Some of the Top Muscle Cars of All Time
There are fewer cars that get a heart beating faster, perhaps, than the classic muscle car models from the 1960’s and 1970’s. These American-made two door mid-sized sedans were popular for drag racing and were high performance yet still affordable. Today, muscle cars are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts not only because they’re great cars: but also because they represent a nostalgic look at the past. Here’s a little bit of info about some of the top muscle cars of all time.
— 1965 Ford Mustang
Arguably considered as the “Granddaddy of Muscle Cars,” the Mustang took the world by storm when it was first introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. It was looked upon as sexy by women but men liked it to, making its design a model for all that followed thereafter. The addition of a V-8 engine in the 1965 model made it a real muscle car, and over a million of them were sold, exceeding all sales expectations.
— 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
The Z28 was definitely the must-have for the street racing enthusiast, and this car had s-e-x-y written all over its design, to boot. The engine designs for some Camaro models had so much torque that they had a tendency to buckle the rear suspension!
— 1969 Dodge Charger
The Dukes of Hazzard television show, along with the rise to popularity and stardom of NASCAR racing and Richard Petty in particular, made the Dodge Charger brand a part of muscle car history. The 1970 model of this amazing automobile broke a major speed record at Talladega Speedway when Buddy Baker became the first driver to go over 200 mph on a closed course for one full lap.
The Dukes of Hazzard’s influence on popular culture was tremendous, in large part due to the emphasis on and performance of its Charger.
Muscle cars both old and new are as American as apple pie, and as long as our romance with these automobiles continues, the demand for them will be high.
Vintage Automotive – http://www.vintageautoinc.com/ – dealership and appraiser inspector specializing in classic and muscle era cars. Billings Farnsworth is a freelance writer.