Comments - American Muscle Cars in Arabia

Published: Jul 05, 2012
Description: The notion of muscle cars ripping up the streets of any country other than America may strike some enthusiasts as odd. After all, the notion of a two-door coupe with a big V8 driving the rear wheels a...
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Thomas Mackey Jul 08, 2012
Mopar or no car.
Puneet Dass Jul 07, 2012
The majority of the worlds oil comes from the middle east. Their fuel prices are ridiculously cheap. If I lived there I wouldn't care about Mpg
Jason Rosas Jul 06, 2012
@mikey paid $3.54 in San Jose. It's all about that lucky rewards card!
Nate Mata Jul 06, 2012
$4.22 in midland, Texas
Mikey Jimenez Jul 06, 2012
@Ashley yea over here in San Jose gas went down to $3.65 .
Ashley Lopez Jul 06, 2012
In northern California it's $3.85 right now for premium.
Dong Hyun Kim Jul 06, 2012
I like how this comment section is becoming a comparison chart. The gas price in Korea at the moment is about US$2/litre.
Keenan Casteel Jul 06, 2012
I moved from Oklahoma, where I paid like $3.00 in May, to the Chicagoland area where it's like $3.50. And that's cheap.
Cory Wilhelm Jul 05, 2012
3.95 in portland, Oregon
Lee Gardner Jul 05, 2012
It's 2.91 in southeast MO
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
And our prices have been going up dramatically... A year and a half ago mabye 2 years ago it was 90 cents a liter which is like $3.20 a gallon :(
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
We pay like 1.15-1.20a liter not far from toronto... So that's like $4 a gallon
Tim Preisinger Jul 05, 2012
It's about 3.65 in NY right now. It has also went down the past month or so
Mike Ulickey Jul 05, 2012
Dang 8-10 a gallon is high. It's 3.85 near Chicago and that is lower than a few weeks ago so I'm happy.
Kalendrix Cook Jul 05, 2012
$2.85 in Auburn, Alabama
Thibault Leroy Jul 05, 2012
wow in France its about 2 euros a liter so about 10 dollars a gallon
Robert Young Jul 05, 2012
$3.04 in Dallas. We're way below
Aaron Crisp Jul 05, 2012
So today muscle cars are "As American as it gets" but yesterday the Toyota Camry was the most American car on yesterday's article. Just thought that was funny. Cars.com sucks.
Tobias Mersinger Jul 05, 2012
U guys complain bout gas prices? We pay atm roughly 2 dollars a litre, thats what...? 8 dollars the gallon, kind of...? Drive that big ass V8's as long as you can!
Colin Dzendolet Jul 05, 2012
they pay like $.50/gal there, think they care about mpgs?
James Jay Putnam Jul 05, 2012
Oklahoma is $2.90 -$3.30 which is below the avg around the US which my guess is about $3.80
Jesus Alberto Lopez Jul 05, 2012
Lucky bastards -.- Us over here can't even find a classic muscle cause they're mostly taken by people who just won't sell them. Anyways this article was awsome.
Doe John Jul 05, 2012
I doubt gas prices are very high there...
Freddie Ibarra Jul 05, 2012
I'm with you Tony...
Bryan Garza Jul 05, 2012
*looks around* all clear!
Patrick Schalk Jul 05, 2012
Give it time Drew
Drew J. Kleyweg Jul 05, 2012
what? no "i hate america" comments?
Phillip Greene Jul 06, 2012
Looks are.important and.there.also subjective I personaly feel that and thing with a kidney grill is a steamimg pile of shit but thats just me
Keaton Schelir Jul 06, 2012
I liked the styling of the Firebird better than the Camaro's at this point, but the Camaro was the one with the better options and bigger engines.
Jackson Michael Jul 06, 2012
I don't get how the same people who call the Veyron ugly think this is good looking. To me looks are an important part of choosing a car and I'd definitely pass this one over.
Greg Lewis Jul 06, 2012
People don't realize how long these cars were, and as for handling... Well for the technology at the time, they were great (compared to ford) now with aftermarket, they eat corners like I do bacon! :)
Patrick Schalk Jul 05, 2012
Ehhh. I wouldn't say they handle well bone stock. These things have quite a bit of body roll. BUT suspension parts aren't expensive and REALLY easy to install. Great platform to build on though all around. Sometimes I wish I had IRS, but I'll be ok.
