Friday, June 14, 2013

Classic Muscle Cars We All Love

Classic Muscle Cars We All Love

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Muscle car is a term used to refer to a variety of high- performance automobiles.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as "any of a group of American-made 2- door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high -performance driving."[2] A large V8 engine is fitted in a 2-door, rear wheel drive, family-style mid-size or full- size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for mainly street use and occasional drag racing.[3][4][5][6] They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing. Developed simultaneously in their own markets, muscle cars also emerged from manufacturers in Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.


"Perhaps one of the most exciting periods in automotive history was during the production years of the classic American muscle car. Muscle cars were big, loud and ultra-powerful rubber burning machines. During the 1960′s and 70′s the American automakers progressively became more competitive with their muscle car offerings. Each year it seemed Ford, Chevy, Chrysler or even AMC would out-do the competition in terms of brute power and aggressive exterior styling. Since we love muscle cars we thought it would be fun to create a list of the all-time top 10 best muscle cars made on US soil. Obviously this is merely our opinion so we don’t anticipate all readers to agree with the inclusion of all of the muscle cars on this list. Since muscle cars are widely considered to have more than 2 seats; the Chevy Corvette, Shelby Cobra and other very powerful, fast cars from the era were omitted from this best muscle cars list. Make sure to cast your vote on which of these you think is the greatest muscle car."



The original "tire-burning" cars, such as the AMC Machine, Buick Gran Sport, Dodge Charger R/T, Ford Mustang, Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Plymouth GTX, and Pontiac GTO, are "collector's items for classic car lovers".[45] Reproduction sheet metal parts and, in some cases, even complete body shells are available for purchase.


Hope you enjoyed this classic muscle car post. Please leave a comment and share which muscle car is your favorite.

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