In the 1960s,a new breed of automobiles called Muscle Cars emerged from Detroit. This was during an era defined by unrestrained consumption and dirt cheap gasoline. The term Muscle Cars generally refers to “American-built two-door cars with large engines built for high-performance”. In general, American muscle cars did not have sophisticated chassis modifications, such as those designed for sportscars or rally-racing cars. They were built according to the “Drag Racing” ethic of large-displacement engines and drivetrains optimized for maximum acceleration. Once relatively affordable, genuine muscle cars now command considerable prices in the collector car marketplace. Here are ten models that command some major prices.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 was a big block beast with broad, muscular looks. At 450 horsepower, the SS 454 with the LS6 option offered the highest power rating from the muscle car era. Today a genuine Chevelle SS 454 LS6 will set you back some $80,000.