Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Feb 21 1966, Page 19

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - February 21, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Passenger car engineering trends continue for 1966 Weill 66 Dodge worry frs s/50, Ogo Miles we warrant every new Dodge we sell for five years or 50,000 Miles. That a a lot of worry free driving. Keep your warranty card Handy when you travel and you re covered in All 50 states too. Drive in today and drive out with a Brand new Dodge at a Price that la amaze you. Drive out and see How you can save Batten kill Dodge Richville Road Manchester depot it. Al dependable used cars t shape up budget dancers. With Dodge Coronet you can afford to. Here s an Quot in Quot car with a new Outlook for swingers. Coronet has everything you need to put fun Back in driving. Take Coronet s looks. Lots of people have. Take the extras at no extra Cost outside rear View Mirror. Padded dash. Backup lights. Variable Speed wipers and washers. Turn signals. Seat belts front and rear they re All Standard. And Coronet s Price that s easy to take too. Hot new Dodge Coronet for 1966�?now at your Dodge dealer s. Dodge division Chrysler of motors corporation Liggett Bosworth motor sales inc. North Bennington Road Bennington Vermont watch the Bob Hope Chrysler theatre wednesday nights on Abc to Check your local listings the 1966 passenger cars continue a trend of offering the new car buyer the widest Choice Ever of body styles engines transmissions suspension systems and accessories. Safety oriented engineers and designers took an important Forward step this year when Many items for passenger Protection previously optional became Standard equipment. Included in the list of new equipment Are windshields with greater penetration resistance padded instrument panels padded visors Back up lights outside rear View Mirror and Windshield washers. An analysis of the 1966 new car announcements shows that new car buyers have 366 body styles to choose from compared with 348 at the close of last year. Among the engineering gains made this year Are the following introduction of the first american built passenger car with front wheel drive since the Cord. This car has completely novel styling and a Flat floor. The Chassis including the suspension and braking systems Are new. The entire Power train except the engine Are also innovations making this front drive car one of the most completely new cars in a decade. Introduction of the first american overhead Cam six Cylinder passenger car since an overhead Cam engine was offered several years ago for a Utility vehicle. More than five years of development work preceded the introduction of this engine. Several of the 66 cars have new roofs this year. The growing popularity of the so called Brougham Type styling Salso evident. Car Heights Are relatively unchanged but a number of the �?T66 Model cars have wider tracks. There is also a trend toward providing More roominess in today scars. The first variable ratio steering system was also introduced. The new system Lowers the ratio As the wheel is turned off Center to either left or right. The benefits of the new variable ratio gear Are most noticeable when parking the car. Automatic transmissions Are smoother shifting and provide More effective downhill braking. Several transmissions Are now available that can be operated either manually or automatically adhesive mountings Are replacing rubber on windshields and Bac klites. A Stero radio that operates off tapes or conventionally by picking up radio stations was introduced this year. The Industry is providing More steering wheels with multiple adjustments new Speed control systems and automatic warning Light systems. Emission testing and development work now accounts for hundreds of thousands of Man hours annually. On the average the shortest passenger car trips Are the 3.8 a mile journeys for shopping purposes. At the other extreme vacation trips average 296 Miles one Way. Spark plug output in 1963 amounted to 528.6 million units according to a recent census Bureau report. New cars and trucks used 65. 3 million plugs while the remaining463.3 million were used in Nom Highway engines for replacement purposes or exported. In the two year period from july 1965, the number of households owning two or More passenger cars increased by 2.3 million while the number owning just one decreased by half a million . Census Bureau reports show. No Battle Al me Batton Tor me bawl ibb Dodge Coronet the Banner s hrs Ofifi

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