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1965 Ford Mustang Serial Number 00002 – Mecum 2017 Indianapolis Auction

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This unique 1965 Ford Mustang hardtop will be up for grabs at Mecum’s 2017 Indianapolis auction. This Mustang is somewhat unique and is believed to be the first hardtop produced to receive a VIN. Read the rest of this entry

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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

1965-1966 Shelby GT350

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1966 Shelby GT350 #1 WAC

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll turn back the clock and check out the 1965-1966 Shelby GT350. Like a pseudoscientist from the Dark Ages, Carroll Shelby worked his black magic on a Ford Mustang GT fastback and transformed it into something even more nimble and sinister. In its day, the Shelby GT350 was a car that had no true equal. There was no Camaro or Firebird for Shelby’s creation to instill fear. It was a standout back then and it’s still a legend today. 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

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