American manufactured cars from a bygone
era. Started as a marketing war between American automakers in the early '60s typically identified as mid-sized "A" body cars with large displacement engines that produced high horsepower and higher than normal torque. Most muscle cars were produced from 1964 thru 1972. Quarter mile
speed and acceleration was the theme of the era along with styling. Not much else mattered to the targeted consumer. These cars are radically different than today's technologically advanced "rice-burners" and sub-compacts but their appeal lies in their history and styling. Many uscle cars command high prices due to their rarity. If you want to see them all, attend the Woodward
Ave. Cruise in Detroit, Michigan ...usually the 3rd weekend in August. 40,000 of them
well lets see usually around the the 64
era. A vehicle that a large majority of the time posses a larger than nessasary engine(Although they are fun.)In no way related to a tuner
or what ever so the past defintions are kinda dumb and childish fo even refering to them.:-)
an old ass american made
in efficent V8 typically owned by red neck, spoiled white boys who get "daddy" to buy it for them there always weigh a fucking ton,loud and slow as death and has the resale value
of a fucking scooter that uses a ton of gas and breaks down every five feet
. and then they seem suprised when a car with 4 cylinders whips there ass and even with the mods cost less then there "muscle car"
hey i just spend 15000 on a car that cost five
and i can beat ur 30000 dollar
An automotive vehicle from the 40's, 50's, 60's, or 70's characterized by big displacement V-8s, big tires
, chrome wheels, dual exhuast, racing stripes
or flames, blowers
, and speed.
"In a 15 year bloom, before tightening emission regulations and rocketing gas prices
stamped extinct on an entire breed of cars in the '70s, America's automobile industry produced the most memorable cars built anywhere, anytime: "The American Muscle
Car." While today's modern squeaky clean
cars may approach the performance numbers put up 35 years ago, they will never duplicate the rush generated by 400-plus cubic inches fighting for tracion through period bias-ply tires. Pity today's car enthusiasts who think variable valve timing is the hot setup."
An American performance car from the early 60's to the early 70's. They were generally an upgraded varient of a less powerful family car. Companies such as Chevy, Ford, Pontiac, Oldsmobile
, Buick, Dodge, and Plymouth
joined the game. They all followed the same basic rules. 1.there is no replacement for displacement 2. there is no subsatute for cubic inches 3.horsepower sells motors, but torque wins races. The basic idea was to get the biggest engine and stick it in the smallest car avaliable at the time. The muscle car era was killed by inflating gas prices
, emissions, and the cracking down of insurance companys.
, Olds 442
, Chevy Nova, Plymouth Cuda
, Dodge Charger etc.
American built car usually made from 1964 to 1974. These cars were typically low-cost, midsized family cars with larger engines taken from full size
performance cars from 1960-1963. These cars are fast, durable, and easy to repair/modify. Typically seen winning drag races. Some cars that don't meet all these criteria can be considered muscle cars
(such as the 1963 Ford Galaxie
... expensive, full-size car, made before the "muscle car" era, but has a muscle engine and a long history of racing success)
, Ford Torino
, Ford Mustang (only when equipped with 390+ cubic inch engines), Mercury Cyclone, Chevy II Nova, Chevy Chevelle, Pontiac GTO, Dodge Dart
, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger