5 Hot Rods for The History Books

Since the very beginning days of the automobile, people have worked tirelessly to sharpen them up and turn them into high speed monsters that can overtake all others on the road. With thousands of hot rods in existence, it is not easy to narrow the list down to the top 5 for the history books but those that made this list are definitely more than deserving to have that distinguished title among hotrods.

  1. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad

5In 1955, Chevrolet started advertising the Nomad and made sure that people knew it came fully equipped with a 162 horsepower engine with a short stroke design and soft carpet loaded throughput the interior that made it nice and comfy when riding or driving. This car not only looked great but the powerful engine made it one that was in high demand from the moment it rolled out on the showroom floor. The Nomad was roomy enough to seat six comfortably but it was cozy enough to take a date to the movies or take on the local street club for bragging rights for winning a street race.

  1. 1968 Dodge Dart

4While many other cars were introduced in 1968, the Dodge Dart has always stood out as one that was thoroughly enjoyed by all that ever drove one at that time. With a 5.7 Liter Hemi engine and excellent rear suspension, this car was one to be reckoned with when coasting down the highway in the late 1960’s. The style was clean and simple and it was a car designed to be an excellent choice for the family car or one for a young adult that wanted to hit the highway for a little adventure. Today, it is a hot car at shows and events nationwide and one that has retained value very well for nearly 50 years. This is a hot rod that will remain a top contender for best of the best and will surely go down in history as one of the most popular hot rods of all time.

3.1967 Dodge Charger

3Coming in at number 3 on the list is the 1967 Dodge Charger. This mean machine was, and still is, a dream come true for many a man during its day. Even today, this is a collector’s dream come true, especially if you can find one in tip top condition or have the means to fully restore one to its original shine and strength. This car came equipped with a 425 Horsepower 426 crate MOPAR performance HEMI engine and it could fly down the highway faster than almost any car on the roads in its day.  The Dodge Challenger is another beauty car that will have enthusiast drooling at car shows.

2.1954 Plymouth Savoy

2In 1954 Plymouth introduced the Savoy. This car was introduced as a 2 door coupe for the bachelor or a 2 or 4 door sedan for the family. It was made available at a price that was affordable to the working man that wanted a car he could cruise down the strip in or take a date out for a night at the movies. The engine was a 3.6 Liter and it came with a 2 or 3 speed manual transmission.

  1. 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback

1When it comes to hot rods that will go down in history, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback easily slides into the number 1 spot of all time. This car was heavier than previous Mustangs and had a much stronger engine that made the car one of the fastest, if not the fastest, car on the road in 1967. It had a longer hood and far tougher appearance than the 1965 Mustang, which was also quite the popular automobile of its time. The overall design was based on the 1967 Mustang Fastback but this speed demon was fully equipped with a 428 cu V8 engine that was tough as steel and lightning fast on the highway. Today, this classic hot rod is one of the most popular car to see at shows and events around the world and it is not easy to find one that is in excellent condition. Those that are lucky will be able to find one and will quickly find that the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback is easily, one of the best classics to collect as the value continues to rise as each year passes and this car will definitely turn heads whether you keep it for show or choose to drive it down the streets in your local city or town.

 

It is not always easy to find a classic hot rod in excellent condition and most will require at least some work to bring them back to their original luster and speed. If you are planning to buy a hot rod or need to get one moved to your home or garage or even taken to a car show, be sure to get it there safely by hiring a professional auto transporter that is experienced with handling classic hot rods and will really take care of it during the time they have it in their hands. Unlike modern cars and trucks, hot rods need to be handled with care to ensure they are safe from top to bottom whether they are moving to a new local address or shipping across the country.  A-1 Auto Transport Inc understands the special bond between a car and his or her owner.

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