Sunday, October 10, 2004

Classic Muscle Cars, Part 1

At a base price of $4305.00 (a $750 increase over introductory '69 pricing), Pontiac ushered in a new era with the introduction of the all new '70 models. These cars were one of the most gorgeous cars of the period, with the subtle lines changing from creases to curves. For a car produced in the early seventies, this was incredible.

Read more by Gary Lisk at his Trans Am Source Page.
Good Points: Sensational ’69 Camaro styling, rocket-ship performance.

Bad Points: With a 4.88:1 axle, you’re in High gear at the end of your driveway.

Read more at Top 10 Fastest Muscle Cars.
The Challenger project was first started in about 1965 as Dodge's answer to the pony car. Carl Cameron refined the car for some time, and, by 1968, they were building 1970 Challenger prototypes. Finally, in the fall of 1969, Dodge finally introduced the E bodies. With a choice of nine engines, from a slant-six Coupe (and, starting in February, a Deputy) to an R/T Hemi, and eighteen colors, the Challenger offered a lot of choice.

Read more by Kelly Doke-Journigan at The Dodge Challenger.
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