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1968 Mustang GT500 KR Convertible, 1962 Chevrolet Corvette- Two Of The Best Muscle Cars Ever Made?

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Shivendra Garg

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May 22, 2020 at 06:57 PM

Car manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet come up with new cars each day. Yet, you cannot deny the value classic cars hold, especially if it is an all-American icon. A lot of people are looking for restored cars that remind them of simpler times. Two such vintage cars, a 1968 Mustang GT500 KR Convertible and another 1962 Chevrolet Corvette two-door coupe, are waiting for their rightful owners. Here’s what you can expect after purchasing these timeless beauties

The Ford Mustang needs no introduction. Ever since its debut, it managed to win peoples’ hearts, and not just in the States but globally. It became so heavily demanded that within two years of its launch Ford had already sold the one-millionth unit of Mustang. It was every go-getter’s getaway car.

Back in ‘64 when Ford introduced the world to what would become one of its best-selling cars, the Mustang was offered as many as four engine options. Of them, a 271 hp, 289 cubic inch V8 was the most powerful. Ford, however, did not begin manufacturing this car to evolve into the new-age American sports car.

In fact, they did not even want it to be a muscle car. They simply wanted to make a car that cost less than $2500 and weighed under 2500 pounds. The first generation of the Ford Mustang was based on the Ford Falcon, which used to be Ford’s family car. So the Mustang came up as a sportier, two-door sedan. Today, it’s a given that you either own a Ford Mustang yourself or know someone who does.

Looking at the popularity of Mustang, Ford also came up with its convertible version. All the features of the Ford Mustang Convertible remained the same except for the retractable soft-top. If classic Mustangs fancy your attention and you’re looking for an iconic convertible to park in your driveway, check out this 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible at NextStepProSales.com. A lot of people come here to find the car they are looking for, and are seldom disappointed.

A Chevy Crate motor powers this 1968 Mustang GT500 KR Convertible, but the addition of a new supercharger now allows it to unleash 750 horsepower. It is rear-wheel driven and assisted by a 6-speed Tremec Transmission. The car rides on 17-inch wheels, and all of them get 12-inch disc brakes. As far as suspension duties are concerned, it has been fitted with coil-over adjustable shocks.

Other features that this 1968 Mustang GT500 Convertible gets include power steering tilt-away steering column, air conditioning, a digital instrument panel, radio, 4-point race legal roll bars, and 5-point harness for the front row occupants. The interior has been finished in leather, and the ride has got less than 2,800 miles on it. Everything about the car, excluding its body shell, back seat, tash, and retractable roof, is brand new. It has been marked up at $119,000. For more details, visit the website.

Although, it could very well be that you are not a Mustang kind of guy. You might be into other classics. Take, for example, the Chevrolet Corvette. Back in the 1950s, sports cars were considered to be a European thing. However, General Motors was looking for ways to change that perception.

1962 Corvette Coupe Coupe

In the ‘50s, General Motors was the largest car manufacturer in America, and while that was the case, they had no sports cars in their catalog. So they decided to come up with a befitting reply to the Europeans in the most American way, and came up with the concept of Corvette in 1953. Though, this car was not very well received during its inception. It got a Chevy Blue Flame inline-four engine which was tuned to make around 150 horsepower.

So it was not exactly a sports car, to begin with. But it had a fiberglass body which besides keeping the cost of manufacturing in check, made it lightweight and unique. Also, to make it a style icon, the first generation of the Corvette was launched only as a convertible. It appeared as if the Chevrolet Corvette was very well on its way to becoming the first American sports car manufactured in America but that four-cylinder engine restricted its capabilities.

So finally in 1955, Chevy replaced that Blue Flame engine with a 195 horsepower V8, which gave the Corvette its distinctive grunt. It was a result of that V8 which allowed the Chevrolet Corvette to flaunt its potential and rawness. Then in 1956, Chevrolet decided to equip this convertible only Corvette with a removable hardtop. Chevrolet started racing with their Corvette and also won several championships.

Sounds lucrative, right? Well, at NextStepProSales.com, you can get yourself a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette two-door coupe, with the hardtop, for $97,500. It gets an original 327/360 hp Rochester fuel-injected V8, 4-speed manual transmission and original exhaust system. It also gets Boyd wheels and New Grand Spirit radial tires. The interior has been restored and painted in Roman red and wrapped in vinyl to maintain that classic appeal of the Corvette.

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