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AJ's Car of the Day: 1955 Chrysler 300

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AJ's Car of the Day: Friday, June 20th (1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt)

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1965 Chrysler 300L Two-door Hardtop

Car:  Chrysler 300L Two-door Hardtop

Year: 1965

What makes it special: The 1965 Chrysler 300L was the final year of the traditional letter series. The 300 "letter series" cars were among the vehicles that focused on performance built by Chrysler after World War II, and are considered one of the muscle car's ancestors, though much more expensive and exclusive.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna S-3

 Car: Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna S-3

Year: 1974

What makes it special: The 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna S-3 replaced the discontinued Super Sport as the sporty/performance option on the Chevelle. V8 engine offerings included a standard 145 hp, 2-barrel 350, and optional powerplants up to a 230 hp, 4-barrel 454. It retained the Endura front bumper from the previous year.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 2

Car: Buick GSX 455 Stage 2

 

Year: 1970

 

What makes it special: The Stage 2 option that was originally a checklist item in 1968  was available in 1970. Checking that option box got you a boatload of performance goods in your Buick GS.

 

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1970 Chrysler 300 "Hurst Edition"

Car: Chrysler 300 "Hurst Edition" (300 H)

Year: 1970

What makes it special: The 1970 Chrysler 300 “Hurst Edition” (unofficially known as the Chrysler 300 H) was a collaboration between Chrysler and Hurst Performance. The 300 Hurst is one of the largest coupes ever made, yet cranked out 375 horsepower from its big-block 440 V8 engine.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1971 Pontiac Ventura Sprint

Car: Pontiac Ventura Sprint

Year: 1971

What makes it special: It was the first year for the X-bodied, Chevrolet Nova Clone produced by Pontiac for General Motors.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1957 Chrysler 300C

Car: Chrysler 300C

Year: 1957

What makes it special: It was a simple but aggressive gentleman’s car. A performance car with a contemporary "Forward Look" designed by ex-Studebaker stylist Virgil Exner.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1968 1/2 Ford Mustang GT R Code 428 CJ Fastback

Car: Ford Mustang GT R Code 428 CJ Fastback

Year: 1968 1/2

What makes it special: It was Ford's secret weapon in 1968: a 335hp, 428 Cobra Jet big-block V8 that made its debut in the Ford Mustang at Pomona Raceway. The first 50 that were built were special lightweight drag strip specials, and given to top drivers.

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AJ's Car of the Day: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 / RS Coupe

Car: Chevrolet Camaro Z28 / RS Coupe

Year: 1969

What makes it special: For 1969, a Z28 Special Performance Package equipped Camaro with the Rally Sport (RS) RPOZ22 option included a special black painted grille with concealed headlights, lower front spoiler, simulated rear fender louvers, RS emblems on grille, steering wheel and rear panel, and Rally Sport front fender nameplates.

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