Part of the cost of a classic car depends upon how rare it is. Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer and top photographer David Newhardt tell the story of each of these rarest of rare cars in Million-Dollar Muscle Cars, the only book dedicated to these top-flight cars. The 1971 version of the Cuda is slightly rarer than its predecessor, with only 11 being made that year. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Such is the torque of the engine it will pull from very low revs, and there is little advantage in hanging on right up to the 6200-rpm limit. I gave it full power into the dip, using all the road and a fair amount of opposite-lock, winding up to 5200 rpm in 4th before cresting the rise and braking hard for the tight left-handed entry to Club.
Does it need restoration work, and if so, how much will that cost? The doors swing out horizontally, as they do in a normal road car, but the opening is fairly small, which means you thread your legs in from a long way back. So, apart from the downforce of the car's own 1050 kg 2315 lb. I passed Carlos and was sizing up scalp number two when, dreaming of all the Grand Prix contracts I'd soon be offered, I dropped the lot in a huge 360-degree spin out of Copse. Now these muscle cars of the Sixties and Seventies are the stuff of legends. It's a shame the South Circuit no longer has any high speed corners because the car felt more at home in medium-speed turns than the slow ones where it was all too easy to break the traction of the rear wheels.
How much maintenance will it require, and do you have someone who can work on and has knowledge of your specific make and model? Be sure you're working with current information and, when you've found one that appears to meet your criteria, always have the car professionally appraised. In addition to the 32 hours of live broadcast, Velocity and Discovery Channel featured a live simulcast for a full hour to cover the much-anticipated sale. Mind you, getting in is easier said than done. Million Dollar Muscle Cars provides a photographic history of these rarest of rare cars, from the high-performance fantasies of yesterday to the high-finance wheeling and dealing of today. Ally this to a lack of downforce and softer suspension, allowing more weight transfer to the front under braking, and you can see the problem growing. With only 11 units produced, the 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible is even harder to find that its predecessors.
Now these muscle cars of the Sixties and Seventies are the stuff of legends. With prices climbing to the million dollar mark, they? All told, this book provides the ultimate hands-on history of these most American of cars. This car has 1,170 miles on the odometer since it was restored. I battled up to join a fight between Carlos Reutemann and Clay Regazzoni. In full-color pictures and detailed prose, the book follows these cars from their performance beginnings to their decade of decline to an automotive world awakening to their historical significance and eternal cool.
Other Titles: Muscle cars Responsibility: Colin Comer ; photography by David Newhardt. Million Dollar Muscle Cars provides a photographic history of these rarest of rare cars, from the high-performance fantasies of yesterday to the high-finance wheeling and dealing of today. One look at the prices commanded through car auction experts such as or Russo and Steele show buyer demand is continuing to drive prices higher. Originally built in 1969 in Hamtramck, Michigan, for export to Canada, the car reportedly was bought by a man in British Columbia as a graduation present for his daughter. The only things the driver can change are the stiffness of the front anti-roll bar—there isn't a rear one—and brake balance front and rear. Not all Nationwide affiliated companies are mutual companies, and not all Nationwide members are insured by a mutual company. Description: 192 pages : illustrations chiefly color ; 29 cm Contents: Million-dollar cars.
Only nine of them came with a Hemi 727 three-speed transmission. This Cuda has only 19,000 miles on it and still sports its original white paint and red interior. The All-American Muscle Car: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Detroit's Greatest Performance Cars tells the story of these brutal performance machines through the words of muscle-car icons like Jim Wangers, the man who marketed DeLorean's thuggish invention, Joe Oldham, a legendary automotive journalist who tested these cars when they first came off the production line, often via illegal street racing, and classic-car broker Colin Comer, who has been instrumental in restoring some of the most iconic and valuable muscle cars. Most importantly, it will give that driver a true sense of what each muscle car's value might be-not just at the auction, but where it counts-on the road. Such terms and availability may vary by state and exclusions may apply. Typically, , the higher the price is.
And the rare models that survived in good shape are a collector's dream, easily commanding six-figure prices and often passing the million-dollar mark. But in the race I soon discovered a vital lesson: Smoothness was out; aggression was in. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. I then took 4th early as we left the right-hand apex and headed for the left-handed entry to Vale. You run deep into the corner to set up a late apex and then make that increasingly confident solid application of power, with elbows cocked ready to catch any snap to over steer as the grass apex of Chapel Curve steps out to catch you. I selected 1st gear and dribbled out onto the circuit; later I discovered it was a 6-speed box and I had set off 2nd. Insurance terms, definitions and explanations are intended for informational purposes only and do not in any way replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance contracts, policies or declaration pages, which are controlling.
This is one of those four. Finding the right classic car price Want a classic car? Automotive writer Diego Rosenberg examines the tactics and components used by manufacturers in waging war against one another in the muscle car era. Most recently it has been on display in Las Vegas as part of the collection of real estate developer Brett Torino. The E-mail message field is required. Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. The car has a so-called Shaker hood, with ducts for maximum fresh air induction. Originally ordered as a Pontiac division company car, the convertible was then transferred to Arnold Motor Co.