Awesome 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Awesome 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

The entire B-body lineup for the 1968 model year was redesigned and the Charger was further differentiated from the Dodge Coronet models. Designer Richard Sias developed a double-diamond coke bottle profile with curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels. Front and rear end sheet metal was designed by Harvey J. Winn. The rear end featured a "kick up" spoiler appearance, inspired by Group 7 racing vehicles. On the roof, a "flying buttress" was added to give the rear window area a look similar to that of the 1966-67 Pontiac GTO. The Charger retained its full-width hidden headlight grille, but a vacuum operated cover replaced the electric motor rotating headlights. The previous full-width taillights were replaced with dual circular units at the direction of Styling Vice President, Elwood P. Engel. Dual scallops were added to the doors and hood.

Inside, the interior was new with a conventional fixed rear seat replacing the folding bucket seat design. The conventional trunk area included a vinyl mat, rather than the previous model's carpeted cargo area. The center console in the front remained, but there was no center armrest. The tachometer was now optional instead of standard and the electroluminescent gauges disappeared in favor of a conventional design.

The standard engine was the 318 cu in (5.2 L) 2-bbl V8, until it was replaced in mid-year with a 225 cu in (3.7 L) slant-six. The 383-2 and 383-4 remained unchanged. A new high-performance package was added, the R/T ("Road/Track" with no 'and' between Road and Track). The R/T came standard with the previous year's 440 "Magnum" and the 426 Hemi was optional.

In 1968, Chrysler Corporation began an ad campaign featuring a cartoon bee with an engine on its back featuring models called the "Scat Pack". The Coronet R/T, Super Bee, Dart GTS, and Charger R/T received bumble-bee stripes (two thin stripes framing two thick stripes). The stripes were standard on the R/Ts and came in red, white, or black, but could be deleted at no extra cost.

The 1968 model year Charger sales increased to 96,100, including over 17,000 Charger R/Ts.


Awesome 1968 SHELBY GT350 FASTBACK

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1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda was extremely an underrated car at the time. With some changes coming to the 1971, the new grill gave the car’s look having teeth like a Barracuda and for the first time, the Barracuda has some quad headlamps.


If you think 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda looks a bit plain, you might be right. Majority of Cudas were ordered along with the factory rear deck lid wing, silver rally wheels, and black-colored rear quarter panel stripes. There are still lots of things to look at on Cuda convertible. The shaker hood is complete with the chrome tie-down pins, its front-facing quarter panel showed off the chrome side vents, the grille also features the unique quad headlights of the 1971 and its lower rear fascia takes pride from having cut-outs for dual and chrome tipped exhausts pipes.

The power-folding and black canvas top of the car matches perfectly with black-colored rear fascia, black tires as well as black louvers hidden in the front grille. The raised white letter tires and dog-dish hubcaps further set the look to this street machine of 1970s.


Front passengers are basically treated to a matching dashboard and high back leather bucket seats. This, combined with high-pile carpet, shows off the flamboyant design style of Chrysler on that era. Some interior options include tan and black leather and coordinating carpet colors and vinyl seats.

The instrument cluster of the driver of the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda were surrounded with wood grain and feature complete with 150mph speedometer, oil pressure gauge, 8000 rpm tachometer, a clock, voltage gauge, and temperature gauge. A switch to run the 3-speed intermittent wiper blades lived within the dash as well. On the floor was an awesome looking shifter that rows between the 4 forward reverse and gears. The automatic, of course, was optional.


Some engine options were available under the hood of the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda including 2 Slant-sixes, 4 V-8s, and top-dog 426 cu. in. V-8. The huge block 426 pumped out 425 hp to rear wheels with the help of the twin Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors. Out back, the Dana 60 rear-end has 9.75” gears set to a ratio of 4.10 placing the power to its pavement through the skinny tires that are mounted on the 15x7 steel wheels. To keep everything cool, a twenty-six inch radiator sat behind the optional power brakes and grille pulled everything to stop.

The Bottom Line
1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is a high performance muscle car of late 1960s and early 1970s. Not counting the rarity of the car, this 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is still considered a valuable piece of the American car history. Since the rarity of the car is impossible to ignore, its value continues to increase.

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda was solidly built cars with the right look to scare off the cross-town competition. 426 V-8 engine under the Shaker hood, 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda might hold its own against the era’s best street machines.

