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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Legend & Brief History of the American Muscle Car


Official Race Car Rocket Oldsmobile 88 Front Right View Photo

Rocket Oldsmobile 88 Front View Photo

'55 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Rigaud - Front Left View Photo


American muscle car legend began in 1949, when it produced the first type of Oldsmobile Rocket 88. The first is characterized by the production of power and speed was welcomed by the market. Output power of a high compression overhead valve V8 engine first formation in the United States attracted sympathetic automotive enthusiasts. The machine was packaged in the previous generation Oldsmobile body. Reported by an automotive magazine in America that Oldsmobile produced sports car that can run faster with a V8 engine.


1955 Chrysler C-300 - Front View Photo

1955 Chrysler C-300 - Interior View Photo

1955 Chrysler C-300 - Rear Left View Photo


When the automotive market began to improve, some automotive manufacturers also produce special car magnitude greater in limited quantities. One who dared to show off is Chrysler. Chrysler merge between power in 1955 and gained inspiration from some luxury car accessories so as to produce the type Hemi 1955 Chrysler C-300. This car became a popular icon with "America's Most Powerful Car", even in NASCAR car is able to attract the sympathy of many parties. Chrysler C-300 powered by 300 horsepower 224 kW.


1957 Rambler Rebel - Front Left View Photo

1957 Rambler Rebel - Front Right View Photo

1957 Rambler Rebel - Rear View Photo

The presence of Chrysler C-300 and then welcomed by the market and sales increased rapidly. Even many who recognize that this type became a bestseller. One of the advantages Chrysler C-300 is akslerasi better acceleration, C-300 muscle car only takes 9.8 seconds to change the speed from 0 to 97 km / hour. This pioneering muscle car can drive at maximum speed to 200 km / h or 120 miles / hour.


1964 Ford Galaxie Thunderbolt - Front Left Photo

1964 Georgia Shaker Ford Thunderbolt - Left Side View Photo

1965 Ford Thunderbolt Restored - Front Right View


Two other muscle cars next year also produced the Rambler Rebel is known to be a legend of the fastest saloon car in America. Muscle cars are achieving popularity in the 1960s when the struggle on the racing drug for several renowned brands namely Ford, Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler. Later in 1964 other manufacturers of Oldsmobile, Chevrolet and Pontiac also produced muscle cars. Then in 1964-1965 Ford Thunderbolt was also launched and at the same time introduce Mopar V8 engine type, 7-liter engine with the transmission shifting. Ford Thunderbolt is still there and sometimes I see it, but rarely driven, they save as a collection and use another car to drive everyday.

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