Chevy Muscle Cars

Chevy Muscle Cars

This book is a full-color gallery spanning the history of Chevy's muscle cars, including SS and Z16 Chevelle, COPO, Yenko, Z/28 Camaro, ZL1, L88 Corvette, and a model history and evolution.

COPO Camaro Chevelle Nova

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COPO Camaro  Chevelle   Nova

The COPO Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas of the 1960s and early 1970s were the ultimate high-performance GM muscle cars. While few knew about this back channel program at the time, it is now recognized as the origin of GM’s top muscle cars. Dedicated Chevy racers and car owners were determined to compete head-to-head with Mopar and Ford at the racetrack and on the street. But in order to do so, they needed to circumvent the corporate ban on racing and resolve the restriction of 400-ci engines in intermediate vehicles. Don Yenko and some other creative individuals recognized the loophole in the COPO (Central Office Production Order) system at General Motors. The COPO program was designated for fleet vehicles such as taxicabs, but at the peak of the muscle car wars it was used to build the ultimate high-performance Chevy muscle cars. Some horrific on-track accidents compelled General Motors to drop out of racing, yet GM did not want to allow Chrysler and Ford to steal the glory on Sundays while they stood on the sidelines. As a result, GM inconspicuously ran the Chevy racing and high-performance program through back channels, and COPO was integral part of the program. Don Yenko became the COPO muscle car program chief architect and champion. He ordered the Corvair through the COPO program and created the Corvair Stinger to mount a SCCA road race campaign. From these humble beginnings, the road map for creating the ultimate Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas was established. Factory Camaro V-8s came equipped with the 350 small-block or 396 big-block, which had to compete with the Mustang Cobra Jets and Mopar Wedge and Hemi cars. In response, building the big-block Camaro through the COPO program was devised. At the factory, Camaros were fitted with the 396 engines and shipped to dealers where the 427s were installed in the cars. From 1967 to 1969, the factory and dealers installed eight different 427 engines, including the all aluminum ZL1 427. Later on, others used the road map to build COPO Novas and Chevelles to similar spec, with similar results. The COPO performance car program did not end with these muscle cars. Yenko even ordered several hundred Vegas through the COPO program, so they could be fitted with turbochargers and raced in SCCA competition. Chevy muscle car aficionado and author Matt Avery retraces the history of the COPO program and the creation of these premier muscle cars. He has scoured archives and tracked down owners and personnel involved in the program to deliver a comprehensive story and complete guide to the COPO cars. The COPO muscle car and racing program produced a storied and remarkable journey, and author Matt Avery captures all these facets in this entertaining and revealing history. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars

"The Complete Book of Classic Chevy Muscle Cars covers the primary muscle and performance cars produced by Chevrolet in the 60s and 70s, such as the Camaro and Malibu"--

The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars

"The Complete Book of Classic Chevy Muscle Cars covers the primary muscle and performance cars produced by Chevrolet in the 60s and 70s, such as the Camaro and Malibu"--

Smokin Muscle Cars

Author Bob Woods takes readers through the history of flashy "muscle" cars, such as the Pontiac GTO, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Charger, and Chevy Corvette.

Smokin  Muscle Cars

America's love affair with cars is most passionate when it comes to the fastest, most powerful, and coolest-looking models on the nation's roads. Author Bob Woods takes readers through the history of flashy "muscle" cars, such as the Pontiac GTO, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Charger, and Chevy Corvette.

American Muscle Cars

Holmstrom tells these complete story of the classic muscle-car era, from the introduction of Pontiac's GTO in 1964.

American Muscle Cars

Holmstrom tells these complete story of the classic muscle-car era, from the introduction of Pontiac's GTO in 1964. From the performance cars that preceded the muscle cars to the last Super Duty 455 Firebird rolled off Pontiac's assembly line in 1974, they're all here. And the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger muscle cars are being manufactured today are part of the rebirth of the American muscle supercar history.

Muscle Cars

Through the Central Office Production Order system Vince Piggins, one of
Chevrolet's officers, found a loop hole with the ban and created the ultimate
Camaro—the ZL-1. “...the apex of Chevy muscle.” “This is the apex of Chevy's
muscle cars.

Muscle Cars

Fast, powerful cars with aggressive styling, head-turning looks and rumbling exhaust notes are the ultimate street performers. Muscle Cars celebrates the best of these strutting machines, providing a detailed look at over 60 classic American muscle machines from Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick and Chrysler. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography, each car is examined from all angles in close-up detail.

