Chevrolet Camaro. Pontiac GTO. Dodge Charger. Ford Mustang. These names evoke memories of aggressively styled, amply powered kings of the road from the decade of the 1960s and the early 1970s, when Detroit was king, oil was cheap, and cars rumbled when you told them to. Muscle Cars: Kings of the Street from the Golden Era tells the story of these automobiles and dozens more, with insightful descriptions from the auto editors of Consumer Guide and full-color photographs on every page. More than 90 cars are profiled, including their mechanical and design highlights and their place in the muscle car pecking order.
Exclusive specifications charts detail each car’s vital statistics–how much it cost, how many were built, how fast it went and many more details. The focus is not on highly modified, professionally raced versions of these iconic machines; instead the focus is on prime examples of the cars you or your dads drove during this exciting decade. You learn about:
– Genuine muscle cars like the many Dodge Charger versions issued during the 1960s and early 1970s–a true classic.
– Car luxury makers’ attempts at muscle car stardom, like the 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 W-30 and the 1969 Buick GS 400.
– The icons, like the Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Chevelle, and Dodge Challenger T/A.
– The 1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO–what some consider the quintessential muscle car.
It’s all here, in the best muscle-car read you’ll find anywhere: Muscle Cars: Kings of the Street from the Golden Era. Take a trip down memory lane–a loud one.