Are you a vintage car lover? If so, you’ve probably had a fantasy about driving a 1964 Pontiac, 1967 Cobra, or perhaps a ’69 Ford Mustang! It’s no wonder why: for almost 50 years, muscle cars have developed a strong following due to their sporty designs and high speeds. When it comes to the fastest cars on the road from past decades, there are a few models that stand out for their performance.
1964 Pontiac GTO
The 1964 Pontiac GTO had a high level of speed and horsepower for the time and can reach 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The car was built by John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and Russell Gee with the idea of making a car that had a large engine with a light body to make it race at faster speeds. Known as a legendary car, the GTO comes with a V8 engine with a Tri-Power carburetion that is optional.
1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
When designing the vehicle, Carroll Shelby wanted to create the fastest and meanest car on the road that was considered to be a race car. It was eventually modified to be driven on the street and even includes Paxton superchargers, which allows it to have an impressive horsepower of 800. Although the Shelby Cobra stands out for her regal design, the Super Snake makes an impression for her performance and powerful engine out of all of the Cobra models.
1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
It’s hard to beat the slick, timeless design of the Ford Mustang. The 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet is considered to be a competitor to the Ford Mustang due to its high level of power with its 428-cid V8 engine. The engine features larger valve heads, a functional hood scoop, and a ram-air induction. The classic car is known as a competitive model alongside the Firebirds and Camaros.
1973 De Tomaso Pantera
Elvis once drove this fast muscle car—do we need to say anything more? Those who are familiar with the 1973 De Tomaso Pantera know that the model was designed by an Argentine racing driver, Alejandro De Tomaso, who wanted to combine both American and Argentine features. It includes a 351 cubic-inch ’Cleveland’ V8 engine that has ZF five-speed manual gearbox and can reach 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The 330 horsepower allows it to have plenty of kick and offers a fun ride when you're on the road.
1968 Dodge Charger R/T
The 1968 Dodge Charger R/T continues to have a high level of popularity after 40 years and stands out for its masculinity. It's built with a 440 cu. in. four-barrel Magnum V8 engine with 375 horsepower. The intimidating design of the body is also matched with an engine that is fierce and allows drivers to experience 425 horsepower with an optional 426 Hemi engine.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.