Muscle car is what car buffs call a two door, high performance automobile, and sports coupes with powerful engine vehicles often designed for racing. Even if you are not much of a car buff you will surely find it hard not to crack a smile or drop a jaw at the mere sight of these cars. With these muscle cars speeding their way to the race track, the enormously powerful engine should also manifest on the body and in order to do that the manufacturers understands the importance of using only the best paint protection for their valuable muscle.
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Even if you are not much of a car buff you will surely find it
hard not to crack a smile or drop a jaw at the mere sight of these
Now, for you to get what Im saying here are some muscle cars
that are definitely drool-worthy.
The Machine, you couldnt find more bang for the buck anywhere
else. The standard engine used in The Machine was AMCs 390 CID V8.
At the cost of $500.00, you could go for the optional service kit
that boosted power well over 400 horsepower and lowered quarter
mile times to just 12.72 seconds.
The Plymouth GTX was designed to be a gentlemans muscle car.
The 440 six-pack is often overshadowed by the 426 Hemi but could
hold its own
The Road Runner featured new front and rear end looks, upgraded
brakes and other improvements over the 1968-69 Roadrunner. A very
rare variant of the Roadrunner is the convertible 426 Hemi version
in which only 3 were built.
Ford produced what would be the last big block Mustang, the 429
Super Cobra Jet. the largest displacement engine used in the
Mustang Mach 1 would be the 351 CID. This would mark the d ecline
of the muscle car era due to U.S. emissions control regulations and
high insurance premiums.
Built for one year only, the Plymouth Superbird was a highly
modified variant of the Road Runner. This car is famous for its
aerodynamic nose cone and huge rear wing.
The GTO was a important mile stone in muscle car history and
some enthusiasts claim it had a big part in starting the craze. The
GTO featured all the hallmarks of a muscle car such as hood scoops,
upgraded brakes, limited slip differential and powerful V8
The Cougar Eliminator 428 Cobra Jet was Mercurys luxury grand
touring alternative to the Ford Mustang. This model featured the
optional 428 Cobra Jet engine. This car played a big part in
putting Mercury on the muscle car scene.
The Boss 429 is an extremely rare and highly valued muscle car.
Ford decided that the Mustang would be the best choice to house the
powerful new engine. The Ford Mustang needed to be totally reworked
by the Kar Kraft factory to fit the massive new Ford Hemi.
The Buicks are known for being torque monsters producing over
500 lb-ft of torque at only 2,800 rpm. Only 400 GSXs were built
with the Stage 1 option making them a valuable collector car
The Judge was originally intended to be a budget, low-cost
version of the GTO stripped of some options to make it rival the
Plymouth Road Runner. It was later decided to make the Judge a high
performance street machine that resulted in it being more expensive
than the standard GTO.
General Motors dropped the engine cap size, and the result was
the crown of performance for Oldsmobile. The standard engine for
the 442 would become the 455 CID V8. Manufactures would often
advertise lower power output than what the engines actually
produced so that customers wouldnt get penalized by insurance
companies. Oldsmobile claimed output was at 365 horsepower when in
fact the 455 would dyno in excess of 400 horsepower and over 500
lb-ft of torque.
Don Yenko was a retired race car driver turned Chevrolet
dealer, produced high performance version of Chevelles, Camaros and
Novas. Yenko used the Central Office Production Order System also
known as COPO to create his super Chevelle. Today at auto auctions,
the Yenko cars can bring as much as 2.2 million.
The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 426 Hemi is a very rare and valuable
Mopar muscle car. It features enhancements to make the Charger more
competitive in NASCAR by making aerodynamic improvements suitable
for high banking oval tracks. Only 68 Charger 500s were built with
the 426 Hemi, 27 of those were equipped with 4-Speeds and 40 with
The 1970 Challenger R/T came standard with a 335 horsepower 383
CID V8. The Dodge Challenger R/T is one of the best looking muscle
cars of its time.
The Torino Cobra has some nice muscle car touches, not only did
its newly designed 429 CID V8 provide plenty of power but it looked
the part as well. With its black hood, Hurst shifter and available
drag pack there is no denying the Ford Torino Cobra was all
The 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500KR was the King of the Road
version of the highly sought after Shelby model Mustang. This
version wasnt so much a drag racer as it was a good all around
Don Yenko knew there was a market for a super powerful Camaro
but at the time GM had a self imposed limit using the 396 CID SS
motor despite having more powerful engines in GMs arsenal. In 1967,
Yenko decided to take matters in his own hands and ordered L78 SS
Camaros and swapped in the more powerful and bigger displacement
427 CID L-72 from the Chevrolet Corvette
Due to its light weight body and its extremely powerful engine,
the 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 426 Hemi was an absolute terror at the
drag strip. It has been said that you could drive a Belvedere Hemi
off the lot and straight to the drag strip and win
The Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt is a limited production drag race
only automobile built by Ford in 1964 and only 120 units were
produced. The Thunderbolt also used fiberglass doors, front
fenders, hood, and front bumper to aid in weight reduction. Ford
rated the Thunderbolt at a conservative 425 horsepower, but it is
estimated that actual output was in the 600+ horsepower range.
The Dodge Dart 426 Hemi may have not been legal for the street,
but they definitely performed on the track, and would hit 10 second
quarter mile runs with minimal modification. This would make it the
fastest factory built car in muscle car history.
With these muscle cars speeding their way to the race track,
the enormously powerful engine should also manifest on the body and
in order to do that the manufacturers understands the importance of
using only the best paint protection for their valuable muscle