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There are classic muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, and then there are rare classic muscle cars - vehicles like this 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Walk down Metro Detroit's Woodward Avenue on the third Saturday of August, and even in that sea of Americana that is the Woodward Dream Cruise, you'd be hard pressed to find many Cudas. What ones you did come across would likely be the larger third-generation cars.
This is not one of those. The second-gen Barracuda is a relative rarity in the world of American muscle, and Bob Gough's 1967 Formula S is rarity among those rarities. The Barracuda Formula S was an attempt at the best of both worlds - a straight-line muscle car that could also handle the turns, and it's earned a reputation as one of the more drivable cars to come out of 1960s America. Gough's example drives even better, thanks to some aftermarket modifications that include a Tremec five-speed manual, 15-inch custom wheels and a Mopar 340-cubic-inch V8, in place of the stock 273.
It's a gorgeous, and as muscle cars go, rare car that's made all the better by the coverage from the team at Petrolicious. Have a look below for the full video.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Nobody really ever sticks up for cars like the last Ford Thunderbird, the Chevrolet SSR, or the Plymouth Prowler. But OppositeLock's Jarod Rose argues that they have more merits than you might think.
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Can an object really be cursed? That's certainly up for debate, but what isn't is that modern society tends to immortalize cursed objects on the big screen. Alongside the house from The Amityville Horror, it's hard to think up an object with a more disturbing history than the red and white, 1958 Plymouth Fury from Stephen King's Christine.
Christopher Rutkowski, that movie-car loving enthusiast that runs The Aficionauto YouTube channel is apparently willing to risk his soul, though, because his latest video features a 1958 Plymouth Fury Coupe with parts sourced from cars damaged during production of the 1983 film. It's owned by Martin Sanchez, whose story bears a very eerie resemblance to that of Arnold Cunningham.
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Brian and Samantha Styles have amassed quite a collection of classic muscle cars in a collection they call The Zoo. Containing some seriously rare metal, the collection seems decidedly tilted towards Mopar offerings, although it's hardly exclusive to the Pentastar. The video is an interesting look into a collector's world, with the couple explaining that their collection isn't an attempt to have as many cars as possible, but to have the right cars. As for the name of their collection, it's a reference to the "the Goats, a bunch of fish... and a Cougar over in that corner."
There's some talk about provenance, as well as some "thrill of the hunt" type language about looking for the right addition to the group. It's also good to see that the Styles don't just let the cars sit, taking time to exercise each car. Take a look below for the full look at The Zoo, in this latest video from eGarage.Permalink | Email this | Comments