About the book:
In the 1960s and 1970s American automakers produced millions of muscle cars: high-performance cars more adept at competition than transportation. The baby boom generation snapped up these cars and proceeded to use them as intended, drag and street racing the cars until there was nothing left of them.
No longer minimum-wage high schoolers, today’s boomers enjoy more disposable income than any generation in history. And many of them are spending that income on highly collectible muscle cars.
Because so few muscle cars survived the abuse of young drivers back in the day, muscle car prices have skyrocketed, with mundane muscle cars commanding six-figure prices and the most significant muscle cars surpassing the million-dollar mark.
Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer and top photographer David Newhardt tell the story of each of these rarest of rare cars in Million-Dollar Muscle Cars, the only book dedicated to these top-flight cars.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Big-Money Muscle
Section 1: Million-Dollar Cars
Chapter One: 1970-1971 ‘Cuda & Challenger Hemi Convertibles
Chapter Two: 1965 Shelby GT350 R Models
Chapter Three: 1965 Hurst GeeTO Tiger
Chapter Four: 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
Chapter Five: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible
Chapter Six: 1969 Trans Am Convertibles
Chapter Seven: 1969 ZL1 Camaros
Chapter Eight: 1971 Sox & Martin Stock Hemi ‘Cuda Car
Section 2: Six Figures and Rising
Chapter Nine: 1965 Hurst Motor Trend GTO Riverside 500 Pace Car
Chapter Ten: 1965-1966 Shelby GT350 Factory Drag Cars
Chapter Eleven: 1968 Mr. Norm’s GSS 440 Dart
Chapter Twelve: 1969 Yenko 427 Nova
Chapter Thirteen: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi
Chapter Fourteen: 1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Round-Port Convertibles
Chapter Fifteen: 1970 Chevelle L56 Convertible
Appendix A: Alternatives to Million-Dollar Muscle
Appendix B: A Real-World Buyer’s Guide
See Motorbooks author Colin Comer interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-lee-klancher/1211582/
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They were our first cars, made to race, and we did, driving our Corvettes and ‘Cudas, our Mustangs and Trans Ams until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the Sixties and Seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the rare models that survived in good shape are a collector’s dream, easily commanding six-figure prices and often passing the million-dollar mark. Million Dollar Muscle Cars provides a photographic history of these rarest of rare cars, from their hot rod beginnings to their decade of decline to an automotive world awakening to their historical significance and eternal cool.From the Back Cover:
They were the baby boomers’ first cars and they were made to race. These cars, including Corvettes, ’Cudas, Mustangs, and Trans Ams, were driven until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the handful of rare models that survived in good shape are collectors’ dreams, easily commanding six-figure prices and sometimes passing the million-dollar mark.
Million-Dollar Muscle Cars is a beautifully illustrated history of these rarest of rare cars, from the high-performance fantasies of yesterday to the high-finance wheeling and dealing of today. Specially commissioned photos and an expert text tell the story of these cars from their rise in the early sixties to their decline in the mid seventies to their re-emergence as performance icons of historical significance and eternal coolness. Author and top muscle expert Colin Comer explains what makes the world’s most valuable muscle cars tick, providing insightful discussions of such cars as the1970–1971 Hemi ’Cuda Convertible, 1965 Shelby GT-350 R Model, 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake,” 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible, 1969 Trans Am Convertible, 1969 ZL1 Camaro, and 1971 Sox & Martin Hemi ’Cuda Drag Car.
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