AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Yenko Chevrolet Super Camaro Coupe

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Yenko Chevrolet Super Camaro Coupe

Car: Yenko Chevrolet Super Camaro Coupe Year: 1968 What makes it special:  The Yenko Super Camaro was a modified Chevrolet Camaro prepared by Yenko Chevrolet, developed by the dealership owner and racer, Don Yenko. When the Camaro debuted, a General Motors corporate edict prevented it from carrying an engine larger than 400 cu in V8. Don Yenko and others knew there was a market…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967  AMC Rambler Rebel SST Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1967 AMC Rambler Rebel SST Convertible

Car: AMC Rambler Rebel SST Convertible Year: 1967 What makes it special: The AMC Rambler Rebel was a midsized car produced by the American Motors Corporation from 1967 to 1970, replacing the Rambler Classic. The Rebel was replaced by the similar AMC Matador for the 1971 model year. The Rebel was positioned as the high-volume seller in the independent automaker’s line of…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1956 Pontiac Safari Wagon

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1956 Pontiac Safari Wagon

Car: Pontiac Safari Wagon Year: 1956 What makes it special: The Safari was a station wagon that was produced by Pontiac. The name was first applied to Pontiac’s version of the 2-door Chevrolet Nomad station wagon. The body style, originally exhibited as a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Motorama concept car, was shifted to Chevrolet and Pontiac full-size 1955 production vehicles because of the perceived greater sales potential.…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1962 Triumph TR4

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1962 Triumph TR4

Car: Triumph TR4 ( Car shown at Dragone Classic Motorcars ) Year: 1962 What makes it special: The TR4 is a sports car produced by the Triumph Motor Company from 1961 to 1965. Code named “Zest” during development, it was the successor to the TR3A. The car was based on the chassis and drivetrain of the previous TR sports cars,…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1961 Mercury Comet Sedan

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1961 Mercury Comet Sedan

Car: Mercury Comet Sedan Year: 1961 What makes it special: The Comet was produced by Mercury from 1962–1969 and 1971–1977 as either a compact or an intermediate car. It was initially based on the compact Ford Falcon, then on the intermediate Ford Fairlane and finally on the compact Ford Maverick. As a Mercury, early Comets received better grade interior trim than…

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1971 AMC Hornet S/C 360

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1971 AMC Hornet S/C 360

Car: AMC Hornet S/C 360 Year: 1971 What makes it special: The 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360 was a muscle car that reflected changing times. Even a year earlier in 1970, when muscle cars were at their pinnacle, the signs were there for those who chose to look. Federal safety watchdogs, state and national emissions regulators, insurance companies and…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer Sedan

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer Sedan

Car: Dodge Dart Pioneer Sedan Year: 1960 What makes it special: The first Dodge Darts were introduced for the 1960 model year. They were downsized large cars developed to replace the Plymouth in the standard, low-priced car segment for the Dodge dealer network. For the 1961 model year, the Dart continued as the smallest full-size Dodge. It retained…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1973 Pontiac Catalina 400 Coupe

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1973 Pontiac Catalina 400 Coupe

Car: Pontiac Catalina 400 Coupe Year: 1973 What makes it special: Catalina was part of Pontiac‘s full-sized line from 1950 to 1981. Initially, the name was used strictly to denote hardtop body styles, first appearing in the 1950 Chieftain Eight and DeLuxe Eight lines. In 1959, the Catalina became a separate model, as the “entry-level” full-size Pontiac. In 1971, Catalina…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Chrysler 300 F Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1960 Chrysler 300 F Convertible

Car: Chrysler 300 F Convertible Year: 1960 What makes it special: The dawning era of muscle cars took a turn with the 1960 Chrysler 300F. In the formative years of factory performance, automakers reserved their hottest engines for their largest and usually most expensive models. Early Chrysler muscle cars were best expressed by the stylish and exclusive…

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1954 Studebaker Champion 2-Door Sedan

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1954 Studebaker Champion 2-Door Sedan

Car:  Studebaker Champion 2-Door Sedan Year: 1954 What makes it special: The Champion was produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the 1939 model year until 1958. It was a full-size car in its first three generations and a mid-size car in its fourth and fifth generation models. The Champion was one of Studebaker’s best-selling models because…