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Lynn
05-14-2018, 08:24 PM
I apologize if this has already been posted.

Interesting article by Jeff Koch. First published in Nov. 2017, but in my Hemmings daily email today.

I have often thought that one could certainly argue the Golden Hawk (either 56 or 57) was the first Muscle Car. But Jeff went one better.

His choice for the first Muscle Car?

1926 Studebaker Duplex Phaeton, powered by the Big Six engine.

Story here:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/11/16/the-first-muscle-car-older-than-you/?refer=news

Xcalibur
05-14-2018, 08:36 PM
Well... that's one take on "muscle car." :lol:

Blue 15G
05-15-2018, 08:53 AM
I guess everything is relative because of the difference in the time periods covered in the article. I recall reading elsewhere that those late 1930s Buicks were considered to be pretty hot cars back in "the day". Of course, the term itself "Muscle Car" is relatively recent.

52-fan
05-15-2018, 01:15 PM
Before power steering and paved roads there were lots of "muscle" cars. ;)

BobPalma
05-15-2018, 08:04 PM
Before power steering and paved roads there were lots of "muscle" cars. ;)

:o Not to mention self-starters! :ohmy: :cool: BP