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Chevy – Precision Car Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com Mon, 16 Aug 2021 12:12:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 What’s the Fastest Classic Muscle Car? https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/whats-the-fastest-classic-muscle-car/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:03:04 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51415 Muscle cars have a certain reputation in the automobile industry. They’re big, they’re American, and they go really fast. Because classic muscle cars were decked out with massive engines that packed a ton of power, plenty of classic cars from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s can still burn rubber at incredible speeds –– even […]

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fastest classic muscle carMuscle cars have a certain reputation in the automobile industry. They’re big, they’re American, and they go really fast. Because classic muscle cars were decked out with massive engines that packed a ton of power, plenty of classic cars from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s can still burn rubber at incredible speeds –– even if they can’t quite match modern sports vehicles. 

So, what’s the fastest classic muscle car ever? Answering this question can be a bit tricky. The truth is that manufacturers produced a huge number of special edition vehicles for a variety of models. As such, judging the speed and performance of a given car can be difficult. For example, consider the 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee. Not only is the Super Bee different from other Dodge Chargers, but 22 Super Bees themselves were specially equipped with Hemi V-8 engines. Plus, what does “fastest” mean? Is it the car with the most horsepower, the one with the top speed, or the one with the best 0-60 mark? 

Still, despite the many mitigating factors, we’ve compiled a shortlist of four classic cars that can absolutely fly. Check them out here:

1969 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi

Back in 1969, Car and Driver magazine likened the roar of a new Plymouth Road runner’s exhaust to the sound of a volcanic explosion. The comparison is an apt one. The Road Runner boasted a powerful engine that could outperform a stock Hemi. It hit zero to sixty in 5.1 seconds, and if that wasn’t enough, ten were built with a V-8 racing engine. 

Chevrolet Corvette

In addition to producing the highly popular and speedy-in-its-own-right Camaro, Chevrolet also rolled out several exceptional Corvettes throughout the 1960s. The ‘66, ‘67, ‘68, and ‘69 versions of the Corvette all featured incredible horsepower and top speeds. But the fastest of them all? Probably the ‘67, which clocked a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. 

1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO

Pontiac has a long history of developing lightning-quick cars, from the iconic Firebird to the latter-day Firehawk. Still, the most-renown speedster from Pontiac has to be the Tempest GTO from 1964. This beauty pre-dated most classic car models of the late ‘60s and it helped set the tone for what a muscle car could and should look like.

1963 Shelby Cobra

Plain and simple, the ’63 Shelby Cobra was lightning quick for its day. Hitting 0-60 in 4.5 seconds was an amazing feat at the time. Though the ‘66 Cobra (the “Cobra to end all Cobras”) also possesses impressive metrics, this version from 1963 is a unique vehicle that has captivated American and international drivers for decades. Some might not view a Cobra as a muscle car by its strictest definition, but, regardless, this sports vehicle is one for the ages.

Contact the Pros

Love classic cars? So do we! At Precision Restorations, we’re passionate about muscle cars, and we strive to provide high-quality service in restoring, retooling, and refurbishing them. If you’re looking to give your classic ride a performance boost, then know that we also feature restomod services as well. Contact us toll free at 1-844-701-6396 today, or email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com. We love talking about restoring classic cars!

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The Best Cars of the 70s: Our Picks https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-best-cars-of-the-70s-our-picks/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:30:49 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51364 Last month, we reviewed some of our favorite cars from the 1960s. So it only seemed natural to follow that piece up with a look at some of the best cars of the 70s. The late ’60s and early ‘70s truly was the golden age of the muscle car, and there are hundreds of awesome […]

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Best Cars of the 70sLast month, we reviewed some of our favorite cars from the 1960s. So it only seemed natural to follow that piece up with a look at some of the best cars of the 70s. The late ’60s and early ‘70s truly was the golden age of the muscle car, and there are hundreds of awesome vehicles from this era that still resonate with collectors today. Narrowing this list down to a handful was a real challenge! But which cars are the best of the best? Check out our list to see if your favorite muscle car from the ’70s made the cut: 

Dodge Challenger

The first Challengers technically rolled off the assembly line in 1969, but they became instant classics in the ’70s. Building on their success of the Charger in the 1960s, Dodge unveiled the similarly designed Challenger as a model for both racing and regular street usage. The oil crisis of 1973 temporarily ended the production of the Challenger (along with a myriad of other muscle cars), but the model returned in the late ’70s and is still going strong today. 

