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The Mystique of the Pontiac GTO – Part 1

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The Pontiac GTO is considered by many to be the car that started the muscle car revolution in the early 1960s. The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac madmen John DeLorean, Russ Gee, and Bill Collins. Their premise was simple — create a budget-friendly muscle car that would appeal to the younger, performance-oriented enthusiast. Their gamble paid off better than they ever imagined. The Pontiac GTO created a firestorm that set the standard for what a muscle car can and should be. During its initial 11-year run, few cars had the mystique, street credibility, and appeal as the Pontiac GTO. Read the rest of this entry

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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

1964-1969 Plymouth Barracuda

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1964 Plymouth Barracuda #2 TCB

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 1964-1969 Plymouth Barracuda. This scrappy little fish was the original pony car, making waves in the muscle car world two weeks prior to the Mustang. Some may say this generation of the Barracuda is the Rodney Dangerfield of the early pony cars. It just doesn’t get the respect it deserves. However, this sporty fastback sank its teeth into the other pony cars every chance it got. It may have been a small fish in a large pond but we think this overlooked car is worth checking out. Read the rest of this entry

Ten Editions of the Mustang You Probably Never Knew Existed

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1965 Ford Mustang Pony Emblem

Since 2014 is the golden anniversary of the Mustang, what better way to celebrate than looking at some rare and special edition cars? Many of these were offered regionally and were available in very limited numbers. That’s why many of these are so rare today and are hardly seen except at shows featuring the Mustang. It’s hard to believe this iconic car has been around for 50 years. Of all the pony cars, it is the only one with a consistent production run for the last half century. It goes without saying that few cars have made an impact quite like the Mustang. Here are some of our favorite special and limited editions. Read the rest of this entry