5 Of The Best Muscle Cars

thebestmusclecarsWe’ve been told to not play favorites but let’s admit it. That’s a hard thing to do in a world riddled with options and choices. We’re all bound to have personal likes and preferences. The same is true when we talk about the best muscle cars. In fact, we’ve asked around with the help of the team from Classic Car Labs about everyone’s favorite timeless vehicles. Curious as to which ones made it on top? Check out this list in no particular order.

5 Best Muscle Cars

1. Ford Mustang Boss 429

Considered one of the rarest classics ever made, only 859 units of the Ford Mustang Boss rolled out of production. With a seven liter V8 engine that pushes 375 horsepower, it features Magnum 500 wheels, a massive hood scoop, a flat black front chin spoiler, and a 429 decal on the front fender that screams meta.

2. 1969 Dodge Charger

Known in pop culture as “General Lee” in the popular television show the Dukes of Hazard, the Dodge Charger is a familiar face even to people who aren’t well versed with automobiles. The split front grille and full-width tail lamps gives it a unique flair but the 440-cid V8 engine under the hood makes it a beast.

3. 1967 Pontiac GTO

Back in the day, General Motors put a ban against fitting massive engines into smaller vehicles. In 1964, Pontiac challenged this by putting a 389 cubic inch 360 horsepower V-8 engine into its Tempest calling it the “GTO”. General Motors executives were so impressed by it that they lifted the ban to make the Pontiac GTO a reality.

4. Ford Gran Torino

Like the Dodge Charger, the Gran Torino is a stark personality in pop culture all thanks to fictional cops Starsky and Hutch who drove it in the silver screen. The film features a bright red white vector striped Ford Gran Torino. And in a rare occasion where reality and fiction coincides, the vehicle was a power machine with its V8 engine and RWD automatic 3-speed gearbox with a top speed of 71 kilometers per hour.

5. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Featuring an angular body, a new sheet metal lathed over the existing frame and 450 horsepower, it’s dubbed to be the most powerful Chevelle ever. Although manufactured later in the so called “golden age” of muscle cars, it didn’t cease to flourish and was a commercial hit and success.

Of course, this list is not all exclusive says Classic Car Labs. There are more fine timeless machines out there. As we said earlier, it’s all a matter of prefernce. So, what are your favorites?


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