Tim Preisinger Jul 05, 2012
I have never driven one, but I heard they can handle decently by a couple people who own one. They also take to mods very well and have good straight line power even stock. I also like the sound of the LS1.
Zack Hickman Jul 05, 2012
No offense to anyone but a lot of people (not all) with 4th gen camaros are douche bags. Never was a fan of the generation
Frank Dreitlein Jul 05, 2012
by the way... worst Camaro ever...
Frank Dreitlein Jul 05, 2012
hey Abraham..needs more then those for handling. any car can have world class something. it depends on how it's applied that makes it so.
Alex Lee Jul 05, 2012
Haha I have a 2001 did a head and cam swap and I'm pushing 500 horses by only spending 1000$ m3 eater do you realize ls1 got voted best engine of the century easy hp with no money
Austin Lark Jul 05, 2012
Yeah these cars can handle! I have a 2002 that I'm starting to do some work on but even when it was bone dry stock it could eat those mountain curves up.
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
I doubt that considering I've experienced otherwise but whatever... I don't want to start a huge argument so I'm just gunna let it go
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
Can't handle? Magazines tested these cars, and all say it had world class brakes and suspension.
Ben Norton Jul 05, 2012
Chris how about the motor? 5.7 seems pretty muscley too me
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
I forget exactly what happened (I'll post latter) but it would have cost more than the car was worth to fix it
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
Crusher... I think I told that story before lol
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
@ Phillip I havent driven one but I've been in one as I think I told this story before my friends dad had one... He love the thing but even he admitted it couldn't handle... And his had just over 450hp... Then the engine blew and he sent it to the
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
Ha cant handle? Youv obviously never driven on and yeah I actualy like the early fouths better but this a sick car
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
I'm sorry, I don't care if it's a pretty fast car (on the drag strip as it cant handle very well unless u put money into it)but I wouldn't be caught dead driving one of these... They're hideous
Tobias Mersinger Jul 05, 2012
I kinda like it...
Paul Lissona Jul 05, 2012
Yah Cameron is right for sure. I like some of their trucks from 2000 on though.
Matt Greenlee Jul 05, 2012
i agree with cameron.
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
I love these cars so much I want one. I'm jealous of those that got ons especially a SLP version.
xxmariolxx Jul 05, 2012
@chris and the name
Chris Penza Jul 05, 2012
The only thing muscle about this car is the American racing wheels
Cameron Duncan Condy Jul 05, 2012
I wouldn't want this. Chevy just recently has gotten my attention. 60's Chevy and 2010's Chevy are the only decent ones. IMO
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
Pretty much anyone who likes loud cars that go fast and look good doin it, I take it youv never owned a real sports car have you
Gary Murphy Jul 05, 2012
Who would want to own this?
Stephen Cobbs Jul 05, 2012
90's Camaros never did it for me.
Mark A. Young Jul 05, 2012
Chevy runs cheap*
Jordan Jackson Jul 05, 2012
It's kind of a dumb picture, the car is nice tho, lol
Avery Williams Jul 05, 2012
Chevy runs deep anywhere!
Jackson Michael Jul 05, 2012
Doesn't do it for me
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
Hell yeah thats the one right there
Description: Photographer Ebrahim Alawadi loves to capture the best moments of great cars in his native Kuwait. As we can see in some of these samples from his photo gallery, muscle cars are especially popular in ...
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Abdul Almozail Jul 09, 2012
@puneet Dass As a close friend to the photographer I can assure that these cars are owned by random people. You lost the bet!!
Puneet Dass Jul 07, 2012
What's the bet all these cars are owned by just 1 sultan or something? Lol
Phillip Greene Jul 06, 2012
No the flat grill with the hidden lights on the sides was an option on the z and ss but thats not what I was refering to
Keenan Casteel Jul 06, 2012
Love the classic Camero. My favorite year is the 68, as opposed to the 69.
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
Oh yeah, these are pretty sweet. Z28s, ZL1s, Yenko SYCs, COPOs there are so many reasons to love it.
Tim Preisinger Jul 05, 2012
Abraham is right. The 67s had circular blinkers In the grill while the 68s had rectangular blinkers. The 69 (like this one) were different. This was the only year of this exact style. This seems to be most peoples favorite Camaro, including mine!
Mark A. Young Jul 05, 2012
@Josh I was referring to Camaros in general not this particular model. But you're right probably cause I hate Chevys.
