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Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies at Age of 89


Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies - Muscle Cars BlogWe, at MuscleVehicles – The Muscle Cars Blog are sorry to say that Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend passed away. He indeed was a legend. Here is the official statement, which is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.:

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century

“Today, we have lost a legend in Ford Motor Company’s history, and my family and I have lost a dear friend. Carroll Shelby is one of the most recognized names in performance car history, and he’s been successful at everything he’s done. Whether helping Ford dominate the 1960s racing scene or building some of the most famous Mustangs, his enthusiasm and passion for great automobiles over six decades has truly inspired everyone who worked with him. He was a great innovator whose legend at Ford never will be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

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2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 – 600 HP Custom Convertible


2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 - 600 HP Custom Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogThis 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 – 600 HP Plum Crazy Custom Convertible is a true modern muscle car with some really cool custom features! It is a custom made convertible by Convertible Builders, LLC in Florida. ($18,000) DropTopCustoms.com. As we all know, Convertible Builders LLC, originally founded in 1976 as “Coachbuilders Limited,” has over 31 years of experience. They are the oldest aftermarket convertible converter in the United States, and have designed more convertible conversions than anyone else in the world. They have done conversions on Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar and other makes, and their masterpieces have been shipped to customers all around the world.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has been upgraded with SpeedFactory Challenger SF600R package ($30.994.90)!  Read more for great gallery and more specs!

2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be the pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500


2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be the pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500 - Muscle Cars BlogINDIANAPOLIS – A 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will lead the starting field of the 96th Indianapolis 500 to the green flag Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With 638 horsepower, the Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful production car ever to pace the race.

This will be the 23rd time a Chevrolet has paced “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 11th time a Corvette is serving as the Pace Car. Both are event records. The 2013 model year will mark the 60th anniversary and the final year of production for the current generation Corvette.

“Corvette embodies pure performance, so the ZR1 is a perfect car to pace the most prestigious auto race in the world,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Chevrolet is a great partner of the Speedway, and we share in the excitement of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the iconic Corvette brand. It’s even more meaningful to see a Chevrolet pacing the field at Indy since Chevy has returned as an engine supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series for the first time since 2005.”

“This is a truly momentous year for Chevrolet when it comes to performance, with our continued success on and off track, and especially with our return to the IndyCar Series, powering some of the fastest cars on the circuit,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “I can’t think of a better way to mark the 60th Anniversary of Corvette than having it lead the starting field of the Indianapolis 500.” Read more!

Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 – Ecklers Chevelle


Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in three generations from 1964 to 1977. The mid size automobile was released in several body-styles – coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon. A Super Sport version was also produced in 1973.

Here is a nice 1966 Chevelle, which has been perfectly maintained and upgraded with some nice parts like a big 502 GM crate motor and a 4L60 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The 8.2 liter V8 produce up to 502HP (374 kW) and 769Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. It has aluminum heads and an aluminum intake. It has been also fitted with a holley 750 double pumper and a proform center section.

2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH – Video


2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH - Video - Muscle Cars BlogAt the Continental Tire North America proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the Lingenfelter ZL1 managed to hit an impressive top speed of 202.67 miles per hours (326.17 km/h).

LPE CNC cylinder heads and GT9 camshaft with a 5% overdrive balancer 2.38 upper pulley, Lingenfelter high flow intake and race filter LPE high capacity intercooler resovoir. Larger Injectors, Voltage boosted stock fuel pump , VP MS 109 Fuel, Custom Calibration, Drag Radials

“The Lingenfelter crew couldn’t be more excited to make history as the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro to exceed 200 mph, and to celebrate this victory on the heels of becoming the first company to run a ZL1 in the 10s,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “We are very proud to have David drive our car and to share in this accomplishment with HOT ROD magazine, an icon in the world of speed and high-performance vehicles.” Check out the video after the jump!

Under-inflated tyres lead drivers to spend big


There are many things to consider when maintaining your car, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental components – the tyres on the wheels that allow it to move.

Tyre Safety Month took place in October 2011 in the UK, and featured a number of special events and promotions designed to get drivers thinking about the condition their tyres are in and how to improve them.

Throughout October, motoring organisations highlighted the benefits of keeping tyres pumped up to the recommended level, not least of which is significantly improved fuel consumption – helping motorists to save money on fuel which can go towards other essentials such as car insurance renewal.

1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD


1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in classic Gold Metallic with beautiful matching interior and Black convertible top. This magnificent muscle car has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. This is the famed Mod Squad car that was specially built as a 1972 Challenger for the famed TV show, Mod Squad. Only two 1972 E-body convertibles exist and this is fully documented and certified. I personally believe this Challenger is among one of the most important Mopar cars on the market today. Seldom does one get a chance to acquire a car of this magnitude at an investment price – US $99,500.00 from Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Read more!

1969 Dodge Charger 500 – Awesome Restomod with 830 HP!!


1969 Dodge Charger 500 - Awesome Restomod with 830 HP!! - Muscle Cars BlogI stumbled upon this awesome 1969 Dodge Charger 500 while browsing the web, and decided to share it with you. I admit this is a perfect muscle car, incredible vehicle! This is a great example for all Mopar collectors, so – search no further!

This is a chance to own a piece of Mopar history. As history dictates, Dodge was to build 500 of these examples to allow them to enter Nascar Racing. Although the true number of these cars built is debatable, this one was chosen by no other than Joey Arrington of Arrington engines of Martinsville, VA.

Here are the words of the owner: “The guru of Mopar, Galen Govier, saw my car at a car show in Cornwall, Ontario, and remembered it as Joey’s car. He registered her in the Chrysler registry for me. Joey’s father, Buddy Arrington, raced these cars in the 60s and 70s, and he was on hand to sign the car and do a photo opt. Read more!

2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine


2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine  - Muscle Cars BlogOk, guys, we write about American muscle cars, but here we have something you don’t see every day – a 2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine! Yes, the 2012 newly converted 140-inch White  Stretch Dodge Charger limousine features the 3.7 liter V-6 engine rear wheel drive, and 10 passenger are mostly welcome!

Check out the mods – single window conversion, LED opera lights, star lights, dome lights, custom ceiling, suede trim, privacy divider window, new limo touch control system, etc.

It has dual batteries, dual alternators, chrome window moldings, disco floor, new bar design with mesh LED lighting, surround sound, sub woofer, 19″ flat screen led monitors, custom two color tone interior and finally the 20″ chrome wheels with new tires will get people’s attention! 

You will not find another vehicle like this and you can get it for US $74,995.00! Check out the gallery below!

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Has World’s Most Powerful V8 Engine – 662 HP!


2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Has World's Most Powerful V8 Engine - 662 HP! - Muscle Cars BlogAt 662 HP, 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Certified As World’s Most Powerful V8! Segment-Leading Fuel Efficiency

· The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is SAE certified at 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque
· The world’s most powerful production V8 is backed up by chassis, aerodynamic and braking performance that makes the GT500 an outstanding all-around sports car
· Even with 112 horsepower more than the 2012 GT500, fuel economy is increased by 1 mpg both city and highway, 5 mpg better than Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The all-new supercharged 5.8-liter powerplant in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in the world with peak output of 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s more power and torque than low volume sports cars costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the GT500, which is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its segment. In fact the 2013 GT500 is the most fuel-efficient car with over 550 horsepower in any segment available in America. Read more!