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Popular Muscle Cars That Make Your Heart Beat Fast

Popular Muscle Cars That Makes Your Heart Beat Fast

 
1968 Camaro SS
By GPS 56 from New Zealand (1968 Camaro SS) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

There’re few automobiles that make your heart beating faster than the vintage muscle car models from the 60’s and 70’s. These days, muscles cars are extremely admired by classic car collectors and aficionados not just because they are great vehicles; but also due to the fact that they provide a nostalgic glance at the past. Let’s have a look at some of the finest muscles classic cars of all time:

1968 Chevrolet Camaro:

The 1968 Chevrolet Camaro was certainly the must-have for the people that are passionate about street racing. This model had quality and elegance written all over its construction. The design of engine for some Chevrolet Camaro models had too much torque that they had a propensity to crumple the back suspensions.

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback:

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
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Popular known as the “Granddaddy of all Muscle Cars,” the Ford Mustang took the globe by storm when it was launched first as the 1964 World’s Fair in NY City. It was considered sexy by females but men like it as well. The incorporation of a V-8 engine in the 1965 Ford Mustang fastback made it a true muscle car, and more than a million of them were sold, surpassing all sales possibilities.

1969 Dodge Charger:

1969 Dodge Charger
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The Dukes of Hazzard TV show, alongside the increasing fame & glory of Nascar raching & Richard Petty in specific, made the Dodge Charger brand name a part of the muscle automobile history. The 70’s model of this splendid car broke an important speed record when Buddy Baker became the 1st driver to go above 200mph on a clogged course for one complete lap.

1968 Plymouth Road Runner:

1968 Plymouth Road Runner
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By 1968, classic muscle cars had turn out to be fast, luxurious and costly. The young generation that consisted of the major market for these kinds of transport had been priced out of the marketplace. Plymouth identified this and utilized to its utmost potential. The Plymouth Road Runner was an immediate success. The mix of affordability and exceptional performance has won the heart of the young generation.

Muscles cars are now a popular culture among the drivers who love to hit the road fast and quick. If you are one of them, then the best place to find your desired muscle car is the online auction site. There are also online retailers that are dealing with classic muscles that are hard to find these days.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring home your favorite muscle car now!

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Ramon Leech is a US born author and he had written many articles on old cars for sale, automobiles for sale and 1965 Ford Mustang fastback for sale. Also he had shown his expertise in the field of technical writing and he had his own blog forum where you can find different blogs about 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, modern sports cars and different antique vehicles. To learn more visit at : www.atouchofclassicstx.com
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1968 Plymouth Road Runner Specs

The B-body 1968 Plymouth Road Runner is from Plymouth’s first generation Road Runner line which was based on the Belvedere and ran from 1967 to 1970.

1968 Plymouth Rad Runner Specs

By: Laure Justice

1968 Plymouth Road Runner Muscle Car
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1968 Plymouth Road Runner Information

Body Style: The earliest ’68 Road Runners were only offered as a 2-door B-pillared coupe, meaning there was a pillar positioned between the front and rear windows; but later in 1968, Plymouth started to offer a pillarless hardtop model.

Engine: The 1968 Road Runner was offered with a 383 cubic inch displacement (CID) V-8 that had been enhanced with the addition of high-performance 440 Magnum/Super Commando cylinder heads; the one engine option offered on the 1968 Road Runner was the 426 Hemi.

Transmission: The standard package’s transmission for the ’68 Road Runner was a manual four-speed, with different gear ratios for the 383 and the 426 Hemi, but the three-speed TorqueFlite A727 automatic was available as an option; note that the TorqueFlight was a column-shift unit to accommodate the bench seat.

1968 Plymouth Road Runner Dashboard
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The 1968 Road Runner as a Muscle Car

The 3475-pound total body weight 1968 Road Runner was a muscle car, designed for performance and fun over comfort, with rubber floor mats instead of carpeting and a bench seat.

The Road Runner was built for speed in a time when fuel efficiency wasn’t a major consideration for car buyers and it only got about 10.2 miles per gallon; but what it lacked in fuel efficiency, it made up for in power with a top speed of about 137 miles per hour.

The stock 383 CID/335 hp Road Runner could go from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds. from the 383 – 335 hp and 426 Hemi / 425 hp could go from 0-60 in a mere 5.3 seconds.

Plymouth purchased licensing rights for the cartoon’s road runner likeness, name, and beep-beep sound to name and promote this sleek, mid-sized performance car.

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