It doesn’t get much better than a 1970 Dodge Charger…until you put it on an off-road chassis. Dennis McCarthy has made this concept a reality and the result is a dream car come true. This Charger, set on a Pro 2 chassis belongs to the Furious 7 film franchise and it’s no wonder why. This ride’s got the looks of muscle cars we love but with a running gear that can take you anywhere – off-road included. Check out this Charger running dirt-roads like a champion.
We have a classic for you today. A 1965 Ford GT40. And yes, it is all-original. And yes, it is without a roof. There were only a total of six GT40 roadster prototypes built. Ford wanted to make sure that there would be sufficient interest before putting the car into production. Of those six prototypes, only this one remains. What happened to those 5 other GT40s? They were either destroyed (cringe), or modified into coupes. But we’re not here to tell you about those other rides. We want to talk about this survivor, and its story.
This beauty was built in October 1964 and completed in 1965. Upon completion, it was tested at Silverstone and then invoice to, yep you guessed it, Shelby American. And the car has lived in the U.S ever since. Although the ride has received a number of necessary repairs, it remains with its original 1965 nose, that makes it all the more special. The GT/108 went on tour with Shelby as a display car on race weekends, and was also a demonstration car driven by numerous renowned drivers. Simply put, the GT/108 was a demonstration car and eventually put into storage with the other GT40s.
The car has endured a few minor (but necessary) modifications and mechanical refreshers. And continues to be put on display at numerous events such as Pebble Beach. Only difference is, this time around, it’s up for auction. Girardo & Co. has the listing and the price will only be revealed to those with serious inquires. Meaning it will be insanely expensive (probably into the seven figures). We can dream, right?
We all love a good ride, but one with a story? Even better. This is the 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra hailing from the NASCAR glory days. The King Cobra was Ford’s answer to the Dodge Charger Daytona when the marques were head-to-head for racing gold. Flash forward to present day and this car has been restored, supped-up and now it’s gracing the auction block. Check it out, right here:
Our friends over at Muscle Cars & Trucksbroke the news last week saying that “multiple sources within GM” have said that the seventh-generation Camaro was in development stages but has been relegated to the sixth-generation car’s remaining shelf life. A cancellation like this could mean the death of the nameplate. And this wouldn’t be the first time the company has done this. Back in 2002 they killed off the fourth generation but then returned in 2009 for the fifth.
Could this be the true end of the nameplate? Or maybe another possible hiatus. We can only hope this is temporary (or untrue). More to come.
Last week the Blue Oval confirmed that the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be pumping out 760 horsepower when it goes on sale this fall. But wherever there is power, theres a shop out there just itching to give it a little bit more. An Australian team, led by former racer Dick Johnson is preparing a GT500 that will produce as much as 850-hp.
The project was announced the same day the automaker released power specs on the Shelby. The car is being built with Rob Herrod of Herrod Performance and is sure to be a stunner. You know we’ll give you more as soon as we hear anything. Remember, good things take time.