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Guess This Iconic Car From The Peak of The Muscle Car Era

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Top engines were rated at the 335 hp and 366 hp.
The antenna was mounted in the windshield and radios were standard with this model for this year.

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Guess what car this is from the very peak of the muscle car boom.




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    1. Nope. They didn’t make a 70 super duty. 73-4 were available with 455 super duty. 71-2 were available with a Ram air 400 or 455HO. 70 had ram air 3 and ram air 4 400 options.

    2. Funny thing is, I questioned myself on that point. I almost said 73. Should have researched a bit. Thanks for the correction.

    3. Last year for the stripe was 72 also. First year for the bird on the hood was 73..

  1. If it’s a 455 it’s an H.O., not a Super Duty S/D (which was only offered in ’73-’74). Also it has to be a ’71/’72 if it is a 455 H.O. because 400 was the largest engine offered in ’70. The 455 became available in ’71.

  2. It’s either a ’70 or a ’71/’72 depending on the engine. The 400 was rated at 335 in ’70 as was the 455 rated at 335 horse in ’71/’72


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