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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

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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

1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge TCB #2 (640x332)In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll turn back the clock to 1969. A time when the Concorde made its first trial flight, Richard Nixon is inaugurated as President, and Mario Andretti wins the Indianapolis 500. 1969 was also a time when budget muscle cars were gaining in popularity. One of the most popular of these was the Pontiac GTO Judge. A flashy street fighter with all the performance features a driver could want without breaking the bank. Go back in time with us as we explore the 1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge. 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