The Ford 428 Cobra Jet was the perfect answer. Big-hearted, torquey, and happy either purring along or in full snarl, the Cobra Jet was a world-class engine worthy of legendary status--not its current anonymity.
The Ford Torino and Mercury Cyclone were near-identical twins, but I chose the Cyclone here because it's more unique and, I think, more stylish. Either car in fastback trim, with the 428 Cobra Jet, were legendary but overlooked muscle cars with style and speed to burn.
This specific Cyclone has the 390, not the 428, but it still looks good. Kudos for the photo go to Carter's Classic Muscle Cars
, which has a mouth-watering array of, well, classic muscle cars on offer.
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