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1969 Thunderbird Landau

With a base price of $4949, the Ford Thunderbird Landau was the 6th most-expensive American coupe of 1969.

Topping the Billboard charts for 1969 was “Sugar, Sugar,” a painfully catchy pop ditty released by the Archies in May of that year. You can listen to the song by watching the YouTube video below:

Speaking of sugar, it would be pretty sweet (my apologies) to spend time with any of the vehicles presented below. Here, we have amassed the 12 most-expensive American coupes of 1969.

Perhaps predictably, all of the cars on this list boast 300 horsepower or more, and all cost more than $4400. Not all, however, are luxury models. One, the Corvette, is decidedly smaller and more nimble than its pricey cohorts.

As always, we invite you to share with us any experiences you may have had with one or all of these high-end rides. The place to leave comments is below the last vehicle on the list.

The 5 Most-Expensive American Wagons of 1969

 

Lincoln Continental Mark III: $6758

1973 Lincoln Continental Mark III

1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Base Engine: 365-horsepower 460-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $504

Cruise Control Cost: $95

 

Cadillac Eldorado: $6693

1969 Cadillac Eldorado

1969 Cadillac Eldorado

Base Engine: 375-horsepower 472-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $516

Cruise Control Cost: $95

 

Chrysler Imperial LeBaron: $5881

1969 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron

1969 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron

Base Engine: 350-horsepower 440-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $494

Cruise Control Cost: $92

 

Lincoln Continental: $5813

1969 Lincoln Continental Coupe

1969 Lincoln Continental

Base Engine: 365-horsepower 460-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $504

Cruise Control Cost: $95

 

Cadillac Coupe DeVille: $5703

1969 Cadillac DeVille Coupe

1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Base Engine: 375-horsepower 472-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $516

Cruise Control Cost: $95

 

Ford Thunderbird Landau: $4947

1969 Ford Thunderbird Landau

1969 Ford Thunderbird Landau

Base Engine: 360-horsepower 429-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $428

Cruise Control Cost: $98

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Oldsmobile Toronado: $4818

1969 Oldsmobile Toronado

1969 Oldsmobile Toronado

Base Engine: 375-horsepower 455-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $422

Cruise Control Cost: $64

 

Chevrolet Corvette: $4763

1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Base Engine: 300-horsepower 350-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $407

Cruise Control Cost: Not available for 1969

 

Buick Riviera: $4683

1969 Buick Riviera

1969 Buick Riviera

Base Engine: 360-horsepower 430-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $422

Cruise Control Cost: $64

 

Chrysler New Yorker: $4522

1969 Chrysler New Yorker Hardtop

1969 Chrysler New Yorker (4-door hardtop shown)

Base Engine: 350-horsepower 440-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $406

Cruise Control Cost: $67

 

Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe: $4484

1969 Buick Electra

1969 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe

Base Engine: 360-horsepower 430-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $422

Cruise Control Cost: $64

 

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe: $4444

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe

Base Engine: 365-horsepower 455-cubic-inch V8

Air Conditioning Cost: $422

Cruise Control Cost: $64

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