Best Muscle Cars


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1969 Dodge Charger R/T SE
This car is beast, my use to have one and it was so bad butt and they are kinda cheap
This is where its at. It has power and beauty. My dream car is the 1970 Dodge Charger, black with black interior.
This car is potent and is the sole definition of pure American muscle, this car has the meanest purr and rumbles the ground when standing anywhere close to the car. This thing burns through gas with its 7.0 liter displacement, but that 'merican muscle for ya!
[Newest]Brilliant car its an icon

21969 Camaro
The 1969 Camaro is the best looking muscle car of all time.
My dad has always wanted one. I grew up always wanting one too. No other car has the heritage of a chevy!
The mustang is an overrated muscle car but on the other hand the camaro is not overrated in fact it quite underrated it has a lot of potential.
[Newest]My friend owns one. It was hard between this and 65' mustang. One heck of a car!

31969 Boss 429 Mustang
This is hands down the greatest and most fierce car the world will ever see. It's style is the very characteristic other muscle cars try (AND FAIL) to imitate. Unoriginal models like the 69' Camaro and the 70' Dodge Challenger don't stand a chance against this hell-raising machine. Definitely the right choice for #1.
This deserves the number 1 spot. It is the all time best muscle car ever. The camaro doesn't stand a chance against this, neither does the charger or the firebird.
This list is stupid the 1960s mustangs were the best cars and they still are nothing will be are and I mean never will beat a ford FORD IS THE BEST!

41970 Hemi Cuda
Sexiest car of all time along with the Lamborghini Miura! It just oozes sexy!
Nothing is wrong on this car. from the body lines to the engine the 'cuda has it all
I have a a triple black 1973 cuda with a 340/ it urns lots of heads and many take pictures of my sexy beast. I agree with you 100 percent. Thanks for your coment.

51970 Chevelle SS 454
The first car I ever owned and for only being 17 now it's a hell of a good start. Back in the day these chevelle's could easily dominate the drag strip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and even on holidays! When you think of a muscle car the 70 Chevelle SS is what you think of. Not to mention the only cars on this list that are actually "muscle" cars are the Charger, and this beast. The rest are really pony cars. God Bless America. We are the only country in the world with the talent to build all these cars on this list. Think to yourself, what do you want to drive. A toyota prius or a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. It's your choice.
I see a list of 7 pony cars and 3 real muscle car... Shame... The 70 Chevelle had over 500 horsepower out of the box, a balance of straight and curved body lines, and a menacing look. Just don't put on chrome rims and you have one of the nastiest, most powerful cars to be produced with 8 cylinders. This American monster packs more power than the "worlds most powerful production V8" in the Mercedes SLS AMG. Seriously, how is this not number 1?
Great car, big engine, manly feeling. It's everything you can ask from a muscle car. I'd have one any time of the year. It's the car of my dreams. If you have this car you don't need a house, you just need a garage to work on it, and you will know you've won the happiness lottery.
[Newest]Most. Awesome. Car. Ever. enough said

61967 RS SS Camaro
Not exactly very streamlined or anything like a Lamborghini Gallardo but in a way it looks super cool, the front of it just says "I am the boss of all muscle cars"
67 was the birth of the Camaro.Has to be #1 of all time.
[Newest]I agree a very nice and fast pony

71970 Dodge Challenger
It's the best looking muscle car especially the engine allowing the best hemi engines to power this amazing car
Stupid 429 mustang above piece of crap, the challenger is the king with 440 or hemi will knock out stupid 429
1970 Dodge Challenger is my faviroute car and is prime. It should at least be in the top 5 in this list.
Also no-one thinks of buying one of the new dodge challengers because everyone thinks they are expensive, but they are extremely cheap to get a v6.
[Newest]You know nothing of the 429. It will destroy the 1970 Challenger any day.

81970 Olds 442
I agree... This car is BIG MUSCLE! Body like a shark and POWERFUL engine. The Shelby is cool and so are all the other cars. For room in the vehicle, front and back seats... The Olds did a great job. ANY MUSCLE CAR you obtain is worth driving down the road with a car unlike MANY others.
Pure Power! Had the best Ram Air system ever built. I had the convertible pace car. I owned everybody in S. Fla except a 440 magnum and a cuda hemi w/nos.
I bought an olds as my first car with my own money and it was and still is fantastic. You have to drive one to understand. They were a gentleman's muscle car if that gentleman was a bamf. They had power, precision, performance while keeping that American attitude.
[Newest]Stunning looking car, I think the 1968 Olds 442 is even better looking..

91967 L88 Corvette 427
Anyone who doesn't vote this amazing American beauty into at least the top 3 is insane! The 67 427 was the greatest car ever built as far as I'm concerned and it deserves a better ranking! It's way nicer then any mustang.

