Your Favorite Muscle Car (1960-70s)

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  1. Huntn, Feb 1, 2016
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    Feel free to mention cars from any decade before or after. As a refresher see this page. If you brag about a car, please include a photo. :D

    There was a time when I lusted for 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi, but looking on the web it's difficult to find a picture of this car that matches my mind's eye

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    My muscle car was a 1967 Cougar, that I drove in college. I could kick myself for selling it.

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    1967 Cougar
    However, I can acknowledge there are other more esthetic designs out there. Some favorites below. If I had to chose..... Don't know if I can, possibly the Chevelle, but I prefer convertibles. The Boss looks like the meanest, but as a rule Fords have not been my favorite. :)

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    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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    1968 Dodge Charger

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    1971 Plymouth Hemicuda

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    1963 Corvette

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    1969 Ford Mustang Boss

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    I love the Chevelle, but are you sure that's a '64? Looks like a '69, if I had to guess.

    A bit more off the beaten path, but I've always been a sucker for an Olds 442. Never owned one, but I'd love to. Here's a sweet '68.

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    I was attracted to that car too. :) Regarding the Chevelle, it's a 1970.
     
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    My definition of muscle car wouldn't include a Corvette. Though certainly technical definitions vary between organizations and individuals, a muscle car in my mind is a coupe (with a back seat) - often also offered in a 4 door variant. A muscle car is a souped up sedan/family car, offering practicality and performance. On the other hand, the Corvette is a 2 seater with limited practicality designed from the ground up for performance. Therefore, I would consider it a sports car.

    The original Mustang I wouldn't consider a mustang, however perhaps later in its life it fits the definition for some time.

    I've been a fan of most classic American cars, for some reason they just don't interest me. While their are some exceptions, such as the first generation Corvette and Mustangs, the category of muscle cars has especially never interested me. I've been bred to favor classic British cars by my father haha.

    I'd say the Chevelle is my preferred choice amongst the "true" muscle cars. If you call a Corvette a muscle car, I'd go with that no questions asked.
     
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    I had the 1970 Mach 1 and enjoyed driving it. Not the one pictured below.

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    I have to go with the Road Runner pictures above. My dad had one in the same colors. Loved driving fast in that car with him.
     
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    I all most asked that question regarding the mid 50's Corvettes. I drove a '63 vet from Miami to DC with a friend in 1972 and I remember it having power, but a muscle car? Not sure actually, it's been too long.

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    AMC Gremlin, Does that count as a muscle car?
     
  9. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I had a couple back in the day. My own favorite was a 1968 Mercury Cyclone that I owned during my senior year in HS.

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    I'd say the same thing about the Mustang. The early models were pretty much designed for aesthetics more than Performance.

    According to Wikipedia, the Corvette was released in 1953 and in 1955 they improved the 4.4L V8 for a 0-60 speed of 8.5 seconds. I'd say that's pretty good for the early 1950's.

    By comparison the 1955 Chrysler 300 did 0-60 in 9.8 and was considered high performance. The 1956 Rambler Rebel came out with 0-60 in 7.5 making it the fastest sedan. Wikipedia cites these cars as a couple of the debated original muscle cars, not citing the Corvette. It wasn't until the 1960's, especially mid 60's when the quintessential muscle cars came to market with MOPAR, Ford, GM began battling out with the well know SS, GTO, etc.

    I would however not doubt substantial influence of muscle cars on the Corvette and Mustang, especially through the 60's and 70's.
     
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    '59 Rambler. I built up lots of muscle pushing the damn thing.
     
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    What size engine? :)

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    That looks sharp along with the flower child. ;) I still can't believe this was 45 years ago. Whoosh, time flies. My memory does not remember the Cyclone model though. :oops:

    Where is the pic? :D
     
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    1967 Ford Mustang, that's all.

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    Though I really wanted a Chevy van - or a VW camper as a kid in the 70s.
     
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    Your spoiler link appears broken to me.
     
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    This is a tiny pic but it's just like my "Elenor"
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    A British racing green 1969 Camaro z28. My dad's friend has had this car up on it's axles for almost 30 years now. It has a completely custom oval exhaust system from headers to pipe designed for better flow and to allow a lower ride height... it also has a CAN-AM series power plant (the specifics of which escape me at the moment... but supercharged could deliver 1100hp) sitting attached to an engine stand covered by a tarp. The paint is original AFAIK (the green has a metallic fleck to it) and with an original white interior. While this guy is no slouch when it comes to this car but I don't know if he'll ever be done with it... As a kid I just wanted to ride in it, now I just want to see it on the road.
     
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    This one?
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  17. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Pretty car. :)

    Don't know, the link hidden under the spoiler in the post I replied to is still broke for me. What year is that? I drove a white '65 mustang for a couple of years in high school but it was NO muscle car. :)

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    I will have to dig out some pictures, but my favorite, and one that I owned, was a Chevy 1966 Nova (I had a Chevy II, but that is a minor detail!). Loved that car. Was sad to see it go and to this day I am still looking and hoping one day to have another.

    Oh and if you could ever find one that doesn't require me to sell my house: 67 Yanko Camero. :D
     
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    Like...
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    ...I'd pick a convertible. :D
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    Ok, link fixed beautiful pic, which reminds me of...

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    Damn, someone like their Gremlin
     
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    MSP_3001.JPG MSP_3007.JPG Mine..... Always loved the style and have had other cars. Built this a few years ago .
     
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    AMC 1970 Javelin AMX and Ford 1968 Cobra Jet Mustang.
    I'll take either :D
     
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    doesn't get any more vicious/timeless than a '68 Charger R/T:

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    I'm in love with the 68' Charger R/T also love the 71' Cuda! These two are my family heirlooms, an 09' Vette with a red interior (Ohio State colors) and a 60' Vette. The 60' Vette hasn't been driven in a long time, and the rubber seals around the doors are starting to perish. It was upgraded to a 4speed tranny and new heads
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