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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Plum Crazy 528 HEMI V8 5 Speed

Jan
30

1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Plum Crazy 528 HEMI V8 5 Speed - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s featured car is this perfect 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Plum Crazy 528 HEMI V8 5 Speed. It’s price is around $90,000 and available at RK Motors Charlotte. Here’s the full text from RK Motors Charlotte:

We’re all familiar with the term ‘resto-mod’ and how it gets thrown around to describe cars which

1) haven’t been restored that well and

2) haven’t been modded that much at all.

But, simply put, the true theme of the ‘resto-mod’ movement is: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. And if there was ever a textbook example of a true-to-form ‘resto-mod’, this 1971 Dodge Challenger has to be it. Showcasing the hard work of a very skilled builder who understands how to enhance the best attributes of a slick, frame-off restoration, this badass Mopar features a slew of handpicked, top-shelf parts which create a classic that can be shown AND driven with the best muscle cars on the road.

Take one glance at this Challengers wet-look Plum Crazy Purple exterior and it’s obvious that the cars top-notch restoration was both thorough and expensive. Take two or three minutes to look down the sides of this rock solid Dodge and you’ll find exact angles and flawless reflections which set it apart from all but it’s most extensively restored peers. Take an hour to visually examination this highly detailed Mopar and you’ll notice that the accent line which runs from nose to tail is expertly paralleled and caps straight quarters that have been painstakingly finished to provide a near flawless canvas for the cars slick, high quality basecoat/clearcoat paint. Take a look at the gallery and click on Read more!

1932 Ford Roadster 502/510 HP

Jan
28

1932 Ford Roadster 502/510 HP - Muscle Cars BlogRK Motors Charlotte offers this awe-inspiring powerful 1932 Ford Roadster with 502/510 HP. Such fancy hot rod is estimated at US $119,900.00 and here are the details with many photos! Check out the car description quoted:

In the world of modern hot rodding, a top notch build is all about components and pedigree. That’s why Boyd Coddington was dubbed ‘The Hot Rod King’. He had an uncanny ability to take a vintage car and radically transform it using custom fabricated components and a keen eye for outrageous design. During the 90s Coddington hired a talented young designer by the name of Chip Foose and together they would create some of the most timeless and unique hot rods ever put on four wheels. Based on the Boydster show car originally penned by Chip Foose, this spectacular 1932 Boydster roadster features the absolute best of everything from its custom pearl flames to its fully chromed 502 Ram jet engine; and in addition to being a feature car in American Rodder magazine, has taken home trophies from some of the most exclusive hot rod shows in the country. Read more and check out the super gallery!

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6

Jan
27

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 - Muscle Cars BlogTake a look at this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. Found this masterpiece on eBay listed for US $127,500.00. Here’s the description:

What an incredible way to end a wonderful year! Chevrolet muscle car collectors, wake up! I don’t know about you but I had never seen one of these cars in my life until this jewel arrived at our dealership a few days ago. Please feast your eyes on this perfect, rotisserie restored, numbers matching and fully documented 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. It seems that only (2) of these incredible vehicles have surfaced in the last decade or so and they were both bench-seat, auto-on-the column cars. To obtain a real 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 with its original factory Muncie M22 4-Speed transmission is truly a Chevrolet collectors dream!

When she was built on the first week of February 1970, she was obviously built for one reason and one reason only, going very fast from point A to point B. The fact that she was ordered with Cowl Induction, Factory Tachometer, Power Front Disc Brakes and the Radio Delete Option states the obvious. Early in life, she was raced and was very well known in the Kitimat BC area (see vintage photos and newspaper clippings). Fast forward to 2011. A no-expense spared, concours nut & bolt restoration was just completed on this LS6 El Camino and she retains her original numbers matching motor, original numbers matching Muncie M22 4-Speed Transmission and the original 4.10 positraction rear axle. Click on Read more and see the many pictures of this muscle car!

Military Camaro Sold for $175,000 at Barret-Jackson

Jan
25

Military Camaro Sold for $175,000 at Barret-Jackson - Muscle Cars BlogA special Military Tribute Camaro sold to an internet bidder for $175,000 Sunday during the final hour of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The money will help support the Achilles Freedom Team, which helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through athletics, including marathons.

The special Military Tribute Chevrolet Camaro, decorated by award-winning airbrush artist Mickey Harris, was sold in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With four members of the Achilles Freedom Team on the stage and several military personnel cheering from the audience, bidding quickly soared to six figures, then gradually climbed to the winning $175,000.

Before heading to Scottsdale, the car toured 30 military bases across the country, as well as the Pentagon. While introducing the 2010 Camaro SS on Sunday, award-winning artist Mickey Harris, whose airbrush designs adorn the car, joked that it was the only car that “burned rubber” in a Pentagon tunnel. Read more!

Dr. Dre Beats™ Boom in the 2012 Dodge Charger

Jan
24

Dr. Dre Beats™ Boom in the 2012 Dodge Charger - Muscle Cars BlogBeats™ by Dr. Dre™ has set the world of music on fire. DJs, celebrities, and audiophiles alike have embraced the incredible recording studio-quality sound created by Beats™ headphones. Simply put: the audio game has changed.

