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Five Iconic Muscle Cars That Changed Motoring Forever

Vukasin HerbezFebruary 25, 2017

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR

The Shelby Mustang is a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby from 1965 to 1968, and from 1969 to 1970. Available with the 428 ci or 351 ci (GT350) V8 engines, the 3-auto or 4-speed-manual variants of the GT500 remain an immensely popular car.

Although the first paragraph states 69-70, this is a bit of a lie. In reality, the 69 models were given a 1970 tag, under FBI supervision, with absolutely no other mods. The 68 variant came with the option of a cobra jet V8.

The real life ‘Gone in 60 Seconds” Elanor. My God, what a thing of beauty!

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1970 Plymouth GTX 440 Six Pack

Although overall the Plymouth GTX averaged more than 10,000 units per year during the four-year production, the 440 six pack was unique. The GTX was available with the standard 440 four-barrel carburetor, as well as the 440+6 barrel (three two-barrel carburetors) and the 426 Hemi.

The more desirable 4-speed manual made this car a joy to drive, pushing over 375HP by some conservative testers, with the Hemi kicking out 425 horses. Unfortunately the 71 model was slammed with restrictions from eco-legislation.

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