You cannot separate WWE stars from their classic muscle cars. Whether based on the fact that the cars are loud and fast, or just a general appreciation for the culture they represent, we can agree that they have quite good taste. Here are some favorites.
John Cena – 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger
The Rock – Chevrolet Chevelle
Having stared in several car movies including the Fast and the Furious franchise, he is no stranger to sweet rides. This particular car featured in the movie Faster. It is a combo of '71 & '72 body panels and a '71 chassis.
Hulk Hogan – 1994 Dodge Viper
Easily one of the most recognizable wrestlers of all time, Hogan went all out with custom painting of this machine to match his red and yellow colors with additional custom graphics and a Hulkmania logo.
Bill Goldenberg – 1970 Ford Mustang
Stone Cold – Pontiac Firebird formula
Stone Cold is an avid car collector, owning a sweet and rare Steve Austin. He continues to purchase and collect vintage muscle cars.
It's no secret that Muscle Car performance was on the decline after 1970 or so, but Pontiac engineers pressed on when they created the Super Duty Trans Am package, which was still a screamer in 1974. The SD-455 was a remarkable engine, a legit race-bred machine among the plummeting compression ratios and horsepower levels of other V8s of the day. This is a great example of a low-mile and correct 1974 SD-455 Trans Am..
The Oldsmobile Cutlass base model in 1970 is the F-85 and could be a two door sedan, a two door hard top, four door hard top or four door sedan. The more uptown trimmed and classy "Cutlass Supreme" has a notch back or the sporty fastback "Cutlass S" are also on the options sheet. The basic 4-4-2 in 1970 is equipped with the 455 Rocket 88 engine and a four speed with a Hurst shift kit. There are seven body styles in all in 1970, additionally including a convertible and two different station wagons.
We're looking at a 1970 Chevrolet Chevy Nova in Green Mist Paint with a 6 Cylinder engine.
The car's Owner is Don Dames. Don shares this car was stored for years and is 80% original. Seeing this car will takes you right back to 1970.
From 1971 through the Torino is the only intermediate sized Ford, with the intermediate Fairlane now a sub-series of the Torino. All engines have a lower compression ratio to 8.5:1 or lower beginning in '72 to conform to EPA mandated pollution control requirements. The horsepower ratings from 1972 onward are also changed from an SAE gross horse power rating system to the SAE net BHP rating scale, which also lowers the numbers even further, but this is only a more accurate scale and is no reflection of any drop in power. The base engine is a 250 cu in inline six cylinder and would be coupled to the three speed standard transmission or the Cruise-O-Matic automatic, while the larger engines could also have a four speed standard transmission optioned. The 429 Cobra-Jet power is available, but differs from previous years-it is now a lower reving engine with high torque and will run on regular unleaded gasoline, starting in '72.
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