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AMC Matador Review – Classic Muscle Cars UK

Author Elise  |  13th July 2021

By Hamed Paydarfar After a few years of production, it was finally time to replace the Rebel with a new model. So, in 1971, AMC introduced the Matador as the successor of the Rebel with a substantial facelift. But the facelift wasn’t all. AMC had decided to enter the competition of intermediate-car segment bolder than ever, and probably one of the early strategies for that vision ...

What Year Mustang is Best? 1965 Mustang 

Author Elise  |  7th June 2021

By Niamh Smith Seeing as the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars of the 20th Century, and one of the first pony cars that led to the muscle car craze of the 60s and early 70s, it’s only fair that here at Muscle Car UK we put a HUGE spotlight on the Mustang that started a legacy that spans over more than five ...

Chevrolet Corvette L88 – Classic Sports Car Review

Author Elise  |  17th May 2021

By Hamed Paydarfar Few cars are as known throughout history as the Chevy Corvette. With the new C8 generation still in production, the Corvette has one of the longest-running production lines in the history of automobiles. The reason behind its long history is apparent; the Corvette has been an icon that defined eras with each of its generations.  From a cute little two-seater to a racetrack-conqueror and ...

Chevrolet Monte Carlo – Classic Muscle Car Review

Author Elise  |  10th May 2021

By Niamh Smith Monte Carlo: a principality that conjures up images of fingers dripping in gold rolling dice and dealing poker chips, crystal clear shores and sports cars twisting through the winding roads of the Maritime Alps. Re-envisaged in the 1800s as an opulent playground for the world’s rich, Monte Carlo has always been synonymous with luxury.  Perhaps it’s a no-brainer then, that Chevrolet named their new-for-1970 ...

Chevrolet Nova Review – Classic Muscle Car Review

Author Elise  |  22nd March 2021

By Hamed Paydarfar One of the fastest new-car development programs in the history of General Motors, the Nova (also labelled as “Chevy II” and “Chevy II/Nova” in different models) was Chevrolet’s solution for an affordable compact car. It was initially intended to compete against the Ford Falcon, a competition that would last years. During its eighteen years of production, Chevy Nova went from a small affordable car ...

The Story of 20th-Century Midas: Carroll Shelby

Author Elise  |  18th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden Carroll Hall Shelby was a man of rare racing talent and vision, the like of which had not been seen before or since in the automotive industry. He had the self-belief to approach Ford Motor Company with the idea of building a race car that would beat the seemingly unstoppable Corvette. Carroll Shelby cars, like the AC Cobra and Shelby Mustang, were a winning ...

Classic Ford Maverick Review—Classic Muscle Car Review 2020

Author Elise  |  15th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden Maverick definition: An unorthodox/independent person who acts free from constraints and organisational guidelines.  The Ford nameplate refers to an unbranded form of cattle. Maverick also applies to the free-roaming mustang and Ford’s pony car, a symbol of the pioneering spirit of the American west. Ford’s compact car, Maverick (Americas, 1969-1977), was an instant success that would unexpectedly rival the Ford Mustang. Not to be confused ...

Pontiac Firebird – Classic Muscle Car Review 2020

Author Elise  |  6th January 2021

By Charlotte Iggulden The mythical Firebird appears in cultures around the world. Slavic folklore tells of a prophetic glowing bird from a distant land; beautiful and dangerous, it is simultaneously a blessing and harbinger of doom to its captor.  Meanwhile, Ancient Greek mythology records a Phoenix, an immortal bird that regenerates from fiery ashes and has come to symbolise renewal. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am’s decal is arguably ...

A Short History of Hot Rods and Drag Racing in the UK

Author Elise  |  4th January 2021

By Niamh Smith What are Hot Rods and What is Drag Racing? What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘hot rod’? Do you think of a Model A Ford with a custom flame paint job, a ‘55 Chevy with a tri-power, or a factory-ready hot rod, perhaps a 429ci Cobra Jet Mustang. The hot rod ideal is different for everyone. Put simply, hot rods are ...

How Much For a 1967 Eleanor Mustang?

Author Elise  |  16th December 2020

By Niamh Smith Reasons Behind The Madness There are not many movie cars as coveted and sought after as an Eleanor Ford Mustang, especially a 1967 Mustang fastback. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars in cinematic history to muscle car fans all over the globe, and because of this cult fame, you can even now buy licensed replicas for a high price tag ...

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