Category Archives: Muscle Cars

Eye-Catching Lime Gold 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe

As of the time of this posting, this eye-catching Lime Gold 1967 Ford Mustang coupe from Tacoma, Washington is listed for sale on eBay. The auction listing on this beautiful car ends Wednesday, June 13, 2018, so if you’re in the market for a sleek ride, be sure to check it out before then.

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe Lime Gold
1967 Ford Mustang Coupe in Lime Gold

Imagine Yourself Driving This 1967 Lime Gold Ford Mustang

This ’67 Mustang has been repainted to its original color, and it comes with several extras that add to its story and uniqueness. This pony car has been owned by the same person for the past ten years, and it’s been garaged for its entire existence, and it’s a rust-free, show-worthy beauty.

The green theme is inside and out on this ride, with a green interior featuring carpets, seat belts, and even green-tinted windows. It comes with its original paperwork, and the owner is even providing the original Ford advertising for it.

’67 Mustang Coupe Specs

Video of the Mustang’s engine

This car is powered by the Ford 289 engine and it has a mere 67,000 miles on it. It’s rolling on new tires, and you can pop a tape of your favorite oldies music in the cassette player for a fun ride down memory lane. The transmission is automatic, so if you’re not into shifting, you’re covered.

The Cruise-O-Matic automatic tranny was available on all of the ’67 Mustangs as an option.

1967 Ford Mustang Safety Features

Some of the safety features that were either new or upgraded, according to Ford Media, when the ’67 Mustangs were released included:

  • A dual-hydraulic brake system with a warning light
  • 4-Way emergency flashers
  • Energy-absorbing armrests
  • An impact-absorbing steering wheel with a deep-padded hub
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Positive door lock buttons
  • Turn indicators with lane-changing signal features
  • Padded instrument panel
  • 2-Speed windshield wipers and windshield washers
  • Seat belts with retractors on the front ones
  • Padded sun visors and windshield pillars
  • Laminated safety plate glass windshield
  • Reduced glare instrument panel
  • Corrosion-resistant brake lines

If you would like to check out this beautiful muscle car, you can visit the eBay ad by clicking here.

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1966 Ford Mustang GT 350 Tribute

Can you see yourself behind the wheel of this tough red and black 1966 Mustang? Well, if you can and you’re up for a bit of work, it could be yours…

1966 Mustang GT 350 Tribute
1966 Mustang GT 350 Tribute for sale on eBay by seller: 610johninpa

This 1966 Ford Mustang GT 350 tribute car is listed for sale on eBay (with no reserve) and a current high bid of $6,855 – as of the time of this post. This is a running project car, according to the seller’s description. Read on for more details, or click on over to eBay to check out the car yourself. Don’t wait too long, though, because this no reserve auction is slated to end Sunday evening on April 8, 2018.

The Specs of this 1966 Ford Mustang GT 350 Tribute

  • This vintage muscle car has a 38,000 miles on the odometer.
  • This Mustang coupe is powered by an 8 cylinder engine and has an automatic transmission.
  • The car is (as shown) black with red detailing, though the seller notes it does need painted at some point.
  • It also has a black interior.
  • The seller picked up this ’66 Mustang in Florida with the goal of fixing it up and reselling it.
  • This Ford Mustang runs, has no rust, and the seller includes an itemized receipt of things that he did to the motor in order to get the car running.
  • The automatic tranny shifts smoothly, but there are some things that need fixed right away to drive this vintage Mustang safely.

Things Needing Fixed to Safely Drive this ’66 Ford Muscle Car

As with any car you find that’s listed for sale at a great price, this 1966 Mustang has a few things that need fixed.

  • Turn signals
  • Lights
  • Brake lights
  • Wind shield wipers
  • Seat belts
  • Brakes (They’re drum brakes and while the car does stop, the seller notes that the brakes do need some work.)

For some general info on the 1966 Ford Mustang, visit Getting to Know the 1966 Ford Mustang, here on Classic Cars Online US.

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The Record Breaking 4th Gen 1965 Chevrolet Impala

For 1965, Chevrolet introduced the newly redesigned Impala to consumers and it was met with a record-breaking response that still hasn’t been surpassed in the 52 years since then. It was the first year of the fourth generation for the Impala, and customers purchased over a million of these beauties!

