Top 10 Old School Muscle Cars
The engine sound come from an old school muscle car is able to wake someone up from comma, does it sounds exaggerating? Or does it sounds true? What is a muscle car? There are many different definitions for old school muscle cars such as 2-door, sport look, or American-made. However, a powerful engine is the main point to determine a muscle car. All the muscle cars are overpowered and they are fitted with high-performance engine and parts. It is impossible to wake someone up from comma without a high horse power.
Most of the muscle cars are built from the late 1960s to early 1970s. Some said the Chevrolet Chevelle SS that Vin Diesel often drives in the movie The Fast and The Furious is the best. On the other hand, some said the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is better. For those who really love old school muscle cars, let’s check out our top 10 muscle cars list here. The number isn’t the ranking.
1. 1970 Buick GSX
The 1970 Buick GSX produces 360 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Although this is not a very high horsepower car, it is still qualified to be one of the most beautiful muscle cars in the early 70s.
2. 1971 Plymouth Superbird 440
The 1971 Plymouth Superbird 440 is fitted with a Magnum 440 cubic V8 engine that produces 375 horsepower for the standard version and 425 horsepower for the Hemi V8 version. The look? It looks exactly like a Superbird!
3. 1969-1970 Dodge Charger R/T
A standard 1969 Dodge Charger produces 375 horsepower. This is a great amount of power in early 70s. For those who are willing to fork out another $648 at that time, they can get a Dodge Charger R/T with 425 horsepower for 426 Hemi. The Dodge Charger R/T was returned to the marketplace in 2008 with a brand new look and brand new engine under the hood.
4. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS
As seen in The Fast and The Furious movie, the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS has an amazing power during acceleration. It is one of the best 2 Fast 2 Furious cars. Under the hood, it is fitted with an impressive 7.4 liters engine. The base power was 360 horsepower and the LS6 version generates 450 horsepower. That’s why it runs only two wheels during acceleration!
5. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is one of the most sough-after American muscle cars not just in America but also other countries such as Australia and UK. It wasn’t the fastest old school muscle cars but it is the most popular thanks to its small-block 302-cubic-inch engine. With 290 horsepower under the hood paired with a 4-speed gearbox, the overall handling of this car is superb.
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6. 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
The 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee was a limited production muscle car and only 125 were made with the 426 Hemi V8 engine. A 1970 Super Bee features a dual oval grill that was referred to as bumble bee wings. It is a great muscle car to consider if you want to collect one.
7. 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
Most of the muscle car lovers will go after the 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. It was created by Carroll Shelby who tuned the Mustang into a 355 horse-powered car. The design, the look, and the premium handling are what make the Shelby Mustang GT500 the most wanted old school muscle cars even after so many years. Except the GT500, the GT350 is also an alternative.
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8. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427
The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 is one of the greatest muscle cars of all time. Just like the Shelby Mustang, it was created by Carroll Shelby. The car is powered by a Ford 427 engine. Today, there are many replica Ford Shelby Cobra 427 due to the limited production during that time.
9. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
The Plymouth Barracuda has definitely got something special to hit more than $2 million in some auctions. The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda comes with a 7.2-liter engine that produces 390 horsepower. There is also an option to go for the 7-liter Hemi block that generates 425 horsepower. Do you know what is horsepower?
10. 1965 Pontiac GTO
The GTO absolutely doesn’t mean Great Timing Only, it warmly dubbed the Goat. The “Goat” is powered by a 389-cubic-inch engine that generates 335 horsepower. Besides, this beast takes less than 6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. This is a very impressive record in the mid 60s. It is also one reason that the 1965 is one of the best old school muscle cars of all time.
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