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Deciding to purchase an American V8 classic

Deciding to purchase an American V8 classic

So many wonderful aspects about the v8 classics. We talk about the V8 engine and if you had any doubt about it being good, we put that to rest. What the rarest American muscle car is and the best-selling muscle car of all time. They don’t make cars now like they used to.

Is the V8 engine good?

When we talking power, the V8 engine comes to mind instantly. It’s a combination of excellent balance with regards to performance and efficiency. A great benefit of the V8 engine is its unique balance between power output and torque. An 8-cylinder engine is the ultimate way to go.

What is the rarest American muscle car?

The rarest and fastest American muscle cars ever made were the absolute best and only a minimal amount were produced. In 1970 the Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible of which only 21 were produced. 1967 Plymouth R023 GTX, only 55 were produced. 1967 Ford Fairline 500 R-Code with only 57 produced. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 there were 69 produced and in 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird with only 135 being produced.

What is the bestselling muscle car of all time?

The best-selling car of all time was a tie between the ford mustang and the dodge charger, both in different years tying up the most sales of cars within their respective year. Their customizable engines make them the most versatile and wanted cars worldwide.

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Muscle or Just All Torque

Muscle or Just All Torque

When referring to a high performance car, most people know them by the American term “muscle cars”. Most muscle cars are rear-wheel drive and fitted with a large and powerful v8 engine. In 1960 and early 1970’s is when this term originated. Driving muscle might become an overall lifestyle, from riding the open roads, to… Continue Reading

The Importance of Air Cleaners

The Importance of Air Cleaners

Let’s face it having a muscle car or Racing car hobby is quite expensive. With thousands of Rands spent on building up your dream Classic, Muscle or Hotrod vehicle, you would want to ensure it is well protected. Not having an air cleaner or having a low-quality air cleaner will lead to the engine of… Continue Reading

‘Watts’ the Deal with Horsepower?

‘Watts’ the Deal with Horsepower?

‘Horsepower’ is a term frequently found in the vocabulary of vehicle enthusiasts. But what exactly does it mean? The term was coined by James Watt who is well known for both 60-watt light bulbs as well as his various improvements on steam engines and their functioning. The History Watts frequently worked with horses – using… Continue Reading

The Lure of the American Muscle Car

Since Henry Ford’s model T first rolled off of the factory line a hundred and ten years ago, the United States has fostered an enthusiasm and talent for building timeless muscle cars. Many of the models on the roads today are owned by collectors and outfitted with classic car parts that have been refurbished and… Continue Reading

The Importance Of Fuel Filters

The Importance Of Fuel Filters

Each individual part of your vehicle has a specific function that helps it run smoothly and stay protected against a large variety of threats. Your flue filter is no different. If you are not doing all that you can to protect your vehicle and maintain it, you should. But those who are already doing all… Continue Reading

Understanding the Flywheel

Understanding the Flywheel

Every day we see numerous energy devices. Some create energy while others convert or store them. Flywheel too is very common energy producing equipment which is used in many regular electrical as well as mechanical equipment and gadgets. Today, technology offers a variety of options for energy storage with diverse applications. These new technological factors… Continue Reading

Muscle Cars vs Sports Cars

Muscle Cars vs Sports Cars

Muscle car vs sports car are often grouped together, but in fact are different. Most automobile drivers can use sports car and muscle car almost interchangeably, but they are in fact different vehicles entirely. To figure out which one would work best for you, we will look at these types of cars, comparing muscle cars… Continue Reading

5 Most-Wanted Muscle Cars In SA

5 Most-Wanted Muscle Cars In SA

When muscle cars were first manufactured, they created a stir among motorists. Powerful, big and noisy, they made a bold impression on the roads. Renowned muscle car manufacturers include Chevy and Chrysler. Ford is also well-known for producing most-wanted muscle cars. As the development of muscle cars progressed, automotive manufacturers became more competitive.    … Continue Reading

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