Lost Muscle Cars Book


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In the world of archeology nothing compares to the discovery. Whether it’s related to King Tut’s tomb, the Titanic, or Amelia Earhart, the uncovering of an artifact outdoes all the research; work; and blood, sweat, and tears into a singular rush of adrenaline. In the world of the muscle cars, some of the greatest creations are still waiting to be discovered.

This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. You find four categories (Celebrity, Rare, Race Cars, and Concept/Prototype/Show Cars) within three genres (Missing, Lost History, Recently Discovered) that take you through the search for some of the most sought after muscle cars with names such as Shelby, Yenko, Hurst, and Hemi. Along the way, success stories including finding the first Z/28 Camaro, the 1971 Boss 302, and the 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible will make you wonder if you could uncover the next great muscle car find.

Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most significant American iron ever created during the celebrated muscle car era. Readers will be armed with the tools to begin the quest to make the next great discovery in automotive archaeology!

Pages: 240
Size: 6 X 9 (inches)
Format: Hardback
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613252253
Product Code: CT551


Chapter One: Concept/Promo/Prototype Muscle 

1969 Plymouth Superbird Prototype by Wes Eisenschenk

Ford Show Cars of the 1960s by Kevin Martin

Hurst-A-Matic 1970 SS Nova Giveaway Car by Wes Eisenschenk

The 1968 Shelby Mustang Paris Show Car by Peter Disher

Prototype Buick Stage 2 GSX by Wes Eisenschenk with Denny Manner

The Sonic ’Cuda by Bradley Broemmer

Road Runner Probe: ICAS Giveaway Car by Wes Eisenschenk

Hurst SC/Rambler Prototype by Wes Eisenschenk


Chapter Two: Rare Muscle Cars 

Joe Oldham’s Stolen 1969 Baldwin-Motion SS 427 Camaro by Wes Eisenschenk with Joe Oldham

1971 Rallye Red Hemicuda Convertible by Wade Ogle

Jenks by Ryan Weaver

The “Missing” 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible by Wade Ogle

Two Lost Loves and Woodward Avenue by Leon Dixon

1969 COPO Dick Harrell Chevelle by Roger Day

Blue Beast by Todd Werts

1968 Desert Rat Yenko Camaro by Dana Hurt

1970 Hemicuda Convertible by Ola Nilsson

1970 Ranchero Twister Specials by Wes Eisenschenk

The 1971 Boss 302 by Andrew Hack

One-of-One: The 1965 Chevelle Z16 Convertible by Mark Meekins with Jeff Helms of the National Chevelle Owner’s Association

1968 Nova SS L78 by Wes Eisenschenk


Chapter Three: Race Cars

Aggravated Uncovering of Aggravation’s Amnesia by Wes Eisenschenk

Grumpy’s Toy IV: 1968 Camaro by Doug Boyce

Grumpy’s Toy V: 1968 Chevy II Nova by Doug Boyce

1967 Z28 Number 1 by Jon Mello

Ed Hedrick’s 1969 Yenko Camaro by Wes Eisenschenk

Darrell Droke’s 1965 Ford Thunderbolt by Geoff Bradley

Lil Miss Carnivorous by Bobby Schlegel

The Lost Winternationals Cobra Jet Mustang by Scott A. Hollenbeck, Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Registry

The Manhattan Speed Parts Hemi Dart by Daryl Klassen

The Day of Infamy by J. D. Feigelson

The Platt & Payne 1968/1969 Torino by Wes Eisenschenk

The Trans-Am Championship-Winning Boss Mustang by Edward Ludtke

Hubert Platt’s 1967 Fairlane by Wes Eisenschenk with Allen Platt

Malcolm Durham’s Strip Blazers by Bernard Durham

Richard Petty’s Outlawed Barracuda by Ryan Brutt

Uncle Sam by Thomas Benvie

Hurst SS/AMX Number 46 by Wes Eisenschenk with Jay Sabol


Chapter Four: Celebrity-Owned Muscle Cars

George Carlin’s 1970 Pontiac Trans Am by Patrick Smith

Alan Page’s 1971 Charger Superbee by Wes Eisenschenk

The Grabber Olds Lives by Chris Collard

Connie Kreski’s 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 by Mike Satterfield

Jim Morrison’s 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, The Blue Lady by Daniel Fehn

Papa John’s Z28 by Matt Hardigree

The Lost Apollo XII Corvettes by Danny Reed

Big Willie and Tomiko’s Duke & Duchess Daytona by Corey Owens