Best Muscle Cars


The Top Ten

1 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.

From Bullitt to Dukes of Hazzard, there is plenty of evidence to back up this machine as the ultimate American muscle car of all time.

This car is so awesome!

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2 1969 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.

Awesome car. Nearly bought one but got married instead. The one I was looking at was black with mag wheels. When I popped the hood there was a motor that wouldn't quit. The salesman was a little off that day... He said this car would be someones coffin:>). Probably not a great sales strategy. I still would have bought it if I didn't get married.

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.

It's a mustang and it already has a big motor in it but once they dropped the 429 in it, it changed everything.

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3 1969 Camaro

The 1969 Camaro is the best looking muscle car of all time.

One of the most desired muscle cars of all time. The ultimate muscle car package: Dominating appearance, jaw-dropping performance, tight cornering and a dream list of options.

My dad has always wanted one. I grew up always wanting one too. No other car has the heritage of a chevy!

This was the best year of the Camaro but they also stop making them form 80 something to 2004

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4 1970 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.


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5 1970 Hemi Cuda

Nothing is wrong on this car. from the body lines to the engine the 'cuda has it all

Sexiest car of all time along with the Lamborghini Miura! It just oozes sexy!

I love the Hemi Cuda. It's a monster - mikeyjay

I'm always fighting between this and the charger. This is just the most perfect looking thing that ever came out of the U.S. I will concede that the charger's ass is just a little bit better but I like the 'cuda's grill better. In the end it's just like the ass vs. boobs argument, everyone has there own preference, but they're both big round and jiggly.

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6 1967 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.

Birth of the almighty camaro was in 67, it's obviously the best

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7 1970 Dodge Challenger

70 ta Challenger is the best car of it's age in my opinion, ponies are overrated. As for new muscle cars (if you can call them that), I saw a mustang the other day that sounded like a scooter, and the new challengers aren't too far off.

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

This beauty of a beast has my vote every time. - BKAllmighty

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8 1970 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.

I was born in 1970, and I happen to be...a Female! And, while this may be a "Gentleman's Muscle Car", I can tell you, First hand...I was so fortunate to have this BadAss as MY car, when I was 17 years old...a Junior in high school growing up in the Midwest (Indiana to be exact! ), and! I Was the BAMF, to all of you Guys out there! They talk about cars being "chick magnets"...and, I Totally Agree. But THIS car...Olds Cutlass, as a whole, definitely is a "guy magnet", as well! GOD, I DO MISS THAT CAR...Whoa! WHAT FUN! So, This Vehicle, Hands Down~ - SwervinInMyLane

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9 1967 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.

This should be #1, the look, the feel, the drive, the power screams muscle car.

The 1967 L71 Corvette 427/435 Tri-Pwr car is the "holy grail" car for the 60's...easily in the top 3 of all time and perhaps #1-

Classic american sports car! Not a mucle car.great car but not muscle car.

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10 1969 Road Runner

Plymouth make some of the best cars and the roadrunner spawned great thing as yes the cuda was a revolutionary muscle car as well it only later had a hemi whilst this started my favourite car the roadrunner super bird which was banned from Nascar because of speed

She looks really simple, but she has a unique feeling, she sounds very good and the story of this car is very funny

My '68 GTX 440 was better than 383 roadrunner

The best my mans

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The Contenders

11 1971 Boss 351 Mustang

bad ass

12 1965 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 - Micho75

a street legal race car.only 36 were recently sold for over one million dollars!

13 1970 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.

428 Cobra Jet & Super Cobra Jets... Torque Monsters... enough said!

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14 1967 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.

The best looking car since the 57 chevy

Long loud cragar rims my dream

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15 1970 Mustang Boss 302
16 1968 Shelby GT500KR

Love that car in blue with wide white stripes. - mgenet

17 1969 Hemi Charger

Had 3 69 Dodge Chargers, two were 440s,man I wish I'd kept and still had them,those were the days

18 1968 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.

Beautiful car

This car back in its day was the fastest production car ever built. Straight from the factory it was turning 12.8's. Not bad at all.

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19 1970 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

I have a 71 GT Convertible 351 4v around 400hp. It rides and handles so well. Best bang for the buck.
All Steel to boot.

This car was huge but the power/torque is enormous! My 429CJ would smoke my L84 (327/375) '64 fulie Vette! a straight line ;-)

20 1971 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.

21 1968 AMC AMX

Look at the specs and just imagine... or check out some AMX drag racing on YouTube.., but you have to drive one to really appreciate them. Besides the raw, neck snapping torque, these cars handle nicely too. The interiors were kind of crude though. Very basic.

These are beautiful beasts fast as hell

22 1969 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.

23 2012 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

24 1970 GTO 455

Had one of these and took it up to 158 mph

25 2009 Challenger SRT8

Faster than most cars on this list.

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.

26 1970 Chevy Nova

How was this beaten by the Olds 442!?

27 2010 Camaro SS

Love this car for the money really really hard to beat!

426 hp of pure beast

28 1970 Charger Daytona Hemi
29 1969 Firebird

The firebird should be a lot higher in the ranking. The car is beautiful and fast, and has a lot of horse power.

Beautiful car, fast, and just good everything. Should be number one. Most beautiful car on this list. - FFDP

Go Smokey and the Bandit! best movie ever and the best muscle car ever!
- dudeguyman

Firebirds are very nice cars and are very fast, some Firebirds are even used as nascars. They rosette to be a lot higher.

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30 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1977 Trans Am looks better - mikeyjay

Oh yeah its amazing, breaker breaker...

31 1974 455 Trans Am
32 1971 Hemi GTX
33 1966 Nova SS

I can't believe it's not in the top 10. Weight to power ratio, with a 327 and 4 speed, extremely fast back then, and looked awesome

34 1968 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.

35 1968 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.

36 1970 Buick GSX

Totally bizarre that this monster is not in the top 3.
More torque than any other car in this list, more standard features than any other car in this list.
Better qtr mile time than any other Muscle Car in this list.
Largest capacity engine in the list!
How many "bests" can one car have?

One of the fastest stock muscle cars of its time. Highly underrated

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.

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37 2013 Dodge Viper

Dodge viper is a sports car

Vette killer... dodge viper!

38 1970 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!

Underrated car, and hella quick for an AMC. 340HP on "The Machine" models make it faster than you might think at first. - CubeRG

39 2008 Pontiac G6 GXP

Fast as hell compact Pontiac - mikeyjay

40 1970 Hemi Challenger
41 1987 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!

Much faster than the other cars and iconic. Its just seriously underrated.

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42 1966 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.

43 1978 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 ...more

Best car from best generation

44 1970 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.

All of the above muscle cars are cool in my book most of us owned one particular car over another because we came into a deal that was why I inherited an AAR Cuda 1970 mid year model I got it for $500 it taught me backyard mechanic skills I rebuilt the Carter AVS put in a Torker manifold and ran cherry bombs and headers it wasn't a beast right off the line but a high redline allowed you you keep the torqueflite in low gear a long time if you knew how to drive you won 95% of all street wars

45 1972 Chevy Camaro Z28
46 1968 Mustang GT 428
47 1972 Trans Am Firebird

It's the Banditmobile come on you know you love hearing it blow past your car that most likely has never and never will reach hundread

48 2013 Chevy Corvette

sports car

49 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

I have a '05 Ram SRT-10 that I love to drive..505 HP and six speed but waiting for a Ram Hellcat..maybe before I die.

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.

50 2016 Chevy Camaro

Cool and fast. Comes from the '69 camaro. Nothing's better than this thing.

Camaro rules the world and road nothing tops it except Lambo

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