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Pontiac Firebird Convertible – 7th Avenue, NYC

August 29th, 2012 by Aaron

Spotted this luscious, ultra clean gen 1 (’67 – ’69) Firebird drop top sitting pretty on 7th Avenue South. Assuming the hood ornamentation and functional scoops are of the real deal variety, this baby is sporting the 6.6L monster mill from the GTO with 325 HP and the optional Ram Air induction system (functional hood scoops, higher flow heads with stronger valve springs, and a different camshaft). Obviously this owner enjoys the best in life when it comes to classic vehicles as this is one of the more collectable Firebirds you can get.

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Mustang Mach 1: NW Glisan & 11th – Portland, OR

August 28th, 2012 by Emir

This isn’t the first Mach 1 we’ve spotted, but it’s certainly the prettiest.

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New Product: 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 – Shelter Island, NY

August 27th, 2010 by Stu

The Mustang GT has always been a real kick in the pants. Powerful, classically understated, well priced and packed full of amazing exhaust notes. It has and always will represent a true performer for the masses. But much like Harley’s old tech Evo motors, Mustang GT’s 4.6 L SOHC V8 is more than a little long in the tooth and, alongside newer entrants like Chevy Camaro SS and Dodge Challenger SRT-8, was beginning to lack big time in the horsepower department. Even the V6 powered engine that debuted in the new-for-2009 Camaro nearly matched the 2010 Mustang GT’s 315 ponies. That is until Ford dusted off the celebrated 5.0 engine nameplate for another go around in the 2011 model year.

I put a couple of hundred miles on a Kona Blue tester last weekend, and take it from me folks, it doesn’t get a whole lot more muscular than this. In route to Shelter Island, my girlfriend, taken aback by the heavenly symphony of exhaust reverberations, asked me if it was supposed to be that loud. I think you can guess what I told her. With a whopping 412 horsepower and 390 lb·ft of torque, the high-tech mill makes good on any power deficits that may have previously existed. More importantly, the GT now bites as loudly as it barks and hangs tight with cross town muscle from Chevy and Dodge. I found it pretty easy to chirp the rear tires in the first 3 gears (by the way, there are 6 of them now) as I worked my way up to the revised 7,000 RPM redline. As one eloquent reviewer from Car & Driver described the new engine, “…It’s utterly fabulous, a 7000-rpm cavalry charge that generates incredibly smooth, linear thrust across its broad rev band. Were you to paint the cam lids red and stick on a chrome trident, most Maserati owners would never know the difference. Yes, it’s that good.”

From a visual standpoint, this GT is a real sleeper and sports handsome, understated styling reminiscent of the fastbacks of yesteryear. A chrome 5.0 badge adorns the front fenders to let everyone know that you mean business. For the track rats among us, there is an optional Brembo brake package, borrowed from the almighty GT500, that includes 14-inch vented front discs and unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires. I didn’t have too much opportunity to put all that stopping power to proper use, but let’s just say the brakes are more than capable of slowing down all that muscle in a hurry if the need arises.

The 2011 Mustang GT hit dealerships earlier this month and starts just under $30k with the close ratio manual tranny – that works out to about $73 dollars per pony. For comparisons sake, consider that the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will run you about $266/pony. Not too shabby.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible – West 23rd Street, NYC

July 29th, 2010 by Aaron

I found this 540 HP snake charmer tucked away in front of a Chelsea office building one sunny afternoon. The black and red hot rod almost looked guilty, as if it had been out speeding and doing smokey burnouts all afternoon. Or maybe the owner simply needed a parking space so he could run inside to grab something. Either way, I think we can all agree, this drop top ain’t a half bad way to get around town.

Shot with my Leica M6

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NY Auto Show: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon – Stephan Weiss Studio, Greenwich Village

April 2nd, 2010 by Stu

GM was good enough to give us an advance preview of the CTS-V Sport Wagon before its big debut at the New York International Auto Show. The venue was chic, the drinks were flowing and there was nearly 1,700 horsepower worth of Cadillac V-series models parked where the art used to be. Just like coupe and sedan variants, CTS-V Sport Wagon utilizes a supercharged 6.2L V8, Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo Brakes and tasteful aesthetic tweaks like 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, menacing black mesh grille and lower fascia and a big ol’ buldge in the hood thanks to the Eaton supercharger bolted onto the engine. A quick walk around will tell you that this tasteful, 556 hp road rocket is neither your grandpa’s Cadillac or your parent’s station wagon. Weigh in below on which V-Series model you like best.

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Chevy Chevelle SS – State St, Santa Barbara

March 12th, 2010 by Nick

So Sick. Super Sexy. Sensationally Stylish. Simply Smashing. Sensually Seductive. Sinfully Smooth. Assign what words you will, the SS is worn like a badge of honor on all worthy bowties, and worn with pride. This drop-top Chevelle was sitting pretty in a bank parking lot when I ran across the street to capture its powerful, nonchalant stance. Like the silent man with a double black-belt, leaning calmly against the bar — he doesn’t need to talk about the fact that he can kill you twelve different ways with his hands — but he can. Of course, when your muscle car comes with its own guard dog, who cares what color the belt is.

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Muscle Car Trifecta – Harriman State Park, New York

March 6th, 2010 by Stu

I was going through my files and stumbled onto these amazing pictures taken during a muscle car comparo I wrote for the Summer 2009 issue of Men’s Fitness. The photo editor decided against using these images, instead opting for stock photography to accompany the review. He fed me some line about the gloomy weather not being sunny enough. Does anyone know what he was thinking? We all know that wet muscle cars look better than dry muscle cars any day of the week. They have more attitude. And the grey skies add a menacing effect to the trio’s already aggressive styling. I hope you enjoy them.

Source: Will Anderson Photography (images used with permission)

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Garage Queens – Mustang Shelby GT500: East 26th St., NYC

January 27th, 2010 by Stu

This Torch Red, 540 horsepower pony car reincarnation was found nestled in between plebeian commuter cars in this Kipps Bay area garage. Considering what an absolute beast this thing is on the road it almost seems a shame to lock it up inside a concrete prison. Let’s hope the lucky owner exercises this baby as much as possible.

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Boss Mustangs – 11th Ave & 28th Street, NYC

January 22nd, 2010 by Stu

Say hello to rare and even rarer. The celebrated Boss Mustang variants, 302 (left) and 429 (right), were spotted in front of posh Manhattan Motor Cars on 11th Ave by loyal Man on the Move reader and contributing photographer Dave Pinter. Dave has stumbled onto some pretty cool stuff before but these Boss twins are definitely up there. Hell, Ford only built 1,358 examples of the 429, making it among the rarest and most sought after Mustangs on the planet. Just to give you an idea of the relative worth I am referring to, a pair just like this went for $530K in a 2007 Scottsdale auction. I called over to the dealership to verify that we weren’t looking at reproductions and they assured me the cars are completely original and available for purchase. Anyone care to invest in some American muscle?

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Oldsmobile Toronado – NW 19th and Kearney, Portland

January 21st, 2010 by Stu

Movies and cars are alike in the sense that sequels are never as good as the original. This glorious gen 1 Toronado spotted by our Portland sharp shooter is evidence. The two-ton Grand Touring coupe from the now defunct GM division is a rolling testament to America’s former foothold over the automotive industry. Emotional styling, grand proportions and one bad ass mother of an engine stuffed under the hood. Things really went south in ‘71 as Toronado’s exterior design began to mirror more luxurious (and boring) GM sister vehicles from the era, like Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado.

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