As we got older our cars got faster....
The old magazines tested cars "as is".
The Shelby GT 350 ran the quarter in 15.3 with GY Blue Streak tires.
GTOs ran barely in the 14.9s if the weather was right.
Even Ole Shelby himself said that the GT500/KR and CobraJet cars did only 245 hp at the tires. Recent testing of restored cars overseen by Shelby proved he was correct.
I had one of the hottest true STOCK street cars around, and it ran 14.9s on a 90* summer day.
I got put "on the porch" by some out-of-towners.
A few of the BIG DOGS were quick, but most cars were just OK by today's standards.
MOST of the stock muscle cars of the 60s would have a difficult time against a decent stock Fox Mustang stick shift.
Quick was good...... but S T Y L E and showmanship
are what counted the most.
Not so different from today,