The Charger is probably best-known for its screen roles as the chase car in the 1968 feature film “Bullitt” and as the “General Lee” in the 1979-85 TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Since their launch as coupes in 1966 and through their current production as four-door sedans, Chargers have been popular for their muscle-car stance and available power to match. “The ’74 SE was the top-of-the-line offering and came with many option packages,” Victoria Friday says of her ride. “The most distinctive feature is the slotted quarter windows.
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AMC is often overlooked by collectors but the now defunct company made high quality, beautifully finished, well appointed and stylish automobiles – at least in the deluxe and SST versions; the plain Jane models AMC put out were just that. Any enthusiasts out there that have an AMC Javelin – restore it! If you know where there is a neglected one – buy it! This is a car well worthy of restoration. A project car Javelin is a challenge to restore because of the limited number of units sold. In its day AMC was well respected for trend setting safety features as well as being the first ones to offer new and previously unavailable options. If it helps General Motors Corporation made many of the parts such as gear clusters, window mechanisms and some engine parts as well for AMC so restoration is not impossible.
The Javelin came on the market in late August 1967 for the '68 model year– a pony car- in direct competition with Fords Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. This first entry into the muscle car market boasted many safety features unheard of before such as the use of three point seat belts with headrests as basic equipment. The interior had no bright colors to help reduce glare. Other safety features included fiber glassed padded interior windshield safety posts and flush mounted paddle style interior door handles. The other interior appointments were much nicer than anything its three larger competitors offered. The passenger compartment did not have “no draft” vent windows instead the Javelin had flow through ventilation with ports installed in the doors to extract stale air – controlled by a flap valve under each doors armrest. The instruments and easily accessible controls were set deep in a padded dash far away from driver and passengers. The SST Javelin came equipped with full carpet, wood grain door panels, sport style steering wheel, and reclining thin shell bucket seats in front. The car has a lot of storage space in the trunk, the passenger compartment is larger than its competitors and something that didn’t occur to Ford or Chevrolet - the rear seating has some leg room. The exterior of this fine automobile also looked good with a recessed honeycomb grill, outboard mounted headlights and turn signals mounted in the bumper. To complete the sporty, look are simulated hood scoops and a windshield racked back to 59 degrees.
The AMC Javelin SST has show for sure but it also has go. In 1968 the SST is powered by a 343 cu in (5.6 L) V8 basically equipped with a two barrel that burns regular gas or as an option the “go pack” has a four barrel that burns premium fuel. With the go pack the car could do 0-60 (97 km/h) in 8 seconds reaching a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h) – very fast for a street car.
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Beautiful 1957 Chevy Bel Air. It's powered by the original 283 V8, topped with a four barrel carb, and backed by a powerglide automatic. The paint is very nice and the interior has been fully restored in the factory style. Out back, you have those iconic fins that nearly anyone can recognize...
Done in the style of a drag car from back in the day I called it a Pro Street build...It has a Ford under the hood and some custom side pipes... Inside it is all business with a roll bar.. racing style seats and even a detachable steering wheel... We hope you enjoy seeing this Truck as much as we did....Very cool.. Check it out!!