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FW: APRIL FEUL PRICE SHOCK

 These increases will be compounded by rises in fuel taxes which come into effect in April. There will be an additional increase of 15c for the fuel levy and 5c for the RAF levy (which doesn’t apply to illuminating paraffin). The following price hikes are expected: Petrol – R1.28 increase per litreDiesel – R0.77 increase per litre. Diesel…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1969 COPO Camaro

Chevrolet's Central Office Production Order (COPO) system was designed for fleet sales; it was intended to spec out heavy-duty suspensions for cop cars and stain-proof interiors for taxicabs. But enterprising dealers with the right connections, such as Yenko Chevrolet in Pennsylvania, figured out that Camaros could be ordered this way, too. And given the right…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

Pontiac owned the muscle scene in the early 1960s. In fact, the 1964 Pontiac GTO is widely regarded as the very first of the breed. But by 1968, that car had plenty of competition. The thought within Pontiac was to make a cheaper version of the GTO with a smaller 350-cubic-inch engine called the ET…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6

When GM relaxed its longstanding rule forbidding engines larger than 400 cubic inches to be installed in midsize cars, it set off a muscle frenzy across the company's divisions. Oldsmobile put the huge 455-cubic-inch into its 442, and Chevy installed a unique 454-cubic-inch V-8, the LS6, into its Chevelle SS. A conservative estimate of the LS6's…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Nascar was in its golden age. Automakers took the business of stock-car racing seriously and would dream up engines and bodywork for racing that were often too wild for the street. All the automakers needed to do was sell 500 of these radical cars and they could run…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

By the late 1970s, muscle car performance was a mere shadow of what it had been years earlier. The latest emissions controls, combined with high gas prices and stratospheric insurance costs, caused most automakers to severely dial back horsepower. But not Pontiac. The Trans-Am had been riding a new wave of popularity since its starring role…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1970 Oldsmobile 442

The 442 (which gets its name from its four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual, and dual exhausts) was based on the Cutlass and become the hot muscle machine for the Oldsmobile division. It shared its platform with two other hot GM machines, the Chevy Chevelle SS and the Pontiac GTO. And like the GTO, the 442 was…
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Surprising Facts About Muscle Cars – 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2

The high-performance GTO version of Pontiac’s Tempest is regarded in many circles as the original muscle car and it added some serious heat to automaker’s lineup for 1964. The following year, Pontiac decided to work that same magic on it’s bigger cars by dropping a 338 hp 421 cubic-inch V8 into the all-new big body…
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