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Final week I discussed “Friday On My Thoughts” by the Easybeats. For right now’s Friday Picks, I’ll point out “Right here Comes the Weekend” by Dave Edmunds. As you chill out and revel in what’s in retailer for the subsequent two days, take a look at these hand-picked AutoHunter autos only for you.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
It’s laborious to consider that it’s been 10 years since folks have been scrambling to choose one in all these up, with a choose few people scoring the Laguna Seca model. The buff books have been filled with superlatives, giving kudos to Ford engineers who have been capable of carry Bimmer dealing with chops to an growing old platform. The uptick in horsepower additionally impressed a couple of, with Automobile and Driver journal stating that the Boss 302 had “probably the most endearing V-8s on the planet.”

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Discovering correct manufacturing figures on this particular mode is tough as a result of varied sources present completely different numbers, however I consider Ford constructed 3,249 Boss 302 Mustangs for 2012, give or take, plus one other 767 Laguna Seca variants. Of the three,249, solely 721 have been Race Pink. With below 3,200 miles, this one is for somebody who can afford a storage queen.

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1955 Chrysler C-300
When this automobile got here out, nobody may contact it — Cadillac provided as much as 270 horsepower, and Packard exceeded that by 5, however nobody else was even shut. Particular kudos goes to Chrysler’s hemispherical head design on prime of a 331ci V8, which began at 180 horses in 1951 and elevated to 250 by 1955. Nonetheless, Chrysler engineers went above and past to current a sizzling 300-horsepower homologation particular and created a brand new model only for the event.

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This residence for this engine was the 1955 C-300, which was the primary of the fabled “letter-series” Chryslers that peaked at 400 horsepower in 1960, although that was with the 413 “Wedge.” Whereas not essentially the most highly effective or the one with the tallest fins of the bunch, the 1955 C-300 will at all times have a particular place within the hearts of collectors.

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1974 Chevrolet Nova
These was in every single place. Perhaps you had one in highschool puttering round on a Friday night, or it was your mode of transportation to your first job? But now you’d be hard-pressed to search out one in each aspect avenue, if not one on this situation.

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The colour is okay, as is the contrasting inside. Propulsion comes from a 250 six — no Leaning Tower of Energy like on a Valiant, however nonetheless a hardy engine that might make this big-bumpered Nova a tremendous vintage to drive into the bottom if that’s your persuasion. Me? Yeah, I’d do this. I’ve sufficient haters already so get in line …

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1965 Pontiac Bonneville
I’m the announcer of the Pure Inventory Muscle Automobile Drag Race, so I get my fill of muscle on a yearly foundation. One 12 months, Ken Riebel introduced a 1966 Bonneville coupe with an honest-to-goodness Tri-Energy 421 HO and a four-speed. It’s commonplace to discover a 2+2 with that mixture, however the Bonneville was on a very completely different degree because of its longer wheelbase and prolonged trunk.

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So, once I found this 1965 Bonneville convertible featured the “common” 421 Tri-Energy, I had no alternative however to fall in love. Certain, it might use an automated to shift gears and it lacks 20 horses in comparison with the HO, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a chariot in a manner that few may supply in 1965. It’s additionally a lot rarer than the vendor thinks, because the 876 automatics constructed have been for all full-size Pontiacs, and I guess extra of these ended up within the 2+2 and Grand Prix than the rest.

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