The Truth About Cars » Muscle Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Muscle Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Comparison “Test”: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S and 1968 Ford Mustang GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/comparison-test-1968-oldsmobile-cutlass-s-1968-ford-mustang-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/comparison-test-1968-oldsmobile-cutlass-s-1968-ford-mustang-gt/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1166962 Confession time: I’ve never driven a car built before the 1980s. Actually, scratch that. I may have driven a car built before the ’80s — likely late ’70s — but it wasn’t memorable enough for me to actually, well, remember. Thankfully, my hobby-turned-career has afforded certain pleasures, such as driving two incredible examples of what Detroit had to offer […]

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Confession time: I’ve never driven a car built before the 1980s. Actually, scratch that. I may have driven a car built before the ’80s — likely late ’70s — but it wasn’t memorable enough for me to actually, well, remember. Thankfully, my hobby-turned-career has afforded certain pleasures, such as driving two incredible examples of what Detroit had to offer […]

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U.S. Ford Mustang Sales Boom In March 2015: Mustang Outsells Lincoln; Outsells Camaro And Challenger Combined http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/u-s-ford-mustang-sales-boom-march-2015-mustang-outsells-lincoln-outsells-camaro-challenger-combined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/u-s-ford-mustang-sales-boom-march-2015-mustang-outsells-lincoln-outsells-camaro-challenger-combined/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1048441 The Ford Mustang outsold the whole Lincoln brand by a 1.5-to-1 count in March. U.S. Mustang volume has, not surprisingly, risen sharply since the age of the sixth-generation model began. March’s tally, however, was particularly notable, not just because of the way in which Mustang volume made Lincoln’s abysmal total appear even worse (Lincoln sales […]

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The Ford Mustang outsold the whole Lincoln brand by a 1.5-to-1 count in March. U.S. Mustang volume has, not surprisingly, risen sharply since the age of the sixth-generation model began. March’s tally, however, was particularly notable, not just because of the way in which Mustang volume made Lincoln’s abysmal total appear even worse (Lincoln sales […]

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A Love Letter To The American Performance Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/a-love-letter-to-the-american-performance-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/a-love-letter-to-the-american-performance-cars/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=896986 If you ask Jack Baruth, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is probably the finest sports car on sale today. And with the addition of a new 8-speed automatic (a feature that will be more popular than many enthusiasts will care to admit), the C7 will add gains in performance and fuel economy. The 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile […]

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If you ask Jack Baruth, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is probably the finest sports car on sale today. And with the addition of a new 8-speed automatic (a feature that will be more popular than many enthusiasts will care to admit), the C7 will add gains in performance and fuel economy. The 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile […]

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Cain’s Segments, July 2014: Muscle Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cains-segments-july-2014-muscle-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cains-segments-july-2014-muscle-cars/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:31:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=865873 It feels like we’ve known a lot about the 2015 Ford Mustang for years. There have been stories on its alleged weight gain, then stories that suggested the gain wasn’t nearly so bad. Its independent rear suspension makes the idea of serving global markets so much more tenable. Its turbocharged four-cylinder should, on paper, offer […]

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It feels like we’ve known a lot about the 2015 Ford Mustang for years. There have been stories on its alleged weight gain, then stories that suggested the gain wasn’t nearly so bad. Its independent rear suspension makes the idea of serving global markets so much more tenable. Its turbocharged four-cylinder should, on paper, offer […]

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Ultimate Barn Find, a Speculator’s Stash, or a Clever Way to Promote a Car Sale? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/ultimate-barn-find-a-speculators-stash-or-a-clever-way-to-promote-a-car-sale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/ultimate-barn-find-a-speculators-stash-or-a-clever-way-to-promote-a-car-sale/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=848922 There’s been some attention on the recent acquisition by a Canadian muscle car collector of what Driving.ca called “the ultimate Canadian barn find”, about 40 late model American performance cars. While the assortment of Corvettes, SRT Mopars and limited edition Fords like Harley Davidson F-150s and three Ford GTs are undoubtedly desirable, I’m not sure […]

