CLASSIC MUSCLE CARS

Classic Muscle Cars are typically defined as high-performance vehicles with powerful engines, most made between 1964 and 1975. Learn about more than 100 of our favorites, including Chevelles, Chargers, Mustangs, Road Runners and GTOs.

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1968 Pontiac GTO

The 1968 Pontiac GTO redesign helped the automaker keep its place as king of the highly competitive muscle car jungle. Learn about the styling changes and engine improvements in the 1968 Pontiac GTO.

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  • 1960 Chrysler 300F
    1960 Chrysler 300F

    The 1960 Chrysler 300F was one of Chrysler's first muscle cars. It came with a big-inch V-8 engine and a dual-quad cross-ram setup that was a visual treat. Learn about this muscle car. See more »

  • 1961 Pontiac Ventura 389
    1961 Pontiac Ventura 389

    The 1961 Pontiac Ventura 389 is a true collector's car. This muscle car was race-ready with the trademark split-grille. The 389 was all business: combining beauty and function. Learn about the Ventura 389. See more »

  • 1963 Ford Galaxie 427
    1963 Ford Galaxie 427

    The 1963 Ford Galaxie 427 captured NASCAR's 1963 manufacturer's title for stock car racing, mostly due to the car's high-speed aerodynamic advantage. Learn more about this classic muscle car. See more »

  • 1963 Plymouth 426 Wedge
    1963 Plymouth 426 Wedge

    The 1963 Plymouth 426 Wedge muscle car engine could be found in a number of the carmaker's models. It was so powerful that it was ill-suited for everyday use. Learn about the Plymouth Wedge. See more »

  • 1964 Dodge 426 Hemi
    1964 Dodge 426 Hemi

    The 1964 Dodge 426 Hemi had a racing engine that brought this muscle car to the stock-car racing NASCAR winner's circle. The most popular Dodge Hemi was the midsize 330/440/Polara. Learn about the Dodge 426 Hemi. See more »

  • 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
    1964 Ford Thunderbolt

    The 1964 Ford Thunderbolt had a racing engine, bringing this muscle car the stock-car racing 1964 NHRA's Manufacturer's Cup. Its lightweight design earned it the Top Stock crown. Learn about the Ford Thunderbolt. See more »

  • 1965 OldS Cutlass 442
    1965 OldS Cutlass 442

    With fewer than 3,000 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2s sold in 1964, General Motors took the hint when it delivered the 1965 model. Learn more about the 1965 Cutlass 4-4-2 in this muscle car profile. See more »

  • 1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
    1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet

    The 1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet might have been the quickest Mustang ever. It was based on the 428-cid big-car engine. Learn about this muscle car, and see photos and specifications. See more »

  • 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28
    1969 Chevy Camaro Z28

    It wasn't the fastest, but with single-season styling and a unique combination of brake, engine, exhaust, and induction options, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was arguably the most desirable Z28 of all. Learn more. See more »

  • 1969 Mercury Cougar
    1969 Mercury Cougar

    Mercury raised its muscle car profile with the introduction of the 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. Taking its cue from such rivals as Z28 and SS Camaros, Ford introduced the Eliminator in April 1969. Learn more. See more »

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