Author: Patrick Smith

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

1968 Pontiac GTO Ram Air II

This 1968 GTO is the ultra-rare and desirable Ram Air II model from the private collection of Jim Mattison, founder of Pontiac Historical Services (PHS). It is one of only 199 4-speed Ram Air II GTOs built in 1968. This car still retains its born-with engine, transmission and rear-axle components. […]

Karissa Hosek ©2016, courtesy of Auctions America

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

By specifying COPO Code 9561 (9562 for a Chevelle), dealers could order an L72-equipped 427 Camaro. However, COPO Code 9560 belonged to some really exotic hardware. It provided dealers with a race-ready performance car equipped with the all-aluminum ZL1 427 conservatively rated at 430 hp. Production #53 is reported to […]

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Featured only in 1970, the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am) was a racing homologation car. In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am American Sedan Championship, Dodge built a street version of its race car, which it called the Dodge Challenger T/A. This is one of […]

Teddy Pieper, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Barn Find

Glenwood, AL, barn find One of 503 produced Two-owner car Matching-numbers 440-ci engine Automatic transmission Original red with white wing Custom flames painted on nose cone Black bucket seats and center console Featured in November 2015 issue of Mopar Muscle

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455

The 1974 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am Super Duties were the very last of the high-performance cars from the ’70s. A total of 943 were produced for the 1974 model year. Of that number, only 212 were equipped with the 455 Super Duty and manual transmission, and this is one […]

Courtesy of Russo and Steele

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible

This 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible is a nicely restored example with a 4-speed transmission, power steering and power brakes. Trim tag with series 13867 indicates it is a true factory SS 396. Clad in Regal Red (paint code R2) over black interior, it is a classic combination that […]

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Nickey Stage III

Documented with the Certificate of Authenticity by Nickey Chicago and Don Swiatek as an L88 conversion Documented by NICB as delivered new to Nickey Chevrolet on 11/17/73 Notarized affidavit from the second owner detailing the history of the car The last known car converted by Nickey Chevrolet before closing at […]

Dan Duckworth, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight

Number 154 of only 212 built 1,483 original miles Correct 427/425-hp R-code engine Fiberglass front fenders and trunk lid Heater, radio and armrest delete Special lightweight interior components Bostrom lightweight bucket seats Rubber floor mat No seam sealer or sound deadener throughout body panels Aluminum front and rear bumpers and […]

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

1969 Dodge Dart Hemi Custom

Upgraded with a Mopar 478-cubic-inch Hemi engine using twin Holley 4-barrel carburetors on a cross ram intake manifold. Tubular headers, MSD ignition and a host of other performance tweaks are included. The car features Wilwood front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, following the Hemi Dart theme. The Dart’s clean […]