Blog Posts Tagged with: Muscle Cars
Take Your Child to Work Day Classic Car Style
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Across the United States today, kids get to go to work with their parents, giving us a perfect opportunity to showcase classic cars to dozens of motor-heads in the making.
We had 82 kids skipping school visiting the Chubb Collector Car offices this morning, and we came up with an activity that combined road safety and classic cars. Our enthusiastic young drivers each received a classic Hot Wheels car and were divided into groups of 10....
The Mighty Plymouth GTX
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
The shapely new intermediate Plymouth was the basis for the GTX and the new Road Runner, part of Plymouth's "Rapid Transit System." While the GTX combined 440 and Hemi power with a classy interior, the Road Runner reinvented the muscle car with a lightweight, bare-bones car with 383 Magnum, 440, or Hemi engines and catchy graphics.
During the 1968-69 seasons, Plymouths struggled to keep up with the sleek Ford Torino and...
Amazingly Restored 1967 SS Chevelle For Sale
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Today we've found you a truly amazing 67' Chevelle SS restored from the ground up. You can see the full listing here on Hemmings Classifieds. Finished in a somewhat rare color with dog-dish hub-caps, this SS could be considered a "Sleeper" despite the 396 flags being flown on the front fenders. Let's have a closer look:
The full listing on Hemmings offers all casting numbers and contact info if you wish...
Featured For Sale: Low Mile 1996 Corvette Grand Sport
Friday, October 28th, 2011
Some car guys/gals wish to own a collectible car, but desire a more modern ride, improved handling, and better reliability. Let us introduce you to this beautiful 1996 Corvette Grand-Sport currently for sale on eBay Motors:
The "GS" is truly a modern classic car; Released to signal the end of the fourth generation Corvette, this edition pays homage to the original GS from 1963. We happen to love the bright blue color and its...
The C-2 Corvette
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Just a decade after the first Corvette was created, Chevrolet launched the ground-breaking Sting Ray which is arguably the most iconic American classic car ever created. It featured four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes (starting in 1965), which made it handle much more like contemporary European sports cars.
Optional fuel-injection through 1965 and monster big-block engines after 1965 gave it plenty of power. 1963 also...
1962 Vette' With The Right Ingredients
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Hanging out in the stratosphere of the classic car world are vehicles that seem to have escaped the erosion of time. Whether restored or not, these cars are mythic. Their owners and preservers deserve praise for keeping them in their original glory. To conclude our celebration of the C-1 Corvette this week, we've found a very nice 1962 for sale. Should you wish to become a preserver yourself, this candidate seems to...
The C-1 Corvette
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
In the early 1950s, GM wanted a sports car to compete with Europe's offerings. Chevrolet's response was the Corvette—Harley Earl's cross between Italian and American dream car styles, executed with a fiberglass body. But after GM's planners got their hands on the car, the result was more boulevard cruiser than racing stallion.
The early (1953-1955) Corvettes suffered at the dealerships from the weak 150 hp Blue...
Car of the Week - August 11th, 2011
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Sports Car Market has chosen the 1967 Ford Mustang coupe of Johnny Walker as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week!
Ford's Mustang brought a higher performance of motoring to the masses, shoehorning V8s into a stylish body based on a compact car chassis. 1967 saw the original design become larger inside and out. Concave tail lamps and a more sculpted side scoop were additional design tweaks.
Johnny doesn’t mention how...
Car of the Week - June 16th, 2011
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Keith Martin's Sports Car Market has chosen the 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova of Ron Cott as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week.
The Chevrolet Nova’s second generation received slightly rounder edges and a less angular roofline than the previous ’62–’65 generation. But what made these cars really fun was their relative lightness. A curb weight of well under 3,000 lbs and an optional V8 gave...
Car of the Week - June 10th, 2011
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Keith Martin's Sports Car Market has chosen the 1969 Pontiac GTO of Glen Hull as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week.
Pontiac’s GTO is generally credited as the first muscle car, and thanks to the GTO’s formula, stuffing a full-size car’s engine under a mid-size car’s hood became the thing to do in the mid to late ’60s American market.
Glen proudly states that nothing is original on this car....