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Old 04-20-2015, 11:11 PM   #7441  
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Nice AMX! Thanks for your response - I found Simon Ford listed as a body shop but emailed them anyway, will check with Girard to see if they have any old pics. The Ford Shows people on twitter are pretty helpful and I'm going to check with them too here soon. I don't know the date, but yes, I believe my dad said he and my mom were at W.G. raceway in October of '64. He said he thought the Fastback they rolled out was blue, but I have seen many photos of a dark red (non factory color) '65 Fastback used in promos that I think was a prototype. It's not the car you posted the photo of above. It had no V-8 badges, but five lug styled steel wheels that had no chrome, but were painted a bright flat silver. I think there were other non production features too but can't remember what else at the moment. I just figured they used that car for the roll out, but maybe not.

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Old 04-21-2015, 10:12 AM   #7442  
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1967 was the first year the 440 Magnum was available for the Charger. When you ordered the 440 you automatically got 7.75x14 Redline tires with WWs a NC option.




Only 660 1967 Chargers had the 440 Magnum in them. The option was priced at $314 while the 426 HEMI was $878.




It is interesting to note that 1967 was the first year for the Coronet R/T and GTX whose monikers denoted Muscle Car, but the Charger was passed over for this type of identification until the following year, 1968, when it was offered as an R/T model.

1967 Charger sales were less than half of 1966 sales: 15,788 versus 37,344. But when Dodge restyled the Charger in 1968, sales skyrocketed to 96,108.
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1968 Chrysler Muscle Car Production Numbers

Barracuda Formula S = 5,037

Super Bee = 7,751

Dart GTS = 8,295

Coronet R/T = 10,481

Charger R/T = 17,584

GTX = 18,940


Road Runner = 44,273

TOTAL = 112,361

To put those numbers in perspective, the 1968 GTO sold 87,684. Add the Firebird (HO and 400) which sold 27,758 for a total of 115,442. Pontiac, a single division of GM, outsold all of Chrysler's offerings with just 2 models versus 6

Chrysler Corp sold 1,697,992 cars in 1968 (all models). So Muscle Car sales represented about 7% of total sales.

Pontiac, on the other hand, sold a total of 910,977 cars in 1968 so their Muscle Car sales represented almost 13% (12.7%)

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Built in September 1969 and announced as limited to 100 examples from the very start, the cars were all constructed identically, with 390/four-speed/3.91 driveline combos and special options as standard, like a Rim-Blow steering wheel, Hurst shifter, and 140-mph speedometer. The Trans-Am pieces appear to have been limited to the chin and deck spoilers. The cars received the same full warranty as other AMC products did. The final retail was $3,995, and no options were offered. In the paperwork archives on the Trans-Am Javelin Registry website is a dealer notice stating that the factory invoice list was $3,734.00 and actual dealer cost $3,333.84.
It is interesting to note that when Mark Donohue was hired to drive for AMC in the SCCA Trans Am, he took one look at the rear spoiler and decided it had to go. He designed his own rear spoiler which was used on the 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST and the actual race cars






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Did you know . . .

One of the Le Mans winning GT-40s, chassis P-1074, was leased to Steve McQueen's Solar Productions and used as a camera car for his 1971 movie LE MANS















This was the second time that a GT-40 was used as a camera car for a movie about racing. The first time was for the 1966 movie GRAND PRIX


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Did you know . . .

For the 1971 Cuda' with the Elastomeric Front Bumper, instead of getting a body colored front grille, it was Argent






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Did you know . . .

1970 was the last year for the factory installed hood tach for the LeMans, GTO and Judge. It was still available in 1971 and 1972 but as a dealer installed option.



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In early 1969, 52 cars were pulled off AMC's Kenosha assembly line and sent to George Hurst's facility in Michigan, where they were prepped to race in NHRA's Super Stock classes. All were Frost White 390/four-speed cars. Hurst's workers stripped them of unnecessary components and then upfitted them with aftermarket parts to make them race ready.
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