Six Truly Epic Muscle PIEces of art

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There are a few truly amazing technological advances that have been made to make modern muscle cars Lighter(*COUGHellcat*) faster, and more powerful. But what about in the old days when they were straight to the point without very many variations in power and options. You chose your paint, engine, transition, and color... and that was it! Now there is a bunch of malarkey with Carbon and "oh do you want a first aid kit with your car". But let's rewind for a moment and appreciate raw steel and V8 Power. (These are in no particular order)

1969 Dodge Daytona 426 CID HEMI V8

The name is taken from Daytona Beach, Florida, which was an early center for auto racing and still hosts the Daytona 500, one of NASCAR's premier events. The first use of the Daytona name on a car was on a version of the Studebaker Lark. The Daytona.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda

From 1966-71, Dodge stuffed their massive Hemi into the small E-Body platform and the 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda is widely accepted as one of the most sought after of these. Only 652 were built when new, including 14 rare convertibles, making an original Hemi

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR.

With Ford's introduction of the all new Cobra Jet 428 engine, they would add the Cobra moniker to the name, and then for select top of the line models, add 'KR' which represented King of the Road.

1969 Camaro Z-28 Rs

The Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as the Mustang and Chevy II Nova. In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay.

Holden torana A9X

Perhaps the Oddball in the list. The Torona A9X was a joke before Holden went all out and stuck a 216 HP V8 in the engine bay and removed the rear doors. It's goal was to win Australian Touring Car Racing. It failed, but it set a touring car lap rec.

1968 Dodge dart 426 hemi GTS Hardtop

This wouldn't be a top muscle cars list without the dodge dart. It was built as a quarter mile car. The press release stated that Dodge wanted to make a factory built and ready drag racer out of the 68 Dart for competition in class B SS.

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  • Promoted by me!

    6 months ago
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  • That is an awesome looking 69 Mustang. Being an aussie ,i agree with James about the GTHO ,but a pic of Peter Brocks A9X rather than the stock one with the shopping trolley wheels would have better done it justice on the list.

    1 year ago
  • i think the Ford XY GTHO phase III sho uld be in here. it was the worlds fastest production sedan for a good while !

    1 year ago
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  • the 69 mustang in the title pic looks best

    1 year ago
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  • sorry, but the comment about the Cuda is wrong. the E body didn't exist until 70, and went away after 74. also, the Hemi Darts were not based on the GTS. they were standard Darts that got sent out to have a Hemi shoved in.

    1 year ago
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