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Top 5 Iconic Muscle Cars of All Time

Top 5 Iconic Muscle Cars of All Time

Any muscle car enthusiast will tell you there is no feeling quite like that of cranking the engine on one of these powerful vehicles. However, some of these cars tower above the rest. There are many notable muscle car models out there since their initial introduction in the 1950s.

Let’s look at 5 of the most iconic muscle cars of all time.

1.      1970 Buick Skylark GSX Stage 1

Buick introduced the Skylark GSX Stage 1 in 1970. This model was a more powerful version of their already popular GS 455 model, and retailed for an extra $1,196. The GSX was equipped with a powerful 455ci V8 engine capable of producing 360hp. It was available in Apollo White and Saturn Yellow colors with unique stripes and spoilers.

2.      1968 AMC AMX

AMC produced this two-seat GT-style muscle car from 1968 to 1970. This model competed with the Chevrolet Corvette, which featured a slightly longer wheelbase. Buyers had the option of fitting it with a medium block 390 cu AMC V8 engine that produced 326hp. The car became a hit on dragstrips around the country, and was driven by iconic drivers such as Shirley Shahan and Lou Downing.

3.      1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

Chevrolet’s Chevelle SS was king of the hill in the muscle car world in 1970. This model packed an impressive 450hp with its designated RPO Z15, and ruled the streets for a time. Only 4500 of these cars ever left the factory despite Chevrolet offering the model with many different specs and options.

4.      1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Ford’s Mustang Boss 429, also known as “Boss 9”, was one of the rarest and sought-after muscle cars of the 70s. Only 499 of these bad boys were ever produced. At the time of its inception, Ford was looking to develop a Hemi engine that could compete with the 426 Hemi Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Superbirds. The Boss 429 was initially rated at 375hp, but its actual output was believed to be up to 500hp.

5.      1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was one of the most radical looking muscle cars ever to be released at the time. Dodge engineers strove to create a car that could hug the road for wide turns in host stock car races. This resulted in the creation of a car that was a complete restyle of its 1968 predecessor. This vehicle sported a 440ci V8 engine capable of cranking out a massive 425hp.

 

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