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The 3 Best Cars From The 1970s Students at Auto Training Schools Must See

Published on September 1, 2016 by in Blog, CATI

These three awesome cars from the 1970s have the looks and power to keep pros with auto mechanic careers hoping and wishing that they get to work on one

In the 1970s we saw the birth of the VCR, the first-video game, the artificial heart, and the home printer. It was a new age and people were inspired by all the new ways technology was making lives easier, but arguably the best use of technology in the 1970s came in the form of inventive and inspiring automobiles. BMW began to make their sporty sedan, Dodge put out muscle cars that made the earth shake, and Citroën was releasing cars that pushed design boundaries to the breaking point. For car enthusiasts; what a time to be alive.

Read on to discover which cars had 1970s motor heads spinning with delight.

1. Pros With Auto Mechanic Careers Will Love The 1972 BMW 2002tii

BMW began to enter the sport sedan market with the unveiling of the 1600-2, which was followed by the more popular BMW 2002 released in 1968. The 2002 was sporty, great in corners, powerful enough, and was really a pleasure to drive. The 2002tii really had it all. It had a 130 hp four banger engine, a lightweight body, rear wheel drive, four wheel independent suspension, front disk brakes, and enough room to keep things comfortable. When you go on to have a rewarding auto mechanic career, you may see one of these roll into your shop if you work in Ontario, as one is currently on sale in Oakville, Ontario.

2. Citroën Went Beyond Design Boundaries in the 70s with the Citroën SM

The French made Citroën SM is a prime example of the years in which Citroën was really pushing the boundaries of design and engineering. The car was produced from 1970 to 1975, and during this time placed third in the 1971 European Car of the Year competition and won the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year award in the United States. So, why was the SM winning all types of awards? Partly due to its impressive performance, even with a small engine. Automotive journals at the time raved about the SM’s dynamic qualities—the quality, comfort, handling, and braking were all at exemplary levels. The car had a top speed of 220 km/h, and car enthusiasts raved about how you could travel at 200km/h in comfort, for a very long time, as the SM had a large gas tank to make long drives a quick breeze.

The Citroën SM was as quick as it was interesting to look at

The Citroën SM was as quick as it was interesting to look at

3. The Chrysler Wing Cars Are Classics Most Pros With Auto Mechanic Careers Love

The Plymouth ‘Superbird’ and the Dodge ‘Daytona’ were as interesting as they were powerful. Basically the same car, they were equipped with a 7 liter HEMI engine that produced upwards of 425 hp and went from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. These cars were quick. Their iconic wing, which towered over the car, was a design that was never before seen. It stood tall like a beacon for car enthusiasts; “There goes a Superbird!”

You may learn in auto training schools that a ‘wing’ or ‘spoiler’ is used in automotive technology to put down force on the rear wheels, in the same way a plane wing channels air over top of it if it wants to descend from the sky, in order to have the rear-wheels grip the pavement more effectively.

The 'Superbird' without its wing, but still looking amazing!

The ‘Superbird’ without its wing, but still looking amazing!

Want to learn more about awesome cars?

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