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Types of Muscle Cars

200Pontiac ​Firebird Coupe​
200Pontiac ​Firebird Coupe​

Firebird is Pontiac’s version of the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car, and the future looks dim for both. Combined sales of the rear-drive Firebird and Camaro are only half those of the rival Ford Mustang, and General Motors may drop these cars by 2002.

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Buick Gran ​Sport​
Buick Gran ​Sport​

The Gran Sport name has been used on several high-performance cars built by Buick since 1965. In the GM brands hierarchy, Buick was surpassed in luxury and comfort appointments only by Cadillac, which did not produce performance models.As a result, the Buick GS series were the most opulently equipped GM sport models of their era.

Chevrolet ​Camaro​
Chevrolet ​Camaro​

Front disc brakes were standard on the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, and for the first time, four-wheel discs were offered. They cost $500 and just 206 sets were delivered, about half going to full race cars.

Chevrolet ​Chevelle​
Chevrolet ​Chevelle​

The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1978 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates.

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Ford Mustang​
Ford Mustang​

Some argue that pony cars, such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, aren’t muscle cars at all, but for this list, Bankrate chose not to make that distinction. Manufacturers engineered muscle cars for straight-line speed, inspiring more than an occasional Saturday night drag race between traffic lights.

source: bankrate.com
Plymouth ​Barracuda​
Plymouth ​Barracuda​

Plymouth Barracudas have the distinction of being produced for exactly one decade to the day with the third and last generation of ‘Cudas becoming best-known among muscle car collectors.

Plymouth ​Road Runner​
Plymouth ​Road Runner​

The Plymouth Road Runner is a mid-size car with a focus on performance built by Plymouth in the United States between 1968 and 1980. By 1968, some of the original muscle cars were moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained features and increased in price.

Pontiac ​Firebird​
Pontiac ​Firebird​

1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (cc-1091922) Model: 1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am This 1992 Trans Am is one of only 698 factory authorized/produced convertibles that year.

Pontiac GTO​
Pontiac GTO​

In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager Pete Estes and chief engineer John DeLorean sat down with the division’s sales manager, to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.

Shelby ​Mustang​
Shelby ​Mustang​

No, The Ford Mustang is a pony car, which are similar to muscle cars, expect that Pony Cars, like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Mercury Cougar, have one defining feature that tells them apart from muscle cars, Pony cars have Long hoods, and short Trunks.

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