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This week, we're bangin' the gears on a super low-production 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 with the L89 aluminum head option! It's a beautiful LeMans Blue 4-speed car from the Brothers Collection, and it's our Muscle Car Of The Week!
There are many outstanding "Firsts" and "Lasts" in the Brothers Collection, but this car is a "First" twice, and a "Last" Once! This is the very first 1971 Dodge Charger Hemi, which is also the first year for the new body style, and the last year for the 426 Hemi engine! Being the pilot car, this one was not supposed to be sold to the public, as there are certain elements of the car that are not production ready. However, it made it our of the factory alive, and was even sold new a Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge in Chicago. It's a very cool story, and an even cooler car.
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com/forum - The Mercury Cougar was all new for 1969, and this Competition Orange Eliminator was one of the top cats. This example from the Brothers Collection is powered by the torquey 390-cube V8, and delivers plenty of tire-roasting power.
It's no secret that Muscle Car performance was on the decline after 1970 or so, but Pontiac engineers pressed on when they created the Super Duty Trans Am package, which was still a screamer in 1974. The SD-455 was a remarkable engine, a legit race-bred machine among the plummeting compression ratios and horsepower levels of other V8s of the day. This is a great example of a low-mile and correct 1974 SD-455 Trans Am from the Brothers Collection.