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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!
This week, we're featuring a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR wearing the ultra-bright Sassy Grass Green paint color. These cars were direct descendants of the Trans Am racing program, and while they are highly sought-after today, they were not hot sellers when new. This is one of several AARs in the Brothers Collection, and we show you the details in this week's episode! Click "Read More" for photos!
In this 2 part special episode of Muscle Car Of The Week, we hear from David Phelan about what it was like to pilot a 289 Competition Cobra in the '67 SCCA season. The car he drove has since been restored, but the original aluminum body is in the Brothers Collection, and we reunited David with the body to learn first hand what it was like to race one of these awesome cars.
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The Corvette changed for 1968, evolving into the 3rd generation for the American sports car. The sleek new styling looks like full speed standing still, a trait shared by most Corvettes. This week's Muscle Car Of The Week could be considered the top-gun of all '68 Corvettes, as it carries a 500+ HP 427 under the hood, an optioned named the "L88". L88 cars featured not only a distinctive hood, but a whole list of performance enhancements... the F41 performance suspension, J56 heavy duty brakes, a Muncie M22 4-speed transmission, and of course, the 12.5:1 compression 427 V8. The LeMans Blue roadster in the Brothers Collection is one of only 80 built in '68, and it might look like a nice Sunday cruiser, but it was a thinly disguised race car sold to the public!
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