101971 Boss 351 Mustang

The Contenders

111968 Shelby GT500KR
Love that car in blue with wide white stripes.


121970 428 Mach 1 Mustang
best looking model year mach 1. lot of torque and horse power with the 428 cobra jet, yet very dependable and durable for street driving
The best looking model to come out of Detroit period. Ford hit it out of the park with the 1970 428 Mach 1 Mustang. Today it is one of the most sought after cars here in America and world wide.
I choose the are code, make mine medium red with black interior! Also got to have rear window louvers, front and rear spoilers, fold down rear seat.
[Newest]I believe many of our posters here are too young to remember the late 60, s early 70, s big block iron steam rolling out Detroit was the best of times if you were a gear head!

131965 Shelby GT350R
This car outclasses all the other cars on the list. Unfortunately most of your voters are probably too young to know it. Also there were far too few ever produced for man to have driven one.
This car outclasses all the other cars on the list. Unfortunately most of your voters are probably too young to know it. Also there were far too few ever produced for man to have driven one.
this car is so beatiful my life long dream is to own a 1966mustang 1965shelbygt500r and a 1964 impala


141969 Road Runner
She looks really simple, but she has a unique feeling, she sounds very good and the story of this car is very funny
the 440 6 pack was a rocket

151970 Mustang Boss 302

161969 Hemi Charger

171968 Nova SS 396
I LOVE THIS CAR! I made a model of this car and it is the most powerful car of it's day! This baby was MADE for drag racing! Awesome car, my dad drove one, smoothest ride, and fastest acceleration of its day!
I had one of these Monsters in the day.
Yep, this is it! , The Best muscle ever made, hope GM people revive this model as they have done lately with the Camaro's, I will buy one on a jipi. As a matter of fact I have a 1972 SS 350/330hp Nova with 38,400 original miles INTACTED all around and won't sale it for nothing, so I'll be awaiting anxiously for a new Chevy Nova version, Thanks.

181970 Torino Cobra 429
Mid-size big block Ford. If you wanted Ford American muscle, that wasn't in the pony car market, this is it. 1970 Motor Trend Car of the Year.
This definitely should be first because this is a very sexy car and duh it's a Ford so it must be just totally awesome and. They have so much torque

191967 Pontiac GTO
No votes on the GTO? Hardtop GTO Black exterior on Black interior; doesn't get any better than that! "black Beauty" drop a special 400 block in it at have the horses kickin
Or even the Ram Air IV Judge convertible
I just bought mine and look forward to the many years that we will have together.
GTO should be at least at 10

201971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III
The ultimate Australian muscle car - 351 Cleveland V8 engine, 370 bhp, fully functional "shaker" air intake and front and rear spoilers. Only 300 were made, so they are very rare and valuable. It is alleged that the Phase I was the fastest 4-door production car in the world in 1971, with a top speed of 142 mph.

211968 AMC AMX
These are beautiful beasts fast as hell

221969 Torino Talladega
This is the car that owned NASCAR in 1969. It won more races than any other bodystyle during the 1969 and 1970 Aero Wars years. Not only was it a great race car, it was a great sleeper muscle car as it carried almost no exterior badging to let anyone know about the 428 CobraJet under its hood. It was a great stealth rocket that looked fast, even when parked.

232012 Camaro ZL1
Bought a 2013 ZL1 convertible. Growls like the late sixties and early seventies muscle cars. J
Just wants to go!
This is a rediculous list of the top musclecars. These are all chic cars. No super bees, no fairlane Grand Theft Auto, no cougar eliminater, no roadrunners, no amx, no max wedge mopars. No nascar fords, NO SUPERBIRD. No pontiac SDs. No superstock darts. My 67 belvedere could blow all those posers doors off... What a joke

241970 GTO 455
Had one of these and took it up to 158 mph

252009 Challenger SRT8
Had 1971 loved it. So I bought a 2014 srt8 challenger and it is awesome. Nothing it don't eat in the quater especially camaros, vettes and mustangs. At least the Mustangs put up a fight.

261970 Chevy Nova
How was this beaten by the Olds 442!?

271970 Charger Daytona Hemi

281969 Firebird
Go Smokey and the Bandit! best movie ever and the best muscle car ever!


My dad used to have one that I'm getting in 3 yr. s when I can drive


Best car I ever had

291979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1977 Trans Am looks better


Oh yeah its amazing, breaker breaker...

302010 Camaro SS

311974 455 Trans Am

321971 Hemi GTX

331968 Camaro
I couldn't decide if I should put SS or Z/28, then I realized that even the plain jane is a better muscle car than a FORD anyday.

