PPG sponsored a competition among five manufacturers to design a custom pace car for the 1981 IndyCar World Series. AMC took a Spirit AMX and built a completely new fiberglass body and added a turbocharged and fuel injected 258 ci inline six. The result is a one of one factory custom car! See more detail at BangShift with the original ad here on eBay. More pics after the jump!
Left Lane reviewed the 2014 300 SRT. Overall, they seem impressed with the beast but points were lost due to its aging 5 speed transmission. When the new 8 speed mates with the 6.4, it should make a big performance difference. I’ll take mine in black thank you very much. Read the review at Left Lane. More pics after the jump!
She goes by the name Pure Punishment. I like it. Classic muscle car on the outside with a modern interior, running gear, brakes and a 6.1L Hemi backed up by a Tremec 6 speed. Suspension consists of a custom 4 link rear but with a C6 Corvette front suspension. Looks evil! See the story and more pics at Street Legal TV.
This 1969 Charger in General Lee livery was the victim of a house fire in 2011. Down but not out, the owner is rebuilding with the goal of jumping Fury sedans by next summer. Here’s hoping that the south will rise again. See the story at Street Legal TV. More pics and a video after the jump!
No official final numbers yet but coupling the supercharged HellCat engine (estimated to be between 550 and 620 hp) with the ZF eight speed automatic will surely produce one fast automobile! Allpar puts the magic number at over 200 mph. See more at Allpar.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation on the 2003-2008 Dodge Viper after as many as eight accidents all showed post-crash damage to the rear suspension knuckles. Eight months and 9,670 Vipers later, they determined that the knuckles were damaged as a result of the accidents and were not a cause. The true cause of the accidents was deemed to be human error. See the story here at Car Buzz.
Check out this semi-survivor Duster (one repaint) with a reported 15,835 miles in a very nice 70’s brown. There’s something off-putting about it but I just can’t put my finger on it. Chrome valve cover maybe? No, that’s not it. See more details at Hooniverse. More pics after the jump!
Find a variety of different shots of this beautiful 1968 Hemi Charger at Motor Trend Classic. Now that’s proper wallpaper. It sure beats a picture of a bunch of hot air balloons!
I think this is the first wagon we have featured on Reader’s Rides. Here’s the word from Pete:
My name I Pete, I’m out of Amityville, New York. This is Rocket, my 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 wagon with a 383 under the hood, posi rear and rotor front brakes. Just for the record, some of my friends and wife don’t understand why I bought a wagon. Theres something really tuff about a old souped up wagon that grabs my eye. I have a friend who works for DMV and he ran a search for other Dodge coronet wagons registered on Long Island. He found out that I have the only ’67 coronet 440 wagon (that is registered) on all of Long Island.
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