Ride Stallions Instead Of Ponies: 5 Top Pony Car Packages To Ride Purebred American Muscle
So, you have a stock Mustang, but are looking for something a little more. The pony cars are some of the few American muscle cars that have made it through oil embargos, import tuning fads and other events in the history of auto making. Over the years, there have also been many special edition pony cars, such as the Mach 1 Drag Pack, Challenger Hellcat, Camaro ZL1 or the Mustang Shelby GT500. Here are the top 5 American cars that will give you a stallion instead of a pony:
1. Mustang Mach1 Drag Pack That Is Ready for The Strip
1971 was a year near the end of the muscle car era and some of the best cars came from this. The Mustang Mach1 Drag Pack is no exception; it was powered by either the 351 or 429 cu in V8. The 429 had a 4-barrel carburetor that gave this car an amazing 370hp to the wheels. The 351 version was no slouch with 285 HP.
2. 71' Dodge Challenger R/T 440 6-Pack
Real Mopar lovers drive classics like the 71' Challenger R/T with the 440 6-pack, which was a large V8 engine with 3, 2-barrel carburetors. If you want a Pony-Killer Mopar is the way to go. The 71' challenger R/T got 39HP, which was slightly more power than the smaller 429 engines in the Mach1 Mustang. With a few improvements to the stock package, these cars have a lot more power than the pony cars of the day.
3. 71' Buick GS455 That Is Hidden in Someone's Garage
The 71' Buick hidden in some grandpa's garage may have some hidden performance specs that you do not want to miss. In 1971, the Buick GS 455 had something more for a sports coupe. The GM 455 V8 engine gave this car 345HP and when from 0-to-60 MPH in almost 6 seconds. For a coupe that had somewhat plain styling, the Buick GS 455 is a fast car.
4. Pristine 67' Chrysler GTX With A 440 And 4-barrel Carburetor
In the late 60s, Chrysler began manufacturing the GTX package for more performance in this innocent-looking 2-door coupe. What was under the hood of some of these cars was a 440 with a 4-barrel carburetor. The 4-barrel package on the 440 V8 gave this car nearly 350HP, but only few were sold in the US, so you may have to look south of the border if you want one.
5. The 1970 GTO Judge Complete with Ram Air
The Judge is the iconic car of the 70s, and the 1970 Pontiac GTO was packed full of performance. The GTO Judge had the GM 400 cu in V8 and ram-air that give this car an amazing 366 HP.
Park or trade your pony to experience true American muscle in one of these stallions. If you have found the perfect car, make sure you invest in essential tools. You will be burning a lot of rubber, so a good tire gun is essential. Contact a Paoli tools dealer to get everything you need to do the most basic tasks when working on your car.
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