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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. This is one BIG, beautiful book. Stitched binding, heavy paper, beautifully illustrated. Organised model by model, virtually every GM factory hot rod from the classic era of factory hot rods is in here.
The pictures are a visual feast, the text is well written. Lots of details about options and performance packages. This is a near coffee-table size book, and very heavy.
If you are a GM musclecar fan, this is a great addition to your library. One person found this helpful. Used as gift. The photography is first class; see if you can find the reversed picture!!! I would not have a few of the books I have if I had found this earlier.
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Write a customer review. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: muscle cars , classic muscle cars , history of honda motorcycles books. But in the same year, America faced another gas crisis. The crisis was over in creating a demand for performance cars once again. If you are all hooked now and want to learn more about the history of the muscle car, I can only recommend you watch the following series.
With gas prices down, America was ready to be redefined as a country of speed. New technology was emerging and Detroit started producing compact cars. Engines that conformed to federal regulations accommodated small cars. The advanced technology consisted of solid-state electronics and computer integration of spark timing, air intake, and fuel injection. Muscle cars could now return because of safety, big but compliant engines, and more efficient production methods. Ford and GM began turning out redesigned pony cars.
Ford was at the front of the pack with the Mustang and GM released the third-generation Camaro and Firebird. These three cars had bigger engines than their 70s precursors, but they were still relatively small.
1965 Pontiac GTO
Car critics believed the Mustang was more popular because of its vintage look. As the 80s and 90s progressed, the engines grew and the cars got faster. In , Camaro and Firebird even borrowed the aluminum-block V8 from the Corvette. But in , the two pony cars were discontinued and only the Mustang remained. The s was a time when the classics were finally brought back.
However, a notable failure was the Pontiac GTO. The GTO was one of the most pivotal cars of the 60s muscle. It had a dedicated following and was a truly successful car. The GTO was a simple rear-wheel drive coupe with a powerful engine. The mechanics of the car were superior, but it did not look American. The had hood scoops that did not help sales and in the car was discontinued. The model had the legendary Hemi packed with hp. The four-door sedan had a very American feel with a touch of German engineering, making this a well-rounded car. In , Mustang upgraded to its current generation.
With a beefy body style and a colossal engine, this Mustang is more of a muscle car than any of its predecessors. The Dodge Charger and Challenger have also both made a comeback and both have a Hemi option.
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Compared to their older models, the Challenger has the look and feel of a muscle car while the Charger simply has the power. The Chevrolet Camaro is in the same class as the Dodge Challenger and the top of the line model can produce hp. Dodge also resurrected the Dart, but only in name. The new Dodge Dart, which is a model, is an economy car and does not resemble its older version at all. Cadillac did not make any muscle cars in the 60s or 70s, but the CTS-V is currently the fastest sedan on the market with hp. Buying a new American muscle car is a difficult choice; the models today are fast, sharp, and well designed and constructed.
The Challenger, Mustang, and Camaro excel at being closest to their legendary predecessors. The first option, the Challenger , is the cheapest of the three by about 10 grand. This car is big, fast, and loud.
Every time you press the starter button and hear that mean growl you are reminded that you are driving a muscle car. It also has cool extras like a pistol grip shifter. This is the car for you if you want something with mean, classic, American character. The Camaro has great brakes and weight distribution so it rides well, but the car is often referred to as plastic-like and the interior is boring.
The common plastic reference was later justified by the fact that they make a model with the Hot Wheels logo. The Mustang is the clear best overall. It is the fastest, has the best brakes, and has the best gas mileage.