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Vehicles that 'Drove' Fleet History

Without vehicles, you can’t have a fleet. Which vehicles have “driven” the fleet industry over the decades since Automotive Fleet’s inception in 1961?

January 2011, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

1964 Buick Syklark

The Buick Skylark of the 1960s and early 1970s was the first non-Chevrolet, Ford, or Plymouth volume vehicle to significantly impact the fleet industry. It opened up the fleet business for other brands to participate. The Skylark also met with enough success that it started the trend away from full-size cars to intermediates. Vehicle selectors went from one to three choices to as many as seven or eight possibilities.
Engine: 225 CID V-6 @ 155 hp
MPG (city/highway): N/A

1964 Dodge A-100 Panel Van

The A-100 line was a family of compact vans and trucks produced by Chrysler and sold under the Dodge brand through 1970. The van’s cab-forward design was unusual in passenger vehicles, and its totally flat cargo floor was capable of handling many types of payloads.
Engine: Six-cylinder @ 110 hp
MPG (city/highway): N/A

1966/1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass

The Cutlass name appeared in 1966, the first year of GM’s new intermediate four-door hardtop sedan. For 1967, the Cutlass Supreme line was expanded into a full series that also included a two-door hard-top coupe, two-door pillared coupe, four-door pillared sedan, and a convertible. The Cutlass was a larger vehicle than its predecessors with more capability from a fleet perspective, according to GM.
Engine: 250 CID Inline 6 @ 155 hp
MPG (city/highway): N/A

1969 Plymouth Fury

Produced from 1956-1978 over six generations, the Fury was introduced as a premium-priced, full-size model. In 1965, Plymouth created three special Fury models: Fury I was marketed to police and taxi fleets, and Fury II and Fury III were consumer marketed. In 1975, the Fury was changed to a mid-size sedan.
Engine: 318 cu. in. V-8 @ 230 hpMPG (city/highway): 11/21

1975 Chrysler Cordoba

Rethinking its position after the first fuel crisis of 1973-'74 that crippled big-car sales, Chrysler created the Cordoba. This vehicle was Chrysler’s first entry into what was considered the “personal luxury car” group. The vehicle was a hit and remained in production
until 1983.
Engine: 5.2L V-8
MPG (city/highway): 22 (combined)

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  1. 1. April Hitchcock [ July 24, 2012 @ 05:16PM ]

    I own a 75 cordoba is silver with red rear top i am restoring was my great grandmothers she had bought brand new

 

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