"Noddy" <dg4163@(nospam)dodo.com.au> wrote in message
> "David Z" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> The car the Blues Brothers got around in was considered ancient even in
> When they made the original film, the car was 6 years old.
Well, it was between 6 and 7 years old - the '74 refers to the model year,
not the build year. US model years start the previous year (typically in
September), so a '74 model year car could have easily been built in 1973.
For arguments sake, let's say it was 6 1/2 years old. In those days, that
was considered very old. Model cycles were alot shorter then so a 6.5 year
old car would appear far more dated than one the same age would today.