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Rear deck of the same Impala with a 409 cubic inch V8 engine. Some point to this car as the original "musclecar," but some make the same claim about the Plymouth Fury circa 1958. But because John Z. DeLorean luckily had a right-hand marketing man named Jim Wangers working at Pontiac's ad agency, the 1964 Pontiac GTO is now thought by most to be the first musclecar. Wangers was working at Chrysler's ad agency before bolting to Pontiac and GM, and suggested to Chrysler they drop an even bigger engine into the Fury, paint the whole thing black and call it "Black Fury." Not a bad idea ... but no one at Chrysler took him up on it.

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