Camaro bowed as a 1967 model with its performance credentials in hand thanks to and versions. Some experts claim true gross horsepower output was at least 500 horsepower. Ford Mustang By definition, the Ford Mustang was the original pony car. Is a very popular hot rod specific forum with dedicated forums for hot rods for sale, parts, and hot rod clubs. Arguably the Trans-Am style is the most popular, but all Firebirds are collectible.
Take your time and do something different. Then, in 1968, Chevy cranked it up, dropping the 425-hp, solid-lifter, iron-block L-72 427 into the Impala. While most muscle cars produced in the '70s were never able to quite compete with their '60s predecessors, there are few models that warrant particularly harsh condemnation. Chrysler offered the 426 Hemi for the 1966-1971 model years. Its 11:1 compression ratio was retained, but it got a milder hydraulic cam that dropped its peak power to 375 hp at 5600 rpm and 420 lb-ft torque at 3600 rpm.
Not all car enthusiasts agree on the muscle car definition, but we consider it to be a high-horsepower coupe with an occupancy greater than 2 people. You can accurately describe both Aussie performance muscle cars and their American counterparts as mid-sized vehicles with rear wheel drive and two doors. When in great condition, Chevrolet Corvettes from 1965 to 1969 often sell for astronomical amounts of money. By Although countries such as Brazil, United Kingdom and Australia have produced their fair share of classic muscle cars; America is considered to be the undisputed king of classic muscle cars. Pontiac Forum is a 17K member strong forum with forums for both old and new Pontiac topics. Even today, these cars remain popular with custom car crowd, and there are literally hundreds of companies out there supporting pretty much every year of Impala.
And the car should be relatively cheap, so Corvette and Viper is not on the list, besides both cars referred to supercars. In 1976, the El Camino got new, large, rectangular headlights. It has been online since 2007. The most frequent definition is any car with a large and powerful engine, usually V8, and an ordinary suspension and not expensive. CamaroForums is owned by InternetBrands and has 55K registered members. Chevy muscle cars were at the very heart of the classic era of all-American big-cube high performance. In contrast with a general desire for speed on the streets, these manufacturers built muscle cars originally for racing purposes.
Though styling and image were paramount to selling these new muscle cars, it was the engines that gave these muscle cars character. Because of its huge engine, good looks and raw appeal, the vehicle still demands high selling prices. You might also look to the most exotic cars. Despite the availability of a 350 engine, most people opted for the wheezy six-cylinder engine. Because it is not quite as popular as the same year model Camaros, you can usually find it priced rather affordably.
It took Chrysler a few more model years for its Dodge and Plymouth divisions to release muscle cars that had styling to match the performance of the 426 Hemi. They have been online since 1997 and are owned by AutoGuide. It remains popular with collectors today. In the United States, on the other hand, the cars were only included in drag races and other similar events after they gained overall popularity. The car therefore is quite powerful and capable of accelerating and driving extremely fast.
This site has been online since 2002 Firebird Nation has over 24K registered members and is the most popular Firebird-specific forum on the web. It is one of the largest Buick-dedicated forums on the web. Both fall under the same category in terms of performance, size and other characteristics. Pontiac Firebird Pontiac's version of the Camaro, this is another car that has become legendary. Without the Mustang it is conceivable that we never would have had Camaros, Challengers, Firebirds and a whole host of other cars that were launched in response to Ford's Mustang. With the 350-hp 327 small-block from the Corvette, it was drag raced by Bill Grumpy Jenkins and became known as a giant killer on the street and strip. It is currently being sold in some of the Southeast Asian countries, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and sold in as the Holden Colorado 7 from 2013 to 2016, being rebadged as the TrailBlazer in 2017.
I really enjoy finding new auto communities. The Chevelles Forum has over 77K members and over 4M posts, making them the largest Chevelle-only forum online. And the car was downright common compared to many other exotic muscle cars. Are you looking to buy your dream classic car? There are many different definitions of what qualifies as a muscle car. For A Bodies Only is a forum of Mopar enthusiasts to discuss A-body Mopar topics. They are, by far, the cheapest cars on this list.