The 1956 Buick Centurion dream car was the first car with a dash mounted TV screen integrating a rear view camera. Some high priced vehicles began offering the technology in the early 1970's. It took until early in the twenty-first century for them to become available as a higher end option most manufacturers and then a further ten years for them to start being used commonly as a basic equipment in many automobiles and now is a common option on even entry level models.
We're looking at a 1969 / 1970 American Motors AMC Javelin Trans Am Racecar # 3 in Red White & Blue paint driven by Jerry Grant.
The car's Owner is Craig Jackson. The same Craig Jackson from the well-known Auction Company Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. Jeff Catlin is the Care Taker of the Car and shares the details with us..
Back in 1969, Ford was ready to roll out a new engine to compete in NASCAR - the BOSS 429. This was a semi-hemispherical headed V8 designed to compete with Dodge's 426 Hemi that was leading the pack on the NASCAR super speedways. NASCAR rules say that you need to sell at least 500 copies of a "street" version of any engine you planned to race, so Ford needed to build a civilian BOSS 429 for the general public. The interesting part is that Ford interpreted the rule book and noticed that the engine didn't have to be in the same car raced... so they could stuff a BOSS 429 into a Mustang rather than the Torinos being used in NASCAR. The result was a super-bad Mustang with a custom-installed 375 HP NASCAR engine under the hood...
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.
The Super Bee is a bare bones Dodge Coronet - made to go fast and made without any frills to keep the lowest price possible, but maximum power and performance is the goal. The Super Bee does have the Hurst Competition-Plus shift stick, a four speed and the dashboard instrument cluster is identical to the Charger. The optional hemi engine did kick the price price up more than 30 percent over the base price, which explains why the 1970 Hemi version is rare today-there were only 128 of them sold. The base engine is the 383 magnum for 335 hp ((249 kW), add the "six pack" for a boost or the 426 Hemi which is rated at 425 hp (317 kW). The 440 engine could only be ordered with the more uptown Coronet R/T.
Our thanks to Gateway Classic cars for the images displayed here of a 1969 SuperBee