No I don't, not in '65.. I was THREE... LOLYou guys don't remember rushing to the dealer to see the new (next calendar year) models in late summer?
Even I remember that and I'm only 54.
“We have often mentioned the excitement that used to exist within the industry regarding new model year introductions when there were ‘invited guests’ to see the new models in the September/October time frame each year. The windows of the dealership were covered with brown paper to hide the new models. The cars were parked out back and hidden from the public. I miss that excitement!
Model-Year versus Calendar-YearThe practice of identifying automobiles by "model-year" started in the U.S. Alfred Sloan, the long-time president and chairman of GM, extended the idea of yearly fashion change from clothing to automobiles in the 1920s. The Great Depression prompted other U.S. OEMs to also start selling "next" year's vehicles in October of the preceding year. But this isn't a universal practice. Vehicles sold in Japan are classified on a calendar-year basis. Similarly, the U.S. model-year concept was never universally adopted in Europe. One exception is VW, which switched in 1966, but chose Aug. 1 to start selling next model-year's vehicles.
In later decades, the model-year (October-September) became entrenched in the U.S. as new-model advertising was coordinated to the launch of the new television season in September. "This allowed for a stronger marketing program by placing more resources in a concentrated timeframe," said Brenda Perez, manager, national fleet operations for Mazda.
I wonder if H isn’t just for Hemi and it’s actually for cubic inches. I don’t know. But I do believe the car is an early production car since it was made in 65, but I don’t know when they would’ve been put out on the lots
Here’s a photo I snagged from a video I took while we were working on the carJust for curiosity, is there a plate mounted to the drivers side inner fender or holes where one was there at one time? It would be about halfway between the firewall and radiator support. See the circled area of my picture for the plate. The plate, if there is one, would have relays mounted to it.
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Here’s a photo I snagged from a video I took while we were working on the car
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Yes the OP is my brother we co own the carWorking on what car? Were you working on the OPs car?