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11 Crazy Things You Probably Never Knew About U.S. Muscle Cars

Americans have a thing for speed. This is quite evident in the 1960s and 1970s production of wild and quite rare muscle cars that had giant V8 engines with powerful torques. The 1980s introduced more powerful machines capable of faster speeds and more compatible with the then stringent emission controls. Behind the massive horsepower and speed stats of these cars, there were some surprising stories too. Let’s take a quick peek at some of the most interesting facts you may never have known about American muscle cars. 11. The 1968…

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‘Little Red’ 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 found after 50 years, could be worth millions

Seek and ye shall find. Eventually. A legendary Ford Mustang that many thought was destroyed 50 years ago has been discovered rotting away in a Texas field. And it could be worth millions. “Finding Little Red is the discovery of a lifetime,” said Jackson. “This Shelby prototype has been one of the most sought-after and elusive vehicles in postwar history. Countless enthusiasts and experts have searched for Little Red since it went missing in the 1960s. Many believed it was destroyed when the car was no longer needed. I’m excited…

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No Matter The Value, This Family Will Never Sell Their 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

It’s one of the most famous American muscle cars of all time, and also one of the rarest. We’re referring to the 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, powered by the 426 Hemi and mated to a four-speed manual. In fact, only 137 of these cars have this engine-transmission combo. But this particular one always has been and always will be a part of the Escalante family. Juan Escalante’s father bought the car new after seeing a similar one at the Detroit Auto Show. It was love at first sight. The…

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What You Probably Never Knew About General Lee, Most Iconic TV Car

It may be the most iconic car in TV history, but you almost definitely don’t know everything about the General Lee. Here is a few fun facts that will surely surprise you. The Dukes of Hazzard’s 1969 Dodge Charger known as The General Lee was known for its crazy stunts and went airborne more than 150 times during the span of the series! Did you know that over 300 different cars played as the General Lee during the production of the Dukes of Hazzard? Warner Brothers totaled an average of…

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1968 Dodge Charger parked since the 1990s is worth a bundle

A dust-covered Dodge Charger that hadn’t been driven in a quarter-century is now up for auction on Ebay and about to sell for a bundle. According to the seller, who bought it last year, the green 1968 vinyl-roof coupe was purchased by its previous owner in 1969 and used until the early 1990s, when it was parked in an Alabama barn before being moved to a less romantic-sounding shed about five years ago. (Are barn-kept shed finds a thing?) The car is equipped with a 383/330 V8 and an automatic transmission.…

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The Most Awesome Factory Mopar Crate Engines

The topic of crate engines can be a bit divisive in the hot rodding community. On the one hand, having an engine package custom tailored to your specific car and performance goals from the knowledge and experience of the builder is always the optimal ideal situation, but it’s also really easy to see how that scenario can quickly get overwhelming, even for those who are fairly experienced. There are actually lots of studies that back up the fact too much choice actually makes people less happy and less likely to…

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Farm find! Huge hoard of Dodge and Plymouth cars and trucks heading to the auction

If you live with the mopar or no car logo and you need a new flight, you may want to head to South Dakota this weekend. VanDerBrink Auctions will send dozens of Dodge and Plymouth cars, as well as a few Chevys and Cadillacs, through the block owned by Alan Rietz fanatic Mopar, who passed away late last year. Lintz Linda’s wife told Old Cars Weekly that many of the vehicles were salvaged by Alan so that she would not end up turning into dirt track racers or entering a…

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One Owner, Barn Find! 1967 Shelby GT350

Usually when we feature a barn or field find vehicle, its usually shot on location in all its grubby glory. However, when a vehicle in the same condition is shot just like a high-end car – photo studio with perfect lighting it immediately gives the vehicle a sense of worth. If anything, it proves the point – great images with a car, selleth a car. This 1967 Shelby GT350 has had one owner from new, who due to the initial oil crisis of the early 70s, parked the car up…

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Huge hoard of Dodge and Plymouth cars and trucks heading to auction

If you live by the motto “Mopar or no car” and are in need of a new ride, you may want to head to South Dakota this weekend. VanDerBrink Auctions will be sending dozens of Dodge and Plymouth vehicles, plus a few Chevys and Cadillacs, across the block that were owned by Mopar fanatic Alan Rietz, who passed away late last year. Rietz’s wife Linda told Old Cars Weekly that many of the vehicles are rescues that Alan bought so they wouldn’t end up getting modified into dirt track racers, or entered into…

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1969 Plymouth Road Runner Commercial Motor Trends Car of the Year

In this day and age, it might seem like most measures of advertising are refined and watered down versions of what car companies could really head out there and accomplish with an aggressive vision, but back in the 60s and 70s, there wasn’t really a path for the companies to take when it came to ads on television, so things got creative. This time, we let nostalgia make its way to the pages of Speed Society as we check out a Motor Trend Car of the Year announcement advertisement as the 1969 Plymouth Road…

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