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Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1968 Mustang Fastback GT & 1973 Camaro

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

Are you a Chevy die-hard or a Ford fanatic?

We spotted America’s two favorite pony cars — cars that fought a bitter battle for supremacy during the 1960s and 70s — sitting side by side in Summit Racing’s Ohio retail store parking lot. One Chevy and one Ford, co-existing peacefully (for now). The 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback GT and 1973 Chevy Camaro Z/28 made the trip from neighboring Pennsylvania on one of the year’s last warm days.

Both cars come from the original muscle car era, but their model years tell radically different stories. The ’68 Fastback was made during the peak of the Detroit muscle car wars and featured big block power in the form of a 428 Cobra Jet. The ’73 Z/28 was produced at the tail-end of this high performance golden age as manufacturers were dealing with new emissions standards. The Z/28’s top-rated engine at the time was a 245-horse 350 small block.

The two cars did have one thing in common: both were very popular. The ’68 Mustang Fastback GT reach iconic status thanks to Steve McQueen and his Bullitt Mustang. And the ’73 Camaro saw record-breaking sales.

Chevy? Ford? It’s okay to like both, you know.

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