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1969 DeTomaso Mangusta at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

This particular car is the European version that features a 306 horsepower (228 kW) Ford V8 engine.  Only about 150 of these versions were built out of a total of 401 Mangustas.  Of those 401, it’s believed that only about 250 still exist.

In case anyone was wondering, “Mangusta” means “mongoose” in Italian.

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1985 Audi Sport Quattro at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics in Winnetka, Illinois.

This is one of the cars that Audi had to build in order to be able to compete in the Group B World Rally Championship. Only 164 were made.  It had a shorter wheelbase than the regular Quattro Coupe, was much lighter, and had a 306 horsepower (225 kW) 2.1 liter  inline-5 cylinder engine.

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1967 Pontiac GTO at a car show at a local church in the Chicago area.

The first generation Pontiac GTO was actually a performance package for the Pontiac’s Tempest model.  For 1967, the most powerful version featured a 365 horsepower (268 kW) 400 cu in (6.6 liter) V8 engine, disc brakes in the front, slightly stiffer suspension, and a floor shifter among other things.