Favorite 20 Classic Muscle Cars

3/20 1971-1975 Mercury Comet GT

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Mercury Comet lived from 1962 to 1977, with a little break between 1969 and 1971. This car was designed based on Ford Falcon, Ford Fairline, and Ford Maverick. But, comets had a better interior trim, and a longer wheelbase compared to the models that gave rise to it. The Comet GT comes in a two door style only, and with a black tape running through both its sides, it really means business!

4/20 1971-1974 Dodge Charger

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This mid-size muscle car was produced during 1966 to 1978, and its third generation, 1971 to 1974, was extremely popular. The rounded fuselage and split grille characterized the new third generation. Dodge Charger featured a ramcharger hood and a rear spoiler in 1971. Each year, Dodge introduced new and interesting features until in 1974, when it only offered new colors, and a different pattern on the interior. By this time, Charger was considered more a luxury car than a muscle car.

5/20 1971-1974 AMC Javelin

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The AMC Javelin, a rear-wheel drive, and front-engine, saw two generations between 1967 and 1974. Although basically manufactured and marketed in America, these cars were also assembled in various other countries including Australia, Venezuela, Mexico and Germany. Javelin boasts an amazing number of style and performance configurations, and even those who aren’t fans of this car, have to agree on this.

6/20 1968-1972 Oldsmobile 442

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Basically an option package for Cutlass and F-85 models, the 442 itself became a model between 1968 and 1971. It gets its name from the car’s design: four speed manual transmission, four barrel carburetor, and two exhausts. This marvelous car saw six generations, and its mint models nowadays can be pretty expensive. Rocket 455 is probably the most powerful of Oldsmobile 442, if you are looking for some muscle.

7/20 1971-1974 Chevrolet Nova

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This small automobile saw five generations, and was not as popular as the subcompact Vega which was introduced in 1971. Nova was the first compact Chevy that did not have a four cylinder engine. Vega was initially more popular, but Nova regained its popularity for most of the 1970s. Motor Trend said that Chevrolet had made a better performing and desirable compact in the shape of Nova. However, in mid 1980s, the compact lost its muscle glory.

8/20 1973 Pontiac GTO

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The 1973 Pontiac GTO was the last model of the second generation, and featured a Colonnade hardtop styling with a reskinned A-body. The rear windows were triangle-shaped and fixed, so you couldn’t open them. Due to new federal laws, the Pontiac GTO came with prominent chrome bumpers on both the front and rear. This muscle car was not as well-received by the public as others, but with dual NACA ducts, the Pontiac GTO sure has got to be good.

9/20 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360

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AMC Hornet marked the end of the Rambler American, and was in production from 1970 to 1977. This muscle car proved quite lucky for AMC as it served the company for around 18 years. The 1971 model had to deal with new regulations, therefore it ended with a lower hp, but still was pretty powerful. Because it was comparatively low priced, the Hornet was a great option for those who wanted a gutsy car.

10/20 1970-1971 Ford Torino GT

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Ford Torino was in production during 1968 to 1976, and competed in the intermediate market segment. It came as a SportsRoof and convertible, and had two doors. The model saw very minor changes in 1971, and was the sporty version with 302-2V engine, non-functional hood scoop, chrome trim on foot pedals, and other such features. The only other model that could compete with it was Torino Cobra.

11/20 1971 Mercury Cyclone GT

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Ford’s Mercury division marketed this beauty from 1964 to 1971. In its final year, the model witnessed very minor updates. The grill’s center had a larger ring which was most noticeable in the Cyclone GT. Of 3084 Cyclones, about 2300 were GTs, which is quite impressive, and shows the car’s popularity. The Cougar cast quite a shadow on GT, but Cyclone still managed to maintain its position as a muscle car.

12/20 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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The Oldsmobile Cutlass of 1971 offered utmost luxury with a powerful engine. It boasts a V8 with massive torque that is a hit with collectors. With a chrome bumper, and chrome-tipped exhausts, Cutlass was designed to appear as a luxury muscle car. This amazing muscle car was in production from 1961 to 1999. In 1971, it saw some updates including four new exterior colors: lime green, saturn gold, bittersweet, and viking blue.

13/20 1970-1971 AMC AMX

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This GT-style sports car is a two-seater that was classified as a muscle car. However, due to its shorter wheel base, it was considered a unique car among other muscle cars of the time. AMX competed against the Chevrolet Corvette, which was the only other two-seater. AMX was also substantially lower priced compared to Corvette. It has a powerful V8 engine that is an absolute hit with drivers.

14/20 1971 Dodge Challenger

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The first generation of Dodge Challengers shared some major components with Plymouth Barracuda. Dodge Challenger houses a 6.1 HEMI engine, which delivers a fantastic 597 horsepower, and a 5 speed Tremec transmission. Automobile enthusiasts will have quite a blast listening to its loud roaring engine. This model got a new grille in 1971, along with a few other updates.

15/20 1970 Dodge Coronet

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This beauty marked the end of the fifth generation of Dodge Coronets. The 1970 model came with a new bee-like front grill, as opposed to the old horizontal one. If you had the money, you could get a Coronet 500 with a vinyl interior and carpeting. This year\’s models also saw some interesting colors: plum crazy, go mango, and sublime.

16/20 1968-1970 Pontiac Tempest

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Pontiac\’s first three generations lasted between 1961 and 1970, and the fourth and final generation from 1987 to 1999. If you are looking for a reasonable muscle car, then a Pontiac is something to consider. It offers power and fun. In 1968, Tempest was completely restyled, with horizontal headlights, concealed windshield wipers, and a bottle styling. After 1970, the nameplate phased out.

17/20 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

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In 1970, Dodge Charger RT got a chrome bumper, and a single grill, instead of the divided one. Its front door scallop carried the RT logo. This muscle car came in lively colors such as go mango and panther pink. The RT was also available in a special edition, which was a luxury option for those who could afford it. The SE had many amenities.

18/20 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

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With 370 hp and 428 engine, the Pontiac Grand Prix SJ was a big and powerful car. It had a really unique front that is immediately noticeable. B-body platform and Riviera inspired the design of this muscle car in 1967; this was coupled with A-body perimeter frame\’s elements. Pontiac Grand Prix possessed the longest hood, making it different than other muscle cars.

19/20 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400

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Firebird 400 competed directly with the Camaro. The both had the same wheelbase, and some F-body components. For those who cannot afford a Camaro, the Pontiac Firebird 400 is an ideal option. This muscle car had a split grill, quad headlights, and a V8 engine. The standard interior finishing was of woven vinyl knit and Morrokide. Around 13% of Firebirds were convertibles for the 1969 model.

20/20 1969 AMC SC/Rambler Hurst

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While many might not believe it, the AMC is a pretty powerful car, and you will see it take the lead if it is ever in a race against a hereditary muscle car. This is yet another one of the reasonable muscle cars that automobile enthusiasts can buy and enjoy. It\’s surprising how affordable this car is considering how very rare it is; there were just 1512 produced of these.

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