There is probably nothing as attractive as muscle cars when it comes to automotive fanatics. Muscle cars are not only fun to drive, but they also have a really classy style that appeals to the aesthetic sense of its enthusiasts. In today’s world, it is almost impossible to find many of these models. However, there is always hope if you want your very own muscle car. The models mentioned here can cost quite a bit, but will definitely make you happier. It is also recommended to note that mint condition models and rare options packages can escalate the price pretty much. Take a look at our favorite 20 classic muscle cars.
1/20 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
This beauty was such an amazing car that Car and Driver’s included it in their 10 Best Cars in 1985. Some people thought it’s too heavy to be one of the best sporting cars, but it gets the job done, and that is all that matters. The Camaro boasts a 305 cubic inches V8 engine, with a horsepower ranging from 165 to 215. It’s got a purely sporty style with three doors, and a rear-wheel configuration. Even its interior is really sport with a double speedometer that shows both kmph and mph. It offers a 5-speed and 4-speed auto transmission. Although its performance is not as good as Corvette, it definitely is the better looking option.
2/20 1973-1975 Pontiac Grand Am
The Grand Am was highly popular when it was first released. However, oil embargo and air emission regulations killed this beauty in 1975. It rose again in 1978 but only lived till 2005. Some people might think that the Pontiac is neither a classic nor a collectible, but the cars of 1970s were game-changers, and marked American supremacy era\’s end. It takes its name from \’Grand Prix\’ and \’Trans Am\’, and has triangular rear windows, giving it really a sporty appearance.
3/20 1971-1975 Mercury Comet GT
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
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
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.