TEXTS ET PHOTOS : ALAIN LEMIRE
PUBLISH ON JUNE 20TH 2016
DODGE DART SWINGER 1971
Purchased in Alabama for $18,000, the Dodge Swinger was restored by George Vigh, a great devotee of the Mopar.
He opted for a "pro-street" look, bringing the car to various exhibitions, night meets and on the quarter mile (11.43 to 118 mph) to make it live what it deserves.
• Engine: 8 cylinders
• Cubic capacity: 408 cubic inches "stroker”
• Power: 525 horsepower
• All-steel body with dual-air hood air intake
• Color: Viper Blue Metallic 2010 with a white decorative bee strip.
• Front disc brakes
• Exhaust 2.5" diameter stainless steel Flowmaster Serie 40
• Wheels: Weld Pro Star Wheel
• Tires: Mickey Thompson S/R 26X6X15 front and 28X12.5 rear
FORD GT500 ELEANOR 1967
Owner of a car and truck dealership in Lloydminster, Alberta, Randy Westlake's taste for the GT500 Eleanor was developed, as many Mustang fans in 2000, with the launch of the Gone in 60 seconds movie. He realized his dream of owning a replica of this famous Eleanor that made fantasize more than one car guy.
The Mustang was found in the Vancouver, BC area. It had an original big block. Only disc brakes, a manual 6-speed Tremec t-56 transmission were added to the car.
FERRARI F40 1991
Prepared for the track, this Ferrari F40 is owned by Phil Trigiani of Mississauga, Ontario and was bought from a "celebrity" living in Japan.
The driver's seat was adapted to the owner body. He made his first outing on the circuit on September 22, 2016, a memorable date to remind him of the moments during which he tamed his new beast on a few laps.
• Engine 2.9 liters
• Power: 480 horsepower at 7000 RPM
• Brembo wider brakes
• 5-point racing safety belts
• 0/60 MPH: 4.2 seconds
• Top speed: 201 mph - 324 km/h
CORVETTE ZR-1 1994
Mike Gill is a huge car fanatic, from Ayrton Senna and mostly high-performance Corvettes.
The Corvette ZR-1 exposed during the matchup is his vision of this model which he fell in love with his teen years. Especially created for this car, the spokes of the wheels adopt the same profile of the bodywork adding a width effect.
A sound system worthy of a disco music was installed in the car. The car hides under its hood, a LT5 V8 engine designed by Lotus coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. Baer disc brakes with a 6-piston callipers at the front and 2 at the back.
Mr. Gill's Corvette ZR-1 was the 13th manufactured on 448 and it's the first painted in Admiral Blue on 44 in 1994.
PONTIAC TRANS AM 1977
Found on a barn in Mount Albert, Ontario, in a state of unrestrained but not rusty condition, this Pontiac Trans Am cost only $ 1,000 to John Antoniadis of Toronto, Ontario, who undertook to restore it to the state of the art.
The car had only 36,000 miles and was stored since 1982. The original 400-cube engine received special treatment being "stroked" to 472 cubic inches and possessing 500 horsepower.
The car keeps its factory look going up to the AM/FM 8-track cassette radio.
CAMARO Z28 1977
Nicknamed "Beaterbee", this Camaro that was bought in Florida, is a tribute to the Camaro of the first Transformer movie.
Ryan-William Buchanan and his father came very close to buying one of the movie car that was listed on Ebay. The goal of having a replica of the Camaro of the first film was reached after 2 years of work.
Beaterbee was exhibited at an event hosted by Chevrolet, Hasbro Toys and Paramount Pictures.
• Engine: 8 cylinders
• Displacement: 5.7 liters
• Power: 400 horsepower
• Transmission: 3 speed automatic B & M Racing TH350
• Rims: Cragar 15X6 front and 15X10 back
• Tires: BF Goodrich 225 / 60-15 front 295/50-15 back
Found on a barn in northern New York State, the 1973 Pantera was brought back by David Cantagallo achieving a 40-years dream.
The Pantera was bought new in California and brought to New York State upon retirement of its owner. The car was repainted and restored to its original state, as in its youthful memory.
The only modifications made on the car were the installation of an aluminum radiator, a stainless steel exhaust and some other parts of the same metal connected to the cooling engine system.
CORVETTE STINGRAY 1966
The 1966 Corvette Sting Ray of this text was bought in pairs by Tony Basile of Richmond Hill, Ontario. The seller was located in northwestern Ontario and the 2 Corvettes were had to be sold together.
A 350 HP 327 cubic inch engine, equips the Corvette which interests us the other having a big block under the hood. The car is virtually original in its components.
The car was repainted. Its Muncie M21 4-speed transmission was restored. It is the 13446th Corvette built on a total of 27,000 units manufactured. It is one of the 9958 coupes built that year.
There was some automobilia objects that gives a bit of vintage feeling in the room where the Muscle car Matchup was held.
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