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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Another example from Mopar’s somewhat weird “fuselage” styling period. This top-of-the-line 1970 Dodge Monaco was spotted parked in a Town of Hartland driveway in the Fall. “Fuselage” referred to the narrow roof/wide central body/narrow lower body which was supposed to resemble the body of a plane (more evident in the two-door models — see the whole lineup here). And I guess it did, somewhat. Too bad the fronts and rears were so strange-looking, especially on the Dodge and Plymouth versions. I’ve never sat in one, but from the outside I imagine more hip room but cramped head space, especially with three people sitting across the front or back seat. They were different, though. I give them credit for trying.

two-door hardtop







— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know