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Here are some cars you could buy new the last time Cleveland won a sports championship

Why yes, it HAS been that long. Here's a small selection of what your money could buy you back when Cleveland won its last sports championship, in an era before man walked on the moon.

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1964 Aston Martin DB5
1 of 30 Flickr user Sicnag

1964 Aston Martin DB5

The DB5 is one of, if not the most famous James Bond car of all time.

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1964 Aston Martin DB5
2 of 30 Flickr user edvvc

1964 Aston Martin DB5

About a dozen DB5s were converted to shooting brakes by coachbuilder Harold Radford.

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1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
3 of 30 Flickr user Sicnag

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

1964 marked the first year of production for the Chevelle, which was built to compete with the Ford Fairlane.

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1964 Chevrolet Chevelle
4 of 30 Wikipedia user Bull-Doser

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

A two-door station wagon Chevelle was available early on, but sadly, I couldn't find a good picture of one.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvair
5 of 30 Wikipedia user DanielTurner97

1964 Chevrolet Corvair

The Corvair was one of Chevrolet's "thrift" cars, built for those looking for cheap wheels.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvair
6 of 30 Flickr user dave_7

1964 Chevrolet Corvair

Its independent suspension used coil springs at all four corners, similar to some European cars of that era.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette
7 of 30 Flickr user Sicnag

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette doesn't need any introduction -- it's the damn Corvette, for crying out loud.

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette
8 of 30 Wikipedia user sfoskett

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

By 1964, the Corvette was already in its second generation, bringing with it the Sting Ray badge that reappeared on the latest generation.

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1964 Ferrari 250 GTO
9 of 30 Flickr user suzanneandsimon

1964 Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari built only a few examples of the 250 GTO so that it could be used in racing, a process called homologation.

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1964 Ferrari 250 GTO
10 of 30 Flickr user Moto@Club4AG

1964 Ferrari 250 GTO

These days, if you want a 250 GTO of your own, expect to pay tens of millions of dollars for the honor.

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1964 Ford Galaxie
11 of 30 Flickr user GPS 56

1964 Ford Galaxie

1964 marked the last year of the Galaxie's second generation.

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1964 Ford Galaxie
12 of 30 Flickr user dave_7

1964 Ford Galaxie

The exterior was tweaked for 1964, so that it could perform better in Nascar races.

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1964.5 Ford Mustang
13 of 30 Flickr user Sicnag

1964.5 Ford Mustang

Again, like the Corvette, there's no need to introduce the Mustang.

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1964.5 Ford Mustang
14 of 30 Flickr user Spanish Coches

1964.5 Ford Mustang

Much of the car's underpinnings came from Ford's Falcon and Fairlane vehicles.

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1964 Jaguar E-Type
15 of 30 Flickr user Sicnag

1964 Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type might be one of the most beautiful cars ever built.

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1964 Jaguar E-Type
16 of 30 Flickr user brikupfer

1964 Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar capitalized on the respect for its E-Type when it launched the F-Type sports car in the 2010s.

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1964 Panhard 24
17 of 30 Flickr user allenthepostman

1964 Panhard 24

The Panhard 24 is a French car, considered the brand's swan song before it started focusing on military vehicles.

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1964 Panhard 24
18 of 30 Flickr user andreboeni

1964 Panhard 24

If you think it looks a bit like a Citroën, you'd be right -- Citroën had a decently large holding in Panhard's autos enterprise.

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1964 Plymouth Barracuda
19 of 30 Flickr user jeremyg3030

1964 Plymouth Barracuda

1964 also marked the first year of the Plymouth Barracuda, itself based on the Valiant.

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1964 Plymouth Barracuda
20 of 30 Flickr user jeremyg3030

1964 Plymouth Barracuda

The first-generation 'Cuda was only available as a fastback coupe, but convertible and notchback variants appeared in its second generation.

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1964 Pontiac Bonneville
21 of 30 Wikipedia user Crwpitman

1964 Pontiac Bonneville

1964 was the end of the Bonneville's third generation.

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1964 Pontiac Bonneville
22 of 30 Wikipedia user PHerison

1964 Pontiac Bonneville

During this time, it remained Pontiac's most expensive and most luxurious vehicle.

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1964 Pontiac GTO
23 of 30 Wikipedia user Herranderssvensson

1964 Pontiac GTO

The GTO is yet another car on this list that's earned its spot in the Sports Car Hall of Fame, a thing that I just made up.

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1964 Pontiac GTO
24 of 30 Wikipedia user sfoskett

1964 Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO was originally a hopped-up options package for the Pontiac Tempest.

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1964 Porsche 911
25 of 30 Flickr user Pat Durkin

1964 Porsche 911

The ubiquitous rear-engined sports car made its debut in 1964, as the follow up to the also-lauded 356.

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1964 Porsche 911
26 of 30 Flickr user micsworld

1964 Porsche 911

This one just squeaked its way onto the list, having started production in September 1964, just ahead of the Cleveland Browns' victory in December.

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1964 Studebaker Avanti
27 of 30 Flickr user dave_7

1964 Studebaker Avanti

While you might be able to find a new Studebaker Avanti in 1964, it would be a tough thing to wrangle up.

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1964 Studebaker Avanti
28 of 30 Flickr user dave_7

1964 Studebaker Avanti

Fewer than 4,600 Avantis were produced in 1963, and the factory closed its doors in December of that year.

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1964 Sunbeam Tiger
29 of 30 Flickr user sv1ambo

1964 Sunbeam Tiger

The Sunbeam Tiger might not look that crazy, but it's actually the hopped-up, V-8-toting variant of the Sunbeam Alpine.

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1964 Sunbeam Tiger
30 of 30 Flickr user sv1ambo

1964 Sunbeam Tiger

It was designed in part by Carroll Shelby, who also famously shoved a V-8 into the AC Cobra.

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