Car of the Day 12/1/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’68 Mustang that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the second phase of the first generation, which was made between August of 1966 and August of 1968 (model years between 1967 and 1968). The engine of this one is a 4.7 liter Windsor V8 that produces 200 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic.

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Car of the Day 11/27/18

Today’s car of the day is Jan Thompson’s ’63 Corvette Stingray, and I saw it at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the C2 generation, which was made between 1962 and 1967 (model years between 1963 and 1967). This Corvette in particular is a dragster. I’m not sure what the engine is, how powerful it is, or what the transmission is. This Corvette can do the quarter mile in 7.16 seconds at 157.43 mph.

Car of the Day 11/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this Mustang II Ghia that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Mustang II is the second generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1973 and 1978 (model years between 1974 and 1978). The engine of this one is a 2.8 liter Cologne V6 that produces 105 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 12.9 seconds and has a top speed of 99 mph. The reason why the Mustang II wasn’t as powerful as its predecessor is because of the oil crisis of 1973, which caused automakers to build smaller and fuel efficient vehicles. The Mustang was one of many vehicles affected by this. The Mustang II also shares the same platform as the Ford Pinto.

Car of the Day 10/28/18

Today’s car of the day is this MG Midget 1500 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The MG Midget is a sports car that was made between 1961 and 1980. The 1500 series was made between 1974 and 1980. The engine is a 1.5 liter straight-4 that produces 56 horsepower and 73 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 14.5 seconds and has a top speed of 91 mph.

Car of the Day 10/26/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’84 Mustang Anniversary Edition GT350 that I saw in town yesterday. This is from the third generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1978 and 1993 (model years between 1979 and 1993). This version of the GT350 was only made for 1984 to commemorate the Mustang’s 20th anniversary, and a total of 5,260 were built. The engine of this one is a 2.3 liter turbocharged straight-4 that produces 145 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and 350 ’84 GT350s had this engine. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 121 mph.

Car of the Day 10/25/18

Today’s car of the day is this Austin-Healey 3000 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Austin-Healey 3000 is a sports car that was made between 1959 and 1967. This one in particular is a Mk III BJ8, which was made between 1964 and 1967. The engine is a 2.9 liter straight-4 that produces 150 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds and has a top speed of 120 mph.

Car of the Day 10/24/18

Today’s car of the day is this this ‘58 Corvette that was in town yesterday. This is from the C1 generation, which was made between 1953 and 1962. The engine of this one is a 4.6 liter Small-block V8 that produces 230 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 113 mph.