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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!

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi by Masterpiece Classic Cars

Jan
18

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi by Masterpiece Classic Cars - Muscle Cars BlogThis 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi is listed on ebay.com for the price of US $169,900.00 by Masterpiece Classic Cars. Here’s the detailed description of this beauty.

Big Hemi Customs, led by Jason Bair and Todd Lowden, have brought another masterpiece to the national stage. This just completed ’68 example reaffirms one of the best moves we, as a dealership, have made. Once we became familiar with Big Hemi Custom and after a thorough vetting, an invitation was extended for their talents to be joined with us. Masterpiece Restoration & Build has been formed to accommodate all the restoration and build needs of our clients and patrons. One close look at this Charger and you will agree, Masterpiece has moved to the top of the game. Also of course you can look to Masterpiece for a steady stream of these stellar productions to be on offer and available for immediate acquisition.

The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of a few car models that transcends the normal limitations of a brand and enjoys a wide glance of buyers. Not dissimilar to a Corvette, Camaro or a Mustang…Just to name a couple. The car has style and attitude by the bucket load and is a perfect candidate for a Pro Touring Custom. And because of that, when this car is on offer, it isn’t just Mopar fans chasing their dream. Ford guys, GM guys and import collectors alike all regularly have one of these inside their collections. She is one of the safest bets to invest your collector dollars. Read more and check out the image gallery!

Corvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible

Jan
13

Corvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogCorvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible

DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.

“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current ‘C6′ generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand’s history – the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine.”

The 60th Anniversary Package and 427 Convertible will make their public debut at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 21, and will arrive at U.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.

Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
The Corvette 427 Convertible blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest and most-capable convertible in Corvette’s history.

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.

The LS7 was co-developed with the Corvette Le Mans-winning GT1 engine and features lightweight titanium connecting rods and intake valves, as well as racing-inspired high-flow cylinder heads and a dry-sump oiling system. It is assembled by hand at GM’s Performance Build Center, where customers who purchase the 427 Convertible Collector Edition can purchase the Corvette Build Experience option and assemble the engine that will power their new car. Read more!