Few 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!
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This 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!
As 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!
Hello, fans, are you ready for the Sale Spec’s Pro Tourning “Project Nasty” – a beautiful 1969 Ford Mustang Pro Touring, supercharged 500 HP road/track beast? It has many awards and magazine covers just like cover of Modified Mustangs and Fords / Second Place Car of the Year Modified Mustangs and Fords / Car of the Month Lateral-g.net / Featured in Popular Hotrodding “Guys who drive their car hard” Article 10/12 / Good Guys Columbus Street Machine of the Year Competition Ford Muscle Pick / MCA Grand National Gold award / Shelby National Convention SAAC / SVT Nationals 1st Place / Detroit Autorama 3rd Place Street Touring 2011 / In the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper weekend of Goodguys Columbus …
We found this baby on the sale market, built by Christiana Muscle Cars, Inc. to showcase the efforts of the shop and wanted to share with you some of the features of this hot Stang. Don’t forget to check out the super cool pictures on Read More!
This 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!
Check 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!
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.
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 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!
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!