Did you know that Chevrolet’s 1967 response to the Mustang phenomenon was originally named “Panther” and that several pre-production test cars were outfitted with elegant chromed Panther emblems? How about the fact that in the late 1970s, Corvette’s product planners weren’t sure that the public’s love of the V-8 engine would last too much longer, so they began to look into the idea of a twin-engine platform? Do you know how to tell a 409 block from a sea of 248s? Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts can fill you in on all you ever needed to know about General Motors trivia (and quite a few facts on Brand X as well).
The first (and largest) chapter is dedicated to General Motors, separated into four subtitles (Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Buick) and further divided into five subheadings: Legend and Lore, Body and Interior, Engine and Driveline, Suspension and Brakes, and Number Crunching/Press Commentary. This organization of facts makes it much easier for the reader to find what they’re looking for – which is especially helpful when you’re trying to win a bet or prove a point.
Once you’re done reading the 400 GM facts, you could always skim through the rest of the book to find out facts to school your Ford and Mopar buddies.
You can buy your copy at any book store or order online at www.cartechbooks.com. The book retails for $24.95.