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Cars & Trucks. (24 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

1939 Chevrolet. 5/2018.
2019 Dodge Challenger. 10/2018

As with today’s Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, today’s Dodge Challenger is a modern muscle car that is inspired by — as well as compared to — the legacy of its 1960s forebear.

Kenworth. 8/2016
1940 Plymouth Deluxe Sedan. 201 CI, 3-Speed. 5/2018
Chevrolet Corvair Sport Coupé (2nd generation 1965-1969). 8/2018
Chevrolet Corvette. 6/2017
GMC and Chevrolet. 5/2017
Oldsmobile Cutless Supreme Convertible. Red tire wheels. 7/2015
1967 Kaiser Jeep M-725. 6/2017
1950s Chevy 210. 10/2016
1960s Ford Falcon. 6/2018
Ford Mustang. 4/2020
Chevrolet Camaro SS. 5/2018

The SS model is equipped with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine offered both as a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic. The SS is capable of 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, performing a 0-60 in 4.0 seconds. 

 BMW Mini Cooper Hatch. 5/2018
Lamborghini. 8/2014
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021
1965 (Fourth Generation) Chevrolet Impala SS. 8/2021
1965 (Fourth Generation) Chevrolet Impala SS. 8/2021
1965 (Fourth Generation) Chevrolet Impala SS. 8/2021
Interior. 1965 (Fourth Generation) Chevrolet Impala SS. 8/2021

From its debut in 1958, the Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights. The Impala SS (Super Sport) was introduced as an option in 1960 as an appearance/performance package and soon limited to hardtop and convertible coupe models. From 1964 through 1967 (Impala’s third and fourth generations), the Super Sport was a separate model, with its own VIN prefix — in 1965-67 cars, for instance, 166/68 was the prefix for a V8-equipped Impala SS. From 1962 to 1964, Super Sports came with engine-turned aluminum trim which, in 1965, was replaced by a “blackout” trim strip that ran below the taillights.

By the late 1960’s, classic muscle or “big block” cars focused on smaller models so that 1969 became the last model year for the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport series.

Chevrolet Camaro. 6/2017
Ford F-150. 6/2017

The F-150 started in 1975 as a truck model between the F-100 and F-250 (there was also the F-350). By 1976 it quickly became America’s favorite truck. In towns across America—this is in Lake Mills, Wisconsin— Ford trucks from the 1950s era still work alongside today’s newest models. In 1983, F-100 production ended and, in addtion to work, the F-150 found a new focus on lifestyle and comfort. Starting in the 1980s, Ford truck customers could select custom paint packages and the blue-oval Ford emblem was affixed on the grille for the first time.

Ford F-150, 8/2021.

There’s a good reason the 2021 Ford F-150 is one of the most popular trucks. Its solid performance and durability have few competitors in the modern truck market. The XL (versus the XLT for example) is a more budget-friendly option. The XL’s basic engine is the same as the XLT 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, 290 hp, and 265 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 XL offers first-rate amenities and excellent performance for an incredible value.