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Mucle Car Information

The Muscle Cars Information section details some of the histories and manufacturers of high-performance vehicles such AMC, Dodge, Plymouth, Buick, Pontiac and Chevy.

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How Muscle Cars Work

"Muscle cars" are American automobiles with lots of power, modest weight, and blazing acceleration. The term was coined in 1964 when Pontiac introduced a potent 389-cubic-inch V-8 for a midsize car. The option turned a tame Tempest into a snarling GTO.


AMC Muscle Cars

AMC, best known for its economy vehicles, was late to the muscle car game. But the automaker arrived with a flourish, producing some of the great muscle cars of the late 1960s. Learn about AMC muscle cars.