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Watched the Barret Jackson auction and wow was there some sweet cars, and crazy prices some were selling for.

What are you favorites?







 

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1967 Chevrolet Impala SS427 (1968) Specifications

The new-for-1967 Impala 427 was marketed with the slogan 'For the man who'd buy a sports car if it had this much room'. By slotting in the big-block engine from the Corvette, the result was impressive. The engine had been released the year before and from the outset the 'Rat' motor was engineered to produce much power. Staggered valves in the heads created better flow (at the cost of size and weight), while the impressive torque made hauling along the Impala easy. The new car used a wider front track than early 1960s Chevrolets and, because of the fastback coupe shape, the bodyshell was required to be very strong, which aided handling. The SS also had superior rear axle location with four rather than three links, making it one of the best-handling large muscle cars of the era. The SS427 reverted to an option package in 1968, then was retired the following year
I loved that car, I was driving it when I graduated High School in 1969. One night I dicited to see how fast it would go. At 140+ on I-20 between Monroe and Calhoun I dicided it could go faster than I could.

Sorry, I could not get the pic to post.




Top speed: 130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h): 6.0 sec
Engine type: V8
Displacement: 400 ci (6,554 cc)
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Max power: 360 bhp (268 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque: 440 lb ft (596 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight: 3,197 lb (1,453 kg)
Economy: 10 mpg (3.54 km/I)
 

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finchlake said:
1967 Chevrolet Impala SS427 (1968) Specifications

Top speed: 130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h): 6.0 sec
Engine type: V8
Displacement: 400 ci (6,554 cc)
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Max power: 360 bhp (268 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque: 440 lb ft (596 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight: 3,197 lb (1,453 kg)
Economy: 10 mpg (3.54 km/I)
It was one of those cars you had to shut off while filling up at the pump, otherwise you'd run the tank dry. :drunk:
 

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I own a 79 vette with a 68 LT1 z28 motor its customsed painted witha black cherry and orange paint. It puts out approx 430 hp to the rear wheels. Sorry no current pics.
 
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It isn't exactly a muscle car, so much as a purpose built race car, but the Shelby Cobra is my hands down favorite. The 289 FIA version was a bit more nimble, but the 427 SC was just plain bad ass. Most of the 427 models had sleeker lines, too. I'm pretty convinced that I'm going to build a replica one of these days.

 

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It's a GT40, by Ford for the 24hr LeMans in the late 60's. A project by Henry Ford to annihilate Enzo Ferrari because of a bad business deal or something to do with Ferrari not selling his company to Ford. The three GT40's took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd... I think it as 1967.




My favorite muscle car is the 64 Fairlane - Thunderbolt
 

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NitrouStang96 said:
It's a GT40, by Ford for the 24hr LeMans in the late 60's. A project by Henry Ford to annihilate Enzo Ferrari because of a bad business deal or something to do with Ferrari not selling his company to Ford. The three GT40's took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd... I think it as 1967.




My favorite muscle car is the 64 Fairlane - Thunderbolt
Oh ok, Thought it looked familiar just didn't know what it was.
 

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1966 Mustang Fastback....the sweetest.
1970 Chevelle Malibu
1964 Pontiac GTO
1967 Ford Bronco
 

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This was my 73 Formula Firebird... 400 ci bored 60 over Edelbrock manifold Holly 650 carb, Muncie 4 speed trans with posi rear end. Man I loved that car, had it topped out at 160+ (speedometer went to 160... could have been going faster) on the road between Laughlin and Las Vegas.

 
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Buick GSX



Most people would never imagine Buick as a major player in the muscle car market. However, both in the 1970’s and the 1980’s Buick muscle cars were some of the fastest around and today they are some of the most sought after.



In the 1960’s Buick decided to create its own performance car after the success of the Pontiac GTO. The Gran Sport shared the same underpinnings as the GTO and Chevy’s Chevelle. But, at that time, each division at GM still produced their own engines. The GS received Buick’s Wildcat 400 cubic inch engine, which was a little larger and produced more torque than Pontiac’s 389 cubic inch engine. However, the GTO was still faster because the GS was a little heaver and had a few more comfort features that appealed to Buick’s more mature customers. Never ones to stand by, Buick’s engineers went to work on this disparity and by 1970 the Gran Sport was a dominate performer. Motor Trend Magazine declared the GSX 455 Stage I the fastest car they had ever tested up to that time. This was one fast car, and with the wild paint schemes available, it was a car that received attention on and off the race track.
 
