Insuring Your Classic Muscle Car in the UK,

viable-insurance-hgvFor years now owning a classic muscle car has been a dream for as many car-lovers outside its spiritual homeland of the United States as it has in it. Advances in technology have made importing models cheaper and the internet boom has helped make browsing a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe or a Ford体育盘口 Falcon Cobra online extremely simple, and tempting. In recent years even has been converted!

As well as the challenge of commanding a left-hand drive on the UK’s streets, a rarer yet impressive breed of automobile can also appear trickier to insure on first sight. But it doesn’t have to be. Read more!


Dodge History – Six Pack Fiberglass

1969-dodge-a12-super-bee-440-six-packYou sure know the 1969 1/2 Super Bee and the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack. These were the first production cars to feature an all-fiberglass, lift-off hood. “The Six Pack 440 was introduced as a midyear option, and with it came the mandatory addition of the Super Track Pack and its 4.10:1 gears in the Dana 60 rear, either the A-727 automatic or 833 manual transmission, and no wheel covers on the black-painted (regardless of body color) steel wheels with chrome lug nuts. Models ordered as such are commonly referred to as “A12” cars, for the option code, and are a rare find, with only 1,907 Super Bees (and 1,412 Road Runners) built, 29 of which were exported to Canada (and 21 Road Runners). Disc brakes, wheel covers, cruise control, and air conditioning were not available for your 440 Six Pack Super Bee, making the cars true performance beasts from the get-go.” says Brian Stupski.

The innovative fiberglass hood mentioned earlier, finished in non-reflective “Organosol” black paint, the hinge-less, scooped hood was held in place by four chrome bezel-equipped pins, and had an open fresh air scoop. The idea was to make cars even lighter, but the driver had no way to shut out the weather from the air cleaner element. That wide-mouthed scoop was open for business at all hours, in all weather, and ordering a three-speed windshield wipers was considered as a partial victory….  Read more!


Hurst Hemi Under Glass Collection – The high-riding ‘Cudas To Be Auctioned

Hurst-Hemi-Under-Glass-CollectionMecum Auctions is taking the gavel to Chicago this Oct. 10-12 with 1,000 vehicles expected to cross the block at the breathtaking Schaumburg Convention Center. The lineup is already fraught with headline-worthy consignments including the most famous wheel-standers in drag racing history– the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Collection体育盘口 – as well as the one-of-a-kind, factory-styling Corvette gifted to Harley J. Earl, a man often considered to be one of the most significant innovators in the history of the American automobile.

For all who don’t know, the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Collection is a group of four Barracuda-based powerhouses built by Bob Riggle that appeared as crowd-thrilling wheel-standers at major events across North America from 1965-75 and then again from 1992 until 2009. Each of the four cars is built with the same over-sized engine in the rear, visible beneath the back window, hence their “Hemi Under Glass” moniker. The excessive power of the engines coupled with the uneven weight distribution allows the cars to scream down the track in excess of 100 mph with noses skyward and sparks flying from their track-skimming rear ends. Offered together as one lot from the Bill Sefton Collection, these history-making cars are still fully capable of thrilling any car-loving crowd. Bob Riggle and Hurst’s famous “Shifter Girl” Linda Vaughn will be onsite to sign autographs during the auction. Read more!


1973 Plymouth Barracuda in Subleme Green

1973-Plymouth-Barracuda-in-Subleme-GreenWell, well, well, this 1973 Cuda in Subleme Green体育盘口 is a great two-door car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation. The 1970–1974 E-body Barracuda, no longer Valiant-based, was available as a coupe and a convertible, both of which were very different from the previous models. With a new grille, single headlights, and four circular taillights for 1972, the Barracuda would remain basically unchanged through 1974. The final model year for the Barracuda was 1974.

Under the hood you can see a crate 360ci Engine. The trans is automatic with Posi-Traction Rear End with 3:23. There’s not much to say about this badass car, but the Subleme Green paint really makes it stand out. Check out the chrome elements, too. Other upgrades are as follows: Read more!


1973 Plymouth Barracuda – Awesome Cuda Tribute

1973-Plymouth-Barracuda-Awesome-Cuda-TributeFor this Sunday Muscle Cars World found this bad ass 1973 Cuda available at Texas Classic Cars of Dallas. Born a high price class, 318-equipped Barracuda, this car now sports a full ‘cuda cosmetic package and upgraded 340 cubic inch engine + 727 Torque-Flite Automatic Transmission. These guys have completed a lot of recent mechanical work including replacing the heater core, air conditioning compressor and components along with a replaced sending unit for the gas tank and various mechanicals in 2012.

As you can see from the photos below, this car is awesome, and thanks to the High Impact Vitamin C Orange paint, this Cuda is a true muscle car. You know Plymouth’s own pony car was in its final years in 1973. The Barracuda was produced from 1964 until 1974. Plymouth’s “E” Body Barracuda was born in 1970, conceived with a lower, wider, more menacing version of the “B” body predecessor.

The exterior displays classic ‘cuda styling cues including the sinister blacked-out tail light panel and spoiler. The classic “sharks tooth” grille design is desired among Mopar enthusiasts and musclecar lovers alike. Read more!


1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440 Shaker Hood Restored

1970-Plymouth-Barracuda-440-Shaker-Hood-RestoredCheck out this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440 – a show quality example of a “high performance E-Body fish”, restored to “better than” factory condition. The owner had an appraisal done last year and and it was given a true # 1 condition based on national standards by John Crank and Tony Rankin in Austin, Texas. They have more than 60 years of combined professional experience selling, restoring, collecting and appraising investment quality automobiles, and personally told him that this was an outstanding example of national show quality just completed frame off rotisserie restoration, and one of the nicest they had seen in years.

It has a 440 CID Motor, pistol grip 4-speed, 391 shure grip differential, shaker hood with a large radiator and 11 inch factory clutch. Rally dash with 150 speedometer. It has front disc brakes and front and rear sway bars. A one way vac valve on brake booster and snap in mounting bracket for fuel filter. Fuel pump and starter are high performance and way better than the original. Read more!


1973 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Resto-Mod is Amazing

1973-Plymouth-Barracuda-HEMI-Resto-ModToday’s beauty is a Rotisserie Restored 1973 Plymouth Barracuda 472 Aluminum headed HEMI.体育盘口 It is an over $100K restoration project and the result is outstanding! The build quality is complete, excellent and professional.

Originally a 340 / 240HP V-8, but the last owner turned this badass American car into a real 472 Hemi beast. $24K was spent on this engine build alone by Superior Automotive of Anaheim, and the 727 automatic transmission by TCIExcellent. This Cuda is dual stage repainted in the original Black + new white bucket seat interior and console. Everything is new or restored on this vehicle – dash, door panels, carpet & headliner. The chrome and stainless elements are as new and Muscle Cars World knows this car just could not be nicer.

Some of the specs are:
3500 stall torque convertor
Dana 60 rear end
Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes
All suspension has been powder coated
Rally hood with open intake ports
New 17 ” Budnik custom wheels and radial tires
3 inch Flowmaster stainless exhaust
Dual batteries and matching cooler in the trunk
High end AM/FM/CD stereo and speakers

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