1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible specs, top speed and fuel consumption
ModelImpala Convertible
Engine displacement6702 cc or 409 cu in
Max power305 kW or 415 PS or 409 HP @ 6000 RPM
Max torque420 lb-ft or 569 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Top speed216 km/h or 134 mph
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)7.0 s
Engine positionFront
Engine type6.7 V8
Valves per cylinder2
Bore stroke110 mm x 89 mm or 4.3 in x 3.5 in
FuelPetrol (Gasoline)
Fuel System2 Carburetors
Transmission3-speed manual
Drive wheelsRWD
CategoryConvertible / Cabrio
Wheelbase3023 mm or 119 in
Length5324 mm or 209.6 in
Width2007 mm or 79 in
Height1397 mm or 55 in
Weight1770 kg or 3900 lbs
Fuel consumption - Combined20.6 l/100 km or 11.4 mpg US or 13.7 mpg UK
Fuel tank capacity75 L or 19.8 US gallons or 16.5 UK gallons

Awesome Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

Awesome Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 photos collection
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS. This beauty boasts a 454 cubic inch engine with a mind boggling 500 units of horsepower
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
1970 Chevelle SS 454 Survivor
1971 Chevy Chevelle SS
1971 Chevy Chevelle SS 454
'71 Chevy Chevelle SS

One of the best Mustang ever

Few, if any, cars have as a loyal a fan base as the Ford Mustang. Many automotive experts liken the fans of Mustangs to a cult because of their unbridled passion for the muscle car. Each new version of the Mustang sends fans of the car into overdrive; scoping out the specs, analyzing the strength of the engine, and fussing over new features. Of course, the only thing Mustang fans love more than a new version of the car are the vintage Mustangs from the 1960s and 70s.

One of the best Mustang ever

Chevrolet Impala Photos Collection

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 to present. The Chevrolet Impala derived its name from the African antelope of the same name.

The Impala was Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965, and had become the best-selling automobile in the United States.

Chevrolet Impala Pictures Collection (1960-1970)

1960 chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala (1977–1985)

1977 Chevrolet Impala
The changes in the automobile marketplace resulted in Chevrolet redesigning the Impala once again in 1976 to meet changing demands. The new downsized Impalas were shorter in length, taller and narrower than before. The new Impala's frame was a shortened version of the one introduced in 1970 and would be utilized until 1996 when the B-body production line was shut down. Even with its trimmer exterior dimensions, the new Impala featured increased headroom, rear-seat legroom and trunk space. Production of the downsized model increased substantially over 1976, and the Impala regained the number one US sales position. The redesigned 1977 Impala/Caprice was named Motor Trend's car of the year. The new body was taller and narrower than the 1976 model.

Pillarless hardtops were discontinued, the result of rumors of federal rollover standards looming in the near future. The 1977–1979 coupes sported a double bent tempered rear window similar to the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. In 1980, all new sheet-metal was used, although the body style remained similar.
Chevrolet Impala 1978
1979 Chevrolet Impala

Engine availability was reduced for 1977; the inline-6 was reintroduced with 110 horsepower (82 kW). Options included 267-and-305-cubic-inch (4.4 and 5.0 L) V8 engines. The 350-cubic-inch (5.7 L) V8 engine was optional in some years. Oldsmobile's 350-cubic-inch (5.7 L) V8 diesel engine also was available. Starting in 1980, the inline 6 was replaced by a generic 229 cubic-inch V6 from Chevrolet which was totally different from the 3.8 liter (231 cubic inch) V-6 from Buick that was installed in numerous GM models of different divisions.
Chevrolet impala 1980
The Impala and the upscale Caprice sold well into the early 1980s. The Impala was reduced to the base model full-size Chevrolet and was popular with fleet usage – including taxi and police-pursuit vehicles, but was discontinued in 1985, while the Caprice continued unchanged until 1990. Upon the demise of the Impala, the base model full-size Chevrolet was re-branded Caprice starting in 1986, with the upper models being called the Caprice Classic and Caprice Classic Brougham.

*source wikipedia

Chevrolet Impala (1971–1976)

