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17 Dollars a Day and 17 Cents a Mile: The Story of the Shelby GT350-H and GT-H

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In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll look back at the 40 year history of the Shelby GT350H and GT-H. When the Shelby GT350 burst on the scene in the mid-1960s, it was the hottest pony car you could buy. So what better way to get the GT350 in the hands of enthusiasts and prospective buyers than to offer it for rent? Thus, the GT350-H was born. For 17 dollars a day and 17 cents a mile, you could rent one of the hottest cars around. Let’s take a look at what makes the Shelby GT350-H and its sucessors some of the most highly sought after muscle cars ever created. Read the rest of this entry

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1966-1967 Dodge Charger

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The 1966-1967 Dodge Charger is the star car in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. This sleek coupe was born from the 1965 Charger II concept car and released the following year as a production model. The first generation Dodge Charger shares the concept’s distinctive fastback styling, long hood, and short rear deck. Its look is totally unmistakable. And yet, it was fairly practical. Part luxury car, part muscle car, the Dodge Charger was the kind of car for the family man as well as those geared for performance. Let’s see what makes this often overlooked Charger worthy of a second look. Read the rest of this entry

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

Ford Announces 2017 GT ’66 Heritage Edition

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2017 Ford GT 66 Heritage Edition #1

We didn’t need another reason to love the 2017 Ford GT even more but we can’t help but drool at the pics of the upcoming ’66 Heritage Edition. This limited edition racer features matte or gloss Shadow Black paint and silver stripes running the length of the car. The car is also adorned with #2 Frozen White hood and door graphics similar to those worn by the winning racecar. The ’66 Heritage Edition is an awesome tribute to the Ford GT that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. 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

Tommy’s Favorite Classic Ford Muscle Cars

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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