Top 5 Classic Muscle Cars
Everyone has their own opinion about the greatest cars of all time, but there are some that just keep coming up again and again on these lists. These are the cars that many car enthusiasts dream of owning. These are the cars that show up again and again at classic car shows. They are the cars that star in car calendars and magazines.
If you are looking for your next classic car restoration, consider one of these top five classic muscle cars:
The Charger was immortalized in the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” That model was painted red with a confederate flag on the roof and the number 01 on the side. It was called The General Lee.
Even without the questionable paint job, the Dodge Charger is instantly recognizable. It has a strong body with a wide berth and unique front and rear fascia. Of course, it’s also powered by a strong engine and has a great suspension system that works in conjunction with it. After all, how else would ‘dem Duke boys have been able to jump rivers and got into all their other shenanigans in the car?
The Pontiac GTO looks like a more muscular version of the Charger. It is thicker, taller and has stronger angles, from the roof lines to the protruding headlights. Many of the early models also have a large air intake on the hood, creating a more powerful appearance.
Many car enthusiasts consider the Pontiac GTO to be the first true American muscle car, partly owing to its big and powerful V8 engine and options like more powerful carburetors, limited-slip differential and fine-tuned suspension.
The Pontiac GTO has evolved to become more a stylish sportster, but models throughout the 1960s and 70s shared variations of this early distinctive styling and powerful drive train.
The Chevrolet Chevelle has that classic muscle car look, with the wide, square shaped front end. However, it differs in that it has a sloping rear that looks like a snub nose at the back. It has a gorgeous style that car enthusiasts love.
Plus, what’s under the hood ain’t so bad either! The model was produced from 1964 to 1977, and it had a powerful engine that produced 450 horsepower, which was phenomenal for its time. When it was produced, it had the highest output of a production car, making it an enthusiast’s dream car.
You can restore the Chevelle to its original performance, or you can make upgrades to get it a little more in line with modern specs while keeping its style.
Chevrolet has a long history of producing stylish and powerful cars, and it earned another place in history with the Camaro.
The early Camaro looked nothing like the flashy sports car of the 1980s. It had a much beefier body that included a thick rear end with a subtle spoiler and a slimmer yet wider front end. Racing stripes and chrome body bars added stylish accents.
The Camaro didn’t make a splash for being the fastest car, nor for being the most powerful. Instead, it made its mark for offering enough of everything to satisfy all these demands. It was powerful, it was fast, and it was stylish, without having to be the best in any of those categories.
Shelby Mustang GT500
The Shelby Mustang GT500 is one of the most coveted cars for car enthusiasts around the world, and it routinely tops lists of the best and rarest vehicles. The Shelby was introduced in 1967, and it had a distinctive style that made it stand out right away. The body party muscle car, part luxury car, with a wide front end and pointed rear, subtle body sculpting throughout, and well-placed chrome accents.
If you are lucky enough to find a Shelby Mustang GT500 for sale, prepare to pay a pretty penny for it. Prices will start at six figures, but they can easily go into the millions, depending on the condition of the car, the rarity of the model and what special features it includes.
No matter what classic muscle car you are lucky enough to own, it’s important that you work with the right shop for your classic car restoration. Scottsdale Muffler and Automotive in Arizona specializes in mechanic work on old and new vehicles, including custom fabrication where necessary. Our highly trained and experienced mechanics can restore your car to its original condition where possible. Call us or visit us in Arizona today to discuss your needs for your classic car restoration.
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