The muscle car era was a fascinating time for the American automobile. Jay Leno knows this and he owns a handful of wonderful examples of the era. One of his greatest examples is his 1966 Dodge Coronet. What looks like your average massive coupe hides a beastly secret between its fenders. If you glance at the badge, you'll see "426 Hemi" and you know this thing means business.
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Plymouth Barracudas have the distinction of being produced for exactly one decade to the day (April 1, 1964 to April 1, 1974), with the third and last generation of ‘Cudas becoming best-known among muscle car collectors.
The Pick of the Day is from the final year of the second generation, a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda fastback, all dressed in red, from its body to its interior to its red-line tires. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, private seller describes it in the ClassicCars.com ad as a true H-code car powered by a high-performance 383 V8 as well as a Formula S car with improved handing.
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You may have heard before that cars are terrible investments. The reason for people saying that is because the vast majority of cars depreciate or lose value, as soon as you buy them. A car is a machine with lots of moving parts prone to breaking down. On top of that, the car you are driving this year will have a newer and more improved model the following year. Essentially there are only a handful of cars that gain in value, and those are classic or collector cars. For most other people, your cars will depreciate, and that can have implications on your car insurance.
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Way back in the early 1970s, during the prior “pre-Photoshop” millennium, my fellow industrial design students and I labored to create photo-realistic renderings of products and cars with old-school, analog materials. Air-brushed gouache paints created super-smooth graduations of color, magic markers made deep shadows, and razor-sharp details like sparkling highlights and chrome reflections were added precisely with colored pencil.
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The four-door Jeep Wrangler is such a brilliant product, combining the freedom and joy of the venerable CJ with the practicality of a crossover SUV. There are compromises in ride and convenience, but for many people, those are outweighed by the go-anywhere capability and rugged image of the Jeep.
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This 540ci, Twin Turbo Nova put on a show for everybody at Drag Week 2015, putting the back bumper on the pavement and cracking 7 second passes! Not only this, but this bad b*tch has air conditioning for the drive! WINNING!
From about 2001 or 2002. All day long racing with some good prize money. A lot of closeup shots racing and interviews with some of the racers. Might have a few of your racing friends in this video from Ubly Michigan
A lot of the fun I get out of digging up old road tests for MCR is imagining what it must have been like to be a car magazine writer back in the glory days. That had to be the coolest job in the world, testing now iconic muscle cars when they were new cars with scant miles on them just waiting to be flogged over mountain roads and at the nearest dragstrip.
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