American Muscle: Muscle Cars from the Otis Chandler Collection
In the beginning, it was marketing genius: take a base-model car, drop in the largest engine possible and sell it to the burgeoning youth market. This paperback edition of the Motorbooks International classic (0-87938-465-4) takes a rare look at the cars of Otis Chandler, one of the most extensive collections of muscle cars ever assembled. Nearly 200 color photographs reveal the brawny beauty and monstrous engines, as well as the interiors and details, of the greatest cars to ever cruise Main Street, USA and tear up quarter-mile dragstrips. Extensive histories and specification charts explore the evolution of muscle cars from the early 1960s to the downfall brought by federal safety and emmissions standards.