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15 Stunning Pro-touring Cars

Posted in Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Featured, General, Hot Rods, Rides by MrAngry | May 23rd, 2011 | 12 Responses |

1969 Dodge Charger

Over the last ten years or so automobile manufacturers have been jumping on the retro bandwagon. Volkswagen kicked things off early with the release of their retro Beetle back in 1998 and since then others have followed. Ford for example released the beautifully restyled retro Mustang in 2005, Dodge then followed suit in 2008 with the redesigned Challenger, and then in 2009, Chevrolet hit us with the new Camaro. Now while all these new versions of our old favorites are wonderful, there is still something to be said about owning an original. There is however one caveat to this… that being, the old muscle cars from the late 60′s and early 70′s were simply horrible to drive on the open road. Manual drum brakes, a lack of power steering and horrible fuel economy were just some of the issues, so to combat this, those of us who wanted new age performance in an old wrapper went the pro-touring route. Nowadays it’s not uncommon to see 1968 Camaros running around sporting LS7′s and Z06 brakes, or 1969 Dodge Chargers being motivated by new 6.1 or 6.4 liter fuel injected HEMI’s with 6-piston calipers, full suspension work and enhanced safety features. Granted these cars take time and money to set up properly, however when complete, the results can be simply fantastic. Below are 15 examples of pro-touring cars done right – click through and enjoy.

• 1970 Firebird Trans Am Clone
1970 Firebird Trans Am Clone

• 1970 Mark Dohohue Javelin
1970 Mark Dohohue Javelin

• 1986 Buick T-Type
1986 Buick T-Type

• 1971 Chevrolet Camaro
1971 Chevrolet Camaro

• 1970 Mustang Boss 302
1970 Mustang Boss 302

• 1970 Dodge Dart GT
1970 Dodge Dart GT

• 1970 Dodge Challenger
1970 Dodge Challenger

• 1955 Chevrolet
1955 Chevrolet

• 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
1962 Chevrolet Corvette

• 1965 OldsmobileJetstar
1965 OldsmobileJetstar

• 1969 Dodge Daytona
1969 Dodge Daytona

• 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

• 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
1967 Chevrolet Camaro

• 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

• 1969 Dodge Charger
1969 Dodge Charger

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12 Responses

  1. 68SportFury says:

    All great-looking rides. The Javelin is a ’73 or ’74, though, the two Chevelles are both ’66s and the blue Mustang looks to be a ’69.

  2. Set says:

    I’m really not a fan of that ’62 Vette.

  3. Slaytor* says:

    I’d reckon that the 62 vette doesn’t have one original part on it, it looks like it belongs in a one off custom category, rather than a pro-touring category. The whole idea of pro-touring is to retain some of the originality…

  4. KevinLG says:

    I love Pro-Touring muscle cars. If I had a bunch of money to spend on a performance car I’d skip the 911 Turbos, R8′s, and all the other ultra-lux supercars and get one of these. So much more distinctive.

  5. djrosa says:

    now i know this is all about taste but i really dislike that tagged on girder in the front of the blue Chevelle

  6. BigRuss says:

    figures Mr Angry’s ride would make the list

  7. jerry says:

    thats the dodge daytona that you peeps made from a charger
    it pree madd… still remember the show on it
    Australia!!!
    just sayin’

  8. Mr.Totem says:

    Hey!.. my car made the list! (67 Camaro)

    thanks Angry man!

  9. hassan chahrouk says:

    i like it

  10. Kirbster says:

    Awesum site!!!

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