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Old 08-25-2004, 06:02 PM   #31
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1967 Camaro RS/SS

It's my pride and joy....not stock though


The 67-68 F-body's were so light. Combine the low weight with the 300+ hp 327 or 350 that came stock and voila...you got yourself a definite muscle car. Go around to the local drags and watch what shows up in modified stock the most...67-68 F-body's.
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:25 PM   #32
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1967 Camaro RS/SS

It's my pride and joy....not stock though


The 67-68 F-body's were so light. Combine the low weight with the 300+ hp 327 or 350 that came stock and voila...you got yourself a definite muscle car. Go around to the local drags and watch what shows up in modified stock the most...67-68 F-body's.
You own that? Beautiful.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:14 PM   #33
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You own that? Beautiful.


Yep, it's mine. Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:42 AM   #34
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1965 Buick rivi. G-sport

I think the best car is a 1965 buick riviera gran sport
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Old 08-28-2004, 03:29 AM   #35
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yeah, Nice Muscle Big_V
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:32 AM   #36
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I would have to say the 1969 Mustang Boss 302. It was Ford's answer to the Camaro's Z/28, and what an answer. I must also say a 1968 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi. Why? Because it has a hemi......need I say more?


I love 69 stangs, any 69 stang, and i agree with you on the boss 302
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Old 09-05-2004, 06:07 AM   #37
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Popular Mechanics featured a "Muscle Car Showdown: Old vs. New" in the August, 1997 issue (yes I still have it). The cars that were in the showdown were (with engine and 1/4 mile times):

-1997 Dodge Viper GTS: 450-horse 8-liter V10; 11.97 sec @ 118.88mph
-1987 Buick Regal T-Type: 245-horse 3.8-liter turbocharged V6; 12.52 sec @ 110.35 mph (eliminated the catalytic converters and increased the boost to 22 psi)
-1970 Buick GS-455 Stage 1: 360-horse 455ci V8; 12.56@ 111.78 mph (the 455 had a few "tweaks")
-1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454: 450-horse LS6 454ci V8; 13.35 sec @ 104.16 mph
-1970 Plymouth HemiCuda: 425-horse 426ci V8 Hemi; 13.75 sec @ 101.24 mph
-1997 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT: 305-horse 4.6-liter V8; 13.89 sec @ 101.92 mph
-1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SCJ: 335-horse 428ci V8; 13.99 @ 101.83 mph
-1997 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk: 310-horse 5.7-liter V8; 14.21 sec @ 96.40 mph
-1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455: 290-horse 455ci V8; 14.31 sec @ 105.03 mph
-1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS: 310-horse 5.7-liter V8; 14.45 sec @ 98.19 mph
-1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409: 409-horse 409ci V8; 14.55 sec @ 99.05 mph
-1965 Pontiac GTO: 360-horse 389ci V8; 14.56 sec @ 104.67 mph
-1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30: 370-horse 455ci V8; 14.80 sec @ 97.47 mph


My favorite muscle cars will always be the 70 Chevelle SS-454, 68-70 Charger R/T, '71 Plymouth 426 Hemi-Cuda Convertable.
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:05 AM   #38
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They already tested this out on this one tv show. i dont remember all the cars they used but the one that came in first was the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. the cars were completely stock.
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Old 09-25-2004, 03:30 AM   #39
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1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6
1969 Camaro Z28


That's awesome, because the chevell's my twin brothers favorite car, and the camaro's my favorite car too. But the ss camaro's better (in my opinion). but still those are the best cars ever.
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Old 09-25-2004, 05:37 AM   #40
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Ive got a 1970 Chevelle SS 396 that would prob. smoke the LS6
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Old 09-30-2004, 04:42 PM   #41
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69 gt mustang fastback!!!!!!!
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:42 AM   #42
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I would have to go with the 67 gt500 kr. because it put out something close to 500 stock and look awsome. When they came i have heard that for said it only put out like 370 so that insurance cost wouldnt be a great or a safety thing. I think Ford just used to make the best engines.

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Old 02-09-2005, 07:44 AM   #43
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There is no "best" when it comes to musclecars and in the end it boils down to personal preference. I recently was in the market for a car to restore and I made a list of 25 cars that I would be interested in owning. Found my 440 Six Pack Super Bee last weekend.

As far as a list goes keep in mind that any comparison (especially when some of the cars are modified and some aren't) is going to be a little "off". Along the same lines, modern vs. classic musclecar times don't tell the whole story if you use times out of old road tests due to the marked superiority of both the size and composition of newer tires. I watched a recent comparison on Speed Channel and although it was interesting, it wasn't definitive IMO. Cars all had different gearing; autos vs. manuals; and some of the cars weren't running right (Hemi was having clutch problems). The Boss 429 won FWIW.

Anyway, here's my top 10 musclecar horsepower list (as per Musclecar Magazine):

- #1 Corvette 427 L-88; rated at 430hp; actual 480hp

- #2 Mopar 426 Street Hemi; rated at 425hp; actual 470hp

- #3 Chevelle 454 LS-6; rated at 450hp; actual 450hp

- #4 Olds 455 W-30; rated at 370hp; actual 440hp

- #5 Corvette 427 L-71; rated at 435hp; actual 435hp

- #6 Mopar 440 Six Pack; rated at 390hp; actual 430hp

- #7 Ford 427 dual quad; rated at 425hp; actual 425hp

- #8 (tie) Buick 455 Stage I; rated at 360hp; actual 420hp and the Ford Boss 429; rated at 375hp; actual 420hp

- #9 (3 way tie) Mopar 440 Magnum; rated at 375hp; actual 410hp
Ford 428CJ; rated at 335hp; actual 410hp
Pontiac 400 RA; rated at 366hp; actual 410hp

- #10 Chevy 396 L-78; rated at 375hp; actual 400hp


Before anyone gets thier panties in a knot, I didn't make this list, I'm just posting it for interests sake. Several noteable motors are missing from the list that should probably be there. The 426 Max Wedge and 413 Max Wedge Dodges and the 425hp 409 dual quad Chevy come to mind.
In addition there were several very rare engines that weren't sold in production cars or are so rare as to be effectively non-existant. Such engines would be a 427 Ford SOHC; Buick 455 Stage II; Pontiac RAV; Chevy LS-7, etc. These engines were all in the 500hp range (or more)

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Old 02-09-2005, 07:06 PM   #44
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Chevy ss and charger

I think the best muscle car is the chevy ss and the doge charger their pretty good for drag racing.
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:09 PM   #45
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That's awesome, because the chevell's my twin brothers favorite car, and the camaro's my favorite car too. But the ss camaro's better (in my opinion). but still those are the best cars ever.



I understand i had a 520hp race ready 1970 chevelle ss. But my girlfriend made me sell it because, " IT WAS TO FAST" FOR HER, AND I HATE HER FOR THAT.
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