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Back in high school (1979-81) my best friend had a GTO like that. He hopped up the engine...performance cam, 4 barrel carb, polished heads, etc...but failed to upgrade the motor mounts. The engine had so much torque, when he took off at a light, the left side of the car would rise up in the air! We used to joke that one day it would flip over onto it's back like a turtle. That thing really moved though...

He's still my best friend, but now he drives a gray van with two baby seats! :(
 

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Some great cars....but has anyone ever heard of Vanishing Point?



And seen the new Dodge Challenger??





Absolutely stunning

PS I took those last two myself at the 2007 NEIAS ;)
 
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Carroll Shelby's personal 1996 Shelby Cobra 427 Supersnake sold for $5,000,000
 

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early 70's TA's kick ass. I think you could still get the 455 at that time.
 
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We had a family station wagon that had a 455. I know for a fact that it would go 125 mph. I can't imagine how fast it would have been in a car with 5000 less #. (7-14 MPG) what a hog
 

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The 60's USA ruled the market, Mustangs, GTO's, T-Birds, Chevelle SS, Cuda's, Corvettes, . . . they were bad times and great times . . .nothing like the sixties
 

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The 60's USA ruled the market, Mustangs, GTO's, T-Birds, Chevelle SS, Cuda's, Corvettes, . . . they were bad times and great times . . .nothing like the sixties

footnote: the sixty era icluded early seventies until DISCO --- the day the music died
 

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My junior & senior year of high school, I drove a '64 Chevy Impala SS exactly like the one pictured here
1964_impalaSS.jpg

After high school, I bought a 1972 GTO similar to the car pictured below
72 GTO.jpg

Since then, it's been mostly small two seat roadsters for me.
 

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I owned a 1970 Buick Electra 225............455cubes under the hood, Rochester Quadrajet carb that I rebuilt on the kitchen table........ran on premium gas........would throw you back into your seat like several g's of acceleration. I had it up to 110 mph when I chickened out. What a sweet ride that still got over 20 miles to a gallon of gas if you drove it sensibly.
 

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Cregar said:
This was my 73 Formula Firebird... 400 ci bored 60 over Edelbrock manifold Holly 650 carb, Muncie 4 speed trans with posi rear end. Man I loved that car, had it topped out at 160+ (speedometer went to 160... could have been going faster) on the road between Laughlin and Las Vegas.

Watch out when you're going though Searchlight. It goes from 65 mph down to 25 mph in a matter of a few hundred yards. The cops there are notorious for handing out speeding tickets.:eek: Trust Me.
 

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finchlake said:
1967 Chevrolet Impala SS427 (1968) Specifications



I loved that car, I was driving it when I graduated High School in 1969. One night I dicited to see how fast it would go. At 140+ on I-20 between Monroe and Calhoun I dicided it could go faster than I could.

Sorry, I could not get the pic to post.




Top speed: 130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h): 6.0 sec
Engine type: V8
Displacement: 400 ci (6,554 cc)
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Max power: 360 bhp (268 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque: 440 lb ft (596 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight: 3,197 lb (1,453 kg)
Economy: 10 mpg (3.54 km/I)

Shouldn't an SS427 have 427 ci, not 400?
 

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You know I always though it had a 427, rated at 425 hp. May have pulled the wrong specs.

The Impala SS could be identified by "SS" emblems on the rear fenders and trunk lid. The Impala SS became its own series (separate model rather than an option package) for 1964. In 1968, the Impala SS once again became an option package. 1967 and 1968 SS427s got a special domed hood and body emblems, and the 1968 model featured "gills" on the front fenders in front of the wheel opening, possibly to remind people of its Corvette cousin. In 1969, the Impala SS was available only as the Z24 (SS427), coming exclusively with a 427 in³ V8 of 335, 390 or 425 hp. This was the final year for the Impala SS until 1994.
 

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One of the earliest, and ugliest muscle cars:







The powerplant: A 413ci "Max Wedge" V8:







Some stats:
Specifications
Wheelbase, inches: 116.0
Weight, lbs: 3,260
Number built: NA
Base price: $3,000

Top Available Engine
Type: ohv V-8
Displacement, cid: 413
Fuel system: 2 x 4bbl.
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 420 @ 5400
Torque @ rpm: 470 @ 4400

Representative Performance
0-60 mph, sec: 5.8
1/4 mile, sec. @ mph: 14.4 @ 101
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13.5:1 compression :eek: The car itself is ugly as hell, but I'd love to drive one today.
 

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sort of :off: but has anyone ever watched the Gumball 3000? I havent gotten any of the DVDs but watched a bunch of their coverage when it was free on the site. And I met Alex Roy and the 07 NEIAS...
 
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