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7US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the books

The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.

28'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars

The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.

73Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

"Why wouldn't the cops get our car? It's very mind boggling." – Jackie White.

19Plymouth Barracuda still looks great at 50

April 17, 2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Ford Mustang. This isn't just the year of Ford's legendary pony car, though. It also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of Chrysler's entry into the pony car wars - the Plymouth Barracuda.

13Petrolicous torques about 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S

There are classic muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, and then there are rare classic muscle cars – vehicles like this 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Walk down Metro Detroit's Woodward Avenue on the third Saturday of August, and even in that sea of Americana that is the Woodward Dream Cruise, you'd be hard pressed to find many Cudas. What ones you did come across would likely be the larger third-generation cars.

130Barrett-Jackson 2014: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird passes half a million dollars

The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?

21Stephen King's Christine lives, and it's angry

Can an object really be cursed? That's certainly up for debate, but what isn't is that modern society tends to immortalize cursed objects on the big screen. Alongside the house from The Amityville Horror, it's hard to think up an object with a more disturbing history than the red and white, 1958 Plymouth Fury from Stephen King's Christine.

25Meet this muscle car hunter's monster collection called The Zoo

Brian and Samantha Styles have amassed quite a collection of classic muscle cars in a collection they call The Zoo. Containing some seriously rare metal, the collection seems decidedly tilted towards Mopar offerings, although it's hardly exclusive to the Pentastar. The video is an interesting look into a collector's world, with the couple explaining that their collection isn't an attempt to have as many cars as possible, but to have the right cars. As for the name of their collection, it's a ref

13Watch this story of a father, a son and a classic Plymouth on Father's Day

They met in high school. Bev was a cheerleader, Joe played sports. The pair got married, and the first car they shared, driving off into their mutual futures together on their wedding day, was a 1948 Plymouth convertible. As is often the case with first cars – and especially cars as classically stylish and memorable as the Plymouth – they were left with nothing but fond memories after being forced to sell the car after Joe was drafted into the military.

34Police using 43-year-old Plymouth Satellite to patrol Seattle streets [w/video]

It's like throwback uniform days at the ballpark, only this happens every day and it's at the police station. A story and video by the Associated Press takes a look at Seattle police officer Jim Ritter and his 1970 Plymouth Satellite police cruiser (the Satellite was renamed Fury in 1975) – and yes, that's him above with the car, Ritter in his period-correct police uniform. As you might guess, this is one of those community relations efforts, but it's no show pony – the Satellite is

54Getting to know the cars of Fast & Furious 6

The team at Universal Pictures recently invited us check out the real stars – the machinery – of its upcoming action thriller Fast & Furious 6, due in theaters on May 24. On hand at the studio special effects facility were more than a dozen vehicles, each with its own unique story to tell.

20Parents get their first car all over again

There's nothing quite like memories of ones first car to rev up the engine to the old wayback machine. No matter what your age, it seems, thinking of that car you had when you were young tends to stir reminiscence of happy days and simpler times.

17Official USPS Muscle Cars stamps coming to a mailbox near you

As much as our digital lives have cut down on our trips to the post office, there are still times that sending "snail mail" is necessary. With us car lovers in mind and philately in their hearts, the good folks at the United States Postal Service will introduce a new stamp design called "Muscle Cars" starting on February 22.

69SRT belatedly claims Plymouth Prowler as one of its own

Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.

115Further speculation about radical new SRT Barracuda

Almost as soon as Chrysler showed us the new Dodge Challenger, Mopar fans began wondering when the Pentastar brand would put together a Barracuda. Some financially sound fans even created their own retro 'Cudas, some to much praise. But if Car and Driver is to be believed, those visions of a modern, rejuvenated 'Cuda are not nearly modern enough.

2How A Chrysler 'Dream Car' Survived Revolution And A Civil War

A would-be Corvette beater goes to auction after being owned by the Shah of Iran and found in war-torn Beirut

RM Auctions will sell the 1960 Plymouth XNR next month in Monterey, Calif. around the festivities of the annual Concourse d'Elegance, perhaps adding another adventure for the storied car with a fascinating history. The concept car penned by legendary Chrysler designer Virgil Exner was meant to take on the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette. It's high performance six-cylinder engine could create 250 horsepower and had a top speed of 150 mph.

18Plymouth XNR concept parks on the auction block [w/video]

The 1960 Plymouth XNR will cross the block next month at the RM Auction in Monterey, Calif.

382013 Dodge Dart production kicks off in Belvidere [w/video]

The 2013 Dodge Dart's trajectory towards dealer lots has officially begun. The first Dart rolled of the line at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly yesterday, en route to a late June appearance at your local Dodge showroom.

38Jay Leno has a very tender moment with a decidedly tough 1975 Plymouth Duster

Long before Jay Leno became an international celebrity, he was spinning wrenches at a local car dealership. While there, he crossed paths with Paul Annunziata, a brilliant mechanic with a penchant for Mopar muscle. While Leno was busy doing stand-up comedy and working his way toward network television, Annunziata was doing something really interesting: building a street-legal pro-stock drag car out of a 1975 Duster. After winning $10,000 in the lottery, he started with a body-in-white chassis be

30eBay Find of the Day: ViperCuda combines classic muscle car with modern V10

Ever wish your 1971 Plymouth Barracuda had just a wee bit more power and the ability to negotiate curves? Got an extra $180,000 laying around? That's what this Vipercuda will cost you on eBay.

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