Muscle Cars

Muscle Truck: 1979 Dodge Li’l Red Express

Dodge ventured into the muscle truck market in 1978, creating the Li’l Red Express which was all about performance and looks. Due to a loophole in the emissions laws, the 1978 editions came without catalytic converters and a 360… more»

Tri-Power Project: 1964 Pontiac GTO

This first-year GTO got restored some number of years ago and then left outside to the elements. So, some attention will be needed now with the body as well as the drivetrain. It has the desirable Tri-Power 389 cubic… more»

One Year Only Project: 1977 Pontiac Can Am

As dismal as the mid-seventies seemed to be overall for the muscle car market, Pontiac came up with a few nice surprises every so often to try and please those still longing for some sort of performance.  1973 brought… more»

Museum Find: 1,434 Mile 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

It is easy to become complacent and lose sight of life’s opportunities. Writing for Barn Finds means that rarely happens to me, and cars like this 1964 Pontiac GTO help me appreciate how privileged I am to do what… more»

17K Original Miles: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

Many of us have seen the movie Friday Night Lights that depicts how competitive high school football can be in certain communities. I found it eye-opening as a northern kid who spent half the year indoors when the weather… more»

Police-Equipped: 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS

The Impala SS returned to the Chevy lineup in 1994, after a 25-year absence. To beef up the car from a routine Impala, the reborn automobile had many of the performance features of the interceptor versions used by police… more»

Affordable Pioneer: 1964 Pontiac GTO

Although it sometimes ignites debate, most classic enthusiasts consider the 1964 Pontiac GTO as the “father” of the muscle car era. Certainly, there was no disputing its performance credentials. However, with many of the 32,450 cars produced during that… more»

Solid Warehouse Find: 1970 Pontiac GTO

Considered by many to be the godfather of muscle cars, the Pontiac GTO hit the scene in 1964. As a performance version of the mid-size Tempest, the GTO was promoted to series status from 1966-71. This 1970 Bermuda Blue… more»

Original 4-Speed RS/SS! 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

This! That’s right, this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS is an excellent survivor example, it’s my favorite version of Chevy’s iconic first-gen pony car, and it’s green. Expensive at $45K? Considering what it is, and its condition, it’s not a… more»

Slick Driver: 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo

There are certain vehicles that only require a very modest tweak to go from ordinary to stunning. I often think of the staid Mercedes-Benz W124 sedan, which is transformed by a set of 17-inch AMG “monoblock” wheels. Many classic… more»

Hot Hatch: 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo

Cars wearing a Shelby badge generally conjure images of classics offering impressive performance. However, even the illustrious Mr. Shelby was feeling the pinch by the 1980s, struggling to devise ways of extracting more from production cars. He turned his… more»

Q-Code 428! 1966 Ford Galaxie 500

The Ford Galaxie 500 got a restyle on the outside and underneath for 1965, but it wasn’t until the following year that the Galaxie 500 7-Litre was introduced, sporting a new 428 engine under the hood for ’66.  Back… more»

Daily Driver: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack

It can be frustrating to spot the classic of your dreams only to face a seller unwilling to allow in-person inspections. That makes this 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A a breath of fresh air, with its owner actively encouraging it…. more»

Solid Project: 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA 390

This 1966 Fairlane GTA could be an ideal candidate for Blue-Oval enthusiasts seeking a restoration project. It promises impressive performance and excellent comfort wrapped in a practical package that can comfortably seat five. It looks tired, but it is… more»

15 Years In The Barn: 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS

An enthusiast can begin a classic restoration project only to find they have bitten off more than they can chew. They could decide to chew harder, although some will elect to bundle up their pride and joy and despatch… more»

Original 383: 1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Automotive history is littered with examples of unscrupulous owners passing off clones as the genuine article, That is not the case with this 1971 Plymouth Road Runner that the seller emphasizes is the real deal. It underwent recent restoration… more»