Chrysler was the first automaker to integrate the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ audio system to its vehicles, with the 2012 Chrysler 300S. Now, it’s Dodge’s turn to bring the unbeatable audio-experience to the 2012 Dodge Charger. Dodge engineers worked side-by-side with Beats™ by Dr. Dre ™ founder and legendary producer Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records – to create this groundbreaking audio system.

“There’s nothing more exciting than a high performance car combined with a high performance audio experience – and the integration with Beats™ Audio technology into the Charger is the next logical step in our exclusive automotive expansion with Chrysler Group,” said Iovine.

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2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on Hell’s Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah

Jan
24

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on Hell's Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah - Muscle Cars BlogIf you thought the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor was only engineered for high performance in the open desert, here’s something that will change your mind. The Raptor takes on the ultra-tough off-road terrain of Moab’s Hell’s Revenge trail with its new Torsen front differential and grille-mounted video camera. Click on Read more to watch the video!

Mustang Boss 302 beats Ferrari, R8, M3, Porsche & DBS Test Laguna Seca

Jan
23

Mustang Boss 302 beats Ferrari, R8, M3, Porsche & DBS Test Laguna Seca - Muscle Cars BlogFord Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca – better braking performance than Porsche 991, faster than Aston Martin DBS, Audi R8, Ferrari California, BMW M3 in Hockenheim. Acceleration, Drifting and fast lap in Hockenheim with sport auto’s testdriver Christian Gebhardt. More about the muscle car in sport auto 1/2012. www.sportauto-online.de Watch the video on Read more!

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Sells for $600,000

Jan
23

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Sells for $600,000 - Muscle Cars BlogSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The first 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest and most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – sold for $600,000 in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction Saturday.

The Corvette 427 Convertible, which arrives at U.S. Chevrolet dealers this summer, blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models. The Vehicle Identification Number ending in 001 was sold in the auction.

Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible – and, like the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission. Read more!

Camaro “Chevy Happy Grad” for Super Bowl ad

Jan
22

Camaro "Chevy Happy Grad" for Super Bowl ad - Muscle Cars BlogNew York independent filmmaker created winning Camaro ad
Advertisement to air during Super Bowl XLVI

DETROIT – “Chevy Happy Grad,” an ad submitted by 26-year old Long Island resident Zach Borst, will be aired during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI, beating out submissions by independent filmmakers from around the world as part of Chevrolet’s Route 66 Super Bowl ad contest.

The ads had more than 32 million total online views between December 22 and January 14.

“We asked filmmakers to depict life’s journey and how Chevrolet is there along the way,” said General Motors Global Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick. “When I saw Zach’s spot, I had to laugh, because the situation is something many families can related to – expectation and reality. ‘Happy Grad’ clearly shows the passion that Chevrolet elicits.”

Borst’s audience on Super Bowl Sunday is expected to exceed 110 million television viewers. “Chevy Happy Grad” was filmed on location near his home on Long Island during a weather window that offered Zach, his cast and crew only four hours to complete the project.

“My Dad was a cop and worked real hard to be able to buy his kids their first cars. They were used, but mine meant the world to me,” Borst said. “Then I wondered what it would look like if I got a brand new Camaro? I mean, after all, who wouldn’t want a Camaro as a graduation gift?”

Borst, an aspiring filmmaker, has been producing films since his childhood and founded his own production company, Goat Farm Films, based in New York. Watch it after click on Read more!

Dave Strickler’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Old Reliable

Jan
19

Dave Strickler's 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Old Reliable - Muscle Cars BlogDave Strickler’s 1968 Camaro Z/28 “Old Reliable”

Ok, this one is a real thing… and with list price: US $499,900.00 RK Motors Charlotte provides a real iconic muscle car. Here are the details:

Automotive history lives and breathes at RK Motors Charlotte. You know we are passionate about vintage racing, having completely restored “Project Six Pack” to its original state, and more recently presenting the legendary Arlen Vankes 1967 HEMI Barracuda. Today we are pleased to announce yet another milestone race vehicle coming to us from one of the top names in the Camaro hobby. The car is Dave Sticklers 1968 Camaro Z/28 that won the 1968 Super Stock World Championship, and the man is Camaro historian and authenticity expert, Jerry MacNeish. The car has been comprehensively restored to as-raced condition, including some incredibly rare NOS items that came from Jerry’s personal collection. If there is a more thoroughly documented, well-known, relevant and accurate early Camaro out there, I’d like to see it. Make no mistake: this is the ultimate Z/28 and the cornerstone of any significant Chevrolet muscle collection.

Racing legend Dave Strickler dominated NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season with this Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins-prepared Z/28 Camaro. Equipped with a stock intake manifold and carburetor, a stock hood, Stahl Headers, 5.38 gears, and nine-inch slicks, the “Old Reliable” ran elapsed times in the 11.70s at roughly 116 mph, which made it competitive with many big block Super Stock Camaros of the same time period. Its dominance culminated in two of Sticklers biggest wins: on Sunday, October 6, 1968, Strickler drove to a decisive victory over a stellar field at the NHRA Super Stock All-Star Meet at Englishtown Raceway Park. Two weeks later, he went on to capture the 1968 Super Stock World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then the most prestigious S/S event on the NHRA calendar. Read more and see the gallery!