The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974 (Complete Book Series)
Chevrolet defined American driving culture during the golden age of muscle. See it all here, in The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974. Chevrolet didn't invent the overhead-valve pushrod V-8 engine, but without question Ed Cole and Chevy perfected it. And General Motors' Bowtie division wasn't the first to put the engine design in a production car, but it was the first to put the engine design in an affordable production car and make it available to the average driver.No other automobile in history so clearly demarcates a before-and-after line in the sand like the 1955 Chevrolet. This was the birth of the affordable performance car, and from the moment the car hit the streets, the experience of driving would never be the same.The impact that an affordable American sedan with a powerful performance engine had on American society was so great that it not only changed the experience of driving; it changed the psychology of a generation. Prior to the introduction of the 1955 Chevrolet with its V-8 engine, cars had been considered necessary appliances, like refrigerators or vacuum cleaners. With a single stroke, Chevrolet turned American culture into a car culture.Chevrolet dominated the muscle-car scene throughout the classic era. The Impala SS, with its 409 en...
Muscle Cars: Kings of the Street From the Golden Era
Chevrolet Camaro. Pontiac GTO. Dodge Charger. Ford Mustang. These names evoke memories of aggressively styled, amply powered kings of the road from the decade of the 1960s and the early 1970s, when Detroit was king, oil was cheap, and cars rumbled when you told them to. Muscle Cars: Kings of the Street from the Golden Era tells the story of these automobiles and dozens more, with insightful descriptions from the auto editors of Consumer Guide and full-color photographs on every page. More than 90 cars are profiled, including their mechanical and design highlights and their place in the muscle car pecking order.Exclusive specifications charts detail each car's vital statistics--how much it cost, how many were built, how fast it went and many more details. The focus is not on highly modified, professionally raced versions of these iconic machines; instead the focus is on prime examples of the cars you or your dads drove during this exciting decade. You learn about: - Genuine muscle cars like the many Dodge Charger versions issued during the 1960s and early 1970s--a true classic. - Car luxury makers' attempts at muscle car stardom, like the 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 W-30 and the 1969 Buick GS 400. - The icons, like the Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Che...
The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars: Yenko, Shelby, Baldwin Motion, Grand Spaulding, and More
2017 Gold Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! Uncover the captivating history of the highest-performace cars in America, illustrated with beautiful photography.The American muscle car began not in the factories of the big three automakers, but in the garages and dealerships of a hot-rod subculture bent on making the hottest, highest-performance cars on the street. The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars catalogs these amazing cars, along with the builders who unleashed them on the American scene. From Michigan's Royal Pontiac dealership and the souped-up Royal Pontiac Bobcats they built and sold, to the new cars from such fabled names as Carroll Shelby, Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge, Nickey Chevrolet, Don Yenko, George Hurst, Baldwin-Motion, Calloway, SLP, and Steve Saleen.This gorgeously illustrated book chronicles the outstanding contribution of the tuner/builder to American automotive history through the amazing machines they created. From the oldest of these muscle tuners commanding top dollar at today's classic-car auctions, to the latest vehicles by Ford and Chrysler, with their SVT and SRT divisions, this book gives readers a full and fascinating look at American high-performance in its purest form.
A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing.From the Aston Martin DB5 to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications.Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action, and the two prints star a 1949 Chieftain Convertible and a 1962 Shelby Cobra. Reference the classic car glossary and the international directory of museums and collections to learn more about antique automobiles.To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into a wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire.Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic-car collectors and enthusiasts.
Maisto Assembly Line 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 1/24 Scale Diecast Model Car Kit Red
Maisto Assembly Line 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 1/24 Scale Diecast Model Car Kit Red * Opening parts and rolling wheels * Easy assembly, pre-painted metal body * When finished the vehicles are fully functional * Rolling diecast replica
American Muscle Cars 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover by Plato, USA Motor Ford Chevrolet Chrysler Oldsmobile Pontiac
Essentially an American phenomenon, hot rods were built with the best of both worlds: the sleekness of classic car silhouettes with in-your-face horsepower and high-performance engines. Go cruising into the sunset with this American Muscle Cars calendar, which showcases beautiful photography of muscle car favorites in different locales. • Photography – Enjoy beautiful, award-winning photographs every single month • Environment-Friendly – Printed with sustainable, soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper • Thick, High-Quality Paper – Prevents curled corners due to moisture, avoids ink bleed-through, and stays secure on your wall, and durable binding lasts throughout the year • Pre-planning – Four-month pre-planner page • Large, Roomy Day Blocks – All major holidays listed, with plenty of room for writing notes and appointments • Great as a Gift or to Keep Yourself Organized – BrownTrout offers 1,000 different titles! • BrownTrout Publishers – The Calendar Company
Classic Cars of the Fifties (Dover History Coloring Book)
Americans have always loved their cars — and at no other time in automotive history were they more appreciated and enjoyed than during the postwar 1950s. People clamored for new cars, and auto manufacturers obliged with designs that conveyed power and "Jet-Age" styling.Illustrator Bruce LaFontaine portrays the exciting cars of this period in a collection spotlighting the sleek 1950 Mercury two-door sedan; a luxurious 1952 Cadillac four-door sedan; a 1953 Buick Skylark convertible with chrome wire wheels; and the rocket-nosed 1954 Studebaker Starliner two-door coupe; as well as the following: 1955 Pontiac Starchief convertible; 1955 Mercury Montclair hardtop; 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop; 1957 Corvette convertible; 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II; 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible; 1958 Ford Edsel sedan; 1959 Buick Electra 225 convertible; and 18 other impressive, ready-to-color models.Attractively rendered in precise detail, these handsome images will thrill coloring book fans and car lovers alike.
Muscle Car Barn Finds: Rusty Road Runners, Abandoned AMXs, Crusty Camaros and More!
It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles. Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads required--just kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page. These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.
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Top 10 Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s
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This video features Top 10 Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s by 10 automotive brands. If you like good old American Muscle Cars of The ‘60s and ‘70s watch this video.
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