The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle

Every Model from 1960 to 1974

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760344774

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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From lifelong car enthusiast and photographer Mike Mueller comes the most expansive overview of Chrysler Corporation’s muscle cars ever published. It’s no secret that Dodge and Plymouth have been responsible for some of history’s most iconic muscle cars— a resume including the immortal Road Runner, Dodge Daytona, Hemi ’Cuda, Challenger T/A, Charger, Super Bee, Super Bird, and GTX. These cars, often referred to as “Mopars” (short for “Motor Parts,” Chrysler’s parts division), defined the golden age of the American muscle car. They earned the “Motor” part of the Mopar name by housing the most robust engines of the period: legendary power plants like the original Firepower Hemi, the Max Wedge, the 440 Super Commando, and the famed Street Hemi. Even their small V8s, like the 340 LA-series engine that powered the AAR ’Cuda, are the stuff of motorhead folklore. In The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle, they’re all here: every car and every engine from the classic era. This gorgeously illustrated work takes readers through the fifty-plus-year history of Mopar performance, from the Hemi-powered 300 Series through the last cars produced before rising gas prices, tightened emissions, and outrageous insurance rates brought the curtain down on American muscle car production. Author/photographer Mike Mueller offers an in-depth look at the specialty driving machines that have made Mopar performance an enduring part of American automotive culture for over half a century. With extensive details, specs, and spectacular photographs, Mueller’s book stands alone as the ultimate resource on America’s muscle cars.

Dodge 100 Years

Author: Matt DeLorenzo

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034552X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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In 1900, Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company in a machine shop in Detroit, Michigan. Dodge 100 Years tells the story of how the Dodge brothers' commitment and vision turned an upstart company into a worldwide automotive leader. From e

Mopar

The Performance Years

Author: Martyn L. Schorr

Publisher: 671 Press

ISBN: 0982173318

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

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From the early 1960s through the mid-1970s, Dodge and Plymouth supercars and ponycars defined "ultimate performance" on the street, drag strips, and NASCAR's high-speed tracks. Mopar: The Performance Years provides detailed specs, driving impressions, technical data, and fantastic period photos of the Chrysler Corporation's greatest muscle cars. The books were published originally as part of the Quicksilver Supercar Series. Out of print for more than two decades, original editions of the books are coveted by collectors and rarely come up for sale. Not content to let collectors have all the fun, we've brought them back to provide a unique window into muscle car history. For musclecar fans, each page in Mopar: The Performance Years is like finding another present under the Christmas tree. Featured cars include: Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Road Runner, Daytona, and Dart; you'll also find coverage of unique cars and racers like the Little Red Wagon, Trans-Am Challenger, the Golden Commandos, the Ramchargers, Richard Petty, Sox & Martin, A.J. Foyt, and Sam Posey. And, of course, there's wealth of information on Mopar's famous engines, from the Hemi to the Wedge and beyond. The original Quicksilver Supercar series Mopar books: Volume 1, ISBN 0-940346-09-5 Volume 2, ISBN 0-940346-17-6 Volume 3, ISBN 0-940346-22-2

Steve Magnante's 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Author: Steve Magnante

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250576

Category: Transportation

Page: 405

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Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

The Art of Mopar

Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle Cars

Author: Tom Glatch

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352496

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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The history of Chrysler Corporation is, in many ways, a history of a company floundering from one financial crisis to the next. While that has given shareholders fits for nearly a century, it has also motivated the Pentastar company to create some of the most outrageous, and collectible, cars ever built in the United States. From the moment Chrysler unleashed the Firepower hemi V-8 engine on the world for the 1951 model year, they had been cranking out the most powerful engines on the market. Because the company pioneered the use of lightweight unibody technology, it had the stiffest, lightest bodies in which to put those most powerful engines, and that is the basic muscle-car formula: add one powerful engine to one light car. When the muscle car era exploded onto the scene, Chrysler unleashed the mighty Mopar muscle cars, the Dodges and Plymouths that defined the era. Fabled nameplates like Charger, Road Runner, Super Bee, 'Cuda, and Challenger defined the era and rank among the most valuable collector cars ever produced by an American automaker. Featuring cars from the incomparable Brothers' Collection, The Art of Mopar: Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth Muscle Cars celebrates these cars in studio portraits using the light-painting process perfected by Tom Loeser. It is the ultimate portrayal of the ultimate muscle cars.

Supercars

The Story of the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth SuperBird

Author: Frank Moriarty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574271065

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Traces the evolution of the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth SuperBird from wind tunnel prototypes to kings of the American racetrack and the American road.

Hemi Muscle Cars

Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 9780785827832

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Filled with magnificent photos of the greatest Hemi-powered cars ever built, this is the story of an engine whose name has become synonymous with victory.