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There’s been some attention on the recent acquisition by a Canadian muscle car collector of what Driving.ca called “the ultimate Canadian barn find”, about 40 late model American performance cars. While the assortment of Corvettes, SRT Mopars and limited edition Fords like Harley Davidson F-150s and three Ford GTs are undoubtedly desirable, I’m not sure […]

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Chrysler Hellcat V8 Could Unseat Viper V10 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/chrysler-hellcat-v8-could-unseat-viper-v10/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/chrysler-hellcat-v8-could-unseat-viper-v10/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:09:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=780489 For over a year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been working on a Hemi V8 dubbed the Hellcat, which set to debut in a revised Dodge Challenger. However, the Hellcat could prove a challenge to the SRT Viper’s V10, possibly unseating the venerable monster from the throne. Automotive News reports the rumored V8 has caused an […]

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For over a year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been working on a Hemi V8 dubbed the Hellcat, which set to debut in a revised Dodge Challenger. However, the Hellcat could prove a challenge to the SRT Viper’s V10, possibly unseating the venerable monster from the throne. Automotive News reports the rumored V8 has caused an […]

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The Clones: Send Them In Or Send Them Out? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/the-clones-send-them-in-or-send-them-out/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/the-clones-send-them-in-or-send-them-out/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=696257 Trent was a poser. He was the kind of guy who wore a fake Rolex, an imitation Italian suit and “alligator” shoes that were actually made out of vinyl. His $100 hair style cost $8 at Supercuts and his midwinter suntan, the one made him look like he had just returned from a lengthy South […]

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Trent was a poser. He was the kind of guy who wore a fake Rolex, an imitation Italian suit and “alligator” shoes that were actually made out of vinyl. His $100 hair style cost $8 at Supercuts and his midwinter suntan, the one made him look like he had just returned from a lengthy South […]

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Cain’s Segments: Muscle Cars Weak, Challenger Dodges The Trend http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cains-segments-muscle-cars-weak-challenger-dodges-the-trend/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cains-segments-muscle-cars-weak-challenger-dodges-the-trend/#comments Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:52:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491481 That sound you’ve been hearing for nearly two decades is the weeping and gnashing of teeth roused by the Chevrolet Beretta’s demise. Oh, Ford Probe, we hardly knew ye. Whither the Dodge Daytona? Let’s look at the continuing decline of an empire, formerly ruled by the American Muscle Car. At Chevrolet, SS is not the […]

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That sound you’ve been hearing for nearly two decades is the weeping and gnashing of teeth roused by the Chevrolet Beretta’s demise. Oh, Ford Probe, we hardly knew ye. Whither the Dodge Daytona? Let’s look at the continuing decline of an empire, formerly ruled by the American Muscle Car. At Chevrolet, SS is not the […]

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My Role In The Extinction Of The American Muscle Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/my-role-in-the-extinction-of-the-american-muscle-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/my-role-in-the-extinction-of-the-american-muscle-car/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:02:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477966     A few weeks a go I had the opportunity to watch part of the Barrett Jackson auction. I found myself captivated by the colorful commentary that went along with each sale. Every car had a story and the commentators spent a great deal of time telling us about them. They also discussed the […]

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    A few weeks a go I had the opportunity to watch part of the Barrett Jackson auction. I found myself captivated by the colorful commentary that went along with each sale. Every car had a story and the commentators spent a great deal of time telling us about them. They also discussed the […]

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Capsule Review: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/capsule-review-2013-ford-shelby-gt500/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/capsule-review-2013-ford-shelby-gt500/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454584 Jackie is the first girl to fawn over the Shelby GT500 once it’s in my hands. Hadn’t expected that; make no mistake, it is a dude magnet without exception and the double-X-chromosome crowd usually goes for something cuter. Jackie appears to be the exception, so far. She’ll tell you she’s a bit of a tomboy. […]

