When Size Does Matter

How to decode the evolution of Ford’s 427, 428, and 429 big block muscle


Ford 427, 428, 429. What do these similar numbers tell us about very different engines?

To the uninitiated, Ford’s big inch performance motors all seem basically the same, with slightly different displacements. Nothing could be further from the truth. That last digit can make a really big difference in both performance and value of Blue Oval Read More

Everyday Muscle

Forgo modern conveniences (such as a jack for your iPod and seat heaters), and you can find an old car that will be daily fun


So your Cobra Daytona Coupe is too hot and loud inside, and your Hemi ‘Cuda convertible’s top leaks when it rains. You’d like something old yet practical as a daily driver, something you might even let your significant other or kids drive once in Read More

Russian Roulette with a Full Clip

Recent record auction results show collectors still buying what they want, when they want. The market is strong, and in spite of “gloom and doom” predictions from many experts, we are still seeing unprecedented disposable income on the table.

But along with new money comes new buyers. I see a lot of new buyers playing muscle car Russian roulette with a semi-auto and a full clip. While I have great confidence that quality cars will continue to climb in value, Read More

1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro Cross Ram Sport Coupe

This is a $175,000 car all day long. Throw in the $25,000 the Cross Ram in the trunk will net on eBay, and I call it a bargain by at least $50,000

Nineteen sixty nine was the final year for the first generation Camaro and for many collectors, the Z/28 is the ultimate derivation. It was fast, not only in a straight line, but also around corners. It drove like a real Read More

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III

If missing the original Ram Air hood and Ram Air air cleaner parts, you are looking at spending $10,000-$15,000 if you can find the right originals

In March of 1969, Pontiac released a little publicized option package, the Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package. Only two ads were published, one in Road and Track and another in Motor Trend. The Trans Am was conceived to campaign in the SCCA’s road racing series. Read More

1965 Shelby GT 350

This is a very rare and original ’65 Shelby, one of the few remaining two-digit cars in existence as car #18. Celebrity status is also bestowed on this car as it was previously owned by Reggie Jackson. The car has recently undergone a complete and professional restoration and a professional rebuild of the original engine.

With only 458 miles since restoration, S/N SFM5018 is a consistent Best of Show and First Place winner, which has been meticulously maintained by a Read More

1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda 2-Door Hard Top

What kept production numbers low was the staggering cost of the Hemi
option, at just under $900-or nearly a third of the base price of the car


In a day when clones and replicas are so commonly seen, it is a pleasure to see an authentic, factory-built 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda coupe. Presented in its original Hi Impact Tor Red finish, its eye-catching beauty is complemented with white bucket seats and optional Read More