Lost Muscle Cars

ike Dolence, like many of his contemporaries, was a budding muscle car fan and
owner in the 1960s. ... to Mike, his brother took the Chevy to the track, where, with
just a few modifications, they were able to dip the car into the high 13s.

Lost Muscle Cars

In the world of archeology nothing compares to the discovery. Whether it’s related to King Tut’s tomb, the Titanic, or Amelia Earhart, the uncovering of an artifact outdoes all the research; work; and blood, sweat, and tears into a singular rush of adrenaline. In the world of the muscle car, some of the greatest creations are still waiting to be discovered. This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. You find four categories (Celebrity, Rare, Race Cars, and Concept/Prototype/Show Cars) within three genres (Missing, Lost History, Recently Discovered) that take you through the search for some of the most sought after muscle cars with names such as Shelby, Yenko, Hurst, and Hemi. Along the way, success stories including finding the first Z/28 Camaro, the 1971 Boss 302, and the 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible will make you wonder if you could uncover the next great muscle car find. Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most significant American iron ever created during the celebrated muscle car era. Readers will be armed with the tools to begin the quest to make the next great discovery in automotive archaeology!

Muscle Cars An Illustrated Guide

Through the Central Office Production Order system Vince Piggins, one of
Chevrolet's officers, found a loop hole with the ban and created the ultimate
Camaro – the ZL-1. '...the apex of Chevy muscle.' 'This is the apex of Chevy's
muscle cars.

Muscle Cars An Illustrated Guide

"These cars are the milestones of the Motor City's mightiest era, from the ground-breaking Pontiac GTO to the modern muscle cars of today. This book features 75 of the best - from the Road Runner and Barracuda to the Camaro, Mustang, and Firebird."--Jacket.

American Muscle Cars 1960 1975

Expertly rendered illustrations of fast, flashy, and powerful sports cars, among them the 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1964 Corvette Stingray, 1968 Chevy Impala SS427, 1969 Camaro Z-28, 1970 Ford Torino Fastback, 1971 Mustang Boss 351, 1974 ...

American Muscle Cars  1960 1975

Expertly rendered illustrations of fast, flashy, and powerful sports cars, among them the 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1964 Corvette Stingray, 1968 Chevy Impala SS427, 1969 Camaro Z-28, 1970 Ford Torino Fastback, 1971 Mustang Boss 351, 1974 Firebird Trans-Am, and 37 others. For coloring book enthusiasts and "muscle car" fans.

Hottest Muscle Cars

"Read about the beginning of America's love for muscle cars, and see why they are still loved today"--Provided by publisher.

Hottest Muscle Cars

"Read about the beginning of America's love for muscle cars, and see why they are still loved today"--Provided by publisher.

The Essential Muscle Car

It will be the perfect reference book for everyone interested in America's most interesting performance cars.

The Essential Muscle Car

Essential Muscle Cars pays tribute to the legend and is lavishly illustrated with large format, full-color photographs of all the major models, along with a comprehensive technical specification of each. It is the perfect reference book for everyone interested in America's most interesting performance cars.Essential Muscle Cars tells the full story of America's most exciting cars from their early days, covering the developments in style, and details of the increases in power. Knudsen's Pontiac Division probably deserves to be credited with introducing the first bona fide Muscle Car, the mighty and magnificent GTO. Based on the Tempest, the Pontiac GTO was as fast, if nor faster, in a straight line than the Italian stallion whose initials it had cheekily usurped. The motorists of America simply revelled in it combination of style and potency. Soon everyone was in on the act, furiously pumping iron - and a lot of gas. The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 and the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport were followed in '67 by the Camaro. Ford soon added the splendid Shelby Mustangs to its celebrated 'Pony Car' line and Chrysler rounded out the decade with their incredible Dodge Daytona Charger and Plymouth Superbird. For a brief, glorious, uninhibited, period before the arrival of the oil crisis and restrictive legislation of the nineteen-seventies, American enjoyed the thrill of unfettered automotive power and every stop light became the start line of a drag strip.Essential Muscle Cars pays tribute to the legend and is lavishly illustrated with large format, full-colour, cut-out photographs of all the major models, along with a comprehensive technical specification of each. It will be the perfect reference book for everyone interested in America's most interesting performance cars.

Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars

Listings include a historical background, original factory specifications, available options, original pricing information and an updated price guide, with current values in sex condition grades. &break;&break;In this book, readers will ...

Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars

The world's most popular book of the mighty American cars of the 1960s and 70s is back and better than ever. Updated with more specs, more information and more color than ever before. &break;&break;This edition showcases more than 300 of Detroit's tire-twisting cars from Ford, Chevy, Dodge, AMC, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and more. Listings include a historical background, original factory specifications, available options, original pricing information and an updated price guide, with current values in sex condition grades. &break;&break;In this book, readers will find every type of high performance model from early full-size favorites like the 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS to muscle car heyday favorites like the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500KR. &break;&break;Muscle cars of the 1970s, 80s, 90s and the toughest cars of the 2000s are also featured in brilliant full color! &break;&break;Features more than 300 muscle cars, including some of the latest releases on the market &break;&break;Manufacturers include American Motors, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Studebaker &break;&break;Updated with new, full-color photos

Camaro

The Mustang thrived while the Camaro left the scene. Fortunately, that departure was only temporary. Chevrolet introduced a twenty-first-century Camaro in 2010, and it has become one of Chevrolet's most popular models.

Camaro

Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the first fifty years of Chevrolet's iconic Camaro through fascinating photography, history, and commentary about this legendary pony car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Chevrolet attained some success with its sporty Corvair Monza. Ford responded first with a sportier Falcon, then with its grand-slam, home-run pony car, the Mustang. At first, Chevrolet hesitated to abandon the technologically advanced Corvair, but when it finally entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Camaro instantly became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. When muscle cars went dormant for a generation, it was once again the classic pony cars that jump-started American performance. The battle that raged between Camaro and Mustang in the 1980s rejuvenated the US auto industry's interest in high-performance muscle cars. The Camaro lost its way in the 1990s, with Chevrolet pursuing technological advances and Ford pursuing classic American muscle. As was the case in the 1960s, Ford's muscular pony car trounced Chevrolet's technologically advanced sporty car in the race that mattered most: showroom sales. The Mustang thrived while the Camaro left the scene. Fortunately, that departure was only temporary. Chevrolet introduced a twenty-first-century Camaro in 2010, and it has become one of Chevrolet's most popular models. With stunning photography from author Mike Mueller and never-before-seen archival photography from partner General Motors, Camaro: Fifty Years of Chevy Performance chronicles the Camaro's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle-car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, the sad decline of the 1990s, and the triumphant rebirth of the new car in this new millennium.

Muscle Car Source Book

Heavily illustrated and rich with data covering all the classic-era muscle cars from all of the manufacturers--this is a reference book every muscle car fan must have!

Muscle Car Source Book

"Muscle Car Source Book is a muscle car buff's encyclopedia that chronicles the how's why's, and when's of American muscle car manufacturers like Dodge, Plymouth, Ford, and more"--

Steve Magnante s 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this ...

Steve Magnante s 1001 Muscle Car Facts

Author Steve Magnante is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of automotive facts. The details he regularly puts forth, both on the pages of national magazines and as a contributing host and tech expert at the popular Barrett-Jackson Auctions on television, are the kinds of things muscle car fanatics love to hear. There are 1001 well-researched muscle car facts in this book that even some of the most esteemed experts would be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular GM makes including Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, Ford and Mercury cars, Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge cars, and even facts about AMC and Studebaker as well. Fans of these collectible cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great American muscle cars. Whether you're an avid collector of multiple American muscle cars, the owner of one shining example, a trivia buff who wants to stump your friends, or just a fan of the big and powerful rear-wheel-drive rides of the 1960s and 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry's most beloved and respected sources.

Camaro 2016

Camaro 2016 tells the complete story of the new sixth-generation Camaro, available just in time to celebrate the model's 50th anniversary.

Camaro 2016

Showcasing exclusive interviews and more than 300 behind-the-scenes photos, Camaro 2016 tells the inside story of this iconic muscle car. It's the pony-car showdown: the Ford Mustang versus the Chevy Camaro. Both manufacturers share the same goal-create the ultimate American muscle car. General Motors was caught off guard when Ford unveiled the first pony car in 1964. GM took the fight to Dearborn in 1967 with the introduction of its Chevrolet Camaro, and for the next 35 years, Mustang and Camaro waged an intense battle for gearheads' hearts and wallets. Chevrolet re-introduced the Camaro for the 2010 model year, and its appealing retro-influenced body style allowed it to frequently outsell its Ford competitor. For Camaro fans, there is no greater source of speculation and excitement than the pending introduction of a new-generation Camaro. In anticipation of the Camaro's 50th anniversary, GM has prepared a significantly revised, sixth-generation car to take on Ford's latest 2015 Mustang. Featuring revised bodywork, a new chassis platform, expanded and new driveline options, and a reworked interior, the new Camaro raises the bar and again puts Mustang on the defensive. Camaro 2016 tells the complete story of the new sixth-generation Camaro, available just in time to celebrate the model's 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with engineers, designers, and other Camaro team members, as well as more than 300 behind-the-scenes photographs, this book offers readers an intimate Camaro experience--putting them behind the wheel of the latest edition of one of America's greatest muscle cars. The gears are always shifting, and Camaro 2016 tracks the entire journey.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Author and muscle car expert Robert Kimbrough provides a comprehensive examination of the all-time classic 1969 Camaro SS in Volume No. 4 of CarTech's In Detail series.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS

