Sunday, May 4, 2008

1960s 1970s Muscle Cars For Sale

1960s 1970s Muscle Cars For Sale. Muscle Car is a term used to refer to a variety of high performance automobiles. The popularity of the American Muscle Car grew in the early 1960s. The term principally refers to American Super Cars from the 1960s and early 1970s. Muscle Car generally describes a 2 door rear wheel drive mid size car with a powerful V8 engine intended for maximum torque on the street or in drag racing competition. The term "muscle car" did not enter common usage until after production of the cars had essentially ended. It is generally accepted that popular, widespread usage of the term took hold by the early to mid-1980s.

Car and Driver created a list of the 10 Best muscle cars for its January 1990 issue. The magazine focused on the engines and included:

1966–1971 Plymouth/Dodge with 426 Hemi
1966–1967 Chevy II SS327
1966–1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
1968–1969 Chevy II Nova SS396
1969 Ford Torino Cobra 428
1969 Plymouth Road Runner/Dodge Super Bee 440 Six Pack
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454
1969 Pontiac GTO