We have here come up with a list of muscle cars that ruled America during the spurge of the Muscle cars in America. Though these cars had very much of Americana in it, it surely did garner more fan-following in the rest of the world. Muscle car fans in India also have drooled over these cars thanks to their over exposure in the Hollywood movies. Here are the top 5 muscle cars that whole of the world drooled over in general and America in particular.
This car certainly has all the rights to stay on top of this list as this car was the pioneer of the muscle cars and this was the car which was the original Muscle car and Pony Car. It is Ford’s second oldest nameplate currently in production next to the F-Series pickup truck line. The Mustang was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A. This car was the only car that allowed you to customize the car to your needs and it had a cheap price tag. It was available in hardtop and convertible versions and you had a choice of three V8 engine sizes up to 271 horsepower, four speed transmissions.
This car with its meaner look surely became a rage when it hit the stands became a high seller. The most fascinating thing about this car was that customer had a choice of either a big block V8 or a smaller version of the same engine according to how much power the driver wanted in his car. This car was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating, coupe or convertible.
This car became a extremely popular wanna-own car when the American TV show, the Dukes of Hazard was first aired. This again hit as a chart buster when the same version of the car was used in the movie of the same name. This beauty could seat 6 people and was powered by a big block of 426 in HEMI 2x4bbl RB V8 engine that was a rarity. Hollywood flick Bullit also featured a similar car.
The Challenger is described in a book about 1960s American cars as Dodge’s “answer to the Mustang and Camaro.” With this car you could get a hardtop or a convertible version and either a road/track version or the luxury version. The typical engine was a slant 6, but you could upgrade to a V8 engine. The wheelbase, at 110 inches, was two inches longer than the Barracuda, and the Dodge differed substantially from the Plymouth in its outer sheetmetal, much as the Cougar differed from the shorter-wheelbase Ford Mustang.
Chevy Chevelle appeared to be a low key car with none of the fancy mark ups of that generation, but in actuality it was one of the fast cars on the road. In 1969 the SS option could be ordered on the 300 Deluxe 2-door Sport Coupe and 2-door sedan as well as the Malibu 2-door Sport Coupe, convertible, and El Camino. All ’69 Chevelles also got a new locking steering column and SS option included the 396/402 as the base engine keeping the option alive as a performance-oriented choice. V8 optional engines could also be ordered and became more of a dress-up option than a performance option.
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