American Muscle Cars of the 1960s
The popularity and performance of muscle cars grew in the early 1960s, as Mopar (Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler) and Ford battled for supremacy in drag racing. The 1962 Dodge Dart 413 cu in (6.8 L) Max Wedge, for example, could run a 13-second 1/4-mile dragstrip at over 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). In 1961 Chevrolet introduced the SS package on the Impala for $53.80, with included an optional 409 cu in v8 with 425 hp and upgraded brakes, tires, and suspension. By 1964, General Motors' lineup boasted Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, and Pontiac muscle cars, and Buick fielded a muscle car entry a year later. For 1964 and 1965, Ford had its 427 cu in (7.0 L) Thunderbolts, and Mopar unveiled the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi engine. The Pontiac GTO was an option package that included Pontiac's 389 cu in (6.4 L) V8 engine, floor-shifted transmission with Hurst shift linkage, and special trim. In 1966 the GTO became a model in its own right. The project, led by Pontiac division president John DeLorean, technically violated GM's policy, limiting its smaller cars to 330 cu in (5.4 L) displacement, but the new model proved more popular than expected, and inspired GM and its competitors to produce numerous imitators. The GTO itself was a response to the Dodge Polara 500 and the Plymouth Sport Fury, which in 1962 had been shrunk to intermediate size. American Motors, though late entering the 1960s muscle car market, produced "an impressive array of performance cars in a relatively short time," said Motor Trend. "The first stirrings of AMC performance came in 1965, when the dramatic, if ungainly, Rambler Marlin fastback was introduced to battle the Ford Mustang and Plymouth Barracuda." Although the Marlin was a flop in terms of sales and initial performance, AMC gained some muscle-car credibility in 1967, when it made both the Marlin and the "more pedestrian" Rebel available with its new 280 hp (209 kW; 284 PS), 343 cu in (5.6 L) "Typhoon" V8. In 1968, the company offered two pony car muscle car contenders: the Javelin and its truncated two-seat variant, the AMX a sports car in the Grand Touring tradition.
Top 10 Rarest American Muscle Cars
Top 10 Rarest American Muscle Cars: 10. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird 9. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 8. 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code 7. 1967 Plymouth R023 GTX 6. 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible 5. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 3. 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible 2. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1 1. 1967/1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible This Video Features the song 'Log_Cabin' from YouTube Audio Library (http://www.youtube.com/t/terms), available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license. Hope You Enjoyed!
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Plymouth Barracuda 440 muscle car
Nasty 440 powered '72 Plymouth Barracuda in action. Enjoy the ride! Filmed by Samspace81 with Texas Classic Cars of Dallas 214-905-1022. I used my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge to film this entire video! Muscle Car Cuda Mopar 1972 70's American