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Old 06-20-2010, 11:49 PM
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mr fave is the 67 mustang gt 500 cobra

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Superbird anyone??
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Superbird ... hell ya!

I really don't care much one way or the other whether the terms "muscle car" or "pony car" is used in the purest definition. Just anything that is quick enough that your buddy can't reach forward to grab a $50.00 bill off of your dash is good enough for me.


(Hence my avatar! LOL)

I've been lucky enough to have ridden in some pretty quick cars, and even "pretty quick" is open to differing interpretations.

A 340 - 4 barrel Duster seemed to top out at 142 MPH ... but it was a bit different getting to that same speed in a 70 Pontiac Lemans with a 400.
Or a 68 Mustang 428 CJ,
or a 67 Coronet 440 automatic that broke the tires loose going into 3rd at about 70 MPH.

At age 19, a couple of friends and I went to one of those "previously enjoyed" performance car lots. We pulled into the lot with a pretty snotty sounding 327 El camino, and the driver told the salesman that he was looking for something "a little quicker".

There was a 68 Mustang 428 CJ in the shop, and they had just finished replacing the clutch on it.

"Perfect ... let us take that for a spin" he said.
"Not a chance, sunshine ... but I'll take you for a ride." (IOW -- you couldn't handle this much power)
"OK."

So this 'Brylcreemed wonder' of a salesman gets in and fires it up. WOOOOOOBAAAAAAH (3 times) and he side-steps the clutch in reverse. That ol' Stang literally JUMPED sideways with equal speed ... and BABOOOM ... right into the bay doorway!

He got out of the car ... firstly red-faced and embarrassed, and then GOT *really* mad when he spotted the 3 of us laughing our guts out at him. Needless to say, we never did get that test-drive ride.
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The one I like best

69 Nova with 396/375 horse and a 4 gear with 391 gears
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:58 AM
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[QUOTE=Bryan59EC]The Pontiac GTO may have the distinction of being called the first
muscle car----but by your definition---it was not.

That would have to go to the 57 Rambler Rebel.
But who in the world will call a 4dr a muscle car----let alone a Rambler

The power wars were coming into their own in about 56
where Chevrolet (in 57) was touting 1hp per cubic inch 283/283.

I cannot understand how they were getting away with that bragging
(even tho true) when Chrysler was touting 390hp in a 392 CI engine.

300 hp in 1955 by Chrysler, that no one could top, and these were very streetable cars.

Even before the the '57 Rambler Rebel was the '56 Studebaker Golden Hawk with the Packard 375 horsepower 352. To me, that was one of the cars that initiated the start of the muscle car, but the GTO was the first to be called that.

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Mopars,66,67 chargers/coronet R/T's,GTX's no matter if it was a mopar it was a muscle car. Muscle car wasnt all about speed. I remember some of the other names dubbed for muscle cars like "boulevard bullies". You take the likes of some I mentioned, man when they came around a corner on a saturday night lookin like something that drove outta the bowels of he11,it didnt so much matter if it had two midgets pushing it ya just about soiled yourself. The bowties (although I own one now) and the mewtangs just looked to friendly,cute whatever. Not saying they werent as fast or faster, just saying the term muscle car wasnt all about speed. Not for me anyway. My 67 didnt have a console, had two feet of shift lever right outta the floor and a clutch throw that was like stickin your leg out the grill, but all that stick and the headlights rolled in, like I said. BOWELS OF HE11

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70 Cuda 426 hemi
69 Camaro ZL-1
70 Chevelle SS LS-6
69 Roadrunner
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Favorite I owned was a 70 Hemi Road Runner.
Wish every day I still had it. Owned it from 73-75
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Ok heres my 2 cents, I have had a lot of different makes and models over the years and they have all had something to offer of their own. I favor Ford products but I have a deep appreciation of all makes. I guess it is kinda like finding the right woman, if it's the right one it's the only one even when the time comes that you can hardly remember what a hard body looked like so when you see one you are caught in that ever starring, tell tale look of awe. Man if my wife see's this oh well something has to keep the golden years happenin'
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Best - Long line of super stars and the debate will go on forever.

Favorite - I owned a 69 GTO w/400 and a BW 3spd. She could cook all day at 120mph and shifting to second at 55mph would smoke the tires (not no little chirp).
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My all time favorates in Muscle car's that is so powerful and beautiful.
1969 427cid Yenko Chevelle sYc.
1969 427cid Yenko Camaro sYc.
All the COPO cars GM produced.

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I prefer the 66 Biscayne with a 427..
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The definition of a muscle car "when they came out" (I was already actively involved with cars in '64) was a mid-size body with the hipo big blocks offered in the full sized cars. The first recognized car was the '64 GTO.

Using that formula... I guess I would say the ultimate would be mid-size with a light body package, and a high end engine choice.

The Hemi was pretty near the top of the "desireable engine" list, available to the general public. I would pick the Ford cammer, but those pretty much went to racers.

The Torqueflite was a real deciding factor on the street, with the limited traction of street tires... so that would be my trans.

a Hemi powered car like the '66-'67 Coronet or Belveder might qualify... but the '68 Road Runner or Super Bee were nicer to look at. I found it interesting that the Road Runner did not even have roll down windows in the back yet!

So to sum it up... '68 Road Runner... Hemi... Torqflite... and we make it "awesome" with Black paint and red graphics!

Of course I could get excited about many others too! :-)~
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favored musle car

1968 428 mustang fb

i had a 1967fb with 4v 289and 4spd trans,in a 1block city go it was verry fast,had a workmate with a pontiac 396 with 3carbs he kept going back to the dealer,1day we hit 2green lights and and he went bylike i was stopeing. ruend my fun,but took the heat of the dealer.oh yes it was a canadian pont,which used chev power
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If we're going on looks and performance... Hands down it's got to be the '69 COPO 427 Chevelle. 4-speed of course.

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