Have you ever wondered which are the most wanted mucsle cars? To some people no model of Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini can replace a good old muscle car, which are cars equipped with powerful American V8 engines. Although these muscle cars do not have all the modern comfort and elegance like supercars have, they have something to be proud of when it comes to power and acceleration for only a seconds. That’s why muscle cars are so much wanted and bought even decades after the being released.
Here’s a short listing of the most wanted muscle cars:
10. Plymouth Roadrunner
Advertised as a muscle car for young people, the Roadrunner was introduced in 1969 for the first time and was produced in 1970. The price of the basic model at the time was only $3,000. He is known for its simple and not too exciting design, the V8 engine that develops 383 hp and a top speed of over 220 km/h.
9. Buick GSX
Buick Skylark is a mid-size car, which was produced in 1965, with the engine that develops 335 hp. But for Buick, this wasn’t enough so in 1970 it brings to the market the GSX model that develops 400 hp.
8. Oldsmobile 442
Oldsmobile 442 is presented as an additional option to the already produced models F-85 and Cutlass. The production and sales of the Oldsmobile 442 started in the period from 1964 to 1971. The L69 version developed 360 hp, which was passing a 1/3 mile for 14.8 seconds.
7. Chevrolet Camaro
It was produced from 1967 to 1969. The Z-28version with 290 hp is released for the first time. The 1969 market version had aluminum V8 engine giving out amazing 500 hp, leading it to pass the third mile in 13.6 seconds.
6. Plymouth Superbird 440
It has been a modeled Roadrunner, but it has been redesigned to meet the specific NASCAR needs. Superbird 440 was manufactured in 1971 with 440 Magnum V8 engine that develops 375 hp. In recent years, some models fetch over $100,000 at auctions.
5. Dodge Charger R / T 440
Fans know it as “The Dukes of Hazzard”. As a new car, the Dodge Charger R/T 440 has been sold for a price of 3,500 dollars. Now, the well-preserved samples fetch up to 170,000 dollars.
4. Pontiac GTO
Pontiac GTO is one of the first classic cars acquiring the cult status. It was produced in the period from 1964 to 1969, with engines developing up to 360 hp. Today, the price reaches to $200,000. It’s named GTO by the Italian Gran Turismo Omologato.
3. Chevrolet Chevelle
It’s one of the most popular muscle cars made by Chevrolet Impala. They were produced from 1966 to 1970. The first model, Super Sport 396, is produced in only 100 copies. Today, the price reaches up to 360,000 dollars. A model of the 427 COPO, produced in 320 copies, was equipped with a V8 engine developing 450 hp.
2. Plymouth Barracuda
It was introduced in 1964 for the first time, but it received the attention of people in 1970, with the incorporation of the 7.2 liter engine that developed 390 hp. After that, Plymouth manufactured a version of an engine that developed 425 hp and a whopping amounted of speed; it went from zero to 62 mph in just 5.6 seconds. Today there are about 100 such cars and at auctions, they reach a price of $2 million.
1. Shelby Mustang GT500 KR
They were produced in the period of 1964 to 1968. KR means “King of the Road” and its original version had a V8 engine that developed 360 hp. Today, the unique model Shelby Super Snake has an estimated value of 5.5 million dollars!