercury Park Lane Super Marauder
1964 Mercury Park Lane Super Marauder
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 b
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
52 Dodge Coronet
1952 Dodge Coronet
1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1955 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1959 Lincoln Mark IV
1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
1965 Rambler Marlin
1965 Rambler Marlin
1966 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
1966 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
1967 Chevrolet Impala SS
1967 Chevrolet Impala SS
1968 Chevrolet El Camino b
1968 Chevrolet el Camino

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7 responses to “12 automobile model labels”

  1. J P Avatar

    I am amazed at the details of these nameplates that I have never noticed even though I have seen every one of them at some time or other. Like how the gold de Ville leaves solid centers in a few letters or how Continental crosses both Ts with a single long line. I miss detail like this in modern cars.

    1. Andy Umbo Avatar
      Andy Umbo

      J.P., back then, they probably had a ten man team (and it WAS men), just working on the logo!

    2. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, the car labels are now all block letters. Maybe this will pass in time.

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Love seeing the Olds Starfire logo, I had it’s stripped down but powerful brother, the Jetstar back in the early 70’s which no one remembers now. Also love the Marlin logo, living in Milwaukee I saw a lot of the Rambler offerings on the street like the Marlin, Scrambler, Javelin and AMX. I remember seeing a new Marlin on my route when I was a paperboy, and thought: “…boy, they just cut the back off a regular car and tacked a fastback on…”.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I remember the Jetstar! I found Oldsmobile’s model naming in the 1960s and early 70s to be confusing.

  3. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Nice job on the car badges Jim! The Olds 98 is really cool with the Mustang reflection.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I shot these at a car auction, and it was hard to avoid reflections like those, so I incorporated them when they happened.

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