Latest Muscle Car Of The Week Episodes
Oldsmobile built some of the most potent Muscle Cars of the era, and today they are among the most desirable. This week, we're featuring a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, and it is loaded with all the right stuff, including the 370 HP W-30 455 V8, the close ratio Muncie 4-Speed transmission, and the super-rare W27 aluminum center rear axle assembly. Word on the street is that there are only a couple W-30 4-speed convertibles ever built with the W27 out of the 96 drop-tops made. The story of this car is just as unique, as the history is known back to the day the original order was placed for the car at Hansel Olds in Fullerton, California by Robert "Rug" Kazley. The Brothers Collection is home to some stellar Oldsmobiles, and this one is among the best!
This week, we bring you one of the pinnacle Muscle Cars ever built, for multiple reasons! You're looking at the very first 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible ever built. Rare because they only made 14 Hemi 'Cuda drop-tops in '70, cool because of the 425 HP 426 cube Hemi V8 under the hood, and even more unique because this is the frist one to roll off the assembly line. Dressed in Rallye Red with a red interior and black top, this car even sports a red Shaker hood scoop for more attention-getting fun. Mash the gas and the dual Carter four-barrels open up to provide fuel - lots of fuel - to the hungry Hemi below. The Brothers Collection is home to some awesome cars, but this one is over the top, even with the top down!
In 1969, Pontiac unveiled a high-performance Firebird requierd by Trans Am rules to allow them to compete in the Trans Am racing series. While other manufcaturers were allowed to compete as well, Pontiac grabbed the obvious name choice and called there version the Trans Am. These were potent performers with excellent suspension systems and a uniquely racy design. Less than 1000 were made, but today we're focusing on one of the 8... that's less than 10... factory-built 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertibles. This one has just completed an extensive restoration, and is from the Brothers Collection.
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This week, we are spotlighting a car that does not appear to be very special at first glance. After all, Ford made over 420,000 1965 Galaxies, most of which were plain Jane four-door sedans. However, this one is special. The similarity between "humdrum" and "hang on" occurs the moment you open the hood to find a 427 cube R-Code dual quad V-8 cranking out over 425 hp through a factory four-speed transmission. This is an R-Code 427 four-speed car from the factory, the only one known in the Galaxie registry. This car proves that the Brothers Collection has more than a few tricks up their sleeves!