1965 Chevrolet Impala
1965 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe image by Iebruneau at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The 1965 Caprice Impala

In 1965, Chevy introduced the Caprice as the top-line Impala model. That might sound a bit quirky, because today, the Caprice is its own model and has been for decades, but in its first year, it was simply an Impala package. It was the next year, 1966, when the Caprice broke off as its own model. So, if you hear someone saying 1965 Caprice Impala or using the terms interchangeably, that’s why.

1965 Chevrolet Impala SS
1965 Impala Convertible image by Crwpitman (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The B-Body ’65 Impala

The ’65 Chevy Impala was not only a history-making, record-breaking seller for GM, it was built on the B-Body platform that’s the fourth place best selling automotive platform of all time, beat out only by the German VW Beetle, American Ford Model T, and the Russian Lada Riva.

1965 Chevrolet Impala station wagon (6880366212)
’65 Chevy Impala Wagon image by sv1ambo (1965 Chevrolet Impala station wagon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1965 Chevrolet Impala Engine Options

The 1965 Impala engine options included the Turbo-Thrift 6-Cylinder with a 250cid and 150hp, the Super Turbo-Fire/Turbo-Fire V-8 with 283cid and 195hp, the Super Turbo-Fire and Turbo-Fire V-8 with 327cid and 250hp to 300hp, the 396 Turbo-Jet V-8 with 396cid and 325hp to 425hp, and the 409 Turbo Fire V-8 with 409cid and 340hp to 400hp. According to Impala Classics, production of the 396 Turbo-Jet V8 began in February 15, 1965 and production of the 409 Turbo-Fire V8 ended mid-year in 1965.

’65 Impala Color Options

In ’65, the factory exterior color options for the Impala were:

  • Tuxedo Black
  • Ermine White
  • Mist Blue
  • Danube Blue
  • Willow Green
  • Cypress Green
  • Artesian Turquoise
  • Tahitian Turquoise
  • Madeira Maroon
  • Evening Orchid
  • Regal Red
  • Sierra Tan
  • Cameo Beige
  • Glacier Gray
  • Goldwood Yellow

Factory interior color options for the ’65 Impala were:

  • White
  • Dark Green
  • Light Fawn
  • Midnight Green
  • Medium Fawn
  • Medium Turquoise
  • Medium Dark Fawn in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Dark Turquoise in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Medium Saddle
  • Medium Blue
  • Dark Saddle in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Dark Blue in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Medium Slate
  • Red
  • Dark Slate in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Dark Red
  • Gunmetal
  • Black in both semi-gloss and flat finish
  • Medium Green

By Laure Justice

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1968 Ford Mustang Information

First generation Ford Mustangs were produced from 1964 through 1963, dropping the 1968 Mustang squarely within this generation. A few small changes were incorporated into this iconic pony car design every couple of years by the Ford Motor Company.

68 Ford Mustang Convertible
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible image by Bull-Doser (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

New Features for the ’68 Ford Mustang

In ’67, the classic Mustang was made larger, while keeping the same overall design. The expanded size was largely a response to the larger engines, with slightly larger interiors and cargo spaces to match.

The 1968 Mustangs held to the larger size with only a few small design changes. According to The Classic Mustang, the grille was restyled without bars to show a floating emblem, sleeker lines were created by a cleaned-out side scoop, and the block lettering on the side plates was upstyled to elegant script writing. Front and rear side markers were also added to this model, due to the introduction of some Federal regulations that were new for 1968.

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback image by GPS 56 from New Zealand (1968 Ford Mustang Fastback) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Production Numbers for the ’68 Mustang

The 1968 Ford Mustang was wildly popular, with, according to Old Ride, a total of 317,148 produced. The production run breaks down to: 24,376 convertibles, such as the red one in the top image of this article; 42,325 2+2 Fastbacks, like the red and silver striped one featured right above this; and 249,447 hardtop coupes, like the two-tone gold one shown below.

1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop
1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop image by Sicnag (1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

’68 Ford Mustang Color Options

Fifteen different exterior color options were available on these powerful muscle cars.

  1. Acapulco Blue
  2. Brittany Blue
  3. Candy Apple Red
  4. Diamond Blue
  5. Gulfstream Aqua
  6. Highland Green
  7. Lime Gold
  8. Meadowlark Yellow
  9. Pebble Beige
  10. Presidential Blue
  11. Royal Maroon
  12. Seafoam Green
  13. Sunlit Gold
  14. Tahoe Turquoise
  15. Wimbledon White

1968 Mustang Engine Options

Seven different engine options were offered in the ’68 Mustang, with horsepower ranging from 120 in the V6 up to 390 horsepower in the 427 V8 engine.