In 1969, the Camaro with the SS package took Chevy Camaro performance and styling to another level. First, the Camaro carried updated sheet metal for an aggressive and eye-catching appearance, and the ultra-high-performance 427 big-block engines were available for the first time. As history proved, 1969 was the pinnacle of performance and styling for the first-generation Chevy Camaro. Author and muscle car expert Robert Kimbrough provides a comprehensive examination of the all-time classic 1969 Camaro SS in Volume No. 4 of CarTech's In Detail series. He delves into the design, manufacturing, and equipment of Chevrolet's premier pony car. For the first time in its history, the 1969 Camaro SS had a full slate of high-performance small-blocks as well as big-blocks to conquer the competition on the street and track. The engines included the 350, 375-hp 396, and 425-hp COPO 427 Camaros. The Camaro SS made such an impression, that it became the Indy 500 Pace Car once again in 1969. All In Detail Series books include an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included is an appendix of paint and option codes, VIN and build-tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

The Art of the Muscle Car

The icons of muscle car art_including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 _Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile ...

The Art of the Muscle Car

“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine. In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

Chevy SS

This book traces the long line of legendary SS models, from Chevy_s Super Sport version of its popular Impala, which marked the dawn of the muscle car era, to today_s Impala SS. Featuring the work of acclaimed photo ace David Newhardt, ...

Chevy SS

On the 1957 auto show circuit, Chevrolet unveiled a show car based on its Corvette and dubbed it the “Super Sport.” The performance car world took one look and never looked back. A combination of styling and performance upgrades, the SS package could turn something as mundane as a six-cylinder Malibu into the fire-breathing Chevelle SS396. This book traces the long line of legendary SS models, from Chevy’s Super Sport version of its popular Impala, which marked the dawn of the muscle car era, to today’s Impala SS. Featuring the work of acclaimed photo ace David Newhardt, Chevy SS: The Super Sport Story provides a close-up, detailed, full-color look at such classic muscle cars as the Chevelle, the El Camino, the Malibu, and the Monte Carlo as well as today's hot Camaro SS. The book is a fittingly elegant celebration of the cars that redefined “high performance” and defined an era.

Muscle Car Confidential

Muscle Car Confidential

Today, a 1970 Hemi Cuda can change hands for as much as a quarter of a million dollars. But when it was introduced, the Barracuda was just a car, and it was Joe Oldhams job to beat the daylights out of it. A tell-all from the man who tested the best, this book delves into the notes Oldham made on the cars he vetted for some of the top car magazines. Here are the photos (including outtakes) and the hard cold facts on muscle cars from the 1964 GTO to the 1976 Trans Am 455 HO--twenty-four in all. The 1970 Buick Gran Sport GSX, Oldham notes, was "the best handling muscle car we ever tested." The 1968 Plymouth Road Runner, on the other hand, was "just a car that didnt run very well"--despite its 426 Hemi. Today, people might know the articles Oldham wrote, and they might know the performance numbers he got. But how he did those things was an untold story. This behind-the-scenes book is a close-up look at what it was like to live in the muscle car era and to help create the myth that still lives on today. The list of reviewed cars includes: 1962 421 Super Duty Pontiac Catalina 1963 409 Chevrolet Biscayne 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Turismo 1969 Baldwin-Motion SS-427 Camaro 1969 440 Plymouth Barracuda 1969 Firebird 400 Ram Air IV 1969 426 Hemi Road Runner 1969 440 Plymouth GTX 1969 440 6-BBL Plymouth Road Runner 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 1969 428 Cobra Jet Mustang Mach 1 1970 426 Hemi Barracuda Convertible 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV 1971 429SCJ Ford Torino Cobra 1971 American Motors 401 AMX 1972 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1976 455 Pontiac Trans Am