American Muscle.

America has always loved speed and power. Nothing displayed that more than the awesome cars produced in the 1960s and 1970s by companies like Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick and Ford.

Back then car companies were locked in battle to produce the fastest V8 street cars on the planet and their first course of action was more power.
Big block motors reigned supreme and the company's engineers were shoe horning bigger and bigger engines into smaller and lighter cars in an effort to beat their rivals.

After the super car scare and the resulting legislation in the early 70's, car manufacturers were forced to reduce power output in the name of safety.
Many of the big names in desirable fast cars quickly became far less potent than their older siblings.
The peak period for American V8's with brutal power output came in the very late 60's to very early 70's.

Today these cars are more than just collectible, they are iconic of an era long gone and still have the ability to dust almost any car on the street !

To car fanatics everywhere, there is nothing better than the deep, gutsy roar of a big block V8.

Like the other sections of Dudeworld, this one is steadily expanding so please call back now and then to see the new stuff!

Following the success of the 1968 Steve Mcqueen movie Bullitt, big block Dodge Chargers were quickly becoming a hot ticket item. The factory was cooking up something very special for 1969.Read More

Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized they needed a smaller, lighter car with powerful engine choices. The Camaro was born ! Read More

From 1966-1971, Plymouth started wedging their powerful Hemi V8's into the small E-Body platform Cars. Of these, the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda is widely accepted as one of the most sought after. Read More

The Boss 429 is one of the rarest ford muscle cars ever made as there were only 859 ever made. The Boss 429 was created for NASCAR racing. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi engine that could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler. Read More

One of the most powerful and famous Shelby Ford Mustangs of all time, the GT500 KR is one of the most desireable Mustangs ever made. The GT 500 KR has also appeared in the movie Gone In 60 Seconds, where it was modified with a new chunkier front spoiler and nitrous oxide. Read More

1970 was a pivotal year for Pontiac because for the very first time, GM lifted the restriction of the economy engine (400 CID) and a new 455 cid high output V8 engine was now offered in the mighty GTO. Read More

In 1970 Buick pulled out all the stops and introduced the GSX. It put the Buick on par with Chevrolet's LS-6, Pontiac's Judge, and Oldsmobile's W-30 in the performance car stakes. Read More

The SD-455 was described as Pontiac's last stand and the last real muscle car. The SD-455 debuted quietly in 1973 as an option on the Formula and Trans Am versions of the Firebird. Read More

Motor Trend Magazine tested a 1970 442 W-30 with a 4-speed manual transmission and 3.91:1 rear gears, clocking a quarter mile time of 14.2 seconds @ 102 mph (164 km/h). However, Motor Trend noted that Oldsmobile engineers had earlier posted a best of 13.7 seconds on the same test car with a fresh tune. Read More

In the 1970 Chevrolet introduced the RPO-Z15 SS454 option - available in your choice of LS5 or LS6 power. Read More