The Most Desired Classic Muscle Cars
Muscle cars are the product of the American car industry that adheres to the hot-rodder philosophy of taking a small car and putting a large-displacement engine in it. Opinions on how the classic muscle car originated varies, but the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, created in response to public interest in speed and power, is often cited as the first muscle car.
These vehicles are still highly sought-after today. Here are 5 of the most desired classic muscle cars:
1971 Plymouth Superbird 440: This hardtop was rebuilt in a unique design that met the requirements of NASCAR at the time. The Superbird was equipped with a Magnum 440 cubic V-8 engine and the standard horsepower was 375. The typical asking price for this vehicle is $107,000.
1968-1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440: This hardtop is arguably the most visually striking and memorable of classic muscle cars that there is. The charger has been in various movie scenes throughout the years, increasing its popularity. Most recently, it made an appearance in “The Fast and the Furious”.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: This is actually one of the rarest of muscle cars, and one of the most powerful and best remembered. With 500 horses in an aluminum v-8 engine and a top speed of 125 miles per hour, the ZL1 could hit 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds.
1970 Buick GSX: This car made its debut in 1965, but didn’t really seize national attention until 1970 when the model was launched with a 7.5-liter engine and capability of 400 horsepower.
1970-1971 Plymouth Barracuda: This car has a rich and long history. Though it launched in 1964, it took more than six years to become a hit. In 1970, Plymouth introduced a 7.2-liter engine capable of 390 horsepower, which brought the Barracuda into the mainstream of the muscle car community.
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