Monthly Archives: November 2012

Often Overlooked Pontiacs

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Often Overlooked Pontiacs

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It goes without saying that Pontiac produced some awesome vehicles in its 80-plus years of existence. Cars such as the GTO, Firebird, and Grand Prix helped solidify Pontiac as a performance car icon in the 1960’s. But before these legendary nameplates were produced, Pontiac was considered to be a somewhat bland automaker. That all changed once Bunkie Knudsen, and later John DeLorean, took control and transformed Pontiac into a performance powerhouse. In fact, Motor Trend awarded the Tempest its coveted Car of the Year award in 1961. Also, Pontiac’s lineup was so great that Motor Trend awarded the whole brand, not just one car, the Car of the Year Award in 1965. Read the rest of this entry

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1965 – 1967 Ford Mustang K-Code

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Ford Mustang K-Code Fastback

Ford Mustang K-Code Fastback

Welcome to the latest edition of Muscle Car Showcase. Here, we look at not just cars, but trucks, SUV’s, and any other vehicles that have become legendary, notorious, and maybe even loathed in the muscle car world. We will also take a look at the rare, forgotten, and just plain overlooked muscle from all eras. There are no rules or limitations on what we will cover.

This edition of the Muscle Car Showcase highlights the 1965 – 1967 Ford Mustang with the K-Code engine. This was the first high performance Mustang, sporting the 271 horsepower 289 cubic inch K-Code Hi-Po powerplant. Since so few buyers opted for this engine, this makes it one of the rarer and most sought out Mustangs out there. Read the rest of this entry

Automotive Trivia

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Q: Why was Ford prevented from using the Mustang name for its pony car in Germany?

A: In Germany, Ford called its pony car the T5 since the Mustang name was copyrighted by truck maker Krupp.

Q: What was the optional vinyl top that could be ordered on the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda and Satellite?

A: The optional vinyl top available for the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda and Satellite was called the Mod Top. Read the rest of this entry