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Getting to Know the 1966 Ford Mustang

Few automobiles are as iconic as the first generation Ford Mustangs. Also called the “pony car”, Ford had created a whole new class of car known by its sleek styling having a long hood and short deck it would inspire car design for years.

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1966 Ford Mustang Convertible image by Berthold Werner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Small and Sleek Ford Mustang

First created to fill a niche the designer felt was needed after the larger autos of the 1040s and 50’s, the 1965 and 1966 Mustang pony was designed to be a smaller automobile.

Seating for four: This Mustang had 4 bucket seats, be no longer than 180 inches and weigh no more than 2,500 pounds.

 

1966 Ford Mustang (13011781354)
’66 Mustang hardtop image by Kieran White from Manchester, England (1966 Ford Mustang) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
They had both hard top and convertible styles available in a wide variety of colors.

Cutting Edge Audio Tech for 1966

This model also offered an AM/eight-track sound system, and one of the first AM/FM mono automobile radios ever on the market.

The 1966 Ford Mustang convertible would become the best-selling convertible, selling 72,119 units and the Mustang would also break the 1,000,000 units sold mark that same year.

High Country Special Limited Edition ’66 Mustang

The 66 Mustang also released a series called the ‘High Country Special’ limited edition, 333 of them were sold in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska with only 35 being convertibles.

’66 Mustang High Country Special Country Colors: This series came in three colors that were not offered on the other models, Aspen Gold, Columbine Blue, or Timberline Green. These High Country Special Mustangs remain some of the rarest and most difficult to find cars out there.

References:

  • https://themustangsource.com/timeline/64-66/66/index.htm
  • http://highcountrymustang.com/the-high-country-special-mustang
  • http://www.chazandajinthemorning.com/ajs-car-of-the-day/2017/04/18/ajs-car-of-the-day-1966-ford-mustang-convertible

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What Is the Difference Between a Pontiac Firebird, a Formula, and a Trans Am

If you’ve ever looked at Firebirds, Formulas, and Trans Ams, and thought they all kind of look alike, you’re right, as far as the body lines go. There are differences, though – mainly under the hood.

1972 Pontiac Firebird
’72 Firebird image by GPS 56 from New Zealand (1972 Pontiac Firebird) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

They’re All Firebirds?

Firebird is the name of the whole lineup of these cars, with Firebird being the basic trim package for the line, and Trans Am and Formula being special trim packages.

One easily spotted feature that tells you if a car is a basic Firebird is right under the hood. Pontiac Firebirds are the six cylinder models – with one caveat.

(Note that in classic Firebirds, which are really what this article is about, a lower horsepower V8 was available as an option, but the lighter suspension of the V6 was still used.)

What Makes a Firebird a Formula?

The Pontiac Firebird Formula has the V8 engine of the Pontiac T/A, but the basic lines a classic Firebird.

Leaving off the extra features that deliver the Trans Am ‘look’ while still providing the powerful V8 engine and Trans Am suspension made the Formula Firebird lighter and more responsive and powerful.

What Makes a Firebird a Trans Am?

With the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, you get a little extra power, courtesy of the V8 engine.

You also get the exceptional handling of an upgraded suspension, plus the Trans Am has some extra body effects and a more luxurious interior so you can enjoy the ride in style.

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The First Gen 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix

Esplanade Grand Prix Front
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix image by Infrogmation of New Orleans [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
Having an older car in today’s modern world is a big deal in many circles. One such old car is the 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix.

1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Specs

The 63 Grand Prix had a 330 Horse Power 389 Tri-Power while also having three different varieties of the larger 421ci engine which was first introduced with this model car.

This powerful machine was part of the first generation Pontiac Grand Prix’s, which ran from 1962 through 1968, with only a few small changes occurring the first two years.

Along with the different motors to give the car a more get up and go there has been a new split grill that comes with an innovative design for headlights for its time on the 63 Grand Prix.

’63 Grand Prix Production Run

With this model of Grand Prix, the production more than doubled any of the previous other versions due to the demand from consumers and how pleased they were with introductions to various features on the new model Grand Prix.

