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Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 1: Dodge, Plymouth (34 Pics)
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Posted on 12/19/2013 11:44:56 AM PST by ETL

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2) Plymouth Barracuda

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3) Dodge Challenger

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4) Plymouth GTX

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5) Plymouth Roadrunner "Superbird" (artist depiction)

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6) Dodge Charger

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7) Plymouth Duster

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8) Dodge Dart (Swinger?)

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9) '73 Plymouth Roadrunner

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10) Plymouth Roadrunner (earlier model)

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11) Plymouth GTX

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12) Dodge Challenger

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13) Plymouth GTX

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15) Plymouth (Belvedere?) Wagon

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18) Plymouth Roadrunner

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19) Plymouth GTX

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20) Dodge Charger

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21) Dodge Charger

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22) Plymouth Barracuda

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23) Dodge (Coronet?)

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24) Plymouth Barracuda

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25) Dodge Coronet

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26) Roadrunner pulling Duster!

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27) '67 Dodge Charger

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28) '67 Dodge Charger

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29) Dodge Dart "Swinger"

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30 New and original Dodge Challenger

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31) Dodge Charger

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32) Plymouth (Roadrunner or GTX?) and GTX Convertible

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33) Plymouth Barracuda

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34) Dodge Charger (plastic model)


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1 posted on 12/19/2013 11:44:56 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

Now that was a fast and great car.


2 posted on 12/19/2013 11:49:34 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Which one?


3 posted on 12/19/2013 11:50:18 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

4 posted on 12/19/2013 11:52:01 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: ETL

I have a 2013 Challenger Hemi R/T like #30 on the left. Same hood with the rally spoiler, all black.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 11:52:02 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: ETL

Plum crazy what a color


6 posted on 12/19/2013 11:52:31 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ETL
For a while the Challenger was my favorite muscle car, but then I came to appreciate the Baracuda more, and now it's my favorite. The '71 is the best of the best: four headlights and the fish gills on the front quarter panel.

Everybody loves the Hemi motor, but there was an embarrassment of great motors available: 340, 383, 440, and the 427 Hemi. I think the 340 six-pack was the one that won the Car and Driver shootout of the era, and the one used in TransAm racing, which had a 350cc displacement limit. Drag racers, then as now, liked the big block motors though. The 440 sixpack is legendary.

I also like 1970 Mustang Mach1's and early body style Cameros, and the Dodge Charger has been growing on me...

7 posted on 12/19/2013 11:54:01 AM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

From a kinder, gentler time...
Cheap gasoline.
Wide ovals.
Big 4 bbls.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 11:54:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: freekitty

No GM Products?My 1965 GTO was pretty quick TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 12/19/2013 11:55:20 AM PST by bandleader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief, don’t remind me of those years! Lol.


10 posted on 12/19/2013 11:55:44 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Hey, where is my 1969 Satellite? It had the small block 318 that could kick 350 Cameros’ butts!!

It hydraulic lifters so there were no tappets.

Ah, the good old days when you could WORK on a car!


11 posted on 12/19/2013 11:56:14 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those are SAD memories!


12 posted on 12/19/2013 11:57:05 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

Forgot about that one. I knew I’d forget something.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 11:58:16 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

We went from those times to this carp in one llietime.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 11:58:53 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ETL
Great photos, but not one shot of the gorgeous "Ramcharger" intake manifold setup of the mid-sixties.

Always wondered just how effective those were. Sure looked like they made working on the engine hard.

15 posted on 12/19/2013 12:00:15 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: freedumb2003
Hey, where is my 1969 Satellite? It had the small block 318 that could kick 350 Cameros’ butts!!

Sorry, here you go...

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16 posted on 12/19/2013 12:01:41 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Anyone here remember how much the AMC Marlin resembled the 67 Charger?


17 posted on 12/19/2013 12:02:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Dr. Ursus

G*D DAMN Nixon, Ford AND Carter! G*D DAMN The WORTHLESS 70s!


18 posted on 12/19/2013 12:02:39 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ETL

I miss ... America.


19 posted on 12/19/2013 12:04:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: freedumb2003
Ah, the good old days when you could WORK on a car!

It was actually a learning experience that kids today do not have. We send far too many kids to college, where the only thing they learn is entitlement.

20 posted on 12/19/2013 12:04:36 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ETL

We had a ‘69 Mercury Cougar.

I don’t even know what a muscle car is but that Cougar was terrific.

.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 12:06:09 PM PST by Mears
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To: freedumb2003
Now that you brought it up, I made have misidentified 1 or 2 above.

1969 Plymouth Satellite

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22 posted on 12/19/2013 12:08:04 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Dr. Ursus
I owned a ‘66 Chevy with the L-78 396 “rat motor.”

The car was the ultimate sleeper. White walls, auto on the floor. Full mufflers and resonators.

It got 8 miles per gallon of premium gas.

I learned too late that these big GM engines didn't like high rpms.

23 posted on 12/19/2013 12:09:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Mears

A muscle car is an American-made two door coupe, generally manufactured from 1964 - 1972, with a high performance V8 engine. Some Mercury Cougars would be considered muscle cars.


24 posted on 12/19/2013 12:10:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ETL

ping list please


25 posted on 12/19/2013 12:13:33 PM PST by easternsky
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The Marlin came out in ‘64 so it was the other way around.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 12:13:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: doorgunner69

Long runner cross ram or short runner cross ram?


