Pontiac Gto 50 Years

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760347115
Size: 77.13 MB
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The car that launched the muscle car era and gave the Baby Boomers highspeed wings; this is the most uptodate GTO history in the current book market.

Pontiac Firebird

Author: David Newhardt
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760350426
Size: 31.24 MB
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Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac's iconic muscle car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford's grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car's continued popularity today.

Gto

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 076033515X
Size: 72.76 MB
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The illustrated story of the GTO--and the birth of American muscle--those who designed it, marketed it, drove, and loved it.

American Muscle Cars

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760350132
Size: 46.84 MB
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This is the muscle car history to own--a richly illustrated chronicle of America's greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day! In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market--exploded in the form of the factory muscle car. The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation. American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles. From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car. When Pontiac's chief engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car. In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO--and changed the course of automotive history. From that moment on, American performance cars would never be the same. American Muscle Cars tells the story of the most desirable cars ever to come out of Detroit. It's a story of flat-out insanity told at full throttle and illustrated with beautiful photography.

The All American Muscle Car

Author: Jim Wangers
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343829
Size: 66.90 MB
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The All-American Muscle Car celebrates the fifty-year history of the breed through stunning modern and archival photography, head-to-head shootouts between the cars, past and present, and brilliant essays from today's top muscle-car writers.

How To Restore Your Pontiac Gto 1964 1974

Author: Don Keefe
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1934709697
Size: 15.50 MB
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How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration-engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to completely restore your GTO, step-by-step.

American Muscle Cars

Author: Jim Campisano
Publisher: Metro Books
ISBN: 9781567991642
Size: 67.17 MB
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Barracuda, Mustang, GTO, Ford Fairlane -- these cars typify the American muscle car, and their names conjure up the sights and sound of 1960s and 1970s America, before the gas crisis and concern for the environment led to the development of smaller, gas-saving automobiles. American Muscle Cars is the story of these eye-catching, heart-stopping cars.