Iconic Muscle Cars – American History
Iconic muscle cars of America are the ultimate expression of asphalt fantasies. Germany might go for extreme engineering while Italy goes for design elements. But for the American muscle car manufacturer, raw power is what matters (or at least it did in the past). To provide an overview of the most iconic American muscle cars that have left a solid tire track record behind, we have compiled this list for your convenience.
- AMC Javelin
The first generation of the AMC Javelin models appeared in 1968 as two-door rides. They won several titles in the 70s, with the second generation known as the AMX being the first pony car to be used in highway patrols. You’d probably picture the cop and bad driver movies, except for some real prison time or a ticket charge as a reward.
(1968 AMC Javelin base model – Photo credit: Christopher Ziemnowicz)
- Chevrolet Camaro
The Camaro model is responsible for channeling some 4 iconic cars. The first two generations were produced to compete with the Mustang model. And then the Z28 came into the picture, and was very much welcomed in the American concept rally.
In those days, Chevy built a 350 cubic inch V8 engine which could output 350 horsepower. And since power is something that corrupts, Chevrolet got greedy with power, and so they build two more powerful cars inspired by the drag races Yenko and COPO.
1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro. From English Wikipedia
- Plymouth Road Runner
The name Road Runner came about because of the cartoon. However, Plymouth did not stop at that point. They went ahead to pay Warner Bros some cool $50K so that the company could license their iconic ‘’meep meep’’ horn.
Moreover, Plymouth went ahead to make a few interior enhancements to reduce the overall weight of the car – that is, they wanted to make it lighter so it could race well.
The thing growled with a mighty horsepower of 335. There is no instance that this car suffered in terms of power or torque.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner. From English Wikipedia
- The Chevrolet Nova
If Red Flush Online Casino was a land-based casino, you could have seen a guy appearing at the premises on a Chevrolet Nova car. This car got popular because it was a budget-friendly muscle car. As early as in 1964, Chevrolet had brought a V8 engine into the limelight.
Then in 1975, Chevy built a 175HP model which was a Nova that had an in-built Camaro engine in it. This car was specifically built for police patrol.
1968-1974 Chevrolet Nova. From English Wikipedia
- Mercury Cougar
This car came in two variants, namely 2 and 4-barrel V8 engines. This car became notorious because of its performance at race and also in the sales chart. The Mercury Cougar was nothing but a sister car to the iconic Ford Mustang. Because of this, it quickly found a place in the SCCA Group 2 Sedan racing car series. In the year 1967, Mercury Cougar was bought by some 150,000 individuals.
1971 Mercury Cougar. From English Wikipedia
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