I founded Muscle Car Research LLC in 2006. It is a small, family-owned business located in northern Virginia (USA) that's focused on providing parts and services for the American muscle car hobbyist. My first goal for the business was to help me sell off the many parts I had left after restoring my 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1, but it is now growing into a niche producer of parts for American muscle cars. I'm currently working on reproducing parts for 1969 and 1970 Mustangs that aren't available anywhere else. I hope to expand into producing other parts for other cars as time (I still have a full-time day job that pays the bills), money, and interest permits. I currently own three American muscle cars:
1970 Ford Mustang
I've owned this car since 1996. It was originally equipped with an R-code (ram air) 428 Cobra Jet engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission, power front disk brakes, 3.00:1 rear end gears with a traction-lok differential, quick ratio steering, rear deck spoiler, AM radio, black interior, and Calypso Coral exterior paint. The car was assembled at Ford's Metuchen (New Jersey) assembly plant on October 21, 1969, and sold new at Hal Lowry Ford of Chambersburg, PA on December 12, 1969. I bought it as a restoration project and started working on it in 1997. I did the disassembly and reassembly myself, but the body and paint work was done by Ken Heckert of Spring Grove, PA. The restored car took it's maiden voyage in December, 2007. Options added during the restoration include a change to a 3.50:1 rear end, power steering, air conditioning, sport deck rear seat, intermittent wipers, tilt steering wheel, and styled steel wheels.
1995 Chevrolet Impala SS
I purchased this car off the showroom floor of Koons Chevrolet of Vienna, VA, on May 18, 1995. It is equipped with a 5.7 liter LT1 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, Impala SS package, SS preferred equipment group 1, AM/FM stereo with compact disk, gray leather interior, and Dark Green-Gray Metallic exterior paint. The car was assembled at GM's Arlington (Texas) assembly plant. The car now has more than 235,000 mostly trouble-free miles on it. I recently had the car repainted as part of an ongoing rolling restoration.
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
I purchased this car off the showroom floor of Ourisman Dodge of Alexandria, VA, on November 22, 2005. It is equipped with a 6.1 liter hemi engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, SRT Option Group I, SRT Option Group II, SRT Option Group III, power sunroof, two-tone slate gray leather interior, and Bright Silver Metallic exterior paint. The car was assembled at DaimlerChrysler's Brampton, Ontario (Canada) assembly plant.
Thanks for your business,
Scott Hollenbeck, Owner
Muscle Car Research LLC