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Old July 30th, 2004
mkent mkent is offline
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Hey Guys,

I saw the thread started about the fastest muscle car. Good topic, but I think the answer isn't too far away.


Looks like the guys at Dream Car Garage created a Muscle Car Shootout that is airing on SPEED and they included a Hurst Olds 442 in fully restored condition.

Check it out at www.dreamcargarage.com.


Click on the hotspot on the homepage for more info!
Do you guys think anything was left out?

Here is the info for Muscle car Shootout

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Old July 30th, 2004
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Ummm...I thought the Mustang was a Pony Car?
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Old August 1st, 2004
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There all great cars from a great era but the 442, GSX and AMX(Pony car) are the only ones I have an interest in. I could'nt care which one was the fastest or easiest to get parts for (SS :blink: ). Most likely the SS will be the selected, big surprise !

The Mustang really doesnt belong there. It did dominate what ever that SCCA class was back in the late 60's. From what I remember the Camaro had to work hard for a few wins. It should dominate the slalom/handling and even the braking.

I also think Mopar was doing well in stock car, but their using the Challenger another Pony car and I prefer Cuda. It should be a GTX or Super BEE their using. The 426 is going to be fast but I dont think Mopars handled well.

I hope I dont miss this. It will be interesting. Especially with all four GM A bodys lined up. All four GM big blocks. Stage I 455 is no joke either.
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Old February 19th, 2005
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They left out the the real competitor, 70 Superbird Hemi.
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Old June 1st, 2005
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Bet they won't ever mention the real fastest Olds - not by some old magazine
test, but by first hand knowledge - '66 W-30!!! One of the stripped-down
factory racers with a little chassis dyno time, headers and suspension set up,
and it will embarass a Hurst, even w/ equal attention to the H. Ever see the
Demmer Tool and Die "Rectifier" cars?
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Old June 12th, 2005
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what botu a L88 67 vette
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Old June 17th, 2005
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Originally posted by franchise2005@Jun 12 2005, 09:01 PM
what botu a L88 67 vette
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As the owner of a 66 442 I have to condede, the 67 427 510Hp (real HP) rating was the fastest muscle car.
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Old June 17th, 2005
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here is something to check out...
click on 50 fastest.


http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/ge...rs-50fast.shtml
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Originally posted by Yogi442+Jun 17 2005, 07:31 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Yogi442 @ Jun 17 2005, 07:31 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-franchise2005@Jun 12 2005, 09:01 PM
what botu a L88 67 vette
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As the owner of a 66 442 I have to condede, the 67 427 510Hp (real HP) rating was the fastest muscle car.
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The classic def of "Musclecar" is a mid to intermediate sized 2 door sedan with a large car platform powertrain. This would exclude. All pony cars, sports cars, full size and compact/subcompact catagories. So no 'stang, no Camaro, no 'vette, not even the Javelin (though I applaud them not forgetting AMC). As I recall having seen this the always grossly under-rated Olds did tear up the competition. I bet Ransom was looking on - smiling
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Old December 3rd, 2005
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As far as I know, the 1969 442 was a mean machine with it's 455 engine. This was the largest stock engine ever put into any cars to date. I would have to say that that would kick all the above mentioned's butt!
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