We started our tour the most popular cars of 70 for him Seat 127, a small urban vehicle derived from Fiat 127 of just 3.59 m long. Its charming design and variety of body styles (featured options 2, 3, 4 and 5 door) were two arguments that took into account the time drivers. From 1972 to 1982, to 1,345,203 units they were produced. Throughout his life, he offered with two petrol engines: a 903 cm3 of 45 and another of 1,010 cm3 of 52 hp. 127 derivative, other special versions Samba, Poker and Speedwell offered, without forgetting the past 127 Fura variants that would result in the final and subsequent Fura.
Another popular cars in 70 in Spain was the Seat 124, which coincided with the aforementioned 127 and 850 and also with the late 1500. The 124 was in production from 1968 to 1977 and less than 900,000 units were produced. His body sedan 4.03 m was the most popular, but also offered in versions with familiar body. During his life, he was sold with several engines: 1200 (60 and 65 hp), 1430 (75 hp), 1600 (90 hp), 1800 (118 hp) and 2000 (114 hp). One of the variants of great significance among lovers of the competition was the Seat 1430, 1430 124 engine and with specific design elements that brought a sporty touch (it was one of the leading cars in the rally of the time with the great Salvador Cañellas their commanders).
He 1200 Seat It was the first car to be designed in Martorell Technical Center. He had an attractive body cutting coupé with capacity for four passengers inside. In its aesthetics, he is highlighting the front, completely in black, hence it was soon dubbed "Black mouth" (In 2009, Seat launched the special edition Ibiza Bocanegra for FR and Ibiza Cupra).
19431 units were produced in total from 1975 and offered with two mechanical versions: the 1200 Sport with 1,197 cm3 engine and 67 hp and 1430 Sport with 1,438 cm3 engine of 77 hp.
In the decade of 70's, one of the revolutionary car, no doubt, was the Citroën GS, not to mention another technological jewels Citroen CX. Both were characterized by incorporating the novel hydropneumatic suspension system. In the case of GS, he got the award of Car of the Year in 1971 (the CX won this award in 1975), was in production from 1970 to 1980 and he reached four disc brakes mounted. Its modern and aerodynamic design not leave indifferent both his supporters and his detractors. The mechanical range with which it was on sale had several versions of engines with displacements of 1,015 cm3, 1129 cm3, 1222 cm3 and 1,299 cm3 and with power levels ranging between 56 and 61 CV.
Other myths eternal
The 70s both in Spain and Europe also saw rolling down her road to other myths asphalt, some of them like the Mini and Porsche 911 even appeared earlier (the Mini in 1959 and 911 in 1963) and whose admiration and attraction remain at present with its modern generations. The first generation Ford Fiesta also debuted in the 70s, like the VW Golf and Renault 5.
The version that was sold in Western Europe Renault 12 He was in production from 1969 to 1980 (Until 2004, various versions in Romania and Turkey were manufactured). The bodies of Renault 12 variants included saloon, family and business. All mechanical four-cylinder were placed longitudinally forward of the front axle. The access engine was the 1.3 54 hp change three gears. A step above was R-12 TS, carbureted double body 64 hp and special decoration. He also appeared somewhat more powerful version of 68 CV until 1973 made his debut in the R-12 TR. But for lovers of sporty driving, the R-12 gave them the highlight with the Gordini version 1.6 engine with dual Weber carburetor and 125 hp.
He Renault 8 It was a small family car produced in France during the 60s and in Spain until 1976. The R8 appeared in July 1962 as a successor to the Renault Dauphine. Most notable of the car was the use of disc brakes on the front wheels, a feature hitherto unpublished vehicle size that used four drum brakes. Had a 956 engine D.C. with 44 horsepower.
He Renault R8 He also had a special parallel story linked to the sporty versions also derive specific events in the world of competition, with Cup Gordini in France and best known TS in Spain (the Cup Renault 8 TS, a promotion of young pilots of the time). In 1976 it was discontinued at the factory in Valladolid, where they had left the production line of 257,787 total units for our market. The Renault 8 TS, according to Motor Classic and Freeway.
He Simca 1100 was a car sold from 1967-1982 (Trade variants until 1986) by the Simca Chrysler division in Europe. At the end of its commercial life, he was replaced by the Talbot Horizon. In our country, it was named Simca 1200 and the rest of Europe was called Simca 1100.
He Simca 1100/1200 He debuted at the Paris Motor Show 1967, with a modern aesthetic body with two volumes, folding rear seat and front disc brakes. There were different combination, with manual, automatic and semi-automatic shift. The 1100/1200 was together with Renault 3 and 4 and Renault 16) one of the first designs of two volumes, with folding seats and in variants of three or five doors. From the start a family version was also introduced. In mechanical versions, during its commercial life offered with engines with displacements between 944 cm3 and 1,294 cm3 and power levels ranging between 45 and 82 CV. This Simca 1100/1200 was next to Simca 1000 Simca most popular model in Spain, in the 70s and 80s (in the case of 1000, was manufactured from 1961 to 1978, there are a large number of units new in the 80s, see feature the most popular cars of 80).
Designed by the very Sergio Pininfarina and its center of style, Peugeot 504 It was launched in 1968 and its production in Europe was extended until 1983 (in countries like Argentina, production and marketing remained many years later). He 504 It has the honor of being the first model Peugeot to win the Car of the Year award in Europe or Car of The Year, back in 1969.
With just under 3,800,000 units produced, he 504 It is one of the most representative models of Peugeot commercially, along with the also successful 205 and 206. The variety of body types was one of the pluses of 504, reaching variants offer four-door sedan, five family door coupe, cabriolet-convertible and pick-up of two and four doors. Family versions had three rows of seats on a longer body, with longer wheelbase and a higher ceiling. All versions of the 504 had rear-wheel drive (except for the Dangel version, available all-wheel drive).
He Peugeot 504 It was considered at first as a very modern car, to be provided with elements equipment as seat belts, tape, disc brakes on all four wheels, power steering, power windows, air conditioning and even leather upholstery in the most exclusive versions.