SWINGING SIXTIES CONCEPT CARS

SWINGING SIXTIES CONCEPT CARS
Hagerty’s Richard Heseltine showcases 11 Concept Cars, many having a positive effect on future production cars. Other SWINGING SIXTIES CONCEPT CARS faded into obscurity. But, they all matter! Two iconic Concepts – one from Ford; the other from Chevrolet – created by teams led by Roy Lunn (Mustang 1, above, and Zora Arkus-Duntov (CERV 1) below. Concept cars tend to live ephemeral lives. They appear at an event or two, create headlines if they’re lucky, and then disappear into the ether once t...
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MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN

MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN
The most powerful Phase III Corvette built in 1969 - MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN was close, but not a true Baldwin-Motion car.  It was a 600-horsepower Vette built on a brand-new Stingray from Reedman Chevrolet, supplied by purchaser David McCaughey, a returning Vietnam vet.  After serving a couple of tours in Vietnam in 1968, McCaughey returned home to Southampton, PA and gave serious thought to buying the car he had been dreaming about for the past year - a super-perform...
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PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR

PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR
Musclecar Maven and Hagerty contributor Scott Oldham blogs about 15 facts you might not know about PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR. In the early spring of 1963, during a “what if” session at GM’s Milford, Michigan, Proving Grounds, a small team of Pontiac engineers led by John Z. DeLorean realized the 389-cubic-inch V-8 from the full-size Bonneville would fit easily in the new midsize Tempest. A week later, they were doing burnouts in the first prototype, and the car widely acc...
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1970 GM-455: MAGNUM FORCE FROM MOTOWN

1970 GM-455: MAGNUM FORCE FROM MOTOWN
The new year ushered in bigger, more powerful engines, new specialty Supercars and a plethora of Ponycars.  Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile muscle machines, powered by similar but different 455-inch engines, led the displacement race: 1970 GM-455: MAGNUM FORCE FROM MOTOWN. In many ways, 1970 was the storm before the calm. The war in Southeast Asia continued casting a pall over a much-divided country and thinning the ranks of young enthusiasts. Carmakers’ racing budgets were being drasticall...
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