Muscle Cars

Muscle Cars: While Uncle Sam had his eye turned to Southeast Asia, the “Big Three” plus AMC and Studebaker had their eyes turned to the race track. Plugging big engines in mid-sized cars and marketing them in bright colors with racy names such as “GTO” and “GTX” and “The Machine” electrified a generation of gear heads that could now buy a fast car out of the box. Find news and feature stories on the hottest big- and small-block-packing muscle machines of the 1960s.


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Car of the Week: 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Asking Jerry Maerz what he likes about the 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is sort of like asking somebody why they like the smell of bacon, the sight of a beautiful sunrise or the sound of your favorite song on the radio. What does he like about his beautiful ’77 Monte? Everything!

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Carpe ‘Cuda

In the Jan. 20 issue of OCW, we called the 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible offered at Russo & Steele‘s Scottsdale auction an “ultimate opportunity.” Well, someone “seized the day” Jan. 22 and spent $1.7 million to buy the ultra-rare, ultra-desirable … More »

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Chip Miller Foundation offers Corvette for the heart

Charitable 1973 Stingay to cross auction block at Barrett-Jackson on Jan. 19, 2011
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Russo and Steele offers ultra-rare 1970 ‘Cuda

Convertible headlines the Russo and Steele 11th annual Scottsdale Auction Jan. 19-23. More »

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Car of the Week: 1970 Ford Torino GT SCJ 429

Nick Heiser chuckles at the thought of his mean, green 1970 429 Cobra-Jet Torino GT being considered somewhat of an overlooked “sleeper” in the muscle car universe. “You either love ’em or you hate ’em,” he says with a hearty laugh.” More »

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Car of the Week: 1969 Plymouth ‘Cuda ‘Mod Top’

Gary Casagranda admits that if anyone was going to love and preserve his rare and ultra-unique 1969 Plymouth Barracuda “Mod Top,” he was probably the right man for the job. He almost felt a sense of duty in keeping the car in once piece after his childhood friend, who owned the car, died many years ago. More »

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Car of the Week: 1968 Mustang GT-350

In spite of all its machismo, fearsome looks and tire-smoking reputation, one of the things Mark Spaude likes most about his sweet 1968 Shelby GT-350 Mustang is it’s simply a nice car to drive. It’s pretty reliable, it runs good, and it drives like a dream, especially for a muscle car. More »

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A Betty White Cadillac and 21 Muscle Cars

What do Betty White and muscle cars have in common?
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Vintage Muscle: 1968 Hurst/Olds

One of the greatest muscle cars of its generation More »

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Those Z-licious Z-Cars

First-generation Z/28s take no back seats among vintage muscle machines. More »

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