Friday, August 16, 2013

My Top Ten Muscle Cars

I haven’t done a top ten list in quite a while, so I thought I would do a top ten list of my favorite Muscle Cars.
Yeah I have more than ten, but this is what I think are my top ten favorites.
And a few on here other people might not actually consider "Muscle Cars" so to speak.
The Mustang is actually more of a "Pony Car" rather than a Muscle Car...and you will notice an overabundance of Mopars.
Well again that is my personal choice...

1. 1969 Dodge Charger
2. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
3. 1965 Pontiac GTO
4. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
5. 1970 Buick GSX
6. 1969 Dodge Challenger
7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
8. 1967 Dodge Charger
9. 1968 Plymouth GTX
10. 1970 Boss 302 Mustang

Sunday, March 17, 2013

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad Wagon

How cool would it have been had GM actually produced this?
Designed by Harley Earl, the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad concept station wagon made it's debut at the 1954 General Motors Motorama in New York City.

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Of course Harley was qualified to do something like this since he started "Project Opel", which eventually became the Chevrolet Corvette in the first place.
The Nomad was powered by a Corvette 150-horsepower, 235 C.I.D., 6-cylinder engine and had a 2-speed Powerglide transmission.
Though this was not mass produced, the idea lived on as a lot of the ideas put into the Corvette Nomad were used in the Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon.
As loved as the Bel Air wagon is, imagine what muscle car enthusiasts would have done with this baby had it made it's way to Chevy dealerships.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1970 Chevelle SS

1970 Chevelle SS

The Chevrolet Chevelle was introduced in 1964, and the model could be anything from an economy car to a very powerful muscle car.
The Chevelle came with (I think) every engine Chevrolet put out, from the 194 CID Inline-Six to the 454 CID Big-Block V8.
The 1970 Chevelle SS equipped with the LS6 454 V8 was probably the pinnacle of the high performance version.
Right out of the showroom, the 454 put out 450 horsepower and 500 foot pounds of torque.
That pushed the 3260 pound car through the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds at 107 mph.
And like I said, that was stock.

I had a friend growing up that had a SS that he had modified that would almost literally tear up the pavement.
More than once I hit my head on the headliner when he popped the clutch and yanked the front wheels off the ground.

Good times.

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