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1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Fastback
In 1964 the Mustang was introduced by Lee Iacocca who wanted Ford to have a more youthful image. Car constructor and race car driver Carroll Shelby offered to modify the Mustang for greater performance – and Ford was ready. Though the cars carried the Shelby name through 1970 – the 1967 was the last year they were actually built by Shelby American.

1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS Convertible
Chevy’s response to Ford’s Mustang – the Camaro was unveiled in the fall of 1966 as the 1967 model. Customers of the day raved about the construction and tight handling. This pristine 1968 Camaro Convertible SS/RS is a three time Super Chevy winner and is finished in its original, and uncommon, Corvette bronze hue.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Coupe “Hemi ‘Cuda”
During 1970, only 652 Hemi ‘Cudas were built, and this car was the second off the line on the very first day of production. Documented as the “press preview car,” this striking example is one of 368 automatic equipped Hemi ‘Cudas. As fast as the Hemi ‘Cudas were, they couldn’t outrun extinction. They were built for two years before emissions, gas prices and insurance pressures forced them out of production.

1971 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 2 Door Convertible
The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 debuted in 1964 as GM’s entry into the high performance market – four-barrel carburetor, four on the floor and two exhaust pipes. This 1971 Olds originally sold for $3,743 and is one of only 1,304 built in the final year that the 4-4-2 was its own model line.

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge
In 1964 the Pontiac GTO was created as a performance option for the Le- Mans. Before long it was even the subject of a popular song. In 1969 the GTO Judge was Pontiac’s attempt to keep pace with the other muscle cars of the time. Pontiac GM John DeLorean gave the car its name after overhearing the popular Laugh-In catch phrase: “Here comes da Judge.”

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