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1969 Chevelle SS 396

1969 Chevelle SS 396

The Chevrolet Chevelle body was in its second year of production. A new grille with a horizontal bar separating the upper and lower section gave a wider look to the front end. The body side molding was eliminated and replaced by an optional body side stripe.

1966 Mercury Cyclone GT

1966 Mercury Cyclone GT

By 1966, Mercury was once again anxious to get back into the muscle car arena. Using the midsize Comet platform, engineers put their collective heads together to develop the Mercury Comet Cyclone and Cyclone GT.

Savoy Faire is Everywhere

Savoy Faire is Everywhere

The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.

Secret Superbirds

Secret Superbirds

Motor Trend did a comparison test between a 440-powered Charger R/T, a Mercury Cyclone GT and an Olds Cutlass SX in April 1970. The Charger had the base engine with 375 hp at 4600 rpm, 480 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm, and a 3.55:1 rear axle.

American Firepower

American Firepower

It's hard to imagine today the impact the Hemi-powered 1957 Chryslers, DeSotos and Dodges had. It was these cars that established Detroit's number three as a true maker of segment-defining performance and luxury cars.

Hot Hemi

Hot Hemi

The Cuda was more like bigger Mopar muscle cars in 1970. Chrysler designers widened the car by more than five inches and spread both the front and rear track widths by three inches. That was to fit the 60 series tires needed to handle the weight and power of the street Hemi.

1978-1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express

1978-1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express

The Dodge Li'l Red Express set a standard on how to make a great performance truck. All Dodge Li'l Red Express trucks came from the factory painted in Bright Canyon Red in 1978 and Medium Canyon Red in 1979. Every Li'l Red Express was a regular cab Adventurer with a stepside bed.

1965-1967 Ford Mustang K-Code

1965-1967 Ford Mustang K-Code

The Shelby GT350 wasn't the only high-performance Mustang available if you wanted a fast pony.

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: The Star of "Smokey and the Bandit"

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: The Star of "Smokey and the Bandit"

Burt Reynolds may have been the star, but it was the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. There's nothing like seeing that Starlight Black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am emerge from the back of the Bandit's truck.

The Best Muscle Cars Ever Made

The Best Muscle Cars Ever Made

We've compiled a list of the greatest muscle cars of all time. Did your favorite make the list? Ask 20 muscle-car aficionados to identify the "best" muscle car of all time and you'll get 20 different answers.

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