Posts Tagged ‘engine’

1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS – Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast!

Jan
03


1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS - Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast! - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in Daytona Yellow over a black interior with Houndstooth inserts, this 1969 Camaro RS/SS has a killer blend of both Pro-Touring and Pro-Street attributes. The restoration is impeccable, the parts are top notch, and the ride is something else.

Starting with a refinishing down to bare metal, this rotisserie restored masterpiece has excellent body work and features all new trim, glass and chrome from front to rear. Everything is finished in Daytona yellow from the engine compartment, the floors, the wheel wells and the trunk. The paint in a PPG base coat/clear coat and has an excellent hand rubbed finish.

The interior features all new parts from Year One and the seats have been kitted out with the awesome Houndstooth inserts as seen on these cars back in ‘69. The carpeting, seats, headliner door panels, package tray and crash pad are all new parts. All of the handles and interior trim pieces have also been replaced. Under the dash is tidy, and features new wiring. On that note, the rest of the wiring is all new as well. The dash is now a custom setup from Covan’s Classics and features all modern Auto-Meter Gauges. They are accurate, easy to read and really shine at night time. The front seats have been upgraded to a much more supportive and higher bolstered set. They really feel good around tight turns where the original seats would have you sliding all over. Read more!

1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 with Marti report

Dec
19

1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 with Marti report - Muscle Cars BlogFew cars carry as direct a link between motorsports and the showroom as the Boss 302. Parnelli Jones drove a Mustang, powered by a canted-valve, hand built, 5 liter engine and four speed manual, and you could go to your local dealer and have one, too! Hey—the production cars even ran his stripes! A big carb, a big intake, big heads opened a lot of eyes to small block power, and the power waiting to be unleashed with a simple set of headers and an aggressive cam are the stuff of legend. This example here is quite the street fighter, packing the Boss engine, 3.91 gears and little else. It’s as close as you could get to a Mustang race car with license plates in 1970! Click on Read more for more!

Why the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is a class apart from the rest

Dec
12

The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an awesome muscle car.

With a supercharged V-8 engine and 662 horsepower, this little beast can surpass 200 miles per hour – this fact alone would be enough to make many men consider buying the car, but when you consider the low price of £35,000, it is clear that this car is simply a steal!

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow

Nov
07

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow - Muscle Cars BlogThis lovely muscle car was one clean Boss before it was stripped to bare metal and restored by the prosat Santa Barbara Muscle Cars. They stripped it to a shell, cleaned any trouble spots (there weren’t many), and then refinished it in the original hue. But instead of ancient enamel, it now sports two-stage urethane paint, which gives the rejuvenated Boss a depth and clarity that makes it dazzling in the sunlight. As if that’s not enough, there were only 693 Competition Yellow over black Boss 302s built in 1970, making this a somewhat rare piece.

I mentioned the blacked-out pieces, but this car also still sports a fair amount of chrome and bright work. The front and rear bumpers have been restored to new condition, and all the stainless has been polished. The wing and rear window slats, as well as the front chin spoiler have also been coated in more satin black paint to match the stripes, and the new-for-1970 rear valence panel and taillights got their own coat of black, too. The simple grille is in excellent shape and is probably the original piece in original condition, further proof that this is an exceptionally clean car. Read more!

The first production Lingenfelter LTA at the 2012 SEMA Show

Oct
31

The first production Lingenfelter LTA at the 2012 SEMA Show - Muscle Cars BlogLingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) has turned their LTA concept car into reality by debuting the first production Lingenfelter LTA at the 2012 SEMA Show.

Lingenfelter announces they will build a limited quantity of Lingenfelter LTA vehicles for eager customers to purchase starting this year. Initially developed to evoke the muscle car styling from the past combined with Lingenfelter’s latest technologies, the Lingenfelter LTA has been a hit in collector car circles and enthusiast crowds across the country.

Due to overwhelming response after displaying conceptual versions of the LTA at previous SEMA Shows and other events, Lingenfelter has decided to take the car to production,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “As a long-time admirer of the Firebird Super Duty, I initially wanted to build this car to celebrate and improve upon that special brand. After gauging the reactions of interested customers, we learned many enthusiasts share our passion for these eye-catching performance vehicles. And after thousands of inquiries, Lingenfelter determined we had to build limited quantities of the Lingenfelter LTA.” Read more!

Mopar and SRT Presents Jeff Dunham’s Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

Mopar and SRT Reveal Comedian Jeff Dunham's Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogAs part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.

“It’s a major understatement to say that I’ve been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we’ve had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof. Click on Read more for more!

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet – Challenger SRT – EP.1

Oct
17

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet - Challenger SRT - EP.1 - Muscle Cars BlogJeff has teamed up with Chrysler Groups Mopar and SRT brands to design and build a project vehicle that will be unveiled at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas on October 30th. The SEMA show is the premiere custom vehicle and aftermarket parts show in the world. Stay tuned for the next two episodes! Click on Read more for video!

Called Project Ultraviolet, it starts with a Dodge Challenger SRT8 purchased in downtown LA. The muscle car is being built to show off new technology and a brand new engine – declared “an amazing thing” in the video – that Chrysler will be unveiling in Las Vegas.

Dodge Charger Juiced Concept V10

Oct
14

Dodge Charger Juiced Concept V10 - Muscle Cars BlogThis year’s edition of SEMA will feature the usual slew of over-the-top, modified cars with all sorts of wild mods, ranging from crazy paint finishes and liveries, to engine swaps and mechanical modifications – all appreciated in their own way, and by a distinct crowd.

One of the real expected crowd-pullers is this, the Dodge Charger Juiced concept. It features a plain paint finish, with some plain wheels, and a plain and subtle body kit, and that’s about it. However, as it is most often the case, it’s what you don’t see that really makes a difference, and in this case, a very big difference – 8.4-liters-worth to be precise. Read more and see the gallery!

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition

Oct
06

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition - Muscle Cars BlogCheck out this awesome brand new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SLP  Panther Edition!! This is a limited production car that is built as a super charged throw back to the original Camaro. Before the Camaro was ever deemed the Camaro it was referred to as project Panther. Early plans were for the car to be named The Panther. There were several cars produced early under the name panther.

There are only 2 known to exist today. The cars had a black and gold color scheme as you also see here on this car. This car has build number 9 on the dash. Meaning it is only the 9th car like this produced. This car produces a mind blowing 600 hp and has been completely modified with engine, suspension, exhaust, and interior and exterior modifications to create The Panther. What’s sure is you can impress even the harshest perfomance enthusiast with such extremely rare and collector car like the featured 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition. Read more!

The Top 6 Ford Mustangs

Oct
04

Since its introduction in the early 60’s, the Ford Mustang has experienced periods of highs and periods of lows. The good thing about the Mustang is that Ford has never taken its eyes off this iconic car. It is a testament to good old-fashioned engineering backed by powerful engine muscle. There have been many variations of the Ford Mustang during the years, and we’ll have a look at a few that seemed more special than the others. Some of these cars are limited-edition (less than 5,000 units) and some have large production numbers (more than 100,000) but they have one thing in common. They are the among the best muscle cars in the world.