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Chapter Two: More Power! 1969-1970

 

1969Firebird

1969 Mustang assembly line
The pony cars in the late 60's were only a few of the many "muscle cars" that exploded onto the roads in that era.  Corvettes, GTO's and even full size sedans were getting stuffed with bigger and bigger engines, some with over 400 horsepower!  This is part of the reason why the pony cars were restyled and made a little bigger every couple of years, to accommodate those big block engines which eventually grew to over 400 cubic inches!  Hotter versions of each car were added such as the Shelby Mustang, Camaro Z28 and Firebird Trans Am. Who had the most powerful engine?  Chevy's 1969 Camaro and Chrysler's 1971 Barracuda/Challenger were tied at 425 horsepower!

1969 Camaro

Did you ever notice how pony cars look fast even when they're not moving?

 

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