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Old 5.0 vs. New 5.0

Old 5.0 vs. New 5.0

Through much of the 80s and 90s, an era that some traditionalists still consider a somewhat lackluster era for exciting automobiles, the mighty Ford Mustang 5.0 stood out from the crowd. The 5.0 Mustang was a car that could easily run deep into the 11 second range through the quarter-mile.

1982 Mustang GT

1982 Mustang GT

Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.

LARRY'S LEGEND LIVES

LARRY'S LEGEND LIVES

Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.

OPTIMA

OPTIMA

The fifth annual OPTIMA

No-Frills Muscle Cobra

No-Frills Muscle Cobra

The original Cobra was Carroll Shelby's two-seat, aluminum-bodied roadster, first with a small block V-8, followed by perhaps the most awesome muscle car of all time, the infamous 427 Cobra. The big block could go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds.

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.

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

When Car Review magazine first published their "50 Fastest Muscle Cars" list in 1984, it surprised Mopar fans with its #3 ranking of the GSX with Stage 1 455. Number one was the 427 Shelby Cobra, of extremely limited production and just barely a street legal production car.

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.

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