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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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1969 Ford Talladega

Ford found much success on the NASCAR circuit in the 1960s, but its Talladega model in 1969 was one of the best of all. Find out how the 1969 Ford Talladega captured the NASCAR crown.


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.

1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Firebird and Camaro grew more European in nature with their second-generation redesign, but the scooped and spoilered 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was pure American muscle. Learn about this muscle car.

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.

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.

1971-1974 AMC Javelin AMX 401

The 1971 AMC Javelin AMX 401 boasted a new 401-cubic-inch V-8, which helped it come alive. Learn more about this classic muscle car.

1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

The 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 sported a dual-snout air scoop on the hood and an air-foil spoiler stuck up from the decklid. Get full specs on this Olds.

1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

Features of the 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 included a standard 455-cubic-inch V-8 and four taillamps instead of two. Get full specs on this muscle car.

1962-1965 Plymouth 413/426 Wedge

The flamboyant ram's-horn sweep of its headers contributed to the allure of the 1962-1965 Plymouth 413/426 Wedge. Get full specs on this muscle car.

1965 and 1966 Plymouth Barracuda 273

Chrysler didn’t reach very far when it created its sporty small car in the spring of 1964. The Barracuda was pretty much a Plymouth Valiant from the roofline down, and pure Valiant in power and suspension.

1967-1969 Plymouth Barracuda 383/440

Barracuda became a Plymouth series all its own in 1967. It marked the occasion with a two-inch wheelbase stretch and the addition of a two-door hardtop and convertible to go along with its fastback body style.