The 1960s were unquestionably the golden age of muscle cars. If you are an avid lover of all things automobile-related, you probably have a list of your own stashed away. Nevertheless, here is a compiled list of commonly agreed-upon highly regarded muscle cars of the 1960s.
Top Eight Muscle Cars of the 1960s
- The 1964 Pontiac GTO
This classic car was considered the pioneer of muscle cars in the 1960s and 70s. Its speed was unparalleled as it was able to go from zero to 60 in 6.6 seconds with a trap speed of 99 miles per hour. The GTO, which stood for Gran Turismo Omologato, was a sleek sports car that car fans still dream about today.
- The 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
Considered the ultimate in muscle car perfection, the 1967 Cobra had race car looks and street-driving functionality. With a top horsepower of 800, this muscle car was a dream come true. Today, many sports car enthusiasts get their fix by seeking out Shelby Cobra replicas.
- The 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi
With 425 horsepower, the Plymouth Road Runner was built solely for performance. Though no one would call it the most aesthetically pleasing ride, speed enthusiasts love the car for its incredible power and velocity.
- The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
A rare beauty, there were only 69 total 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s ever made. This sleek sports car had some serious power, topping out at a 5.3 mark within the zero to 60 range.
- The 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
Ushering in a new wave of Mustangs, this car has a classic look admired by muscle car enthusiasts.
- The 1965 Shelby GT350
Only 500 GT350s were ever produced, making this classic car another rare breed. It is an example of a sports car with upgrade parts which combined to create incredible power.
- The 1965 GT K-code Fastback
Ford new that with a 289 cubic inch high performance engine, this car was going to be driven pretty hard by enthusiastic consumers, which is why they knocked nine whole months off of their warranty for this model.
- The 1968 Dodge Charger R/T
This muscle car was featured in well-known films such as Vin Diesel?s ?Fast and Furious? series, leading just about everyone to want a piece of the action. Needless to say, the Dodge Charger has stood the test of time, remaining popular even today.
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