Laguna Seca Jul 05, 2012
As of today avg. premium is only $0.78 a gallon in Kuwait city. Perfect place for an 8mpg car, I bet an ev is laughable over there.
Zack Hickman Jul 05, 2012
I prefer the 68 to the 69. I don't like that flat wheel arch
Chris Penza Jul 05, 2012
I guess only the 69 ss has a flat grille then
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
Yeah iv always heard they had retractable lights but iv never seen it and iv seen plenty of 69s in person there beautiful cars
Austin Lark Jul 05, 2012
The 67's had the triangle window in the front and they got rid of it with te 68 models because of complaints of air leaking through. Both 67 and 68 had the same body line on the side that was lower than this 69's body line.
Zachary Maurer Jul 05, 2012
My uncles 67' has retractable headlamps, only one circle, then as I belive smaller ones below that, I really don't see his car with the lights showing though
Josh Negron Jul 05, 2012
Classic Z28's a dime a dozen? You must not know your old camaros, mate!
Raad Albar SG Jul 05, 2012
yup this is how Arabs do it ;)
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
I think early Camaros had dual circular headlamps, the smaller one being the blinker, then the 68s had a rectangular blinkers...
David Liebe Hart Jul 05, 2012
Bad ass color on this, love the Zs
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
67 68 were not as curved on the sides as this and they had two rectangular fog lamps between the head lights if you cant spot 67 68 are harder to tell apart but yiu should know a 69 within two seconds of seeing it
Patrick Schalk Jul 05, 2012
This is a 69. The 67 and 68 had the small triangle window that could open right behind the a pillar.
Chris Penza Jul 05, 2012
Is this a 67 or a 68? It definitely isn't a 69 because the grille is different
Zachary Maurer Jul 05, 2012
What do you guys think of a 67' rs/ss?
Mark A. Young Jul 05, 2012
Camaros are a dime a dozen.
Tino Nickolas Alanis Jul 05, 2012
Gotta admit, this one is pretty sick!
Patrick Schalk Jul 05, 2012
That's a big ol pile of sexy
Markos Prince Jul 23, 2012
Nice car yo is it Yours cause it's the best in the west
Ovais Mirza Jul 07, 2012
Mr. Alwadi I just assumed that because I googled the name and a kuwati mechanic who speailizes in customizing cars came up
Kevin Watson Jul 06, 2012
I like the name in the front, it look badass.
Bobby Teunis Jul 06, 2012
Beautiful car it's about time those rich bastards started using their brains an buying American
Patrick Schalk Jul 05, 2012
Great pictures man. You are very talented.
Hoang Ton Jul 05, 2012
btw... no one likes one who brags.
Ebrahim Alawadi Jul 05, 2012
and BTW all cars are photographed in Kuwait and Alawadi is not a grage or a tuner shop its my last name and i use it for short form of Awadi Photography
Ebrahim Alawadi Jul 05, 2012
Alawadi is the name i use on all my photos as a watermark and the SHELBY its a 2011 GT500 ... thank you all for your comments
Laguna Seca Jul 05, 2012
The 2013 had led bars in the headlights, no real grills in the upper/lower grille area and the splitter is huge on the new one. So this lies in 2011-2012. Not that anyone cares.
Tyler Armijo Jul 05, 2012
The name is a photographer it's in all the pictures if you look hard enough you can see it
Matt Piccolo Jul 05, 2012
The muscle car I would actually own! Beauty!
Michael Page Jul 05, 2012
"awesome car sheik, now let's go drifting in a Toyota Camry!"wtf?
David Liebe Hart Jul 05, 2012
The alawadi is the photographer, might be a watermark
Ovais Mirza Jul 05, 2012
For starters Chris, Dubai is NOT in Kuwait. This is personalized by a car enthusiast/ mechanic
Chris Johnson Jul 05, 2012
"Alawadi" appears again in the last photo, and looks alot like a logo, which makes me think they are perhaps a Dubai based muscle car tuner. Just a guess though.
James Jay Putnam Jul 05, 2012
@lee idk but it doesn't take away from the car at all
Jesus Alberto Lopez Jul 05, 2012
The car's color I would say it's magnificent, heck it even matches the License Plates.
Lee Cascio Jul 05, 2012
Dis he put his name on the grille?? Wow.
David Liebe Hart Jul 05, 2012
Stripe looks great though
David Liebe Hart Jul 05, 2012
2013 has the open grille
Stephen Cobbs Jul 05, 2012
Damn thats a 2013.