Muscle Car Source Book

All the Facts, Figures, Statistics, and Production Numbers

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034857X

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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"Muscle Car Source Book is a muscle car buff's encyclopedia that chronicles the how's why's, and when's of American muscle car manufacturers like Dodge, Plymouth, Ford, and more"--

The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars

1955-1974

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035233X

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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"The Complete Book of Classic Chevy Muscle Cars covers the primary muscle and performance cars produced by Chevrolet in the 60s and 70s, such as the Camaro and Malibu"--

Charger Muscle Portfolio 1966-1974

Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855202610

Category: Transportation

Page: 140

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A little later than the Mustang Dodge announced the Charger in the middle of the 1966 season with the top model having a 425bhp 426 Street Hemi motor. Chargers showed well at the NASCAR superspeedways and had a good performance on the street. The first generation, which featured the 440 Magnum engine, was replaced in 1968. Minor cosmetic changes kept the car fresh until reorganization in 1971 brought in a 115-inch wheelbase to minimize weight gain as emissions controls took their toll on power output. By 1974 the Hemi ceased to be an option when all engines were tuned for low-lead gasoline but the Charger remained until 1974 when the name was transferred to a personal luxury line. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, model introductions, technical and specification data, racing, driver's impressions. Models covered include: • 426 Hemi • 440 • 500 • 440 Six-Pack • 440 R/T • Charger SE

Dodge and Plymouth Muscle Car Red Book

Author: Peter C. Sessler

Publisher: Stillwater, MN : Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780879384975

Category: Chrysler automobile

Page: 144

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Dodge & Plymouth Muscle Car Red Book Peter C. Sessler. A great guide to authenticity for the 1964-67 Barracuda, 1972-74 Challenger, 1967-74 Coronet, Super Bee, GTX, and Road Runner, and the 1968-71 Chargers. Base price and option costs, production figures, and more! Sftbd., 4 1/2"x 7 1/4", 144 pgs., 5 ill.

Hot Rod Garages

Author: N.A

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344205

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Provides a look inside the garages of some of the most famous hot rod builders in the United States.

The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition

Every Model Since 1967

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760353360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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For over fifty years, the Chevy Camaro has defined American performance. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition continues the story of America's premier performance car. In 2016, the sixth-generation Camaro rolled off production lines and roared onto America's highways, earning best-in-class accolades from all over the performance spectrum. Renowned automotive photographer and historian David Newhardt is here to tell the Camaro's story. This is a Camaro book like no other. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition covers the entire production history of Chevrolet's iconic muscle car, from the original concept car (codenamed Panther) to the latest and greatest sixth-generation vehicle. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro showcases every model of Camaro since 1967 in stunning detail, using original and GM archival photography as well as insider interviews and technical specifications. This lavishly illustrated book details all six generations of the Camaro's production run. The original model was developed to fight the Mustang in the muscle car wars of the late 1960s; the second-gen cars became icons of American automotive styling in the 1970s; the third-gen cars helped lead a muscle car renaissance in the 1980s; the refined fourth-gen cars continued to demonstrate GM's prowess and engineering know-how through 2002; the fifth-gen Camaro brought back the iconic nameplate in 2010; and now the latest generation has debuted to rave reviews in 2016. This book also features all the production vehicles, prototypes, show cars, anniversary editions, pace cars, and more from the vibrant Camaro culture. If it's Camaro, it's here.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

Dodge Dynamite!

50 Years of Dodge Muscle Cars

Author: Peter Grist

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1845848233

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Since the 1950s, Dodge has produced a series of charismatic performance cars that have given the company a unique reputation among American car makers. The original Charger and Challenger and the more recent Viper and Caliber SRT are outstanding examples of the company s commitment to cars of high performance and aggressive styling. Peter Grist s pictorial history of these typically American machines gives a fascinating insight into their ancestry and evolution and celebrates the huge impact they have made on the road and on the track. His account is an exciting introduction that will appeal to everyone who is interested in American automobile history. When the first Dodge performance cars were conceived in the early 1950s, they were a brave step for a company that was well known for its dependable saloons and pickups. Peter Grist describes this change of direction and the radical new thinking that resulted in the creation of the innovative Dodge Hemi V8 of 1953. This remarkable engine provided the power for the first sporting Dodges and led to the race-bred D-500 series of 1956, the first Dodge Muscle car. But Dodge s reputation for creating big, potent, sporting cars was really consolidated in the 1960s and early 1970s the muscle-car era when the Dart, Charger and Challenger were so successful on the road, the race track and drag strip. The book features these historic cars and the drivers who have raised Dodge to a pre-eminent position over the last 50 years. Featuring illustrations of Dodge s styling experiments and concept cars, which had such a strong effect on their production models, from the first Dodge concept the 1954 Firearrow up to the most recent Challenger and Hornet. The book brings together an evocative collection of over 200 photographs and adverts that offer a unique look at ALL of Dodge s fast cars in one book. this is an entertaining and informative guide to the Dodge tradition which will be essential reading for Dodge enthusiasts and for everyone who enjoys their cars at full speed.