There’s nothing quite like a muscle car. Classic American muscle cars capture the spirit of the auto industry, and the open road, like no other vehicle. It is also the type of car that gear heads and motor enthusiasts are most passionate about. From the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 to the 1970 Ford Mustang, people love muscle cars—their looks and their engines. Loosely defined as a smaller, two-door car powered by a high-displacement engine that is typically found in a larger, full-sized sedan, classic muscle cars continue to be hot sellers at auctions and dealerships across the United States, and they continue to generate intense debate among car lovers. Here is a list of 10 classic American muscle cars that people feel particularly passionate about.