Manuel Pulgarin Jul 05, 2012
great stripes... sex on wheels
Markel Brown Jul 06, 2012
My country in which the car came from.
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
Yeah awesome car but the only pontiac fbody I like more than the chevy is the 98 02 ws6 its just mean lookin I love it
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
Please be a SD please....
Turbo_geoduck Jul 05, 2012
yuck. and I'm a Poncho lover...
Jared Millstead Jul 05, 2012
im not to fond of this year firebird. nice car though.
Domi Bsaibes Jul 06, 2012
Nice license plate!!
Greg Lewis Jul 06, 2012
These cars do not disappoint! Power and comfort! Perfect daily driver!
Extremis Colson Jul 05, 2012
I will get one later on after my charger is done...
Aaron Crisp Jul 05, 2012
Yeah SRT Barricuda! Something lighter to compete with the ZL1 and GT500 :) I love the muscle car wars!
Turbo_geoduck Jul 05, 2012
very American. big, loud, and overweight. looks niiccce, tho.
Avery Williams Jul 05, 2012
SRT Barracuda coming soon!
Mark A. Young Jul 05, 2012
What I'm talking aboutt
Jrias Fosh Jul 05, 2012
Love the split bumper 'maro's. Best looking Camaro by far.
Pompey Paul Jul 05, 2012
Nice engine m8 can u see anything?
Ahmed Mohammed AlSalawi Jul 05, 2012
What a pro photographer 👍👍👍👍
Tim Preisinger Jul 05, 2012
I believe this is a 71 or 72. They were pretty similar in looks. The 73 and 74s had a different (and ugly IMO) front end.
J.b. Mattison Jul 05, 2012
You could get just the vinyl stripe package
Abraham Mendoza Jul 05, 2012
The last ones, looks to be a 74.
Jesus Alberto Lopez Jul 05, 2012
It has "The Judge" Vinyl but it's a GTO.
Trent Bourgeois Jul 05, 2012
It says gto on the grill
David Liebe Hart Jul 05, 2012
Nope, Judge has a different spoiler and hood scoops, I think...
Matthew Crighton Jul 06, 2012
I see two boats. One is the best muse car and the other is built for water.
Nate Mata Jul 05, 2012
Haha that last comment
Frank Dreitlein Jul 05, 2012
hey look, two boats!
Irvin Jose Centeno Jul 05, 2012
Cigarette Top Fish!
Matthew Crighton Jul 06, 2012
Haha Skyler my dad has a 71 amazing car.
Skyler Herring Jul 05, 2012
I had a 70's olds cutlass supreme baby blue with a drop top. It was amazing
Tim Preisinger Jul 05, 2012
Great cars. I never drove an olds. Would love to drive one like this someday!
Austin Bride Jul 06, 2012
Why do I seem to be the only one that hates the front end on these cars? Not mustangs but these kits.
Zack Hickman Jul 05, 2012
This is an awesome car
Laguna Seca Jul 05, 2012
Oh damn! Black is fantastic!
Jon Ashley Jul 05, 2012
@Carlton, You read my mind!
Kyle Smith Jul 05, 2012
Riley did it!! ;P JK. Absolutely gorgeous machine!!
Riley Di Pol Jul 05, 2012
I would kill for one of these
Chris Johnson Jul 05, 2012
Read my mind Carlton!
Carlton Salmon Jul 05, 2012
Eleanor's hot sister.
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jul 05, 2012
GT500KR. King of the road baby
Manuel Pulgarin Jul 05, 2012
gorgeous.. im in love w this one
Jimmy Bartolotta Jul 07, 2012
It's a 71 or 72 Chevelle or El Camino. You need the rest of the car to tell and at least the marker lights to tell the year.
Phillip Greene Jul 05, 2012
I think thats a 71 but yeah I love the 70 the most, this pic is badass though
Matthew Crighton Jul 06, 2012
Dream car right there.
Keenan Casteel Jul 06, 2012
@Alex I don't think you can blame that one on the spell check... :)
Alex Lee Jul 05, 2012
Wtf supposed to say bugs sorry damn spell check
Malachi Monteiro Jul 05, 2012
The last few pics are like Car Porn close ups.
Isaac Jacob Jimenez Jul 05, 2012
This whole article makes me sick to my stomach
Ahmed Mohammed AlSalawi Jul 05, 2012
Photo is just amazing