Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tommy’s Favorite Classic Ford Muscle Cars

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Old Ford Logo

The Ford Motor Company created some of the most memorable muscle cars during the classic muscle car era. Cars like the Mustang, Torino, and Mercury Cougar are some of the most renowned muscle cars from the 1960s. The popular “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” axiom is believed to have been started by a popular Ford dealer, referring to the brand’s dominance at the drag strip and track. And let’s not forget Carroll Shelby’s contribution to Ford. Cars like the Shelby GT350 and GT500 are still some of the most revered muscle ever created. Cars that still command hefty prices when they roll across the Mecum and Barrett-Jackson auction floor. Read the rest of this entry

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible – Mecum Indianapolis Auction

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 #1

Up for grabs at the upcoming Mecum 2016 Indianapolis auction is this rare 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible. This Fathom Green coupe with green interior will command a hefty price when it rolls across the auction floor. Read the rest of this entry

Chevrolet Camaro To Pace 2016 Indianapolis 500

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2017 Indy Pace Car #1

Roger Penske and the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro will pace the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. This is the ninth time the iconic Camaro has paced the famous race and Penske’s first time at the wheel of the pace car. Read the rest of this entry

1973-1974 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am Super Duty

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1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty #2 WAC

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll turn back the clock and look at the 1973-1974 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am Super Duty. In a time when muscle cars were becoming as extinct as the dinosaur, Pontiac did the unthinkable and unleashed the Super Duty on the buying public. The Firebird and Trans Am Super Duty were truly the muscle car’s last hurrah. In a time when insurance rates on muscle cars soared and rising gas prices were becoming the norm, the Super Duty was something of an anachronism. Read the rest of this entry

1971 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Sox & Martin Pro Stock Car

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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Sox & Martin Mecum

Here’s an interesting find. Up for bids next month at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction is a 1971 Plymouth Cuda racer. This pro stock Cuda was once a Sox & Martin team drag car. It features a 426 Hemi engine mated to an A833 4-speed manual transmission. It has been restored to 1971 race configuration and even includes Ronnie Sox’s autograph. Other key features of this vintage racer include dual magnetos, Holley 6214 carburetors, and a Weiand tunnel ram intake manifold. Read the rest of this entry