The makers of this car over at Pontiac really put a lot of thought into it when designing this new model of the Grand Prix. They really went all out as far as adding new features that would really entice new customers to their line of cars for that year and it shows around every corner of the vehicle.

Not only did they change the lighting for the Grand Prix along with the engine, but they also added new windows. This really give the car a more modern look for its time frame, and it’s safe to say that they succeeded in any attempt they were going for by tenfold, which is why so many people were attracted to this car.

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Against All Odds: The 1972 Firebird

The beautiful, sleek 1972 Pontiac Firebird was only in production for a little over half of the year. Read on to pick up details on the reduced production run and industry challenges Pontiac faced in 1972, leading to a diminished number of Firebirds for 1972, making them one of the rarest Firebird models.

1972 Pontiac Firebird
72 Firebird image by GPS 56 from New Zealand (1972 Pontiac Firebird) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Weak Sales and a Strike Effect on ’72 Firebird Production Numbers

The low sales of the 71 Firebird and the looming end of the muscle car era began the difficult year the 1972 Pontiac Firebird would face. GM almost decided to scrap the model from the beginning, ultimately producing only 29,951 Firebirds compared to the 53,124 of the previous year. This was primarily due to 174-day strike at the plant in Norwood, OH, which was the only plant producing Firebirds at the time. When work finally resumed in September, GM was forced to scrap 1100 unfinished cars that would not be able to meet new impact requirements set to take effect in 1973.

Government Regulation Changes Affected the Firebird Production Run for ’72

Adding to the already rocky year of the Firebird, new industry horsepower regulations were put in place which allowed only net ratings to be listed. Since the required net ratings were about 20% lower than the actual capabilities, the Firebird’s performance appeared substantially reduced. The new standard allowed nothing over 300hp, so the recently introduced 455ci, available in the Formula, was listed at the required net 300hp instead of the higher potential of 355hp. The respectable 350 V8 in the Esprit was dropped from its original rating of 215 to 160 bhp, while the base model I6 was dropped to just 110bhp.

Pontiac’s Half-Hearted Interest in the ’72 Firebird

Due to the GMs lack of interest in the project, the 72 Firebird came with only a few changes. The new honeycomb grill matched the honeycomb wheels and vinyl upholstery was offered, the front fender gills removed. Ten new factory exterior colors were added, while ten more were removed. Transmission options included 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, H.D. 3-speed manual, H.D. 4-speed manual and 3-speed Turbo Hydro-Matic.

References:
Myclassicgarage.com
Cargurus.com
Tran-zam.com
Pontiacpower.net

 

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The Search for a 1971 Pontiac Firebird

I was recently contacted through the site by a woman looking to buy a 1971 Pontiac Firebird for her husband, and I was touched by her story. With her permission, I am sharing her story here.

71 Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird image by Niels de Wit from Lunteren, The Netherlands (1971 Pontiac Firebird) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Story of an Ill-Fated Romance and a ’71 Pontiac Firebird

Gina and her husband, Mike, met in high school, but they weren’t high school sweethearts. I fact, they pretty much hated each other back then.

He was a kid from a poor family that didn’t have much, and he watched over and over as his friends who had cars of their own got the girls. So, like any kid who didn’t have rich parents and who wanted a car back then, he got an after school job. His first car, you guessed it, a 1971 Pontiac Firebird, white, like the one in the picture *though that one wasn’t his.

Gina’s dad was a lawyer, and she was (by her own description) kind of an uppity snot. She had always seen Mike around school and found him kind of annoying.

Flash forward five years, graduation is history and real life is kicking in for these kids. Mike has found a pretty good job and he’s still enjoying his Firebird. Gina is struggling in college and has fallen out of her Dad’s good graces.

On her way to final exams, her car breaks down and she’s standing beside it crying when who pulls up but Mike in his Firebird. He gets her to class and goes back to get her car running. They fell for each other shortly after and he eventually gave up his Firebird to make room in the garage for a family car.

Flash forward again, to today, Mike is sick, struggling with a heart condition and trying to get diabetes under control, too. Gina has decided that one very special thing would add some comfort to his life — having his old Pontiac back, or one like it.

The lady is on a quest to find a 1971 Pontiac Firebird she can buy for her hubby to give him some inspiration in his recovery time. She said even if it’s a project car or some other color, she can get it fixed up to surprise him.

