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Lost Bullitt Mustang Found In a Mexican Scrapyard

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Almost 50 years ago, one of the most famous car chases in movie history took place. In the movie Bullitt, Steve McQueen, aka Frank Bullitt, drove his 1968 Ford Mustang through the streets of San Francisco chasing a couple of assassins in a 1968 Dodge Charger. The chase ends with the Charger crashing into a gas station and exploding in a massive fireball. Read the rest of this entry

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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

1968-1972 Mercury Cyclone

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1970 Mercury Cyclone TCB

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll travel back in time to when the first 747 took flight, “Planet of the Apes” opens in theaters, and the Intel Corporation is created. Over at the local Mercury dealer, a storm was brewing on the showroom floor. This four-wheeled force of nature threatened to blow away everything in its path. No street or drag strip was safe from its destructive wrath. Come with us as we look back at the 1968-1972 Mercury Cyclone. 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

1968-1969 Ford Torino GT

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1968 Ford Torino GT Fastback #2 TCB

In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll explore the 1968-1969 Ford Torino. The Torino was all-new for 1968 and dubbed as “Ford’s newest bright idea”. Born from the Fairlane, this intermediate muscle machine came in a variety of body styles and with enough engine choices to satisfy just about any buyer. If you wanted an alternative to the GTO and Road Runner, the Torino was the car to check out. Read the rest of this entry