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am might have been the most famous muscle car of the 1970s –– simply because of its filmography. Indeed, this iconic vehicle appeared in Hooper, Rocky II, and –– of course –– Smokey and the Bandit. The second generation of Trans Am was available from 1970-81, and though the oil crisis of ’73 dialed back some of the horsepower of later models, it remains a stunning ride. 

Plymouth Barracuda

Though the Barracuda first hit the scene in 1964, we’re focusing on the third generation model –– which featured from 1970-1974. In fact, the ‘Cuda shared a launch platform with the Dodge Challenger. These cars were excellent in their day, and they can command a high price on the market now. One Barracuda recently sold for an eye-popping $2 million. Though, it is still possible to land one for somewhere between $40,000-$80,000.  

Chevrolet Camaro

Like most cars on this list, the Camaro has its genesis in the 1960s. For our money, though, Chevy really hit its stride with the second generation of Camaro, which ran from 1970-1981. Even some of the later models, such as the 1979 vintage, have a great look about them. (Even if they lack the sheer power of earlier muscle cars.) 

Honorable Mentions

We could go on for days listing our favorite cars of the ’70s, but we’ll conclude with a few more honorable mentions. Any of these cars would make a great addition to a classic car collection: 

  • Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Ford Mustang
  • Torino GT
  • Pontiac GTO
We’d love to go on, but we only have so much time and space!

Contact the Pros

At Precision Restorations, we love classic cars as much as our customers do. We provide a number of restoration services, and we’re happy to work with a wide variety of makes and models. If you’re in the market for a classic car restoration, then contact us or call us toll-free at 1-844-652-1966. Or you can email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com

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The Best Cars of the 60s: Our Picks https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-best-cars-of-the-60s-our-picks/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:30:16 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51269 Few decades in American history were as revolutionary or as volatile as the 1960s. In the years between 1960 and 1970 a popular young president was assassinated, protesters took to the streets against injustice at home and abroad, men walked on the moon, and the golden age of classic cars began. Indeed, it was during […]

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Best Cars of the 60sFew decades in American history were as revolutionary or as volatile as the 1960s. In the years between 1960 and 1970 a popular young president was assassinated, protesters took to the streets against injustice at home and abroad, men walked on the moon, and the golden age of classic cars began. Indeed, it was during this period when car manufacturers began to produce some of the most iconic vehicles of all time –– and when the American muscle car became a fixture in the collective conscious. Many car enthusiasts still love classic vehicles from this decade, which is why we’re going to share a few of our favorites. Here are our picks for the best cars of the 60s: 

Lincoln Continental

By the time 1961 rolled around, Lincoln had already been producing Continentals for twenty years. In the 1960s, though, Lincoln introduced the fourth generation. The car is stunning for a number of reasons –– from its sleek design to its unique center-opening “suicide” doors. It also holds the ignominious distinction as the car President Kennedy was assassinated in. 

Pontiac GTO

The Pontiac GTO is –– for many –– the first “true” muscle car. Designed by John DeLorean, the GTO was a powerful car that was stylish and widely available. It’s no secret that its success inspired other manufacturers to follow Pontiac’s lead. 

Chevy Corvette 

You couldn’t really go wrong with any of the Corvettes built during the 1960s. Between the C2, The ‘63 Split-Window, and the 427 Stingray, Chevy was at the top of its game when it produced these beauties. 

Ford Thunderbird

The kopa steroider fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird (1964-66) was actually the last model to be offered as a convertible (until the retro versions of the early 2000s). Not only was the Thunderbird a commercial success, but it’s a quality vehicle with a great look. A perfect complement to Ford’s other blockbuster from the 60s . . . 

