Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Back around 1966, Sixties counter-culture iconography was being injected into the everyday, infusing society with a collision of postmodern DayGlo colors, earth tones and psychedelically styled designs. And flowers–lots and lots of flowers. Most of these floral designs may have been a bit too loud on a Formica counter or trusty old Thermos, yet one particular print looked right at home on the top of a car. Counterculture became mainstream.

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Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Like most cars of the day, the Barracuda was available with standard solid-colored vinyl top options, but the flower-power Mod Top was something more, at least in the “wow” department. Sure, it was little more than a marketing ploy, but at least the Chrysler folks had a sense of humor, and the guts to do something completely different.

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

In 1969, Chrysler added to its brochures one of the most eye-catching and bizarre options ever, the result no doubt of the cultural upheaval going on in America and the psychedelic flair of the times. From the get-go, the Plymouth Mod Top and Dodge Floral Top options were intended to attract women buyers to the showrooms.

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Plymouth Mod Top cars were available in several combinations. The Mod Top with a floral interior was the most popular selection. One could also have a Mod Top with a standard color interior, or a regular vinyl top with a floral interior. There were also rumors that you could get a Barracuda convertible with a floral interior, though no example has been found. In order to get a floral interior in the ’70, you had to order a bench seat.

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s
Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

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