1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertibles Video 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals MCACN V8TV
http://www.mcacn.com - The 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show accomplished the seemingly impossible task of bringing 6 of the original 8 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertibles together in one display! These cars are among the "Holy Grail" muscle cars, as not only are they super rare, they are all very cool. Four were automatics, four 4-speeds, all had Ram Air III 400 V8s under the hood, along with the white paint scheme with blue stripes. Other exterior cues include the steel Ram Air hood, the rear deck spoiler, and the air extractors on the fenders. Here, Nick Scavo chats with Charley Lillard about this amazing display at this outstanding show.
Also - check out the V8TV MCACN photo gallery: http://www.v8tvshow.com/MCACN12
1962 Zintsmaster Impala Drag Car - 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals MCACN Video Coverage V8TV
"Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday!" was a common theme in the 1960s as
stock-looking race cars increased brand loyalty and drove up sales. Back
in '62, Zintsmaster Chevrolet campaigned this 409-powered Impala, complete
with ALUMINUM front end, as a way to go racing and bring people into their
dealership. Today, the car still exists in nearly the same state as it was
back in '62, with only 5500 miles on the clock and the original front
tires! It's just one more piece of American Muscle Car history to be seen
at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #3: 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
This week's Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection is a
super-rare 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am, complete with the Ram Air IV 400 cube
V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission!
1970 marked the second generation for GM's F body platform, and the company
made substantial improvements to the car over the '67-'69 versions. The
1970 1/2 models were longer and more spacious inside, and generally drove
more comfortably than the earlier cars. 1970 also marked the peak in
performance Muscle Cars, and the 1970 1/2 Trans Am was one of the top
performers. The Pontiac Trans Am came loaded with numerous performance
add-ons, such as upgraded suspension, brakes, Exhaust, and distinctive styling.
This particular Polar White Trans Am is among the most sought-after of all,
as it features the 370 HP Ram Air IV V8 engine and a Muncie 4-speed
transmission. The Ram Air IV engine was assembled with very tight
tolerances from the factory, making it as close to a hand-built racing
engine as you could buy from GM. The RAIV package started with a 4-bolt
main block, forged crank and pistons, and a high performance oil pump, but
the big difference was in the top half of the engine. The Ram Air IV heads
boasted 67cc chambers, 2.11" swirl-polished intake valves and 1.77" Exhaust valves, and large round Exhaust ports. The .520" lift RAIV cam had a
long 308 degree intake / 320 degree Exhaust duration and pulled air through an
aluminum dual-plane intake manifold. These parts sounded more like they
were hand-picked by a race engine builder than a factory offering, but
that's what makes the RAIV so special. They only made 88 of these cars,
59 were manuals and the other 29 came with automatics. It's one of the
few cars where both transmissions were offered and the manual outsold the
auto. Watch the video to learn more about this Pontiac Historical
Society documented correct '70 1/2 and its unique details like the original
2-tone blue seat covers, 1-year only Rally II wheels, and distinctive
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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #10: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T HEMI
This week, we're featuring a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 426 HEMI as our pick
for Muscle Car Of The Week from the Brothers Collection. There were only
157 of these cars built, and this Plum Crazy Purple version has all the
right parts to make it one of the most prized Mopars in the collection.
Starting with a 425 HP 426 HEMI V8, Pistol Grip 4-speed, dual 4 barrel
carbs and more, it's a run and gun racer for the street!