1968 AMC AMX

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When the AMC AMX was launched in 1968 the AMC vice president Vic Raviolo described it as “the Walter Mitty Ferrari” – a reference to the character created by James Thurber in his short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Walter was an ordinary man with a wild imagination and an incredibly vivid fantasy…

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1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty

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The 455 Super Duty version of the 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is widely considered to be the last of the original high-performance muscle cars. As the restrictions on engine emissions became ever more stringent the compression ratios dropped, power output plummeted and 1/4 mile times increased for the first time in decades. The last…

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1965 Shelby GT350 R

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The Shelby GT350 R is the slightly more blood-thirsty version of the already fast Shelby GT350, all of the cars started life as stock Mustangs before being sent off to Carroll Shelby’s workshop for some performance oriented modifications. The first order of business when building a GT350 was an axle replacement, the stock unit was…

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Boss 429 Wallpaper

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The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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1970 Mustang 302 Poster

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When it comes to the Ford Mustang, everyone I know has a favourite year. Purists favour the original 1964 model, historians wax lyrical about the “forgotten” 1962 Mustang and Steve McQueen fans want a dark green 1968 model. I’ve always been partial to the 1970 Mustang myself, the added vents on either side of the headlights look…

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Shelby Daytona Wallpaper

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  Personally, I think the Shelby Daytona is one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Its incredible history and rarity add to its appeal but from a purely aesthetic perspective, this is an automobile that belongs in an art museum. The Shelby Daytona, sometimes referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, was Carroll Shelby’s…

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1967 Shelby GT 500 Fastback

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  The 1967 Shelby GT 500 was to be the most powerful Mustang that had ever been built, up until that point in history. The Mustang had famously debuted in 1964 and had enjoyed overwhelming sales success across the USA, in the first 18 months Ford sold over a million of them – after having estimated…

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Chevrolet CERV II

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The Chevrolet CERV II is one of those historical curiosities that, in an alternate reality, could have been as famous as the Ford GT40. The CERV II (that stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) was the follow on from the CERV I, an open-wheeled technology testbed for Chevrolet. The CERV II was designed to be…

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