My opinion is they stopped to make cars in the seventies. Approaching the end of the seventies "carmakers" started to be just "vehiclemakers". so far so good and we have excellent vehicles nowadays, but no cars! 1974 so the end of the BMW 2002, the precursor of modern sport sedans and the last of the "chrome" generation. 1974 is the birth year of the Golf GTI, an other clever sport concept that was a pleasure to drive, unfortunately the Golf II ended the legend. In the US do you remember the golden age of the Corvette C3 and its participation the the 24 hours race of Le Mans?
Anyway, this front belongs to an older legend, a black Impala with her chromes shining in the sun.