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1967-1971 Plymouth GTX


The 1967-1971 Plymouth GTX is the focus of this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. The GTX was Plymouth’s new “supercar” for 1967. Based on the Belvedere, the GTX came standard with big V8 power and a host of other performance features. This intermediate was marketed as a gentleman’s muscle car — no greasy kid stuff here. Plymouth touted the GTX was the most exciting supercar to come out of Detroit in years. Let’s see if this declaration is true. Read the rest of this entry


1967-1970 Shelby GT500


The 1967-1970 Shelby GT500 is the star in this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase. Hot on the heels of the successful GT350, Shelby unleashed the GT500. It was based on Ford’s redesigned Mustang, which grew a few inches longer and slightly wider in 1967. Shelby’s new creation had its sights set on domination and taking on all contenders, including the mighty Chevrolet Corvette. And it could hold its own against just about anything. Let’s go back in time and see why the Shelby GT500 has become one of the most highly sought after muscle cars ever created. Read the rest of this entry

Fifty Years of the Chevrolet Camaro


Fifty years ago, Chevrolet introduced a car that would become one of the most revered vehicles in its sports car lineup. Code named XP-836, the Camaro was Chevrolet’s contender in what would become one of the hottest segments in the automotive industry. The Camaro was Chevrolet’s entry into the pony car market that was wildly popular in the 1960s. It’s been said the word Camaro is derived from the French language meaning friend or comrade. That’s a pretty fitting way to describe a car that’s been a companion with many of us for half a century. Let’s turn back the clock and look back at 50 years of classic Camaros. Read the rest of this entry

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO



This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle is one of those anomalies that will have you scratching your head in disbelief. It’s not an SS, yet it has the SS hood, Magnum 500 wheels, and blacked-out grille. It also has a High Performance 427 engine that wasn’t available for the A-body in 1969. Or was it? Read the rest of this entry

Tommy’s Favorite Classic Ford Muscle Cars


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

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible – Mecum Indianapolis Auction


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

1968-1970 Dodge Charger Buyer’s Guide


1969 Dodge Charger #1

The 1968-1970 Dodge Charger is considered by many Mopar aficionados to be the Charger’s most popular model years. These three years mark the second generation of this classic B-body hardtop. The fastback styling from previous years is axed and is replaced with a sleeker “coke bottle” shape. Read the rest of this entry