27 posted on 12/19/2013 12:13:57 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: ETL
This is the Charger used on USA Network's "Burn Notice".


28 posted on 12/19/2013 12:15:31 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: doorgunner69

Are you referring to the Chrysler “cross ram” two 4 bbls ?


29 posted on 12/19/2013 12:17:05 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ETL

Nice stuff, but I always thought those Roadrunners with the tall spoilers were about the stupidest looking cars to come out of that era.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:36 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Jack Black

'Cuda all the way, baby!!
31 posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:49 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: bandleader

A high school buddy owned a ‘65 Goat.
It was the quickest thing in the state, I think.


32 posted on 12/19/2013 12:20:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ‘70’s were hard on everyone. (Les Aspen)


33 posted on 12/19/2013 12:21:10 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ETL
.....LIKE;
34 posted on 12/19/2013 12:22:12 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Are you referring to the Chrysler “cross ram” two 4 bbls ?

Naw, this was a Dodge/Plymouth thing. Remember some guy i H.S. had s Super Stock car sponsored by an auto parts store. He'd bring it to school now and then, thin aluminum fenders and all. Apparently a special factory car set up for drag racing.

35 posted on 12/19/2013 12:25:32 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Slump Tester

They were made street legal so they could be run in NASCAR. Those tall spoilers might have been silly on the street but they served a purpose on a NASCAR track.


36 posted on 12/19/2013 12:27:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: rktman
Long runner cross ram or short runner cross ram?

Man, I was 15 yrs old at the time and knew nothing about cars.

37 posted on 12/19/2013 12:27:17 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"I learned too late that these big GM engines didn't like high rpms. "

Shoulda got a Pontiac instead of the Chevy! I had both, and my Pontiacs always seemed to hold up a little better.

38 posted on 12/19/2013 12:27:50 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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39 posted on 12/19/2013 12:27:50 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
What? No Plymouth Superbird? How did this not make the list?


40 posted on 12/19/2013 12:29:16 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: PhiloBedo

I once bought a brand-new Ford EXP. 'Nuff said.

41 posted on 12/19/2013 12:31:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Mears
We had a ‘69 Mercury Cougar.

Windsor or Cleveland?

42 posted on 12/19/2013 12:32:01 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Thanks for the def of muscle cars.

Our Cougar had a V8 engine so I’ll consider it a muscle car for bragging rights when talking to my grandkids.:-)

.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 12:33:02 PM PST by Mears
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To: ETL

Yeah, but imagine a brand-new Shelby for $8,200 today.


44 posted on 12/19/2013 12:33:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: ETL
One of my friend in High School had a 1971 Plymouth Cuda. With a 318 V8. Purple with a white vynal top. He swapped out the 318 for a 383 with dual carbs.

Oh Man!

Another of my friends had a mom who drove a '71 Satellite Wagon. Very cool wagon! But I'd settle for the 2-door.


45 posted on 12/19/2013 12:43:04 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Nice stuff, but I always thought those Roadrunners with the tall spoilers were about the stupidest looking cars to come out of that era.

I agree for the ones that had that long stupid nose added to the front. But the one I posted at the top I thought looked great.

Below is a Dodge Charger with the dopey add-ons, followed next by a beautiful Charger in classic "Mopar Green".

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This one I think would great if it didn't have that long added on nose. Not sure if this one does or not.

46 posted on 12/19/2013 12:43:26 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: bandleader; All
Just a bunch of spaced-hemi-heads hanging around here..ignore them. The GTO was the quintessential muscle car, especially with the Hurst shifter..

But, everyone's forgotten about the GTO's big brother. The GTO was a runaway success when it came out..of course, the Beach Boys helped a whole lot..so the marketing whizzes at Pontiac figured the "bigger is better"...so they stuffed the same big, juiced up engine, Hurst linkage, and new rear end into the big Bonneville coupe, and called it the "2+2." One of my fraternity brothers had one..it was a beast..but it handled for shit..cornering was an adventure..and the brakes were, shall we say.."rather lacking" to try and stop almost 3 tons of car at 100mph.

One Thursday afternoon, we were sitting in the frat house..there were no classes that Friday..and 5 of us jumped in the car and decided to drive from NYC to Montreal round trip for the weekend.I swear we averaged 90+..but it was all straight line, so it was good.

Pontiac stopped making the 2+2 after only 3 years...the GTO was the one selling...but I think they recognized the problems with the suspension and handling..you can't make a pig into a road racer..

47 posted on 12/19/2013 12:43:38 PM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: doorgunner69

LOL! The long runner ones had intake runner that were super long. The back card went almost to the firewall on the passenger side and the front one went almost to the radiator on the driver side. Thus, long runner. The short ones went to the right and left just over the valve covers.


48 posted on 12/19/2013 12:44:18 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Mears

The ‘69 or ‘70 Cougar Eliminator was definitely a musclecar by anyone’s estimation.


49 posted on 12/19/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: doorgunner69

The “cross ram” was big in the late 50s/early 60s.
I’ve seen it on a ‘62 413 Plymouth.

The car wasn’t especially fast but did drink a lot of gas.


50 posted on 12/19/2013 12:46:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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