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Fascination 1974

Fascination 1974

The 1970s were lean times for lone wolf automotive visionaries, as stringent new federal emissions and safety requirements strained even major car company budgets. But the country’s 1970s gas shortage was real enough that federal mandates dropped highway speeds to 55mph. Long lines at gas stations that were charging ever-higher prices spread anxiety across the land. 

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