American history is full of classic muscle cars and making a top-ten list is definitely a tough task for any as every car in this list is finest and is at its best. Every car included in our top 10 classic American muscle cars list can go fast and brings automobile ingenuity of United States at its best. Though Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche may also be categorized as best american muscle cars of the country, but their manufacturing was purely based on keeping different richer clientele in mind.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C was the car which was believed to have too much chassis power among other vehicles of that time. The car had an impressive 480 bhp speed. It generally resembled to some European sports car at that time but this 10th at our top 10 classic American muscle cars was an awesomely designed American muscle vehicle. One version of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C was made for Shelby and other one for Bill Cosby.
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
1969 Plymouth Roadrunner was introduced in an era with an aim of developing and bringing relatively less-priced muscle car in the market when the market was full with expensive same kind of models. Definitely the younger American audience was the focusing point of the manufacturer with better affordability. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner was introduced with under $3,000 price but more beefing power options quickly raised its price up.
1968 L88 Corvette
1968 L88 Corvette was among those classic muscle cars that were able to go at 170 miles per hour top speed. It was thought to be the best ever made model by the Corvette world for its muscle car buyers. This car got 8th position in our top 10 classic American muscle cars list. The inclusion of 550 bhp motor in this vehicle clearly tell us that its manufacturing purpose was to build a racing car and actually the company had intention to limit this car to tracks only because of its power.
1966 Oldsmobile 442
1966 Oldsmobile 442” was another best classic muscle car made by American manufacturer. A single 4bbl carburetor was incorporated with a standard L78 400-cid engine in this model which was rated at 350 hp. The upgraded L69 model was the favored set-up model for the buyers of American muscle cars. W-30 version of the 1966 Oldsmobile 442’s tri-power motor was an awesome unique feature of this vehicle.
1970 454 Chevelle SS
The LS6 package was originally the featuring point of the Super Sport package provided by Chevrolet for their 1970 Chevelle. The vehicle was named as 1970 454 Chevelle SS which came at a whopping 454 horse. Super Sport was a specifically designed package mainly for the average car buyers and this feature made it among top-rated powerful stock cars of that time only because of lower prices. 1970 454 Chevelle SS was made with a smooth interior.
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T and Super Bee
1969 Super Bee as well as the 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, both are among top-rated class American muscle cars because both were cool and very similar, but there was a huge difference in the unique advantages of both vehicles. The R/T option was widely seen in multiple models of the Dodge designs which actually touched market in 1967 for the first time. 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T (also known as road/ track) was a huge success.
1969 427 COPO Chevelle
Though the 1969 427 COPO Chevelle was made as a limited edition model by the Chevrolet with the special order of the designated dealers to the company, but it still manages to get 4 th position in our top 10 classic American muscle cars. This top-rated American muscle car was fitted with a L72 427-cid engine only because the designated dealers had demanded the same. 1969 427 COPO Chevelle was distributed to only selected happy dealers of the company.
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
The “Super Sport” option package of the Chevrolet vehicles was introduced for the very first time in 1961 when the company introduced model 1961 Impala. Soon this option package was also introduced in some other model offerings. The same package option was also introduced in 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 which was brought to market first time in 1964. The 1966 model of the Chevrolet Chevelle was truly on top in this category only because of awesomely designed body style.
1969 ZL1 Camaro
1969 ZL1 Camaro is generally recognized as among the rarest muscle cars of United States. The featuring point of this 1969 vehicle was a jaw-dropping 500 horse engine which was named as V-8 engine (an aluminum based engine). This classic American muscle car was able to catch a speed of 0 to 60 miles per hour in only first five seconds, which made it top-rated racing car of that time. 1969 ZL1 Camaro was a huge success in its time.
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO is widely considered by many as the first muscle car in United States. The most recognizable feature of this car, also known as the “Goat” is the classic split grill front-end design. Though the initial design was inspired from the 1963 Pontiac LeMans but then in 1966 it was produced as its own original model series. The first-generation model was never made after 1967. The 400 HO was the top performance option in 1967 Pontiac GTO.