Best of 1960s Muscle Cars

Muscle cars of the 1960’s were a direct result of post World War II consumer spending when America desired faster and bigger cars than previously seen.  Muscle cars had powerful engines and were much larger than anything seen before and were optimal for drag racing.  Some popular muscle cars of the 60’s were the Dodge Charger, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac GTO.  These cars were built to accelerate fast and be capable of high speed in a much bulkier vehicle than previously seen.

GREENLIGHT 1/18 1969 ARTISAN COLLECTION - FAST & FURIOUS 6 (2013) DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA CUSTOMThe 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was the ultimate stock car racing vehicle.  They had improved aerodynamics.  The Charger Daytona had a Cd (coefficient of drag) of 0.29 and this would not be matched in another car for multiple decades.  Setting a world record in 1970, the Charger Daytona went 200.45 MPH on a closed course.  Vin Diesel’s character drove a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona in Fast & Furious 6.

This highly detailed 1/18 Greenlight diecast model of the 1969 Artisan Collection Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Dodge Charger Daytona Custom is packed with details and is a replica of the one that Vin Diesel’s character drove in the movie.   This model would make the perfect addition to any enthusiast’s collection.

SHELBY COLLECTABLES 1/18 1965 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE #98 BLUEThe Shelby Daytona Coupe is one of history’s most prized racing cars.  They were born out of the ideas of a Texan man named Carroll Shelby.  While he beat other cars prior to the Shelby Daytona Coupe, he was tired of being beat on the racetrack by Ferraris.  The result was that only 6 of these vehicles were built and they instantly rocked the racing world breaking records and the car dominated the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship.  Shelby was recruited in 1966 to take over Ford’s GT40 program, which is why only six of these cars were produced and they are all accounted for today.

The 1/18 diecast model of the 196 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #98 in blue by Shelby Collectables has a ton of details and is ready for the raceway.  Some of the details include an elegant racing paint job and doors that open.  This would make a great addition to anyone’s collection.

1/18 1968 SHELBY GT350 YELLOW - ACMEMUSCLE MODEL CARSThe Mustang has been a car that has been seen over and over again over the decades.  The 1968 Shelby GT350 was built to perform on the racetracks and was one of the lightest Mustangs ever made available with 4.7 L V* engine and a 4 speed manual transmission.  This car was in high demand; however, there were only approximately 1,500 of these made and is a highly coveted collector items of today.

This 1/18 scale 1968 Shelby GT350 diecast model in yellow by Acme Muscle Model Cars is sure to delight any collector in your life.  With a bright, bold paint job and no attention to detail spared, this car features opening doors and hood with an engine underneath.  This will be a highly coveted item in anyone’s collection.

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