1971 chevrolet impala
The Impala remained Chevrolet's top-selling model with the fifth generation. A high-performance big block V8 was still available in the form of the Turbo-Jet 454, which produced 365 hp in 1971, but power decreased as the years went along. The 1971 redesigned B-body would be the largest car ever offered by Chevrolet. The hardtop Sport Coupe continued to be offered; it was a smoothly sloped semi-fastback reminiscent of the 1961 "bubbletop" styling. A three-speed manual transmission remained standard at the beginning of the year, but in the spring of 1971 all V8-equipped full-size GM cars got Turbo Hydra-Matic as standard equipment. Interestingly, Powerglide remained optionally available for six-cylinder cars until the 1973 models. In keeping with their huge size, these new "B" body Chevrolets were close to Cadillac in luxury features, styling, and ride.
1971 chevrolet impala
The 1972 model has a grille which extended below the bumper. Powertrains consisted of mostly V8 engines. The 250 inline six was still standard for Sport Coupe and 4-door sedan models; the 350 2bbl V8 became the standard engine from 1973–1976, with 350 cubic inches (5.7 L), 400 cubic inches (6.6 L), 402 cubic inches (6.6 L) (through 72) or 454 cubic inches (7.4 L) optional. The best-selling body style was the formal-roof Custom Coupe. Beginning in 1972, all engines were designed to run on unleaded gasoline. 1972 saw the last Impala convertible; it sold 6,456 copies, placing fourth with just under 9 percent of the market, right behind the Corvette 6,508, ahead of the Mustang's 6,401.
1973 chevrolet impala
1973 Chevrolets featured a larger, shock-absorbing front bumper due to new federal mandates which required 5-mile-per-hour (8.0 km/h) impact protection. New taillights were mounted in the (still) conventional rear bumper. The convertible was moved upmarket to the Caprice Classic series. Tweaks to the suspension and frame gave better roadability, according to Chevrolet general manager John Z. DeLorean. Steering wheels and instrument panels were color-keyed to interior colors, as opposed to the matte black used in 1971–1972. The steering wheel rim got a soft-feel grip, and replaced the "Impala" badge with generic "Chevrolet." The inline six-cylinder engine was now offered on the Bel Air 4-door sedan only, and only with the 3-speed manual transmission. Interiors had repositioned front seats for more legroom. The Impala name returned for the Kingswood station wagon.
1974 chevrolet impala
In 1974, the rear bumper was redesigned with shock absorbers to meet the upgraded standards and new tail lights were featured. The front end was also freshened as in previous years, with a new grille and headlight bezels, a new header panel, and a bumper with a drop down center section. The marker lights moved back up beside the headlamps once again. This was the only year of the 1971–1976 models the Impala had a different front end design than the Caprice Classic, as other years used either a grille insert or previous year Caprice front to distinguish the two. The rooflines of the Impala coupes were also revised. For 1974 the Custom Coupe was no longer a hardtop, with large fixed rear quarter glass and a thick B-pillar. The Sport Coupe, still a pillar-less hardtop, now used larger roll-down quarter glass like that of the 1971–1973 Custom Coupe, and had a narrower, fastback style, flat back window. Sedans used carryover body shells from previous years.

A limited-edition Spirit of America package was offered in 1974 on Sport Coupe models; primarily an appearance package, it featured white or blue body paint, a white full vinyl top, white upholstery with red or blue trim, color-keyed seat belts and floormats, special wheel covers, optional white rally wheels, sports-styled dual remote outside rear view mirrors, a vinyl body side molding insert, and red pin-striping. Special fender and dashboard badges announced the package to passers-by and passengers. Chevrolet also offered Nova and Vega Spirit of America versions as well.
1975 chevrolet impala
The 1975 Impala used a 1974 carried-over Caprice front end, with a grille insert and emblem change. The Caprice model was revised with a new front end with a swept back style header panel with recessed headlight buckets, a new hood, and new fenders. Also in 1975 upholstery, door panels and the dashboard were revised as were the radio and climate control graphics. Speedometers read up to 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), and added kilometers per hour. A High Energy Ignition (HEI) system was officially introduced in 1975, although it was installed on some 1974 cars as a clandestine option. Catalytic converters were also introduced, as were several new options, including an Econominder gauge package (which also included a coolant temperature gauge), intermittent wipers, and a divided 50/50 bench seat with passenger-side recliner (with a choice of sport cloth or vinyl trim). This was the final year of the full-size Chevrolet convertible. Four-door models got new rooflines; the hardtop Sport Sedan got a small triangular "opera window" carved out of the wide roof panel.
1976 chevrolet impala
A Landau model available for 1975–1976 models featured a Landau (automobile) vinyl roof (with a chrome band across the roof), a choice of special paint colors, sports-styled dual remote outside rearview mirrors, color-keyed wheel covers, a vinyl bodyside molding insert, and pin-striping. Inside were color-keyed seat belts and floormats. Fender and dashboard emblems rounded out the package. The 2-door hardtop model (dubbed the "Sport Coupe") was discontinued after 1975, leaving redesigned Custom Coupe, with its wide "B" pillar and fixed rear window, the only 2-door Impala available in 1976. This body style had been introduced for the 1974 model year, a precursor to Detroit's complete abandonment of pillarless body styles before the end of the Seventies. 1976 Impalas used a previous year Caprice nose, with a new "egg crate" grille insert. The Impala had round headlamps while the Caprice used the new quad rectangular ones.

*source wikipedia