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Defining the Gentleman’s Muscle Car

Defining the Gentleman’s Muscle Car

1968 Plymouth GTXIf you have ever looked for information about the Plymouth GTX, odds are that you have seen the car named as the “Gentleman’s Muscle Car.” This left me wondering what a gentleman’s muscle car is and what type of men should be driving the other muscle cars.

According to my research, a gentleman’s muscle car is a refined muscle car with sleek design. This is in contrast to the rugged muscle cars that were for the drivers who did not need to go to work in their business attire. The original Plymouth GTX was created in 1967 under the Belvedere brand. A belvedere is an architectural feature that is designed to look upon a pleasant view, which seems fitting for the original name of the muscle car designed for gentlemen.

The Chevelle SS: Chevy’s Classic Muscle Car from 1964 to 1973

The Chevelle SS: Chevy’s Classic Muscle Car from 1964 to 1973

Chevelle SS Classic EnterprisesWhen Chevrolet was ready to get into the muscle car movement it did so with the Super Sport, or SS, version of its mid-sized Chevelle, to compete with its brothers GTO and 442. The Chevelle model was an entirely new line for 1964 and Chevy continued to produce it through 1973, when the Malibu name took over. Buyers in the 1960s loved the Chevelle and the SS especially. It proved to be one of Chevy’s best-selling nameplates and the SS impressed both typical buyers and muscle car fans.

Rock Out in Your Vintage Convertible

Rock Out in Your Vintage Convertible


'64 Chevy Chevelle

In 1964, the top of the line Chevy Chevelle debuted its high-end nameplate, the Chevy Malibu. This hot car was available in a two-door convertible with all the bells and whistles that a 1960’s convertible could hold. In the 1960s, this was one hot car to cruise down the streets. If you were cruising in a convertible, you had to listen to music on your favorite AM radio station. If you drove a 1967 convertible, you could choose an 8-track tape option. Now, if you get to drive one of these beauties, you have more music options, so when you are cruising down the street in your restored Malibu, you can listen to this ultimate 1960s playlist:

Chevy Delray: Typefaces Designed to Engage Buyers

Chevy Delray: Typefaces Designed to Engage Buyers

'55 Chevy DelrayWhen auto manufacturers designed new cars, they had to imagine what the car would look like on the outside, the inside, and under the hood. Cars are not released to the public in a willy-nilly fashion; they have to be tested for aerodynamics, fuel economy, and consumer desire. People love their cars because they see themselves in the style of the car. So, when manufacturers design the name, they do so by considering who they think will drive the car and what appeals to the potential drivers. This stylistic choice shows up in the typefaces that are used on the name plate for the car.

1966 Chevelle SS

1966 Chevelle SS

66 Chevrolet Chevelle SSThe 1966 Chevelle SS is a classic of the muscle car era in American automotive history. While Chevy’s Chevelle came out in 1964 to compete with the Ford Fairlane, it quickly became one of the brand’s best sellers. The key to the car’s success was in the versatility. The Chevelle was a mid-sized car that appealed to many and included body styles from coupes to sedans to wagons and convertibles. Trim levels included the Laguna and upscale Malibu, and when the latter also included the Super Sport package, a classic muscle car was born.

Chevy Chevelle SS

Chevy Chevelle SS

SSThe Chevelle, which first came out in 1964, was Chevrolet’s mid-sized answer to the Ford Fairlane. For three generations, through 1977, the Chevelle offered buyers a range of body styles, trim levels, and performance packages, and proved to be a big seller for Chevy. Among all the different variations of the nameplate, the Chevy Chevelle SS was one of the most popular and iconic.

1965 Chevelle SS

1965 Chevelle SS

316521-0-lgThe Chevelle, introduced first in 1964, was Chevy’s answer to the Ford Fairlane. A mid-sized, mid-priced car, the Chevelle proved to be popular for its entire run. One thing that made it such a good seller for the company is the fact that it came in so many different varieties. In the ‘60s, buyers could get nearly any body style, and could choose from low-end to high-end trim levels. And, of course, the Chevelle also included a performance package, the Super Sport.

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars

Top 12 Fastest Muscle Cars: Muscle cars are an American original. These are the fastest of the high-performance cars with powerful, big block engines and are a perennial favorite with classic car collectors. The late 1960s were the heyday of these cars and all of the top twelve fastest muscle cars came from this decade. While the greatest may be up for debate, no one can dispute the numbers put out by the fastest.

1966 427 Cobra. The fastest of all American muscle originally came from England, but Carroll Shelby quickly brought his design over to Ford.

1971 Chevy Chevelle SS

412340-0-lgThe 1971 Chevy Chevelle SS was part of the second generation of Chevy’s muscle cars. When the Chevelle line came into being in 1964, GM hoped it could be competitive with the Ford Fairlane and that it would be a reintroduction of the size and concept of the popular ’55 to ’57 models from Chevrolet. Throughout their run, the Chevelles were available as sport coupes, sport sedans, convertibles, and even wagons.

1967 Chevelle

1967 Chevelle: 67 chevelleAs one of the most popular classic cars, the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle is highly sought-after among car enthusiasts. Both the coupe and convertible versions are popular. The 1967 Chevelle model had a slightly more aggressive look than the previous year’s model because of a reworked bumper. in this post, we’ll take a look at the classic Chevrolet.