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AJ's Car of the Day '53 Allard K3 Roadster

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AJ's Car of the Day '70 Ford Torino 429 CJ Type N/W

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A Blue Oval that catered to the Northwest. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '70 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350

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Sometimes Yellow means scary. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '66 Dodge Hemi Charger Fastback 426 / 425 hp

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When Charger met Street Hemi. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '70 Chevrolet Chevelle L78 396 Super Sport Convertible

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Only 1 of 6 drop top Chevelle Super Sports made. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '64 Mercury Hi-Po Comet Cyclone Hardtop Coupe

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The first year a Cyclone came to the streets of Detroit. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '69 Chevrolet COPO 9567 ZL1 Special Camaro Coupe

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Have YOU seen this car?? Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '67 Dodge Hemi Coronet 440 Hardtop Coupe

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Yeah. It's got a Hemi. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '64 Mercury Super Marauder R-Code 427 / 425 hp 4-speed

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Back when "Super" didn't always pertain to a guy in a cape and mask. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '69 Chevrolet Biscayne 427 / 425 hp Sedan

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A "Special Order Production" Hugger Orange bad boy. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '69 Pontiac 427 2+2

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A Poncho produced in The Great White North. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day: '65 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

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When Carroll Shelby's Cobra gained a more lethal bite for the competition. Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '61 Ford Starliner Hardtop

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One of Ford Motor Company's nods to The Jet Age Read more...

AJ's Car of the Day '65 Mercury Comet Hi-Po Wagon

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Car: Mercury Comet Hi-Po 289 V8 Wagon

Year: 1965

What makes it special: For 1965, the Mercury Comet received updated styling front and rear, including stacked headlights. The base 8 cylinder V8 engine was increased from 260 to 289 displacement.

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AJ's Car of the Day '64 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

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Car: Dodge Dart GT Convertible

Year: 1964

What makes it special: In an effort to shake things up, a new Dodge Dart debuted in 1963 as a Dodge Lancer model replacement. The redesigned Dart was a true compact model with an entry price just under $2 K. Slightly larger than its Valiant sister, the car wore clean sheetmetal with slab sides and exaggerated headlights.

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AJ's Car of the Day '70 Ford Torino GT 429 Cobra Jet Convertible

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Car: Ford Torino GT 429 Cobra-Jet Convertible

Year: 1970

What makes it special: The Torino was a remake of the existing mid-size Ford Fairlane line. Upon its arrival, it took the top slot in the intermediate lineup, bumping the Fairlane 500 down a notch and grabbing the performance-minded GT models in the bargain. For 1970, its famed straight-edged design of the past gave way to sleeker looking models. The GT ragtop was the rarest Ford intermediate.

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AJ's Car of the Day '74 American Motors Corporation Javelin AMX

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Car: AMC Javelin AMX

Year: 1974

What makes it special: By 1974 the pony car war was grinding to a conclusion, and the 1974 AMC Javelin AMX was no exception. AMC soldiered on with the Javelin AMX in this, the last year for an AMC pony car.

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AJ's Car of the Day '74 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Roadster

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Car: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Roadster

Year: 1974

What makes it special: Beginning with the prior year's model, Corvette started a transformation from muscle to touring sports car. For 1974, a new rear bumper system replaced the squared tail and chrome rear bumper blades with a trim, tapering urethane cover carrying an integral license plate holder and recesses for the round taillights. The anti-theft alarm key activator was moved from the rear panel to the front left fender. Tailpipes were now turned down as the new bumper cover eliminated the tailpipe extensions.

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AJ's Car of the Day ' 74 Chevrolet Laguna Type S3 454 Colonnade Coupe

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Car: Chevrolet Laguna Type S-3 454 Colonnade Coupe

Year: 1974

What makes it special:  Part of the GM A-Body platform, Chevrolet's Laguna series was the top-line Chevelle series, positioned above the Malibu. From 1974 through 1976 the car was produced as a one-model Laguna S-3 Coupe. All Lagunas sported urethane front-ends which easily distinguished them from other Chevelle models. For 1974, the Laguna was renamed Laguna Type S-3 and was offered only as the Colonnade Coupe.

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AJ's Car of the Day '77 Dodge Aspen R/T

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Car: Dodge Aspen R/T

Year: 1977

What makes it special: Performance cars were waning in the late 70′s due to emission regulations and two fuel embargoes, but Chrysler still tried to create a performance image for the “F” body cars. The Dodge Aspen was introduced in the fall of 1975 as 1976 models, and as the successor to the A-body Dodge Dart. 

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AJ's Car of the Day '69 Baldwin-Motion Chevrolet Camaro

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Car: Baldwin-Motion Chevrolet Camaro

Year: 1969

Fun fact:Besides turning new muscle cars into supercars, Motion had a large mail-order business where the customers could order and build the car of their dreams.

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AJ's Car of the Day '65 Dodge Coronet 440 Short Ram 426 Hemi

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Car: Dodge Coronet 440 426 "Short Ram" Hemi

Year: 1965

Fun fact: The Short Ram 428 Hemi V8 equipped Dodge Coronet 440 is surprisingly fast enough to pick-off most motorcycles.

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AJ's Car of the Day '68 Pontiac Firebird 400 Hardtop Coupe

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Car: Pontiac Firebird 400 Hardtop Coupe

Year: 1968

Fun fact: All 400's used a single 4-barrel carb and came with either a 3 or 4-speed manual or optional 3-speed automatic. The 4-speed was standard on Ram Air cars.

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AJ's Car of the Day '70 Plymouth Duster 340

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Car: Plymouth Duster 340

Year: 1970

Why I would want one: I've always been a fan of the pre-1974 Duster, and the 340 V8 is a no-nonsense V8 that can take a pounding, and can easily be made more powerful with some added performance goodies. It's just a good looking car as well. It's on my "have-to-have" list.

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AJ's Car of the Day '65 Ford Falcon K-Code 289

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Car: Ford Falcon K-Code 289

Year: 1965

Fun fact: Of the mere 7 produced, there were 4 hardtops and 3 pillared coupes.

( 1965 Ford Falcon K-Code 298 photo from hemmings.com )

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