Million-Dollar Muscle Cars: The Rarest and Most Collectible Cars of the Performance Era

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They were the baby boomers’ first cars and they were made to race. These cars, including Corvettes, ’Cudas, Mustangs, and Trans Ams, were driven until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the handful of rare models that survived in good shape are collectors’ dreams, easily commanding six-figure prices and sometimes passing the million-dollar mark.

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Overview

They were the baby boomers’ first cars and they were made to race. These cars, including Corvettes, ’Cudas, Mustangs, and Trans Ams, were driven until there wasn’t much left. Now these muscle cars of the sixties and seventies are the stuff of legends . . . and nostalgia. And the handful of rare models that survived in good shape are collectors’ dreams, easily commanding six-figure prices and sometimes passing the million-dollar mark.

Million-Dollar Muscle Cars is a beautifully illustrated history of these rarest of rare cars, from the high-performance fantasies of yesterday to the high-finance wheeling and dealing of today. Specially commissioned photos and an expert text tell the story of these cars from their rise in the early sixties to their decline in the mid seventies to their re-emergence as performance icons of historical significance and eternal coolness. Author and top muscle expert Colin Comer explains what makes the world’s most valuable muscle cars tick, providing insightful discussions of such cars as the1970–1971 Hemi ’Cuda Convertible, 1965 Shelby GT-350 R Model, 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake,” 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible, 1969 Trans Am Convertible, 1969 ZL1 Camaro, and 1971 Sox & Martin Hemi ’Cuda Drag Car.

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Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“You have to love David Newhardt’s spectacular photography and a well laid out presentation of the world’s most valuable muscle cars. (Colin) Comer knows of what he writes, he is one of the leading muscle car dealers in the country, so this is writing about what he does for a living, and telling readers which cars hit the ‘two comma barrier’ and why. Newhardt puts into pictures what words alone cannot convey: the absolute power of these uniquely American collector cars. David’s images make perfect visuals to accompany Comer’s informative text. His advice is solid and based on experience. And that’s something you work for. His historical narrative about the cars is well researched, and for $35 you not only learn a few things, but have a great looking book to set on your coffee table, or if luckier, on the front seat of your Million-Dollar Muscle Car.”

Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer tells the story of each of these rarest of rare cars.” 
                  

Auto Restorer, December 2007 

“There are many legitimate reasons why you should purchase this book. It’s both frank and truthful … Comer is a fine storyteller … excellent photography and graphics … this book will feel right at home on your coffee table.”

                    

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“Each car is covered in detail tracing its history and why they are valuable.”

 

Route66chronicles.blogspot.com, Nov. 25, 2007

“If you enjoy muscle cars, add this book to your wish list. On the other hand, if you just want to see, in vivid color, what you can buy when you win the lottery or what a million dollars with wheels looks like add this to your bookshelf.”

“I could almost smell the hot brakes and high-test fuel.” – Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329528
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.66 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Renowned muscle car authority Colin Comer is active in the collector car market on a daily basis. As owner of Colin’s Classic Automobiles, Colin is the world’s premier muscle car dealer and has played a role in many of the muscle car transactions that have soared past the million-dollar mark (the "two-comma barrier," as Colin calls it). In addition to buying and selling million-dollar muscle cars, Colin has his own impressive collection of rare muscle cars. He lives in River Hills, Wisconsin.

 

David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today. He is the author of such top-selling books as Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and has provided photography for MBI's best-selling titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette Fifty Years, Mustang Forty Years, Mopar Muscle, Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street, and Camaro Forty Years. David lives in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword: Reggie Jackson

Introduction: Big Money Muscle

Section 1: Million-Dollar Cars

Chapter 1: 1970–1971 ’Cuda and Challenger Hemi Convertibles

Chapter 2: 1965 Shelby GT-350 R Models

Chapter 3: 1965 Hurst GEE-To Tiger GTO

Chapter 4: 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake”

Chapter 5: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible

Chapter 6: 1969 Trans Am Convertible

Chapter 7: 1969 ZL-1 Camaros

Chapter 8: 1971 Sox & Martin Hemi ’Cuda Drag Car

 

Section 2: Six Figures and Rising

Chapter 9: 1965 Hurst/Motor Trend GTO Riverside 500 Pace Car

Chapter 10: 1965–1966 Shelby GT-350 Factory Drag Cars

Chapter 11: 1968 Mr. Norm’s GSS 440 Dart

Chapter 12: 1969 Yenko 427 Novas

Chapter 13: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemis

Chapter 14: 1969–1970 Pontiac Round Port GTO Judge Convertibles

Chapter 15: 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertibles

 

Appendices

      Appendix A: Alternatives to Million-Dollar Muscle

      Appendix B: Buyer’s Guide

 

Index

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    A cool book

    This book is pretty cool. The pictures of the cars are pretty amazing. The writing kind of stinks though.

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