Book: Lost Muscle Cars

In the world of archeology nothing compares to the discovery. Whether it's related to King Tut's tomb, the Titanic, or Amelia Earhart, the uncovering of an artifact outdoes all the research; work; and blood, sweat, and tears into a singular rush of adrenaline. In the world of the muscle car, some of the greatest creations are still waiting to be discovered.This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. 

You find four categories (Celebrity, Rare, Race Cars, and Concept/Prototype/Show Cars) within three genres (Missing, Lost History, Recently Discovered) that take you through the search for some of the most sought after muscle cars with names such as Shelby, Yenko, Hurst, and Hemi. Along the way, success stories including finding the first Z/28 Camaro, the 1971 Boss 302, and the 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible will make you wonder if you could uncover the next great muscle car find.Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most significant American iron ever created during the celebrated muscle car era. Readers will be armed with the tools to begin the quest to make the next great discovery in automotive archaeology!

I also happen to be really excited about this book since I authored the section on the lost Playboy Pink 1969 Shelby GT500 that was owned by 1969 Playmate of the Year Connie Kreski. Below are just three of the cars that are investigated in the book.

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Hubert Platt was one of Ford’s busiest factory backed drivers. In 1967, Hubert campaigned this Fairlane which was delivered new to him with a vinyl roof.  Hubert Platt Collection

Dressed as a plain Fastback 1971 Mustang, the trained eye of Andy Hack figured he would take a chance on purchasing this car with it’s very early VIN number….and his hunch paid off! Image Courtesy of Andy Hack

Alan Page launches his 383 Magnum powered 1971 Charger Superbee at Minnesota Dragways in the familiar Purple and Gold colors. Page leased this machine from White Bear Dodge. John Foster Jr. Collection.