Muscle Car Barn Finds

Rolling Project: 1971 Dodge Challenger 340

By the time that Dodge unveiled its pony car, the Challenger, the market had peaked and was on the verge of decline. Higher insurance premiums and – later – more pollution controls and rising fuel costs changed the complexion… more»

1 of 304: 1978 Pontiac “Macho” Trans Am

Tired of all the detuning of muscle cars in the 1970s, one Pontiac dealer decided to do something about it. Over three years (1977-79), they took 304 stock Trans Am’s and made some performance modifications, then sold them as… more»

350 V8 Power: 1978 Chevrolet Malibu

Two big changes would take place for the Chevrolet Chevelle in 1978. First, they would be downsized and lose up to 1,000 lbs. in weight yet be as roomy as before. And second, they would drop the Chevelle name… more»

Rare Go Pack Option: 1969 AMC AMX

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, car manufacturers were using some interesting marketing campaigns to call attention to the high-performance vehicles in their lineups.  One of the more memorable campaigns was the first generation of the Dodge Scat… more»

Original 455: 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

Having a classic car that presents superbly would never be classed as a bad thing. When the vehicle in question possesses the muscle to back those looks, the chances are that you’re onto a winner. That is the case… more»

Turbo Time Capsule: 1987 Buick Grand National

If someone handed me a big fist full of cash and told me that I could go out and buy any 1980s car that I wanted, you’re probably looking at the successful candidate right now. I openly admit a… more»

Rare 1LE Package: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

In Camaro speak, the 1LE package is perhaps one of the more enthusiast-driven offerings that Chevrolet has offered on its predominant muscle car. I say that with the disclaimer that it wasn’t a pure horsepower boost; no, it had… more»

Retired Police Car: 1971 Plymouth Fury 440

In the 1970s, Plymouth built a lot of cars for use with various law enforcement agencies. The common choice was the Fury I because it was Plain Jane, big and roomy, and could be had with Plymouth’s Hi-Performance 440… more»

Low Production Project: 1975 Hurst/Olds W-25

Oldsmobile had a partnership with Hurst Performance for several years. That resulted in a series of low production cars built sporadically between 1968-88. For 1975, that included W-25 and W-30 versions based on the then-current Cutlass Supreme. These cars… more»

348 V8 Tri-Power! 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne

This 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne has been both restored and transformed, with beautiful paint and interior pieces. It’s not original mechanically, though it has a period-correct drivetrain that is far more potent than it was built with (6-Pack carburetor set-up)…. more»

1970 Buick GS with 455 V8

The Buick GS (Gran Sport) started life in 1965, originally as a trim level on an existing model. Produced from 1965-1975, it eventually became a high-performance model in its own right, until the muscle car industry as a whole… more»

1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 With Only 5,557 Miles!

From the colors to the condition, this Fox body Ford Mustang LX with the preferred 5.0L V8 engine is a true specimen, and it has the added bonus of having under 6,000 original miles. The Mustang is striking in… more»

450hp Survivor: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6

It seems that some muscle cars are more muscular than others, and that is graphically demonstrated by this 1970 Chevelle SS 454. It is an original and unrestored survivor, and the original V8 under the hood will give the… more»

56k Mile Survivor: 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Until recently, this 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS had spent the entire 21st Century to date hidden away in dry storage. It has just emerged from hiding, and what was revealed is a tidy and clean survivor with a… more»

Rebuilt Drivetrain: 1970 Dodge Challenger 340

Chrysler rolled out the new E-body platform in 1970 that would be shared by the Plymouth Barracuda and the new Dodge Challenger. But they rode on different wheelbases and no sheet metal was in common between the two. The… more»

400 V8/4-Speed: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

Do you like black and gold or gold and black? In 1978, buyers had a choice on whether they wanted to buy a black Special Edition Trans Am with gold stripes or a gold Special Edition Trans Am with… more»