The word “restraint” is seldom associated with the muscle car era of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but it certainly applies to the owners of this astounding 1969 Dodge Hemi 4-speed Daytona, which has been driven an amazing 6,435 miles and is the lowest-mileage example known to exist with its original Hemi engine still intact. Of the 503 Daytonas built, only 70 were Hemi-powered, and only 20 combined that with a 4-speed manual transmission, making this example very special indeed.
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Mecum Auctions will hold the world’s largest collector car auction this Jan. 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., with an anticipated 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more to cross the auction block. Among the impressively vast and diverse lineup is Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1959 Harley as well as a museum collection many would qualify as one of the most desirable single muscle car collections in existence.
Next week will hold the 52nd Rolex 24 2.5-hour endurance race at Daytona, and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R race car will be making its debut there. We are talking about a full-blown track machine, yet uncannily similar to the production 2014 Camaro Z/28.
“Apart from series-mandated equipment and the specialized suspension components needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you’ll find,” says Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet.
Ford is launching a new commercial for the redesigned 2013 Mustang that will initially air during the Daytona 500 this weekend.
The commercial depicts a real-life version of the customizer, with a variety of bystanders “unleashing their inner Mustang,” turning the car into a custom Mustang GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500… and at least one tiny dancer injecting a little darkness into her ballerina outfit for a ride worthy of Natalie Portman.
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Ford Racing has presented the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Mustang, creating a moment that will enter the company’s history. The company is determined to take this year’s trophy home, with Jamie Allison, director of Ford North America Motorsports announcing that if a Ford Driver wins Friday night’s event, he will get a 412 hp 2011 5.0 liter Mustang GT production car.
The Subway Jalapeno 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series event is set to take place at Daytona International Speedway.
“Normally, when we go to a NASCAR race, the drivers are the recognized stars as far as fans are concerned. That’s not the case this week.” said Allison. “Mustang and its debut in NASCAR is undoubtedly a huge story for fans and enthusiasts, and we want to make its debut a little more special for our drivers competing in the race. With a win, they have a chance to put their name down next to some of the Mustang racing legends.”
A truly one-of-a-kind 2007 custom 2 door Charger R/T HEMI 5.7L V8 muscle car conversion. With well under 2,000 original miles, this special one-off coupe was customized by the world famous custom shop West Coast Customs for Chop from A&E’s “King of Cars” reality show. This was a 10-month custom project with thousands of professional man hours. Because this vehicle was built for the world’s largest Dodge dealer, it had to be better than factory specs. Everything about this car is in perfect working order.
It features a Daytona flat black grille, custom “HALO” Audi R8-style headlights, full custom paint with flat black “West Coast Custom” stripe, smoked tail lamps, custom fabricated Gibson growling exhaust, custom Mopar coilover adjustable suspension designed by Chrysler Corporation, full custom stitched suede accents and head liner, two tone custom imprinted leather “West Coast” interior, and brand new 24×10 TIS wheels sponsored by “DUB” magazine with 275/25ZR24 Pirelli/P-Zero tires. The windshield and side windows were handmade in Germany and even the rear side windows roll down. Don’t forget to check the gallery after the jump.
A special one-of-a-kind 2011 Mustang GT will be prepared. It is powered by the new 5.0-liter V-8 engine producing 412 horsepower. This car symbolizes the first time in 40 years a Ford Motor Company product has paced the field at the Daytona 500. The last Ford pace car at the Daytona 500 was the 1970 Torino GT convertible.
A special Daytona 500 race red paint job with blue and white stripes will be prepared. The “pony” is tuned with Ford racing suspension, strut tower brace, mufflers, unique painted wheels and special interior treatment including lighted sill plates. This Mustang will be among the first 2011 models available to the public.
What’s more – it will be offered for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Saturday January 23rd. All incomes over MSRP will go to help cure childhood diabetes through a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.