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MUSCLE CARS

Muscle cars from 1962-1972 American made
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Zack Krouse

on 31 March 2011

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The reason for muscle cars begining was to get rid of exotics (foreign cars) and gas was only $0.25 The reason for the down fall was gas prices got higher and the economy got bad The muscle car era started after WWII. The Oldsmobile Rocket 88 was the first real muscle car and was built in 1949. A muscle car was an affordable midsize car with a powerful V8 engine. The Chrysler Hemi's engine usually puts out 425 HP. The 1968 Plymouth Road Runner created the budget muscle car market. It was among the most influential muscle cars of the 1960's. Some of the most popular muscle cars were the Chevrolet Chevelle and Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Charger, Ford Mustang and Fairlane, and the Plymouth RoadRunner and Baracuda. The 1970 Chevelle 454 engine, put out 450 horsepower. Then in 1971, the Chevelle 454, dropped to 365 HP and in 1972 dropped to 270 HP. Ordering a car with a radio and heater delete options shaved 80 pounds of weight off of the car for drag racing. ' more reasons for
the downfall is for
safety, pollution,
and a book that
congress read MUSCLE CARS Classic Muscle Cars

AMC
AMXJavelin
Buick
Gran Sport Grand National

Chevrolet
Camaro Chevelle CorvetteEl Camino Impala Nova

Dodge
Challenger Charger Coronet Dart Super Bee Viper

Ford
Fairlane Galaxie Mustang Thunderbird

Mercury
Cougar

Olds
4-4-2

Plymouth
Barracuda GTX Road Runner

Pontiac
Firebird Trans-Am GTO 2-door rear wheel drive mid-size cars, and sometimes full-size cars equipped with large, powerful, V8s, and sold at an affordable price for street use and both formal and informal drag racing.[ Around 1961 78 million kids reached driving age A vintage '65 - '72 Muscle car can now cost as much as $100,000 and possibly more depending on availability, demand, and condition of the vehicle. #1 1966 427 Cobra 427 cubic V8 425 HP FASTEST MUSCLE CARS The project was technically a violation of General Motors policy limiting its smaller cars to 330 cu. in. (5.4L) displacement, but it proved far more popular than expected, and inspired a host of imitations, both at GM and its competitors - well-known 1960s muscle cars brands like Barracuda, Superbird, Cyclone, Camaro, Firebird, Super Sport, Road Runner, Mustang,Toronado 1969. This year of Charger was used in the show "The Dukes of Hazzard".

The only other country that made muscle cars is Australia and the brands of those were all Australian version American brands. Today, classic muscle cars are valuable collectors items with prices rivaling those of glamorous European sports cars.

The muscle car era: 1960-63, when their popularity began to grow; 1964-67, the time of the intermediate-size super-car craze; 1965-74, when the pony-car wars raged; and 1968-74, when the autos underwent major redesign. The Clean Air Act of 1970 called for pollution control devices that hampered performance. By the time congress passed the Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rule in 1978 the Muscle Car seemed doomed forever. Muscle cars have been in movies like The Fast and The Furious, Gone in Sixty Seconds and The last Ride, there has been some reference to the good old muscle cars which were immortalized in movies like Bullit, Vanishing Point and of course The Dukes of Hazzard series. In 1982 muscle cars began again then stopped in 2002 then once again they began and are still going today. The Ford 427
engine produced
390 HP Musclecarfacts.net Hubcapcafe.com/musclecars.index.htmhttp://www.funtrivia.com/en/World/Muscle-Cars-14010.html
http://www.anythingaboutcars.com/1960s-muscle-cars.html
http://sellyourclassics.com/forums/general-chat/2398-interesting-questions-facts-information.html
http://www.amcarguide.com/muscle-cars/top-10-value-gaining-muscle-cars/
By: Zack Krouse When saying certain things like 454 or 427 they stand for the cubic inch of the engine.
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