So, because of this site having a classifieds section that specializes in classic cars, she asked if I would share her story and help her find her husband’s dream car.

1971 Pontiac Firebird Specs and History

History of the Firebird

The 1971 Pontiac Firebird Specs are a perfect example of the embodiment of a classic american muscle car. Looking at the options list it is easy to see that the car came with a huge variety of different specifications.

’71 Firebird Engine Options

The ’71 Firebird had a massive list of engine options that you could spec the car with from the factory. For example, you could get the 1971 Pontiac Firebird with an engine as small as a 231cu inch (3.8L) V-6 up to a 455cu inch (7.5L) V-8.

These engines gave the 1971 Pontiac Firebird power ranging from 155 horsepower to 335 horsepower.

Total Production Run for the ’71 Firebird

In 1971 there were a total of 53,125 total firebirds produced with most being V8s. Only 2,975 of the 1971 models were 6 cylinder versions.

Tranny Options for the Firebird in 1971

This had 5 different transmission options which included a 3-speed, 4-speed, 3-speed turbo, heavy duty 4-speed, and a H.D. 3-speed.

Interestingly enough the top of the line HO engine included a function Ram Air scoop.

1971 Firebird Performance

The top of the line 1971 Firebird with the 455ci engine which boasted 335bhp could reach a 0-60 time of around 5.9 seconds. The car would hit the quarter mile in 13.9 seconds at 103mph.

’71 Pontiac Firebird Design

The car could be optioned from the factory with 15 different exterior colors and 6 interior colors. This means that the car could in 90 unique configurations straight from the Pontiac Factory.

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The Second Generation Pontiac Firebird: 1970 Pontiac Firebird

The 1970 Pontiac Firebird line ushered out the coke-body style of the first gen Pontiac Firebirds and ushered in a new line of sleek, elongated elegance to the muscle car genre.

1970 Pontiac Firebird 400
1970 Pontiac Firebird 400 image by Sicnag (1970 Pontiac Firebird 400) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

New Features for the ’70 Pontiac Firebird

The image of the Firebird above gives you a great view of some of the 1970 Firebird’s most important design changes. As noted by Old Ride, the bumper was molded from a rubbery plastic called Endura and then painted to match the rest of the car. This created a the illusion of the car being bumperless. The above image also provides a nice view of the single headlights and the split, layered side markers. Flush door handles were also a new feature for the 1970 models, but the handles are harder to see in this particular image.

1970 Pontiac Firebird Production Numbers

A total of 43,789 Firebirds rolled off the production line for 1970. These models didn’t begin selling until February of 1970, according to Edmunds, causing some to describe this year’s lineup as the 1970-1/2 Firebird.

  • Firebird Base Model: A total of 3,184 base model 6-cylinder Firebirds were produced in 1970
  • Firebird Base Model: A total of 15,740 base model 8-cylinder Firebirds were made and sold
  • Firebird Esprit: For 1970, 18,961 models of the Firebird Esprit were produced, making the Esprit the most readily available model of 1970 Firebird
  • Firebird Formula 400: A total of 7.708 Firebird Formula 400 models were produced (The Formula 400 is the silver model shown in the image above, and it featured hood scoops and an interior console between the front seats.)
  • Firebird Trans Am Ram Air III: The Ram Air III production run created a total of 3,108 models
  • Firebird Trans Am Ram Air IV: The Ram Air IV was the most rare of the ’70 Firebirds, with only 88 produced
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird image courtesy of Pixabay

’70 Firebird Trans Am Packages

The Trans Am designation was the result of the addition of a Firebird specialty package. On all the Trans Am models, the package delivered upgraded handling, stronger suspension, and more horsepower, plus a few modifications that ramped up the appearance of the base Firebirds, like Ram Air hoods, rear spoilers, fog lights seated low in the Endura bumpers, and custom wheels.

1970 Pontiac Firebird Specs

A few last things to note on the 1970 Firebird are its weight and dimensions. According to Auto Evolution, the ’70 Firebird weighed in at 3,239 pounds and measured 191.6 inches in total length with a wheelbase measurement of  108 inches. The Firebird’s total height was 50.4 inches and it measured 73.4 inches in width.

By Laure Justice

1970 Pontiac Firebirds for Sale

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