American muscle cars are Americans automotive history and will continue to be with us for many years to come.
The muscle car was originally designed and manufactured for drag racing, extremely high-performance with their V8 engines, out-of-control rear-wheel drive and their beautifully designed two-door light bodywork.
The main design of muscle cars is based on speed and power. The first American muscle car was out in 1949, with many to follow, today being collectable automotive pieces.
Here are a few of my favourite cars, from the 1960s to the 1970s, when the American muscle car was in its prime:
Wow, what a car. This car influenced many others to come, with its stylish designs and flowing fastback rooflines. The Pontiac Catalina held a 421 in³ V-8 engine that can output 338 hp, enough to leave any of today’s cars standing.
This beautiful automotive was originally designed for Trans-Am racing, with a great victory in 1968 and 1969 at the Trans-Am Championships. The Z28 is one of the most famous and successful production cars in Chevrolet history with only 602 produced in 1967.
Ford Mustang Shelby
The one and only Ford Mustang Shelby, say no more. The Shelby GT500 1968 was one of the fastest of its time. The Mustang was famous on screen, starring with Steve McQueen in the action thriller, Bullitt.
Dodge got involved in the action, producing the Dodge Charger Daytona, with three variations. In 1969 dodged probably produced its most famous American muscle car, being the first to reach 200 mph around the NASCAR circuit.
This is my first post just on cars, and I hope to write many more. I hope you enjoyed it with more to come.