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When someone says “muscle car,” what do you think of? For most people it means a V-8 under the hood, a manual drive train, a solid axle with some hefty gears in the back, and a God awful turning radius. Built for speed and not much else, the classic American muscle period was clearly the late 1960s into the early 1970s. This 1969 Chevy Impala is arguably the definitive car of that time.