We like the volumes of comments we receive about our Muscle Car Of The Week videos, and this week, we're taking a few moments to respond to some of the recent feedback. We're also taking the opportunity to promote the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show (MCACN) this November in Rosemont, IL. http://www.mcacn.com
This week, we're not bringing you a tire-shredding monster of a Muscle Car, but it is a pretty cool car from the height of the Muscle Car era. It's a base-model 1969 Barracuda, sporting a mild 318 with a 4-barrel and and an automatic transmission. However, it's wearing a Mod Top and interior option... something that makes this little Barracuda worthy of a moment in the sun of it's own. It may not be the fastest in the fleet, but it is one of the more distinctive cars in the Brothers Collection.
Back in 1964, Super Stock drag racing racing was one of the hottest things going, and people loved the competition and energy of stock-appearing cars going much faster than normal. The next evolution was Factory Experimental, a class that allowed manufacturers to get a little crazier with performance parts and special pieces in cars that still appeared similar to what was for sale in local showrooms. This 1964 Mercury Comet is an A/FX car, one of 21 built, and it still retains all the "experimental" speed parts that it wore back in '64, like the 425 HP high-riser 427 and all the fiberglass body panels.