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Jackie is the first girl to fawn over the Shelby GT500 once it’s in my hands. Hadn’t expected that; make no mistake, it is a dude magnet without exception and the double-X-chromosome crowd usually goes for something cuter. Jackie appears to be the exception, so far. She’ll tell you she’s a bit of a tomboy. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1975 Plymouth Road Runner http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1975-plymouth-road-runner/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1975-plymouth-road-runner/#comments Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452679 We got an overview of Colorado’s Brain-Melting Junkyard yesterday, and today we’ll take a closer look at one of its residents. This is one of the rarest of Road Runners, a one-year-only version that was based on the downsized B-Body Fury The original 1968-70 Road Runner was quite a deal for muscle car shoppers; you […]

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We got an overview of Colorado’s Brain-Melting Junkyard yesterday, and today we’ll take a closer look at one of its residents. This is one of the rarest of Road Runners, a one-year-only version that was based on the downsized B-Body Fury The original 1968-70 Road Runner was quite a deal for muscle car shoppers; you […]

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The Last Muscle-Car War: Detroit Battles For Cop-Car Supremacy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/detroit-battles-for-cop-car-supremacy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/detroit-battles-for-cop-car-supremacy/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:23:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412442 Last fall, the first tests of the new Chevy Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ford Taurus Interceptor generated quite a bit of interest here at TTAC and beyond, as three all-new contestants battled to replace the outgoing Crown Victoria as America’s cop car. At the time, the Caprice seemed like the clear performance favorite, […]

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Last fall, the first tests of the new Chevy Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ford Taurus Interceptor generated quite a bit of interest here at TTAC and beyond, as three all-new contestants battled to replace the outgoing Crown Victoria as America’s cop car. At the time, the Caprice seemed like the clear performance favorite, […]

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Chart Of The Day: The Pony Car Wars In 2011 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chart-of-the-day-the-pony-car-wars-in-2011/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chart-of-the-day-the-pony-car-wars-in-2011/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:21:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399043 What is there to say about this chart? Mustang had a shot… it coulda been a contender… but Camaro was just too busy building momentum, en route to what should be the nameplate’s best volume year since 1995. Challenger, meanwhile, just seems stuck spinning its wheels in third place. Oh, and since this chart has […]

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What is there to say about this chart? Mustang had a shot… it coulda been a contender… but Camaro was just too busy building momentum, en route to what should be the nameplate’s best volume year since 1995. Challenger, meanwhile, just seems stuck spinning its wheels in third place. Oh, and since this chart has […]

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The Return Of The Z28 Camaro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/the-return-of-the-z28-camaro/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/the-return-of-the-z28-camaro/#comments Sat, 04 Dec 2010 16:44:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375763 When Bob Lutz came back from retirement for the umpteenth time, one of the first orders of business was to kill the Z28 Camaro. The only thing that was in high gear at the times was carmageddon, electric cars were the wave of an uncertain future, and come on, how more politically incorrect can you […]

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When Bob Lutz came back from retirement for the umpteenth time, one of the first orders of business was to kill the Z28 Camaro. The only thing that was in high gear at the times was carmageddon, electric cars were the wave of an uncertain future, and come on, how more politically incorrect can you […]

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Chart Of The Day: Pony Car Wars Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chart-of-the-day-pony-car-wars-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/chart-of-the-day-pony-car-wars-edition/#comments Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:23:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365604 Over the long haul of the Pony Car Wars, Ford’s Mustang has set the standard to which all others aspire. Having handily outsold the old F-Body Camaros (to say nothing of the nearest import-equivalent, the Nissan Z), Ford reigned alone over the declining muscle-coupe segment for much of the last decade. But the Pony Car […]

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Over the long haul of the Pony Car Wars, Ford’s Mustang has set the standard to which all others aspire. Having handily outsold the old F-Body Camaros (to say nothing of the nearest import-equivalent, the Nissan Z), Ford reigned alone over the declining muscle-coupe segment for much of the last decade. But the Pony Car […]

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