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We've scoured the net looking for muscle car and classic car articles that are both interesting and informative. We've collected well over 100 of the best articles we could find and present them here for your enjoyment. If you're looking for an article on a specific car or topic, use the Search Box in the upper right to quickly locate what you want.

Articles are written by a number of different authors, and the opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Muscle Car Jungle™.


427 Ford Cobra

The Twenty Fastest Muscle Cars:

Quarter mile times of some of the fastest muscle cars from the sixties and seventies, including the legendary 427 Cobra, the 427 Corvette, the Chevelle SS 454, and the Hemi 'Cuda.


1971 Chevelle SS 454

A Small History Behind a Big Car:

Origins & brief history of the muscle car, from the 1964 Pontiac GTO to the wilder cars of the seventies.


1968 Road Runner

The Rise and Fall of the Muscle Car Era:

The short life of the muscle car phenomenon which was ultimately doomed by rising insurance rates, pollution controls, and safety concerns.


73 Dodge Challenger 440

Three American Performance Cars:

A look at three mass-produced American pony cars: the Ford Mustang which started it all in 1964, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger.


Plymouth Cuda

Muscle Cars, Like Dinosaurs, Once Ruled the Earth:

The primitive muscle cars of the 60's and 70's are now in great demand. If you're knowledgeable enough, collecting muscle cars can provide a good return on your investment.


GTO Judge

You Just Have to Love That Classic Muscle Car:

Reflections on the muscle car era; what made it great, and what caused its demise.


Mustang Boss 429

History of the Boss 302 and Boss 429 Mustang:

The history, design, and technical specifications of the high performance Boss Mustangs, some of the best-balanced pony cars ever produced.


Dodge Coronet 440

The Muscle Car Craze:

The lure of muscle cars. What drives an enthusiast's passion?


1968 Camaro RS

Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers-Rest In Peace:

Automotive styling and the classic car, and how classic designs and design trends have influenced the modern car.


Buick Skylark Grand Sport

Buick Muscle Cars:

A short review of some very fast Buicks including the 1970 GSX 455 and the mid-eighties turbocharged Grand National.


Mustang Headlight

Muscle Cars: Old Generation or New?

A look at some of the newer generation muscle cars, including the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, and the Chevrolet Camaro.


Shelby Mustang GT500

1967-68 Shelby GT-500: When Shelby's Mustangs Moved From Race Grid to Cruise Strip:

The development of Carroll Shelby's Mustangs, from a barely-disguised race car, to a more civilized street cruiser.


Chevrolet Bel Air

Appreciating the Beauty of Classic Automobiles:

The design and esthetics of classic American cars from the fifties, including the Chevrolet Bel Air and the Ford Fairlane.


Modified Chevy Engine

Torque and Horsepower Ratings:

How torque and horsepower affect a car's performance and how those ratings, along with power-to-weight ratio and gearing are relevant in comparing cars.


1965 Vette

Sports Car Innovators: Alexander Winton, Zora Arkus-Duntov, and John DeLorean:

Three of the industry's most influential figures and the cars they were involved with, the Winton, the Chevy Corvette, and the DeLorean DMC-12.


LS7 Small Block Chevy

Corvette Gets A 7-Liter Engine:

The 2006 Z06 Vette gets a new LS7 seven liter (427 cubic inch) Gen IV small block Chevy engine with 500 horsepower and 475 ft-lbs of torque.


Mustang Louvers

American Muscle: Ford, Dodge, and Chevy:

Old muscle cars and the new models they've inspired: the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Charger and Challenger, and the Chevy Camaro.


Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO -- The First True Muscle Car:

History of the Pontiac GTO, from its beginnings in 1964 as arguably the first muscle car, to its Holden Monaro-based revival in 2003.


1967 Chevy Camaro

Ten Classic Muscle Cars:

The 1969 Pontiac GTO, the 1970 Buick GSX, the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, the Plymouth Roadrunner, the Dodge Challenger, the 1966 Ford Fairlane GT, the Oldsmobile 442, the Plymouth Barracuda, the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, and the Dodge Charger.


2007 Shelby Mustang GT500

Introducing the 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500:

A review of the supercharged 2007 Shelby Mustang GT 500, with 500 horses under the hood.


69 Camaro

A Quest for Answers:

A comparison of old and new muscle cars, from handling, braking, performance, and styling perspectives.


1968 Roadrunner

Top Five Classic Muscle Cars:

A look at five significant muscle cars of the 1960's: the 1961 Chevy Impala SS, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, the 1964 Ford Fairlane, the 1966 Dodge Charger, and the 1968 Plymouth Road Runner.


2008 Ford Mustang

Muscle Cars Making A Comeback?

The modern revival of the muscle car is in full force, with the latest version of the Ford Mustang, the new Dodge Charger, and the Holden Monaro Pontiac GTO.


Plymouth 440 6BBL Engine

The Death of the Muscle Car:

A humorous look at the factors that the killed the muscle car, including the change from SAE Gross to SAE Net horsepower ratings.


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