Top 10 American Muscle Cars?

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  1. Duddly

    Duddly New Member

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    What do you consider the best or most important Classic American Muscle cars? I am considering building a "Best of American Muscle" set. Some of my favorites are:

    1964 GTO (Started the Muscle car craze)
    1965 Mustang GT (Beginning of the Ponycar)
    1967 427 Corvette (Big Block under glass)
    1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
    1969 GTO Judge
    1969 Yenko Camaro
    1969 Dodge Charger RT
    1969 Cougar Eliminator
    1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda
    1970 Plymouth Superbird

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    hmm... well I'm not much on the years but I do know what I like ( thanks for making a topic in here, usually just me most of the time) Btw I hope the Transam Is a muscle car

    1. 1973 Dodge Challenger ( I like that car a lot since I built one for NFS4)
    2. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach I
    3. 1967 Mustang GT500 ( I knew of it before GISS came out)
    4. 1968 Dodge Charger
    5. 1971 Pontiac Firebird Transam (think thats the one I like, might be a year or two later)
    6. 1979 Pontiac Firebird Transam
    7. 1969 Camaro SS ( I think thats the one with the covered headlights)
    8. 1969 GTO Judge (yeah I liked it alot too)
    9. 1970 Plymoth Superbird ( err isnt that the one with the HUGE wing that Richard Petty Drove)
    10.1973 Pontiac GTO

    Anyhow, this took a bit of thinking and I Hope the transams considered muscle, didnt see it in your list.
  3. JBM Tuner

    JBM Tuner New Member

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    1-Corvette ZL1
    2-Shelby Cobra 427
    3-ZL-1 Camaro
    4-Yenko/COPO Camaro
    5-440 Six Pack Charger
    6-Chevelle SS 454 LS-6
    7-BB Chalenger/'Cuda
    8-Mustang Mach 1 SCJ
    9-396 Camaro
    6-Hurst/Olds 4-4-2
  4. discocandy

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    my list.

    1973 Buick Riviera (boattail)
    1968 Dodge Charger R/T
    1971 Dodge Super Bee
    1970 Mercury Cougar
    1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2
    1972 Plymouth Barracuda
    Plymouth Road Runner 1972
    1971 Plymouth GTX
    1968 Pontiac Firebird
    Pontiac GTO 1968
    and i'm sure i forget one.. but can't remember the name...
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    1- 71 Plymouth `Cuda
    2- 70 Dodge Charger
    3- 69 Camaro
    4- 70 Chevelle SS
    5- 70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
    6- 71 Chevy Nova SS
    7- 69 Ford Mustang Mach1
    8- 68 Cofvette Stingray
    9- 69 Plymouth Roadrunner
    10- 70 Buick GSX
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    I don't know a whole lot about muscle cars, I do know that the 1964 Pontiac GTO started the whole thing. That car is the most important one to me, because if nobody makes the first one, it doesn't exist. :)
  7. NightEye

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    1) Shelby Cobra 427 (if the AC was a muscle too, then the AC)
    2) Ford Boss
    3) Chevy Stingray
    4 and others, I don't care :mrgreen:
  8. Eat_Some_LSD

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    Surprised to see that nobody mentioned the '04 Viper GTS-R yet. :? Besides that, I'd probably say the '63 and '69 Corvette Stingrays, '67 Shelby GT350, '92 Vector W8 Twin-Turbo, and the '05 Stang Cobra R...yup. :twisted:
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    I don't think the 2004 Viper would quite fit into the "Classic" term, at least not yet, nor would anything newer then say late 70's to mid 80's. Car's like the Viper and Cobra also fit more into the Supercar / Exotic realm and the Vette is sort of bordering on that (IMHO). It really is a true sportscar, but has some "Muscle Car" stigma still attached to it.
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    Half of those cars aren't even muscle cars.. especially that Vector W8 TT... that's a super car.
  11. samthegt3racer

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    all you need to know is Camaro and Chevelle Super Sport(SS). :)
  12. Forsaken Brolly

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    i agree with most of you here('04 Viper??? GET OUTTA HERE)
    but you guys missed my favorite one: '68 L-89 SS Camaro
  13. Duddly

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    I wonder how I could have missed a camaro but included two Mustangs in my list. I did include the 69 Yenko Camaro at least. :lol:

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    sweet cars dude! i have a 1/24 scale diecast model of yer blue one there.
  15. wouteb

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    I don't know very much about muscle cars but I do know that as allready said half of the cars that Eat_Some_LSD included in his list aren't muscle cars and that I really love the Shelby GT500 from the 2000 motion picture "Gone in 60 seconds" (you know "Elleanor" (if there's one muscle car I really want it's definetly "Elleanor")) and the Dodge charger rhat "Dom" drove in the last scene of the movie "The fast and the furious" (If the lines must be crossed, if the rules must be broken, do it fast, do it furious :lol: )
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    '70 Plymouth Superbird
    '65 Mustang
    '69 Camaro
    '76 Firebird (just loved that year)
    '63 Corvette split window couple
    '69 Dodge Charger
    '70 Hemi Cuda
    '69 GTO
    Old 442
  17. wouteb

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    I definetly love the 1966-69 mustangs. There's a small chance I could buy one in a year or 2-3.
  18. Philip

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    my favourite one is the Shelby GT500
    the Mustangs are not bad, either
  19. wouteb

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    Mine too, especially the one from "Gone in 60 seconds" (The remake not the original movie)
  20. Eat_Some_LSD

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    I just find it hilarious that many of you consider "classic cars" and "muscle cars" to be in the same genre. I can agree with many of the classis cars, however, you have to consider the present when referring to a "muscle"
    car". The Supra is a Japanese muscle car, but you'd probably consider that "silly." It' s really not.
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