@blaineg@narfcake@thechilipepper0 In those days, that was actually pretty typical for American iron. Claims of massive horsepower from those engines were pretty much all bullshit. If you pull out the specs for the Gen1 Mustangs, for instance, you find some amazingly underwhelming numbers - and they don’t get dramatically better until the '90s.
@tinamarie1974 Too young?!
Here’s a funny thing I learned: In truth, there’s no such thing as “Corinthian leather.” The Wall Street Journal would later determine that the leather goods used in Chrysler products were procured not from an ancient city in Greece, but from a wholesaler in New Jersey. The “Corinthian leather” phrase was reportedly invented by Bozell, Chrysler’s Omaha-based ad agency. Chrysler used essentially the same middling-grade treated hides as the rest of the Motor City.
@blaineg@Kyeh I mean, he had a great career and incredibly long and (as far as I know) happy marriage, so it’s not all terrible. And he didn’t become a drug addict from the pain, as so many injured actors and dancers (and regular people, of course) did. But he was in pain for decades and I’m sure it impacted the roles he could take.