There are always a lot of very interesting cars at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, but regardless of what brand or make you personally appreciate, it seems everyone ends up in the Barn Finds & Hidden Gems section of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Author and Automotive Archeologist Ryan Brutt gets credit for the legwork and persistence that creates this popular display each November. While “the rarer the better” is a good MCACN creed even here, with these cars it is often the stories that make each one special. How did it get from the past to the present? Where it was found? What will be done to it later? Mr. Brutt kindly showed us around and gave us the backstory on the rare iron gathered in 2016. We expect more in 2017 at what is the greatest muscle car gathering on the planet...
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We live in strange times. At one end of the automotive universe right now are pure electric cars rapidly approaching mainstream usability for anyone within a conventional gas tank's distance of a latte. Development of autonomous cars is plainly visible. Pickup trucks outsell everything in America and yet, there's still an appetite for 650 horsepower (485kW) track-day weapons. Chevy's new Camaro ZL1 1LE goes back to the well-understood niche of—comparatively speaking in sales numbers—a tiny portion of thrill-seeking track junkies who want to arrive and drive at the nearest circuit. To counter Steely Dan's debut album title, you can buy a thrill.
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The last year of the first Generation "GM F body" (compact) Camaro is 1969 and either as a coupe or convertible with 2+2 seating are the options. The power options include a six cylinder and a choice of six V8's The standard vehicle would have a 302 V8, but the ultimate choice is the 427 cu in (7.0 L) engine with tri-power and backed up by a four speed Muncie transmission. The trim options include the entry level Super-Sport or Rally Sport with the appropriate strips and badging.
Our thanks to Gateway Classic Cars for the images here.