List of Classic American Muscle Cars

American Muscle Car List

Although countries such as Brazil, United Kingdom and Australia have produced their fair share of classic muscle cars; America is considered to be the undisputed king of classic muscle cars.  So what is a classic muscle car?  Not all car enthusiasts agree on the muscle car definition, but we consider it to be a high-horsepower coupe with an occupancy greater than 2 people.  “Classic” is also a relative term.  Although we included a few muscle car models that spanned into the 1980’s, we consider a true classic muscle car to originate from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.  The late 1960’s to early 1970’s were the golden age of the classic muscle car in our opinion as it was prior to oil crisis initiated horsepower reductions and at the height of the muscle car manufacturers one-upmanship.


Classic American Motors Muscle Cars

1968–1974 AMC AMX
1968–1974 AMC Javelin
1969 AMC SC Rambler
1970–1971 AMC Matador “Machine”
1970–1971 AMC Rebel
1971 AMC Hornet SC 360


Classic Buick Muscle Cars

1962–1970 Buick Wildcat
1965–1969 Buick Skylark GS
1965–1972 Buick Riviera GS
1968–1969 Buick Gran Sport
1970–1974 Buick GSX
1973–1974 Buick Riviera GS Stage 1 Performance Package
1984–1987 Buick Grand National


Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars

1958–1972 Chevy Biscayne
1958–1975 Chevy Bel Air
1961–1969 Chevy Impala SS
1963–1974 Chevy Nova SS
1965–1973 Chevy Chevelle SS
1965–1976 Chevy Caprice
1965–1973 Chevy El Camino SS
1966–1967 Chevy II SS327
1966–1972 Chevy Corvette 427 & 454
1967–1974 Chevy Camaro SS
1967–1974 Chevy Camaro Z/28
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454
1983–1987 Chevy Monte Carlo SS


Classic Dodge Muscle Cars

1960–1973 Dodge Polara
1962–1965 Dodge Dart 426 Hemi
1965–1970 Dodge Coronet 426 Hemi
1966–1974 Dodge Charger
1968–1971 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
1968–1976 Dodge Dart GT, GTS, Swinger & Demon
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
1970–1974 Dodge Challenger


Classic Mercury Muscle Cars

1959–1974 Mercury Monterey
1962–1967 Mercury S-55 Marauder
1964–1975 Mercury Comet
1966–1972 Mercury Cyclone
1969–1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
1970–1971 Mercury Montego


Classic Pontiac Muscle Cars

1964–1965 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans
1964–1974 Pontiac GTO
1967–1979 Pontiac Firebird
1967–1979 Pontiac Trans Am


Classic Plymouth Muscle Cars

1965–1970 Plymouth Belvedere 426-S
1964–1974 Plymouth Barracuda
1966–1971 Plymouth Intermediates 426 Hemi
1967–1971 Plymouth GTX
1968–1974 Plymouth Road Runner
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1970–1976 Plymouth Duster
1962–1965 Plymouth Fury 426 Street Wedge


Classic Ford Muscle Cars

1959–1975 Ford Galaxie
1964–1965 Ford Thunderbolt 427
1964–1969 Ford Falcon
1965–1970 Shelby Mustang GT350
1965–1970 Shelby Mustang GT500
1966–1969 Ford Fairlane GT, GTA & Cobra
1967–1971 Mustang Cobra Jet
1967–1979 Ford Ranchero
1968–1974 Ford Torino GT, Cobra 428 & Talladega
1969–1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang
1969–1973 Ford Mustang Boss 429
1969–1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1970–1976 Ford Maverick Grabber
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351


Classic Oldsmobile Muscle Cars

1968–1971 Oldsmobile 442
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass “Ram-Rod” 350
1969–1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W-31
1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350


Classic GMC Muscle Cars

1971–1977 GMC Sprint
1978–1987 GMC Caballero


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