Extreme Muscle Cars: High Horsepower Straight from the Factory

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Krause Publications, Apr 15, 2006 - Transportation - 176 pages
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-Features the most mysterious and radical sector of muscle cars ever created -Explores the intense popularity of muscle cars -- many of the top 125 sales at Barrett-Jackson national auto auctions involve muscle cars This book redefines extreme with old-school super stock finesse and pure horsepower. Extreme Muscle Cars gives collectors, gearheads, and novice car enthusiasts a rare look at the fastest and most insane thoroughbred cars to come out of Detroit. Technical specifications including horsepower and torque, and production numbers allow readers to "look" under the hood of these radical super stock machines. Chapter, after exciting chapter features: -Legends of the drag strip including Ford Fairlane Thunderbolts, Mopar Max Wedge and Hemi cars -Masters of the stop light grand prix such as 454 Chevelles, 429 Boss Mustang and Shelby GT-500 Mustang -More than 200 stunning detailed photos that virtually put readers behind the wheel of many never-before-seen muscle cars
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
Lightweights AMC
8
Lightweights CHEVROLET
22
Lightweights DODGE
38
Lightweights FORD
56
Lightweights MERCURY
78
Lightweight PLYMOUTH
94
Lightweights PONTIAC
110
Lightweights OFFSHOOT
128
Lightweight MEMORIES
136
Lightweight SEEN ON THE STREET
144
Lightweight CARS FAMILY TREE
150
Lightweight THE HERITAGE
162
Lightweight DRIVERS OF FAME
174
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Bill Holder has written 55 books in the transportation field, from automotive to aviation, in addition to thousands of articles to his credit. His non-bookwriting work is impressive too, with an Aerospace Engineering degree from Purdue University working on Boeing and NASA projects, as well as the US Army. Now retired, he continues to be Director of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, an organization he formed honoring dirt stock car drivers.

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