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1974 Dodge Dart

1974 Dodge Dart

The early 1970s are regarded as the performance peak for factory muscle cars; however, by the mid-Seventies, performance cars were nearly non-existent. Federal emissions guidelines had put a stake in the heart of almost all muscle cars..

Next-Generation Collector Cars

Next-Generation Collector Cars

Because Gen Xers didn't know first-hand the visceral thrill of a high-compression LS6 accelerating between stoplights, we didn't know what we were missing. The Trans Am sliding around in Smokey and the Bandit sure looked cool, even if the production Pontiac Trans Ams had only 220 horsepower.

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.

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.

Modified Madness

Modified Madness

Today, if you own a prized E-body or B-body Mopar, it can be difficult to consider doing anything else to it other than a factory restoration. But in the Mopar fraternity there are those who beat to the sound of a different drum, folks like Kevin Smith.

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.

Vintage Japanese Cars: Nissan's Online Heritage Collection

Vintage Japanese Cars: Nissan's Online Heritage Collection

If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.

A Roundup of the Best New Cars Revealed at Pebble Beach

A Roundup of the Best New Cars Revealed at Pebble Beach

After an 18-year hiatus, BMW has revived the 8 Series name with the BMW Concept 8 Series. The automaker's new flagship model could help the manufacturer compete against Mercedes-Benz, which overtook BMW last year as the world's largest luxury automaker.

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