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Friday September 22, 2014
Fast Friday: '64 Dart V8, '64-'77 Pontiac PR, '70 Boss 302, '60 Corvette, '77 Trans Am, '63 Riviera, '67 GTX 440 & More!

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1964 Dodge Dart V8 Test
1964 Dodge Dart V8 Road Test

The 1964 Dodge Dart V8 doesn't seem like much now, with a lowly 273 CID two-barrel and a single exhaust pipe stuffed in a compact car, but in 1964 it was a big bad performance increase over a slant six with half the torque at 1600 rpm. Sure, it was no world beater, but compared to the previous offering, it was night and day. Check out what Motor Trend Magazine thought of this new power plant.

Click Here to read the Test of the first V-8 Dart

1965 GTO PR Photo
  Pontiac Press Release Photos - 1965 GTO Tiger

When you see pictures of a new car offering today and in the past, those shots usually were done by the marketing arm of the car company - and sent to all the various news outlets and auto publications in the hope that the outlet would publish them. (They usually did, and especially if that car company was buying ads in their magazine of newspaper). Take a look at our Pontiac Press Release section and see all the great photos you can download FULL SIZE, including this 1965 GTO PR photo!

To see All the Pontiac Press Release Photos - Click HERE!

1968 Hurst Olds Test
  1970 Boss 302 Road Test

We all know that the Boss 302 was a sensation when it hit the streets in 1969. But the cars were so sought after and rare that many magazines didn't get to test them until it was almost 1970 and the new models were coming out. Hot Rod Magazine had done an expose on the 1969 version, but really didn't get a car to flog until the 1970 versions came out. Check out what the magazine had to say about the newer version.

To see this 1970 Boss 302 Road Test - click HERE!

1960 Corvette Brochure
  1960 Corvette Brochure

Most of you know that Corvette was treated almost as a separate brand back in the 50s and 60s, with their own brochures, advertising budget and at some points even their own service manuals and the like. Like Thunderbird for Ford, Chevrolet saw the Corvette as their flagship - one that should always get the best of the best, whether it was engineering, attention to detail or, as we see here, brochures. Check out this neat brochure and see why people back in the day worshipped the ground Corvettes rolled over.

To see the 1960 Corvette Brochure - click HERE

1977 Pontiac Trans Am Test   1977 Firebird Trans Am SE Road Test

By the mid-70s, "performance" as we know it today and as it was known in the 50s and 60s was pretty much deader than a doornail. Most American cars could not get out of their own way and acceleration was measured with an hourglass rather than a stopwatch. But the boys at Pontiac were not about to give up. When the 1977 Firebird was equipped with the 200 SAE net 400 CID V8, the car actually got the job done!

Click HERE to read the 1977 Firebird Trans Am SE Test!

1963 Buick Riviera Brochure
1963 Buick Riviera Intro Deluxe Brochure

We know that the Buick Riviera was one heck of a bombshell when it was released in 1963, but it is really interesting to see what Buick touted when they pushed out their PR. Remember, their only competition was the Ford Thunderbird, and that car was working on its last year of a pretty ho hum design. So Buick pushed their advantage, touting power, luxury, and kick ass styling. Check out this classy brochure and see if you wouldn't want to buy one right now!

Click HERE to check out the 1963 Buick Riviera Brochure!

1967 Plymouth GTX Test 1967 Plymouth GTX 440 Road Test

The 440 CID power plant was a new deal for Chrysler Corp for 1967 and Plymouth was quick to jump on the supercar bandwagon by releasing their 1967 GTX with the new 440 power plant. Car Life Magazine tested the vehicle and found it to have exhilarating performance and solid engineering. They weren't to happy with the build quality, but it was a very early issue car. See what they thought of the new Plymouth GTX.!

Click HERE to see the 1967 Plymouth GTX Test!

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