When you think of the funny car bodies of the 1970s, what comes to mind? Split-bumper Camaros and big-body Mustangs? Vegas and Monzas against Mustang IIs? Arrows and Mitsubishi-made Dodge Challengers up against four-eye Firebirds? All of that is well and good, but there was a ton of creativity still happening in the world of fiberglass body molding in the Seventies. There was no need to look at the stickers to see what kind of car it was supposed to be…it might not be a dead-even match, but you knew if you were looking at a Pontiac or a Mercury…or even something as freaky as Barry Kelly’s Corvair. And that wasn’t even the far end of the deal…ever heard of the Flying Dutchman, a Funny Car done up to look like the 1968 Dodge Charger III concept car? We raided 70sfunnycars.com for some photos of the most random rides we could find, cars like Joe Godwin’s Lincoln Mark V, Marv Eldridge’s Javelin, and even a Volvo P1800-bodied flopper. Check them out!
If you want to see more photos of old-school floppers, check out 70sfunnycars.com…they have pages upon pages of photos!