25 Top Classic American Muscle Cars

The classic American muscle car is a beautiful high performance vehicle that many people admire. If you are reading this list, chances are you admire them too. Some would even argue that modern muscle cars are not nearly as well designed as the classic American muscle car. There is no denying it, the classic American muscle car has a lot of admirers. So on this muscle cars list we’re not going to talk about modern muscle cars. Rather, we are going to look at the top classic American muscle cars. Get ready to go on a crazy ride.

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1967 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible

1967 Dodge Coronet RT 426Source: hemmings.com, Image: Wikipedia

A true rare gem, this unique car is believed to be one of only two 1967 Coronet R/T Hemi four-speed cars known to have been built in light turquoise metallic.


1973 Ford Ranchero 500

1973 Ford Ranchero 500Source: hemmings.com, Image: Wikipedia

The large and heavier design of 1973 that replaced the previous year’s sleek model has gone down in history as one of the classiest American muscle cars of the seventies.


1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454Source: hemmings.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

There was a time when every guy who wanted to be cool and respected had to drive a 1970 Chevy El Camino SS 454. It was probably the first time in engine history that a truck was not viewed as just a truck, and a muscle car was much more than a muscle car. The 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 changed the way people saw trucks up to that point and basically pioneered the combo truck/muscle car and set the standard for its competitors to follow or depart from.


Boss 302 Mustang

Boss 302 MustangSource: hemmings.com, Image: Wikipedia

Designed to compete with Chevy’s Z28 Camaro both on and off the track, the Boss 302 revived Ford’s small-block performance image after nearly a year-and-a-half lapse since the 289 High Performance went away after 1967.


1969 Mercury Cyclone

1969 Mercury CycloneSource: hemmings.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

One of the prettiest cars from the late sixties, the 1969 Mercury Cyclone remains one of the most beautiful muscle cars of all time to this day.

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