WHAT IS A
HOT ROD - STREET ROD
| Hot rods were old
cars usually a 1928–31 Ford Model A, or 1932-34 Ford Model
B, modified for weight reduction. Typical mods were removal of
the convertible top, hoods, windshields, bumpers,
fenders, channeling the body over the frame for a lower
body position and 'soup up' the engine
by tuning or replacing with a more powerful one.
Tires and rims were upgraded for improved traction and
handling. Speedster was a nickname for the hot
Early engine swaps often involved fitting the
flathead engine in a Ford chassis. The
appearance of the Oldsmobile 303 cu. in. V8 in 1949 was a popular upgrade among hot rodders
in the '50s. By the 1970s, the
small-block Chevy was the most common engine and has become the
most popular. Many of these popular hot rods are
for sale on Hot Rods For Sale .
WHAT IS A MUSCLE CAR
| A "muscle car" is
"exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the
American car industry following the hot rod philosophy of
taking a small car and putting a large engine in it. The
muscle car was designed for straight-line speed. It did not
have the chassis, engineering or the appearance of European
high-performance sports cars.
Opinions vary as to whether high-performance full-size
cars, compacts, and pony cars qualify as a true muscle car
but many were advertised as such.
Many muscle cars are for sale on Hot Rods For Sale .