Ford Mustang 

No conversation about great classic cars is complete without mentioning the Mustang. Few cars are as memorable –– or as groundbreaking –– as the Mustangs of the 1960s. Relatively cheap, plentiful, and eminently cool, Mustangs were everywhere in the ’60s, and they’re a wonderful choice for modern classic car owners as well. 

Porsche 911

Simply put, the Porsche 911 is a brilliantly made car. In fact, the car was so well designed that Porsche offered it for basically the entire 20th century with only minimal redesigns. One of the best German cars of all time, the Porsche 911 eclipsed 1 million total sales and is regularly featured on best car lists. Without this model, Porsche might not be the household name it is. 

Conclusion

Unfortunately, we don’t have the time or space to talk about every great car from the 1960s –– and there are a lot of them. At Precision Restorations, we love classic cars as much as our customers do. We provide a number of restoration services, and we’re happy to work with a wide variety of makes and models. Contact us or call us toll-free at 1-844-652-1966. Or you can email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com

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The Most Collectible Classic Cars https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/the-most-collectible-classic-cars/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:30:25 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=51112 When most people catch the classic-car bug they don’t restore one vehicle and then call it a day. Instead, those who are passionate about classic cars want to own and collect a number of amazing vintage vehicles. And if you’ve got the capital and the time, there’s nothing more enjoyable than assembling a garage full […]

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most collectible classic carsWhen most people catch the classic-car bug they don’t restore one vehicle and then call it a day. Instead, those who are passionate about classic cars want to own and collect a number of amazing vintage vehicles. And if you’ve got the capital and the time, there’s nothing more enjoyable than assembling a garage full of beautiful retro cars. With that in mind, today we’re going to take a look at some of the most collectible classic cars on the market. So whether you’re just starting to get interested in class cars, or you’ve been restoring them for years, you’ll find a little something for everyone below:

“Starter” Cars

How to best start a classic car collection? Easy. Begin with a Dodge Charger (1969), throw in a Chevy Camaro, and finish up with a Ford Mustang and you’ve already got a pretty potent stable shaping up. Of course, these cars are some of the most iconic of their era, and naturally still hold a great deal of appeal for classic-car enthusiasts. The good news is that many of the most popular classic cars now were also smash hits back in the day, which is why they’re some of the best cars to restore. At the end of the day, no classic car collection is complete without a few American muscle cars.

Next-Step Cars

Perhaps you already own a few classic cars and are ready for something a bit off the beaten track. If that’s the case, then you might want to consider some classic car alternatives like the British-made Shelby Cobra or Jaguar E-Series. These vehicles look great, but will be more difficult to manage than their more prevalent American counterparts. Alternatively, the Pontiac Firebird and Chevy Corvette are also great classic car choices that can fly under-the-radar from time to time.

The Deep Cuts

All classic cars require some level of investment. However, there’s a certain strata of classic car that goes beyond what the average person can afford. The cars in this section are incredibly rare and will almost certainly fetch a price north of a million dollars if one were to go up for auction. Still, if you’ve got the capital (and the opportunity) the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, and the 1970 Dodge Coronet Hemi Convertible are some of the rarest and most sought after classic cars on the planet. Considering that so few of these models were made, you’ll have to be ready to splash the cash if you want one. Lastly, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO can pretty comfortably claim the title as the “Holy Grail” of classic cars. One sold for $48 million back in August.

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Do you have a classic car in need of a restoration? If so you contact us toll free at 1-844-652-1966 today, or email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com. We have the experience, tools, and commitment to handle any classic car restoration project.

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1964 Chevy Pickup Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1964-chevy-pickup-restoration/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:07:57 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50617 Our mechanic Joe has started work on the disassembly of our newest project, a 1964 Chevy pickup. Today he removed the fenders and passed them over to our body technician Kent. Kent is stripping down the fenders to prep for body work.

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Our mechanic Joe has started work on the disassembly of our newest project, a 1964 Chevy pickup. Today he removed the fenders and passed them over to our body technician Kent. Kent is stripping down the fenders to prep for body work.

