American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History

American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History


This is the muscle motor vehicle heritage to own--a richly illustrated chronicle of America's maximum high-performance autos, instructed from their Nineteen Sixties starting throughout the current day!

In the Sixties, 3 incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine expertise, a tradition ate up through the necessity for velocity, and seventy five million child boomers coming into the car market--exploded within the type of the manufacturing facility muscle vehicle. The ensuing automobiles, brutal machines not like any the area had obvious earlier than or will ever see back, outlined the intercourse, medications, and rock 'n' roll generation.

American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous interval of yankee historical past in the course of the basic device americans use to outline themselves: their vehicles. From the street-racing sizzling rod tradition that emerged following global warfare II in the course of the new breed of muscle vehicles nonetheless rising from Detroit this day, this publication brings to existence the historical past of the yankee muscle car.

When Pontiac's leader engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his workforce bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they instantly invented the vintage muscle automobile. In these 20 mins it took invoice Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine right into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO--and replaced the process automobile background. From that second on, American functionality automobiles might by no means be the same.

American Muscle Cars tells the tale of the main fascinating automobiles ever to come back out of Detroit. it is a tale of flat-out madness informed at complete throttle and illustrated with appealing photography.

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