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AJ's Car of the Day 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

Car: Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

Year: 1962

What makes it special: It is the last year of the first generation ( C-1) Corvette. Also, it's the last year for Corvette's having a solid rear axle. 1962 was also the last year for the wrap-around windshield and convertible-only body style.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 427 R-Code

Car: Ford Fairlane 500 427 R-Code

Year: 1966

What makes it special: For 1966, the Fairlane was redesigned, now featuring a stacked headlight system, in addition, one of the benefits of the overhaul was that the new car could accommodate the FE big block engine it would need to stay competitive on the drag strip. Ford built fifty-seven examples powered by the “Medium Riser” 427 V8 to dominate the competition.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Convertible

Car: Oldsmobile Cutlass SX Convertible

Year: 1971

What makes it special: It was yet another strategic maneuver by GM to bring muscle to the streets without the stigma of being labeled as such, and alerting the insurance companies who were currently waging war against high performance vehicles. It's a very rare, limited production car, with only 357 produced for 1971.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 Convertible

p>Car: Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS-6 Convertible

Year: 1970

What makes it special: It turned heads and intimidated the competition on the streets in 1970 and it continues to do so 44 years later. To this day there is still nothing like the LS-6 powered Chevelle SS454. The single-year option "Bow-Tie Beast" still has many dreaming of owning one to this day.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1966 Shelby GT350 H

Car: Shelby GT350 H

Year: 1966

What makes it special: For 1966, the GT 350 lost its Mustang tag and was marketed simply as the Shelby GT 350. That year also saw the introduction of non-white colors, including blue, red, green, and black. Other changes included special rear quarter-panel windows replacing the factory extractor vents, functional brake scoops on each side, and an optional Paxton supercharger. The battery was no longer relocated to the trunk for 1966, and the over-rider traction bars were discontinued.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 440 Six Pack

Car: Dodge Challenger R/T SE

Year: 1970

What makes it special: It's a V-Code Challenger, and one of only 274 produced with the RT/SE option package. The 440 V8 is topped off with the 'Six-Pack" option, which was a three 2-barrel carburetor set up.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1963 Mercury Monterey Breezeway

Car: Mercury Monterey Breezeway

Year: 1963

What makes it special: After a re-style of the Mercury line starting in 1961, the year 1963 brought the return of the famed "Breezeway" window, a powered reverse slanted rear window, first used on the Mercury Turnpike Cruiser and the 1958 through 1960 Lincoln Continental models. 

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AJ's Car of the Day 1968 Chevrolet Nova L79 327 325 hp

Car: Chevrolet Nova L79 327/325 hp

Year: 1968

What makes it special: In 1968, there was a full blown war amongst American auto manufacturers in the performance car market. While the 396 V8 powered Nova Super Sport garnered most of the attention, there was a sleeper available in the L79 Nova that most were not aware of. By checking off the correct box, you could get a 325 hp 327 V8 coupled to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

Car: Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

Year: 1971

What makes it special: It was the introduction of the third generation Charger, now featuring a split grill and more rounded fuselage body. The hidden headlights feature became option only, and a rear spoiler and Ramcharger hood were new to the option list. This hood featured a popped up scoop mounted directly above the air cleaner controlled by a vacuum switch under the dash, like Plymouth Roadrunner's famed "Air Grabber" scoop, which was also previously used on the Coronet R/T and Super Bee.

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AJ's Car of the Day 1969 Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator

Car: Mercury Cougar Boss 302 Eliminator

Year: 1969

What makes it special: In 1969 the Mercury Cougar got it's first restyle, becoming slightly larger and heavier than the '68 model. The Eliminator package gave buyers a chance to ditch most of its upscale appointments in place of stripped down performance. The Boss 302 was introduced in May '69, available only with the Eliminator package.

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