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1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Coupe https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1987-chevrolet-monte-carlo-aero-coupe/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:08:37 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50596 Mike is repairing the left inner wheel well on this ’87 Monte Carlo Aero Coupe before installing the outer wheel well. He’ll then install the new quarter panel replacement.

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Mike is repairing the left inner wheel well on this ’87 Monte Carlo Aero Coupe before installing the outer wheel well. He’ll then install the new quarter panel replacement.

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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1970-chevrolet-monte-carlo-restoration/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:14:33 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50548 The rebuilt transmission is back and Joe will install it today. It will then go back to body to be re-blocked and prepped for paint. The owner is a Dallas Cowboy fan and wants the Monte Carlo painted bright White with a Dallas Cowboy blue interior and vinyl top. Joe is working on this ’70 […]

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The rebuilt transmission is back and Joe will install it today. It will then go back to body to be re-blocked and prepped for paint. The owner is a Dallas Cowboy fan and wants the Monte Carlo painted bright White with a Dallas Cowboy blue interior and vinyl top.

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Joe is working on this ’70 Monte Carlo that we are primarily doing body, paint and upholstery with a small amount of mechanical repairs. He is correcting the steering box because the splines were worn and clocked in the wrong position.

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1972 Chevelle Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1972-chevelle-restoration/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:05:54 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50592 We are reaching the finish line on this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 350 4speed. The project was a complete restoration to include all body repairs, paint, mechanical and upholstery. Saturday we had all the glass installed and the interior is not complete. We have (5) 15 x 7 SS wheels and (5) 235/60/15 BFG Radial […]

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We are reaching the finish line on this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 350 4speed. The project was a complete restoration to include all body repairs, paint, mechanical and upholstery. Saturday we had all the glass installed and the interior is not complete. We have (5) 15 x 7 SS wheels and (5) 235/60/15 BFG Radial T/A’s coming to install and finish out the Chevelle. We’ll then go through a series of QA/QC checks including driving performance and handling before final polish/buffing and detail. The Chevelle will be delivered by or before the end of March.

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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1968-chevrolet-camaro-restoration/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:43:48 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50577 We are restoring and doing some considerable upgrades and custom work on this 1968 Camaro. We installed a sub frame with a Heidts coil over set up and power assist rack and pinion steering. We installed a new 12 bolt rear axle with disc brakes and a Hodgekis sway bar kit. We will be installing […]

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We are restoring and doing some considerable upgrades and custom work on this 1968 Camaro. We installed a sub frame with a Heidts coil over set up and power assist rack and pinion steering. We installed a new 12 bolt rear axle with disc brakes and a Hodgekis sway bar kit. We will be installing an LS7 with approximately 600 HP and a heavy duty 4L70E transmission.

Chip is painting the stripes on today and then it will be disassembled and cleared. The owner wants a custom interior similar to a 2012 Camaro look.

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Kent has finished the body and fitment and Chip has finished the paint and stripes on this 1968 Camaro. The client commissioned us to install mini tubs, replace the sub frame with a Heidts coil over set up and power assist rack and pinion steering. Install a new 12 bolt rear axle with disc brakes, new leaf springs and a Hodgekis sway bar kit. We’ll be installing an LS7 engine with approximately 600HP and a heavy duty 4L70E transmission. Once the mechanical is complete we’ll design and install a custom interior that has a similar look and feel as a 2012 Camaro.

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1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop https://old.precisioncarrestoration.com/1957-chevy-bel-air-2-door-hardtop/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:50:02 +0000 http://precisioncarrestoration.com/?p=50584 We’re restoring this 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop for a client that we restored a ’70 Chevelle convertible SS big block for as few years ago. Ben is completing the wiring and we will install the trim and glass but the client wanted to do interior and the final reassembly.

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We’re restoring this 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop for a client that we restored a ’70 Chevelle convertible SS big block for as few years ago. Ben is completing the wiring and we will install the trim and glass but the client wanted to do interior and the final reassembly.

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