Finnish Line – Selected Snapshots from an American Car Show

On Tuesday, I posted some select motorcycle shots from last Saturday’s American Car Show held in my town, the Finnish coastal town of Kokkola. Today, you get to see the actual cars that were displayed at the venue. There’s a good helping of American metal on display here, and it shows here in the variety of cars that the region is full of petrolheads that get their kicks on the Route 66 in their collective minds.

Outside it was rainy, sleety and slushy, as you would expect; inside there were trailer queens, racing cars, rarities and beaters. Click and scroll for the complete content.

First off, we have a 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that’s advertised for sale at a local dealer as well. It’s a 70k mile car with a 350.

Next to the Monte Carlo is a ’69 Electra convertible.

Who could resist a ’59 Edsel Corsair?

There’s been a good amount of Nova love here recently, and this ’66 Coupe with a 283 deserves to be loved.

Any love for a Saturn Yellow 1970 Buick GSX?

Here’s a previously-305 Camaro Z28 ’87 with a 376 LS3 living under the hood these days. It still does racing.

Here’s a Coronet Super Bee from 1968. 426 Hemi, Torqueflite 727, owner claims it’s one of only 94 built.

This Cobra is an ERA replica built in ’84 and would appear to be car no. 117. There’s a 427 under the hood, as there should.

The Black Betty is a ’37 Chevrolet Business Coupe. 350, 4L60E and air suspension on this ride from Lappfjärd.

Can you tell what’s big news about this ’56 F-100?

Yeah, it’s the 5.0 Coyote living under that hood. One of the more interesting swaps.

Which one or ones tickle or tickles your fancy, of all the metal on show here?

 

[Images: Copyright 2012 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

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