341966 Nova SS

351968 Mercury Cyclone 428
a car is only as good as you can make it and as good as you can drive. I had the 68 cyclone when I was a kid. it was a rod right off the bat. all I can say is give me back my cyclone. if not 69 charger hemi or 70 cuda hemi or 70 superbird or daytona or 70 mach one super cobra or 68 to 70 hemi road runner. these are my tops, there are some others only if set up with certain bfm engines. tanks to all and keep some rubber on the rims
the cyclone is such a unique lead sled it deserves more credit
You don't see these cars as much as the others.

361970 Buick GSX
More Torque than any other car on the list
If you REALLY research all the autopress results from this era, you will discover that only 427 cobras/corvettes could outrun this car in 'non-prepped', stock status.
Held the Muscle Car torque record for 33 years! 33 years!
Took a V10 8 litre to finally put out more, the Buick was a Beast.

371970 Rebel Machine
Don't be like everyone else! Be your own person. Amc made some very cool cars
Everybody has a camaro, chevelle or mustang!

382013 Dodge Viper

391966 Fairlane GT 427
I owned the 67 version of this car, Nascar Stage 2 motor, once I stopped the wheel hop which was horrendous going and stopping, the correct headers, gears and carb(s) running at the largest NHRA track here in NY 1/4 mile was always in the low 11's at 126 - 128 MPH, - I'm another member of the "I wish I still had this car" club.

401970 Hemi Challenger

411978 Camaro
After 4 years of the extruded aluminum bumpers, an all new body color urethane front & rear fascia was finally added to the car. Intended to debut in 1976, production delays held up the restyle until this year. Now hidden behind the sleek new nose was the impact absorbing crash structure able to withstand greater than 5MPH impacts. The rear tail lights were redesigned as well, now incorparating 3-color lenses on either side of the fuel door in the center. The license plate was relocated to a molded in section of the rear bumper.

The Camaro wasn't just continuing to blow the competition away on the street, but it paste'ed the rival Mustang in the showroom again, outselling the Ford 247,437 to 179,039. There was no competition.

Removable smoke glass t-tops (CC1) were now available. The Type LT and Rally Sport were back, with the RS a separate model as opposed to a RPO. Z28 sales were going up, up & away... The only things slowing down were the cars themselves with the higher gear ratios (except in the Z28). This was in the effort to improve fuel economy. Other things that were improved in 1978 included...

421987 GNX
There is no better muscle car. Hands down the Buick GNX was the best muscle car ever produced. Amazing refinement, speed and torque for the era and comfort of a Buick. Way to go Buick!
#1 in my book! Only 547 made. Black beauty, simply awesome! See pics at: www. BuickTurboRegal. com
Buick took a stock Buick Grand National & made it even better by turning it into the Buick GNX!
[Newest]By far the biggest game-changer on the list!

431970 Barracuda
GM wasn't scared of this engine... The 1970 chevelle 454 ls6 was a hemi eater! With 25 more horsepower rated at 450 HP... Which was underrated
can't beat a hemi ,GM was scared of this engine.
The 454 is a gutless dog. My 71 cuda with a supped up 225 used to eat them. So did my brother's with 340.

441968 Mustang GT 428

451972 Chevy Camaro Z28

461966 427 Cobra
This was super before the words were coined

471967 Nova SS

481971 Mustang Mach 1 429

491969 396 Chevelle SS
Just about the prettiest car Detroit ever built

501972 Trans Am Firebird

511970 Dodge Super Bee 440
These cars look mean in the front end. Great muscle car to have!
My dad had one and it was king of the 67 1/4 mile. 6 pack 440 with high rise and reverse manual valve body ruled till it was sold. wish he would have given it to me. Plum crazy purple with white interior. bad machine!

521971 Camaro

531997 Viper GTS

541970 AMC AMX 390

551964 Chevelle

561968 Hemi Dart
Fastest production muscle car ever built, it's power-train includes a 426 C.I. hEMI engine married to a A-833 4speed transmission and dana 60 rear end. Not to mention the car had weight reduction from the factory including aluminum fenders and fiberglass hood. The HEMI Dodge Dart could lay down a 1/4 mile in 9 seconds or quicker at speeds over 150 mph.
Man my Dart is a 69. it runs 600 of course I've done a lot of work to it
Fastest production 1/4 mile muscle car ever built

571971 AMC Javelin
Best looking car AMC ever made. Plus you won't be part of the Camaro/Chevelle snoozefest at the local car show...
Sleek, great handling, and has uncommon good looks.

581971 440 Charger

591969 Mustang Ghost
A Canadian Ford dealer special order of 6 white 428 cobra jets with no decals then retro-fitted with twin Paxton superchargers similar to what Carrol Shelby did in 1965 with the GT 350. The only one I ever saw was at a friends body shop in 1970 after it had been totaled in rollover.

