The sleek lines, powerful engines and machine strength of muscle cars have attracted us since the late 1960s, when performance and design filtered down into the realm of the attainable. So what are the most wanted classic muscle cars today?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During a time of change for muscle cars, the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS had a higher-volume four-year run than any other automobile in its class. Learn more about this popular, high-quality Heavy Chevy.