The Swinging 60´s

Austin 850 Pickup - 1962

The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. A   pick-up   truck   (technically   a   coupé   utility   by definition),   11   ft   (3.4   m)   in   total   length   was built   on   the   longer   Mini   Van   platform,   with   an open-top   rear   cargo   area   and   a   tailgate.   The factory   specified   the   weight   of   the   Pick-up   as less    than    1,500    lb    (680    kg)    with    a    full    6 imperial gallons (27 l; 7.2 US gal) tank of fuel. A   total   of   58,179   Mini   Pick-up   models   were built. Brand from Sime Darby Motors.

Opel Kadett A - 1964

The   Kadett   was   re-introduced   in   1962,   with deliveries   beginning   on   2   October,   a   little   more than    22    years    after    the    original    model    was discontinued     in     May     1940.     The     new     car (designated   the   Kadett   A)   was   a   small   family car   like   its   predecessor,   although   it   was   now available   in   2-door   saloon,   3-door   Car-A-Van (estate) and coupé versions.

Panhard PL17 - 1961

Panhard    is    a    French    manufacturer    of    light tactical    and    military    vehicles.    Its    current incarnation   was   formed   by   the   acquisition   of Panhard    by   Auverland    in    2005.    Panhard    had been   under   Citroën   ownership,   then   PSA   (after the    1974    Peugeot    Citroën    merger),    for    40 years.   The   combined   company   now   uses   the Panhard    name;    this    was    decided    based    on studies   indicating   that   the   Panhard   name   had better   brand   recognition   worldwide   than   the Auverland   name.   Panhard   once   built   civilian cars   but   ceased   production   of   those   in   1968. Many   of   its   military   products   however   end   up on   the   civilian   market   via   third   sources   and   as military/government   surplus   vehicles.   Panhard also built railbuses between the wars.

Simca Aronde P60 - 1960

The Simca Aronde was a family car manufactured by the French automaker Simca from 1951 to 1963. It was Simca's first original design (earlier models were all to a greater or lesser extent based on Fiats), as well as the company's first unibody car.

Moskvich 407 - 1961

Moskvitch   (Russian:   Москвич)   (sometimes   also written   as   Moskvich,   Moskvič   or   Moskwitsch) was   an   automobile   brand   from   Russia   produced by    AZLK    from    1945    to    1991    and    by    OAO Moskvitch    from    1991    to    2002.    The    current article    incorporates    information    about    both the    brand    and    the    joint-stock    successor    of AZLK for the sake of simplicity.

Renault Dauphine - 1965

As   Louis   Renault's   successor,   and   as   Renault's chairman,   Pierre   Lefaucheux   continued   to   defy the     postwar     French     Ministry     of     Industrial Production    —    which    had    wanted    to    convert Renault     solely     to     truck     manufacture.[6] Lefaucheux   instead   saw   Renault's   survival   in automobiles      and      achieved      considerable success    with    the    4CV,    with    over    500,000 produced by 1954. The   Dauphine   was   born   during   a   conversation with   Lefaucheux   and   engineer   Fernand   Picard. The   two   agreed   the   4CV   was   appropriate   in   its postwar   context,   but   that   French   consumers would   soon   need   a   car   appropriate   for   their increasing standard of living  


As   the   1960s   began,   American   cars   showed   a   rapid   rejection   of   1950s   styling   excess,   and   would   remain   relatively   clean   and   boxy   for   the   entire   decade.   The horsepower   race   reached   its   climax   in   the   late   1960s,   with   muscle   cars   sold   by   most   makes.   The   compact   Ford   Mustang,   launched   in   1964,   was   one   of   the decade's   greatest   successes.   The   "Big   Three"   American   automakers   enjoyed   their   highest   ever   sales   and   profitability   in   the   1960s,   but   the   demise   of Studebaker   in   1966   left American   Motors   Corporation   as   the   last   significant   independent. The   decade   would   see   the   car   market   split   into   different   size   classes for the first time, and model lineups now included compact and mid-sized cars in addition to full-sized ones. The   popular   modern   hatchback,   with   front-wheel-drive   and   a   two-box   configuration,   was   born   in   1965   with   the   introduction   of   the   Renault   16,many   of   this car's   design   principles   live   on   in   its   modern   counterparts:   a   large   rear   opening   incorporating   the   rear   window,   foldable   rear   seats   to   extend   boot   space.   The Mini, released in 1959, had first popularised the front wheel drive two-box configuration, but technically was not a hatchback as it had a fold-down bootlid. Japanese   cars   also   began   to   gain   acceptance   in   the   Western   market,   and   popular   economy   models   such   as   the   Toyota   Corolla,   Datsun   510,   and   the   first popular Japanese sports car, the Datsun 240Z, were released in the mid- to late-1960s.
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.