601977 El Camino

611970 Dodge Charger R/T

621969 Chevy El Camino

632006 Ford GT
Tons of muscle! I mean, isn't that what makes a muscle car? 550 horsepower, plus awesome looks and it's American made! It's a muscle car, and if you ask me, it's the best.

642013 Dodge Challenger

652013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

662013 Chevy Camaro

672012 Mustang Shelby GT 500 (Super Snake)

681968 Dodge Charger R/T

692013 Chevy Corvette

701967 Satellite

711967 Mustang Shelby GT500

721970 Chevelle SS 396

731971 Monte Carlo SS
Beautiful machine with the 454 Chevy Big Block V8 engine with 7.1 Liters of displacement. Amazing car or a custom 653 V8 providing 10.4 Liters of displacement and over 800 horses. This will eat every other muscle car alive.
Great car. Much more rare than all the chevelle out there.
Very underrated muscle car at an affordable price. There were only 1919 ss made that year gotta love that.

741966 Pontiac GTO

751977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Got my 77TA when I was 16 It was the coolest car. That was in 1985. Got a lot of ass in that car.
Smokey and the Bandit


761969 Chevrolet Impala
It's the best looking car in the world

771987 Mustang GT Convertible

782015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
I am willing to bet that this is the best value for money cars ever made: 707 horsepower 650 lb feet of torque does a quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 126 miles per hour top speed 199 miles an hour all for 61,000$$ seriously its got more power the an aventador and 1 sixth the price. and its not crude like a shelby gt 500 its got nice interior 4 seats its comfterbull too works great around town and you can take it to a race circuit go through a corner at 90 miles an hour and come out alive. learn more by watching jay leno's review of it.

791970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
This is my dream and has good reason to be. Its monster among muscle cars and no doubt has one the best looks of any American Muscle Car. It came packaged up usually with and LS-6 454 V8 pumping out 450 HP, Cross drilled, forged 5140 alloy steel crankshaft, forged steel magnafluxed rods with 7/16th inch bolts, TRW forged aluminum pistons with 11.25:1 comp ratio,.520in lift, 316 degree duration solid lifter cam, 3/8in pushrods, rectangle port, closed chambered heads with 2.19 inch intake and 1.88 inch exhaust valves, Holly 780 CFM 4v w/ low rise aluminum manifold. It's a beastly ride, and usually came in a Candy Apple Red paint job with Black hood stripes and chrome bumpers.

801969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
My dream ride. Ford said that the little 302 put out just 290 hp, but a dyno test result listed 390 horsepower. The Z/28 Camaro produced 290 as well, but that wasn't under-rated. The Boss 302 could out do a GTO or Charger easily, because it was light, good for drag racing, and when a corner showed up, bye bye big boys! The 1969 SCCA season may have been lost by Ford (due mostly to racing car unreliablity), but the virtually unchanged '70 model whooped Camaro's sorry behind the following year.
It wasn't a brawny 500 horsepower drag machine like other muscle cars. It was built for SCCA Trans Am series, so it could out-handle any full size muscle car.

811973 Pontiac Grand Am
Very underrated car, and in black has the meanest looking front on a car you will ever see.

821978 Mustang II King Cobra
Sweet ride and chick magnet
"all the sorority girls are just clambering over the plantain line" -peter griffin. Proving small cars are the best.

831970's Dodge Challenger SRT8

841969 Dodge Superbee 383
These cars came with so many different package. Air condition and many optionals. But the street racing was won by street tires no headers, no hemi, corba, judges, or complete racing packages. I owned a 1969 superbee 383 police special package. On any good condition day it would shut down any car. It clocked over 150mph several times. With proper tires it would make a bad day for any car. And the name doesn't mean nothing. The car couldn't pass state emission test in New Jersey. That was a outlaw. Do the research it was a sleeper. Why is the 383stoker a bad combination. Along with the ramcharge induction system.

852013 Ford Shelby GT500
662 stock horsepower. Camaros wet themselves just thinking about that. In my mind, the '13 GT500 is the beginning of a new muscle car era, the benchmark from which every muscle car excuse from GM or Mopar create (actually, that's not fair on Mopar, I quite like the late model Challenger, but GM sucks! ). The Shelby GT500 has always been king of the muscle car hill, and the 2013 model is still carrying the gauntlet.

861971-73 Boattail Riviera

872008 Pontiac G6 GXP
Fast as hell compact Pontiac


882010 GT-P

891964 Chevrolet Corvair
This was my first new car; it looked and drove like a sports car but you had to realize that it was a rear engine car like a porsche 911, which changed the handling dynamics dramatically

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