This is one of those cars that sets your imagination on fire.   A long, Raven black ‘64 Ford Galaxie 500 that glistens like a prize fighter in the ring, with a heart just as big.   Ford was good at building big and comfy family cars, but they also did a heck of a job stripping them down into racing versions, like our R-code version with it’s 425 HP 427 powerplant. From The Brothers Collection. 

 

Mercury made 16 or so special '71 Cougar 429 Cobra Jet 4-speed convertibles that were used as publicity cars to create a buzz for the new model. They were all painted Metallic Blue with white tops and interiors, and this surviving specimen lives in The Brothers Collection.
 

 

 

 
The car-buying public thought differently of racing in the early 1960s, and the American automakers knew that cars that won races were great tools to drive customers to dealer showrooms.    You know the old saying, what “won on Sunday sold on Monday”, 
 
This 1964 Ford Thunderbolt from The Brothers Collection is a great example of such a machine, a car that still looked recognizable to the masses as a new 1964 Fairlane, but had the chops to get the job done in Super Stock drag racing.   
 
A lightweight chassis and tons of power make this 427 Ford Thunderbolt an awesome Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection!
Back in the early 1960s, Ford sold an economy car called the Falcon, a lightweight, basic car... you know, the kind of platform that makes for a great... race car!  Our Muscle Car Of The Week is just such an animal… or should I say, Insect!    Behold the mighty Termite, a 1964 Ford Falcon that ran hard enough in the heyday of the AHRA to knock down a couple records with it’s hard-charging 260-cube V8.   From The Brothers Collection.  
 

The ‘65 and ‘66 Shelby Mustangs were very successful cars, but Shelby upped the stakes for ‘67 by introducing a big-block version of the GT cars with the GT500. However, this one takes it up another notch with a 427 "side-oiler" V8. From The Brothers Collection.