Originally an open track car, this 1968 Ford Mustang has been returned to road spec whilst retaining a number of race car features. It still has the full roll cage, although the side impact bars have been removed to ease getting in and out. The motor is a small block screamer that happily spins the wheels in the first three gears! Suspension is all Global West’s finest making the car handle better than any 45 years old car should. It actually handles better than a number of modern sports cars! This is helped by the power rack and pinion steering and awesome Baer brakes which benefit from a Hydratech hydraulic power unit and P-Zero tires. Read more!
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For 58 of its 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been powered by the legendary Chevrolet V-8 engine. Technological advancements have increased output threefold – from 195 hp in 1955 to 638 hp today – as well as reliability, refinement and efficiency.
However, the fundamental architecture of the Chevrolet “Small Block” remains the same today as it was in 1955: a 90-degree V-8, with overhead valves actuated by pushrods, and a 4.4-inch on-center bore spacing.
“The brilliance of the Chevrolet V-8 is its elegant, efficient design,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer for Small Block Engines. “The Chevy V-8 has fewer reciprocating parts, and is very efficient and has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any engine family in the industry. The design is incredibly compact, enabling the Corvette’s signature sleek profile and low hood line.”
Despite a sporty appearance, the early Corvettes’ performance didn’t match their good looks. The car launched in 1953 with the “Blue Flame” inline six-cylinder engine and a two-speed automatic transmission – not exactly the stuff on which to build a sports car legend. That changed in 1955, when the new small-block V-8 engine became available and was ordered by 99 percent of Corvette buyers. Read more!
This superb 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom 2 Door Coupe has been accepted by Barret Jackson Las Vegas auction to go across the auction block on Saturday sept, 22nd and has been chosen to be part of the “primetime” slot which will be aired on the speed channel.
This is a car like you have never seen before! It has won every car show entered – approx 30 times. This 1970 Chevrolet Chevellehas been in the “GOODGUYS” magazine “TWICE”! It is a frame off restoration, every part disassembled and painted which means no tape lines. The firewall/engine compartment has been filled/smoothed and painted as well as the frame. The builder and previous owner of this car owns a custom body shop. This car drives and handles like a brand new car and I not a brand new 1970. This is a true muscle car through and through! This is a Barrett Jackson quality car that has never seen rain. It has a SS dash, interior is perfect embroidered headrests Dakota digital style gauges Infinity, Kenwood/Alpine sound system with custom trunk enclosure. Read more, see gallery!
This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 – Red on Red is one of the rarest Chevelles . Very, very rare color combination on an LS6 Chevelle: Red on Red absolutely stunning in person. The car just Pops!
Some very cool options for an LS6 including: Power steering, Fm Stereo with factory rear speakers, 8 track cassette. Factory rear defrost, tach and gauges, cowl induction hood, M22 muncie 4 speed and CCF 4:10 ratio posi rear.
The car was just treated to a no expense spared original factory lacquer paint job that is as close to perfection as you can get. This chevelle LS6 is also highly documented with complete owner history, protecto plate, owners and warranty manuals, fisher body service manual and even the original license plates that were issued to the car brand new from 1970. The car is also listed in the LS6 registry. Click on Read more for fantastic photos!
Like most gearheads, Jack Roush enjoys engines of any kind and speed at any level. Nobody knows more about getting a Ford around a racetrack quickly than this guy. And for years, some of the nastiest, most powerful, and most spectacular blue oval hardware ever built has come out of Roush Performance in Livonia Michigan. However, as an owner of two P-51 Mustangs, Jack also has a healthy love for the vintage warbirds which inspired America’s first pony car. And in 2009, he decided to create an aeronautical themed performance car that would be a literal interpretation of Triple Ace Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” P-51B fighter plane. One of only 51 produced, this showroom fresh Roush P-51B is the ultimate embodiment of classic American aviation and decades of racing knowledge. If you’re looking for a unique show car that’s virtually guaranteed to grow into an elite, investment grade muscle car, here’s your chance to strap in early and watch this Mustang climb! Read more an enjoy the image gallery of this beautiful 2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b!
We’ve featured some pretty amazing pro-touring early Camaros lately here at Muscle Cars Blog, but when you start giving cars names, you know they’re getting serious. Built by the artists at GelPro Rod & Muscle, his 1969 Camaro is known as “The Punisher” and given the performance credentials and stunning execution, it’s entirely appropriate (yes, comic book fans, we know The Punisher drove a GTO, not a Camaro, so save your E-mails; it’s just a name). Pro-touring is all about integrating modern performance equipment with vintage sheetmetal, and this pro-built car delivers on every level-it has already been voted the runner-up in the 2009 GoodGuys Muscle Car of the Year competition. Power comes from a modified LS2 V8, the suspension is heavily upgraded, and it spins a modern 5-speed transmission, not to mention all the creature comforts that are part of the deal. If ever there was a car that has legitimately earned its name, it’s this one-it will definitely punish competitors on the street as well as the show field. Click on read more for fantastic photos!
A muscle car to have – 1969 Mustang BOSS 302 – 1 of 1! This is a rare, desirable, collectible, numbers matching, original engine and drive train, acapulco blue muscle car – 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 – 1 of 1!
Yes, a REAL 1969 MUSTANG BOSS 302 with 84K ACTUAL MILES and MATCHING NUMBERS. The rarity of this Boss 302 combined with the original engine, beautiful color and options put this Ride into the must have for the serious Muscle Car Collector. This is a well documented and maintained muscle car with Deluxe Marti Report, Factory Invoice, Dealer Invoice, High Quality Professional Rotisserie Restoration with Photos and also documented in the Boss 302 World Registry. Read more for details and check out the image gallery!
This muscle car is likely the most capable ZL-1 powered 1969 Camaro on the planet. To take it one step further, likely the most capable ZL-1 powered car, period. The owner took a great heritage of the ZL-1 and surrounded it with the best money can buy. The engine was built by one of the most reputable engine builders on the West coast from scratch with this exact application in mind. As you are about to see, everything on this car is top shelf and some of the best shops and manufacturers in the industry have been called on to contribute to the finished product.
This car has been sorted out extensively on the road and track. You can literally call it a car show, road race, autocross, drag race, and drive to and from the track in one weekend in this car. While it’s a dominator on the track, it has the modern sports car feel on the road we all desire. The ride, brakes, and steering are phenomenal. The handling and braking is a couple rungs up the ladder. It’s got unbelievable linear power but it will lope down the interstate at 1800 rpm in overdrive with the AC on and tunes blasting. It’s been tested to take any curve ball you can throw at it. It has proved to be extremely reliable with no mechanical failures of any type on the road or track after the ZL-1 was installed. Read more!
As we all know, it is always better to buy something new, instead of used. However, the money is never enough so the used car market is one of the biggest in the world. Moreover, there are people, who have enough money for a new car and prefer something older, but with big engine and a lot of extras. A good way to buy a car is to search it online at Exchangeandmart.co.uk
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The original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.
Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!