Cars have always been a priority choice for majority of people. Some like cars to spot racing challenges and some for family use and many others for their passion. 1960’s, 1970’s was the golden period for cars as these years were the production years of the classic American muscle car. Muscle cars were big, loud, and ultra-powerful rubber burning machines.
With time technology has also changed as it has become more modern, well designed but the ancient cars were powerful, fun to drive. Cars like Chevys, Fords, and Mopars ruled the streets in ancient times. Without further ado, we here share the best and top Americans Ancient Cars of all time that you will definitely dream to drive.
1. Chevrolet Corvette (1953- Present)
Chevrolet Corvette a car that has almost completed 6 decades, and is still dominating streets with its power. However, today, the C6 especially with the ungodly powerful ZR1 package is the most formidable testament to what a domestic car can be. This is America’s best sports car of all times, that you once in your life want to get crazy with.
2. 1960 Ford Falcon
The Falcon was a indeed a very powerful car, having unmatchable Six engine in its nose and a solid rear axle in back suspended on leaf springs. Ford sold an astonishing 435,676 Falcons during that first model year and Nader never uttered a peep. Ford Falcon with Chevrolet Corvair was the most successful cars in 1960.
3. Ford Mustang (1964-Present)
Ford Mustang has continued to dominate big brands since 1964. This was a car that ruined the future of many cars with its powerful and never quitting attitude. The 2011 lineup of V6, V8 and Shelby models is the best yet, inspiring the same love of driving the original Mustang did in 1964.
4. 1966 Oldsmobile 442
Technically, pre-1968 Olds 442s weren’t an actual model, but rather “442″ was an option package available for the Oldsmobile Cutlass. The standard L78 400 cid engine incorporated a single 4bbl carburetor and was rated at 350 hp.
5. 1967 Pontiac GTO
The classic split grill front-end design is among the most recognizable features of all muscle cars. This muscular car also went from a tri-power (three 2bbls) carb setup to a single 4bbl for the 1967 edition. According to the facts and stats almost 82,000 GTOs were sold in 1967, 13,872 of which had the 400 HO, with Ram Air installed in only 751 of these units.
6. 1968 Dodge Charger R/T
It was a typical muscle car that was having a powerful 375 hp 440 Magnum V-8, this car ran the quarter-mile in just under 15 seconds, and listed for about $3,500. Dodge Charger R/T in a ral sense was a great street performer or drag racing.
7. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
There were only 69 units of the Camaro ZL1 manufactured by Chevrolet in 1969. This car was decribed as the rarest, most valuable Camaro ever produced. Its current market value is $425,000. Its 427-cubic-inch aluminum block V-8 engine was assembled by hand, a massive and time-consuming undertaking.
8. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6
With 450 horsepower assigned to this Chevelle V-8 it was a beast on road and was the highest power rating ever given to a car from the original muscle car era. This Chevelle’s current market value is $75,000.
9. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda
Based on company’s sedate Valiant design Plymouth Barracuda debuted in 1964. By 1971, it had been redesigned twice and bore little resemblance to its original manifestation, but the 426 Hemi engine of the affectionately monikered “‘Cuda” remained. Its current market value is $425,000.
10. 1973 Dodge D-100 Club Cab
It was a pickup truck that was usually used to commericial work or for loadings and all. Later on this pickup truck was given a little extra cab room that make it look really cool. Millions of Americans would happily drive a pickup as everyday transportation. While the Club Cab sold well, few would have thought this was the start of a revolution in how pickup trucks were used in America–not as workhorses but as personal transportation.
60’s and 70’s was a era of muscular cars that has a potential to rule streets with their well designed body and powerful engines.
We hope that our post on America’s top vintage and muscular cars will help you know the history of these cars.