The GTO was in it’s second year in ‘65, and Pontiac was hard at work perpetuating the mystique of what has been called the first Muscle Car.     They called it a “Quick Wide-Track Tiger”, and the performance potential was strong.      This 389 4-speed car is from the Brothers Collection.  
 

At first glance, it appears to be a clean white 1971 Pontiac GTO convertible. Notice the wing and stripes… it’s not just a GTO, it’s The Judge! And a convertible! Pontiac fans are starting to tremble… because this is one of just 17 1971 GTO convertibles ever built with The Judge package. From The Brothers Collection.

 

 

 

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is a celebration of stock and original cars, but nobody can deny that the vast majority of Muscle Cars were modified by their owners to go faster or look unique.    Dan Vasic reached out to owners of “Day 2” cars, which are cars modified basically when they were new… hence the term “Day 2”.   These cars have period correct parts and modifications, and are a cool look back at the performance parts of the day.   
 
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The Brothers Collection features some stunning Muscle Cars that were the first ones off the line, as well as some of the "lasts" as well.   This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible is one of those cars, as it is believed to be the last Judge convertible built for the '69 model year.   It's powered by the 366 HP Ram Air III 400-cube V8, and wears a special order color.

This week, we spotlight a car from The Brothers Collection we found at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals. It’s a freshly-restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird featuring the original 400 cubic-inch Ram Air IV V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission. It’s a very good-looking but basic car, which is one of the reasons why we really dig it!

The 1969 Pontiac Trans Am was the first of this legendary line of Muscle Cars, and we spent some time with a Ram Air III 4-speed version for this episode of Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection.

http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - 1973 was past the prime for most Muscle Cars, but this 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 begs to differ.    The Super Duty 455 engine was a special heart for a rare bird, and this car is a great example of one of the last great first generation Muscle Cars from Pontiac.