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1969 Dodge Charger R/T

May 31, 2011 2 comments

Legendary Dodge Charger  was first was produced in 1966 and it was mid-sized automobile based on Chrysler B platform till 1975. This model is extremely popular in muscle car funs, movies like ” The Fast  and The Furious” made it more popular.
 

1969 brought many modifications to Charger, now it was available with package R/T. The cars style was changed from flashback to a design of semi-fastback.

 

 

 1969 Dodge Charger R/T was powered by a 440 cubic inch V-8 Magnum engine rated at 375 horespower(also 225 c.i., 383 c.i. and 426 c.i. Hemis were used), with four-speed transmission.

Top speed of R/T was 156 miles per hour and the car could accelerate form 0 to 60 miles in 6 seconds. The price of 1969 Dodge Charger R/T was nearly 3600$ in 1969.

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427

General motors pruduced Corvettes six generation. The fisrt model of this sport car appeared in 1953 at the GM Motorama as  a concept show car which was designed by Harley Earl, Myron Scott gave car name caorvette and the legend was born.

1953 chevrolet corvette

This modification was produced  till 1962 and in 1963 new generation corvette replaced him. The top of  this generation  was 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427.

1966 corvette 427 

1966 chevy corvette 427 

This beast was geared with 427 cu in (7.00 L) version Big Block, which could gain up to 425 horsepower. Corvette could hit km/ph in just 5.7 seconds and with this specifications it  is one of the fastest cars of all time.

 

 

Corvette is one of the most popular model and the new models of this modification still  is being pruduced and everyone is waiting new generation which will appeare in 2012.

corvette 427

427 corvette 

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1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda

April 11, 2011 1 comment

This car was one of the most popular  model and  it is well known for all muscle car funs. Chrysler Corporation’s division Plymouth began producting this car in 1964. Barracuda departed three development steps: First generation from 1964 to 1966, sacond generation from 1967 to 1969 and third  generation from 1970 to 1974.

Though the last generation Barracuda’s design was not  original In contrast of  his predecessors and its sales was not so Impressive, but manufacturers still managed to make the car that could be legend for all time. This was 1970 years modfication  Plymouth Hemi-Cuda.

As we already said new generation barracuda’s design was’t original, it was allmost analogue of Dodge Challenger, and like this last one was produced to compete with cars like Mustang and Camaro. To say the truth neither Barracuda nor  Challenger were ready to compete with such legends, but they still took their place in muscle cars history.

The most impressive modification of  Barracuda was Hemi-Cuda 426 cubic inch(7.0l),V8 Hemi(Hamtramck Plant only) engine with 425 brake horse power. As we sad this car did not distinguished with its original design but we can audaciously say that it was one of the fastest muscle car. Hemi-Cuda could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles(~97kmh) in 6.0 seconds and its max speed was 117 miles per hour.

Fuel price rising and raised insuarence rates became fateful problems for Barracuda and its production ended 1 April of 1974, ten years to the day after first Barracuda was born.

 

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Mustang Eleanor GT500 Shelby

Shelby GT 500  Eleanor – in spite of short exist history of this car, it is already legend and makes use of extrem popularity, it fast become the dream for all  and especially muscle car funs. I think everyone is interested of Eleanor’s creation history and achievements. Lets begin from the top:

First  Shelby GT 500 Eleanor appeared in movie “Gone in 60 seconds”

in film there is said that it is Shelby GT500 output in 1967, to say the truth eleanor is not Shelby GT500 mustang  produced in 1967, in fact this car was created for this movie on base of 1967 mustang fastback model. Special graphic, grey wolfram, decorative design with two black stripes, like Shelby models were chosen to have the new car specific and demolish look, to be the muse for Hollywood Blockbusters.

First that producers of  “Gone ib 60 seconds”  foresee was that the muse of  movie should be muscle car, as we talk about american film! Now they wanted the model for it. They thought that first generation Shelby GT 500 would be the best choice, but even for Hollywood blockbuster was impposible to get in tens of this car, as this model is one of the rearest one and they belong to auto clubs. Auto clubs would never alow to destroy this american icon. There are only 500 copies of Shelby GT500 of 1967 year.

The situation was too difficult though movie producers still found the solution. They decided to make a new car, based on the mustang fastback 1967. In tens of fastbacks were completly renewed and recoverded and in  june of 2003 new  car the Shelby GT 500 Eleanor was born.

The old fastback’s design  was totally changed and in place of 4.3litres, V8, 335 horsepower engine Shelby Super Snake 7.0, V8, with 700 horsepower  was put. At least Carroll Shelby allowed “Eleanor”  to ware name “Shelby GT 500″.

 

gt500 eleanor


“Gone in 60 seconds” had  big  Resonance and especially big ineterest caused appearence of “Eleanor”. This car became so popular that began micro manufactoring of it, all of  manufactured  cars were made on base of 1967 Fastback like eleanoras bodywork and with blessing of Carroll Shelby. The price of “Eleanor”  was from 120000$ to 220000$.

 

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