There’s one good thing that came out of the auto industry in the 60s and the 70s – muscle cars. The big companies fought hard for supremacy that resulted in an extensive range of extremely powerful models that still are featured at car shows today.
But which muscle car reigns supreme? Trying to create a top ten, five or even the best three list offers headaches to a number of enthusiasts. Here is my personal top three muscle cars based on number of different criteria including age, horse power, and of course – beauty!
1.The 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 aka The Cobra
Introduced in the year 1967 as a follow up to the GT350, The Shelby GT500 is what made Mustang when it provided a 355 horse power that came out of 428 cubic-inch engine, Designed with the intention of making this car more-usable in regards to road-going, the GT500 was an instant-hit and is still one of the highly sought after models of Mustang’s to this very day. And who could forget “Little Red”?
2.1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS
This car featured a 454 cubic-inches V8 engine, this model offered a phenomenal 450 horse power and was known as the highest in output for production cars, which took the era of muscle cars to its limits. The interior touches with the a combination of wooden panels and leather seats set the standard on beauty.
1.1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZLI 427
This particular model of the Chevrolet’s is known as one of the rarest when it comes to muscle cars made in the US. Only 69 of these cars were ever built and this ZLI came with an outrageous 500 horse power engine This enabled these muscle beasts to increase its speed from 0 to 60 miles an hour in just 5 seconds, The performance of this car is what contributed to its success and this version still maintains a distinction as one of the most powerful and fastest muscle cars ever produced.