American Muscle Cars
American muscle cars are one of the most desirable collector cars among car enthusiasts especially among American. So what are really muscle cars? Muscle cars are cars with extremely high performance and generally are 2-door rear wheel drive car. Most of the muscle cars came with V8 engine that has enormous output power. Try check out some of the cars Vin Diesel use in Fast and furious cars movie.
The word “muscle” exactly explains how the car should be just like human, strong, powerful, and with strength. However, the definition of muscle cars is varying. We know Arnold Schwarzenegger is full with muscles, but Bruce Lee too with muscles and extraordinary strength. Sometime a high performance mid-size compact car also called muscle car.
Over the years, there are many great and significant American muscle cars were built. Some production has ceased but some are still remain until today with new generations. There are also a lot of people look for restorable muscle cars for sale just to restore and make their very own customize car.
Significant American Muscle Cars Model
- Chevrolet Camaro (1966-2002, 2009-present) – One of the all time best muscle cars. You can find first and fifth generation Camaro in the famous movie “Transformer” as Bumblebee.
- Chevrolet Chevelle SS (1964-1977) – Available in hardtop coupe and convertible. Both also love by muscle car collectors.
- Dodge Challenger (1970-1974, 1978-1983, 2008-present) – The third generation Dodge Challenger is featured with 6.4Litre HEMI V8 engine.
- Dodge Charger RT – The Dodge Charger B-body is famous from 1966-1978. The car is popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard”. The Dodge Charger LX production is from 2006-present. It is a new version of the Charger fitted with 6.1L V8 engine that produces 425hp.
- Mercury Cougar (1967 – 2002)
- Ford Mustang (Shelby Mustang) (1964 – present) – One of the most well-known muscle cars. The running horse emblem, the outlook, and the power has made the car a success throughout the decades.
- Plymouth Barracuda (1964 – 1974) – It’s Barracuda!
- Pontiac Firebird (1967 – 2002)
- Pontiac GTO (1964 – 1974, 2004 – 2006) – The Pontiac GTO is considered as an innovative muscle car.
- AMC Machine (1970) – The production of this legendary “The Rebel Machine” only last for a year. However, a modified 1970 AMC can achieve 14.4-second quarter mile in stock trim.
Muscle cars are popular since 1960s until today. Over the decades, there are a lot of sought-after muscle cars built in America other than the top 10 muscle cars listed above. Among them are 1970 Super Bee, Oldsmobile 442, Dodge Dart, Ford Thunderbolt, Buick Skylard Gran Sport, Plymouth Belvedere, Dodge Coronet, Ford Torino Cobra 428, Chevrolet Impala SS, Chevrolet Caprice, Dodge Polara, and many more. See Top 100 muscle cars.
In conclusion, with what we can see from the performance and market needs, it is no doubt American muscle cars are a gigantic success.
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