Meteor Rideau 500

Rideau 500 The standard Rideau was dropped after the previous year and this was the lowest price Meteor in 1973. It was the Rideau 500, sold through Mercury dealers in Canada as a lower price alternative to the Mercury Monterey, which was its nearest comparison. Three body styles were sold. These were the 2-door coupe […]
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Meteor Montcalm

Montcalm The Meteor sub-brand of Mercury had two models remaining in the lineup as of 1973. These were only sold in Canada, but of course it’s possible to find one near the border, or import one from The Great White North. That’s if you want something a bit unique. One of these cars was named […]
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Mazda GLC

GLC The name literally stood for ‘Great Little Car’. It arrived for 1977 to compete with established subcompacts in North America. The GLC sat on a modest 91 inch wheelbase. The sole body style at first was a 3-door hatchback. Its drivetrain layout was front engine, rear wheel drive. The engine was a 1272cc SOHC […]
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Mazda RX-3

RX-3 The RX-3 was in its third model year in 1973. Available body styles were coupe, sedan, or station wagon, all of which sat on a short wheelbase of 91 inches. These cars were unique because they were powered with a 70 CID 2-Rotor engine. It made 90hp and 96 ft/lb of torque. Due the […]
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Subaru DL

DL Subaru’s DL was technically a trim level of the 1400 series in the early years. It was offered in a utilitarian selection of body styles. These were 2-door sedan (as they called it), 4-door sedan and station wagon. All three body styles sat on just 96.7 inches of wheelbase. The car was small, and […]
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Chevrolet Laguna

Chevrolet (Chevelle) Laguna The Laguna was spawned in 1973 as a sportier version of the Chevelle. Ironically, the Chevelle SS was still around this year, and both overlapped the sales floor. Initially one could be had in 4-door sedan, station wagon or 2-door coupe format. The coupes had a wheelbase of 112 inches while the […]
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Chevrolet Impala

Chevroelt Impala Slotted between Bel Air and Caprice, the Impala was the middle of the line fullsize Chevy in 1973. Several body styles were offered. First was a 2-door hardtop called Sport Coupe. Second was a 2-door post called Custom Coupe, though it was actually more of a hardtop with a larger combined B/C-pillars. Third […]
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