Top 15 American Muscle Cars with Pictures

Tuesday, October 11th 2011. | Top Cars

There are many types of cars available today. One of them is muscle car which is a type of car produced by American automobile companies in the 1960s and 1970s. This is why the 60s and 70s are called the American muscle car era by the automotive fans. The muscle cars are characterized by the large V-8 engine, the powerful speed, but considerably light weight. The American muscle cars are manufactured to offer you amazing speed at a relatively affordable price. The older version of muscle cars are designed to be considerably small and light with the powerful engines, but in the recent years there are automobile companies that modify the old version.

In the golden age of American muscle cars, there are many American automobile companies that involve in such a tough competition with each other especially when the Pontiac GTO was launched. The companies were trying to develop and improve the quality of the muscle cars. However, the golden era of the muscle cars ended in the middle of the 70s because of the safety concerns and the rising fuel prices. The companies stopped producing the muscle cars. This is why recently several automobile companies start to resurrect the existence of muscle cars with the improved and advanced features.

Back in the days, it was kind of tricky to determine which type of a car classified into muscle car. However, Pontiac GTO and the Dodge Charger were inevitably classified into the category of American muscle cars because the both of the cars had powerful straight line speed machine. During 60s to 70s, there were also muscle cars which were relatively smaller and less powerful. They are the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro.    Basically, the American muscle cars are light weight, high powered, and designed to people who love a thrilling ride.

As mentioned above, the American muscle cars were designed to the only thing which is a straight line speed. During the era of muscle cars, there were many European automobile companies producing expensive sport cars that were amazingly powerful. However, American automobile companies at that time were trying to produce a type of a car which ignored the aspects of automobile engineering except the straight line speed. That was the significant difference between the European and American powerful cars at that time. Therefore, the American muscle cars became the most popular and fastest cars on the drag strip disregarding the comfort and the control of speed.

To sum up, the American muscle cars are really fast for a type of small and light weight cars. This type of cars only focuses on the straight line speed. If you enjoy fast driving, then you can choose muscle cars. Recently, there are automobile companies that are trying to resurrect the muscle cars era by improving several features especially for comfort and security of the cars. However, the power of the straight line speed is still preserved because it characterizes the muscle cars. Here are list cars of the 15 top American muscle cars on the market:

15. 1968 Ford Ranchero

1968 Ford Ranchero american muscle cars

14. 1966 Corvette 427

1966 Corvette 427 american muscle cars

13. 1963 Plymouth/Dodge 426 Max Wedge

1963 Plymouth/Dodge 426 Max Wedge

12. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 american muscle cars

11. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

american muscle cars

10. 1967 Pontiac GTO

1967 Pontiac GTO american muscle cars

9. 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 american muscle cars

8. 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T

1969 Dodge Coronet R/T american muscle cars

7. 1966 Oldsmobile 442

1966 Oldsmobile 442 american muscle cars

6. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner american muscle cars

5. 1969 Ford Fairlane/Torino Cobra

1969 Ford Fairlane/Torino Cobra american muscle cars

4. 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

1968 Dodge Charger R T american muscle cars

3. 1969 AMC SC/Rambler

1969 AMC SC/Rambler american muscle cars

2. 1964 Ford Thunderbolt

1964 Ford Thunderbolt american muscle cars

1. 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 427

1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 427 american muscle cars

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