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V-TEC! FRONT WHEEL DRIVE! AIR BAGS! ABS! The features that draw today's automobile enthusiasts to showrooms were unknown in the 60s and early 70s.
In a 15-year bloom before tightening emission regulations and rocketing gasoline prices stamped "extinct"
on an entire breed of cars in the early 70's, America's automobile industry produced the most memorable cars ever built anywhere, anytime:

The American Muscle Car. While today's modern computer-controlled squeaky clean cars may approach the performance numbers put up 35 years ago
by the HEMIs and big block Chevys, they will never duplicate the rush generated by 400-plus cubic inches
fighting for traction through period bias-ply tires. Pity today's car enthusiasts who think variable valve timing is the hot set-up.

-- Bruce Armstrong

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muscle cars

1966 Pontiac GTO

engine: 389-cid V8 360-hp Tri-Power

Nicknamed "The Goat," GTOs are considered the Grand Daddy of muscle cars. Smooth A-body styling, single hood scoop
and a tough looking mesh grille, the GTO was one of Pontiac's bestsellers. Nashville '60s band Ronny and the Daytonas
wrote a song called "GTO."

muscle cars

1967 Camaro RS/SS

engine: 427-cid 435-hp L-89 COPO (Central Office Production Order) factory ordered

The RS/SS model (RS stands for Rally Sport, SS stands for Super Sport) comes with both the SS performance package
and the RS trim and special hide-away lights. Since the 427-cid engine is a special factory order, these Camaros are
quite rare to find. Dealers like Nickey, Yenko, Baldwin, and Dana offered these high performance cars to their customers.

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1968 Road Runner

engine: 426-cid Hemi 425-hp

Based on the Belvedere coupe, the Road Runner is your bare bones muscle car. Engine options varied from the 383, 440-Magnum,
to the 426 Hemi. It was the quintessential no-frills all thrills muscle car.
Plymouth bought the rights to use Warner's "Road Runner" character and installed a horn that went "beep beep."

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1969 Charger R/T

engine: 440-cid Magnum V8 425-hp

The 1969 Dodge Charger R/T featured the split hidden headlight grille. Equipped with a 440-Magnum engine, four barrel
carb and a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The 426-cid Hemi engine was available with 4-speed transmission.
The 69 Charger gained TV celebrity status as Bo and Luke Dukes' General Lee Dukes of Hazzard car. BTW, Daisy, drove a Road Runner.

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1970 Camaro Z/28

engine: 350-cid V8 360-hp

Chevrolet introduced a new Camaro with sleeker curves and a longer body. One of the best pony cars ever made, the Z/28
had exceptional handling, smooth styling, and a very fast engine.

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1970 Challenger R/T

engine: 440-cid Six Pack 390-hp

Based on the Cuda's wide body low-down Coke bottle design, Challengers gave Mustangs and Camaros a run for their money.
One of the fastest muscle cars, the Challengers could run a 1/4 mile in about 13.6 seconds.
Challenger made its movie debut in The Vanishing Point

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1970 Chevelle SS

engine: 454-cid V-8 LS6 450-hp

The 1970 454 Chevelle is one of the most powerful muscle cars ever produced. Packed with a full 450-hp, the Chevelle
came equipped with a 780-cfm Holley four barrel -- a true super high performance car.

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1970 Hemi 'Cuda

engine: 426-cid 425-hp

The 1970 'Cuda, based on the Barracuda, is a new and improved design. Wider, longer, faster, and never called the Barracuda,
this Hemi-powered Cuda was barely street legal. Equipped with the New Process A-833 4-speed manual gear box,
The 'Cuda drag king could run 1/4 miles in 13.1 seconds. Both the 1970 and 1971 'Cudas made its appeared
in the Phantasm movie series.

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1970 Olds 4-4-2 (W-30)

engine: 455-cid 370-hp

4-barrel carb, 4-on-the-floor, dual exhaust is how this Olds gets the 4-4-2 name. Handsomely styled with twin air intakes
and a split vertical grille,
the 4-4-2 is one of the finest muscle cars Oldsmobile ever produced. All the floor shifters on the W-30 models were manufactured by Hurst.
Well known for its handling, this high performance muscle car was the perfect road car.

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1971 Plymouth GTX

engine: 440-cid Six Pack 375-hp

1971 was the last year for the GTX as a true muscle car. Although similar to the 1971 Road Runner,
the GTX offered more standard equipment and was priced higher.
The new 1971 styling, sleeker and more curvaceous, was a change from the traditional Belvedere model.
Due to its short production run, the GTX is a true treasure find.

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1973 Pontiac Trans Am

engine: SD 455-cid V-8 310-hp

With a "screaming chicken" on its hood, the 1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455 engine
was sheer performance power. Documented at 13.7 seconds on its quarter-mile run,
the SD featured special block with reinforced webbing, large forged steel connecting rods, special aluminum
pistons, heavy-duty oiling intake manifold, dual exhaust and upgraded valve train components.
Only 72 SD 455 were produced with a stick shift. The 1973 Trans Am made its film debut in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.