Angelo Loupetis' Top Picks for Aust & US Muscle Cars

By: Angelo Loupetis

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Angelo chooses his top three Oz/US muscle cars

Valiant VF Pacer

For years the VG was the go-to thing but the round headlights and the "underdog" collector status of the VF always drew my attention. I think Pacers are a handsome thing in their vibrant colour schemes and go-fast stripes. My favourite feature of the VF Pacer is the dash mounted horizontal tach. I would love one in Cosmic Blue, hopefully I strike gold and find that untouched survivor VF Pacer that everyone forgot about.

| Read next: Valiant VF Pacer buyer's guide

 

1960/61 Ford Starliner

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I’m a sucker for big finned Fomoco products and have dreamt of owning a Starliner for years. These coupes have ties to Nascar and came with a variety of engine options including a Hi-PO 352FE backed with a manual 3-speed transmission. These unseen muscle cars would guarantee a crowd at any car show and give you a permanent grin.

 

VL TURBO COMMODORE

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I cant go past the VL Turbo as my last pick. Ever since my brother owned a manual Berlina turbo I have had a soft spot for one and its actually nice to see people’s efforts in restoring these cars back to factory spec after years of neglect and modifications.  The only issue I see is that their values have soared in recent years and NOS parts have reached insane prices making a future authentic restoration a costly one. Nevertheless I still desire to own a genuine absynth yellow BT-1. The long range tank, some venetians and dump tip exhaust –  VL heaven!

For years the VG was the go-to thing but the round headlights and the "underdog" collector status of the VF always drew my attention. I think Pacers are a handsome thing in their vibrant colour schemes and go-fast stripes. My favourite feature of the VF Pacer is the dash mounted horizontal tach. I would love one in Cosmic Blue, hopefully I strike gold and find that untouched survivor VF Pacer that everyone forgot about.

| Read next: Holden VL Commoodre Turbo buyer's guide 

 

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