8 Coolest Muscle Cars of the 70’s

The New Dodge Challengers are a tribute to the styling and performance cues of the past models; however the new Challengers are definitely mode technologically advanced. Some people may refer to it as a Pony car or even a rare few will refer to it as a sports car. Plymouth Road Runner”/>

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The Dodge Challenger car can once again be bought. The Chargers manufactured between 1971-1974 had the best looking body styles of all the Chargers.

6. Call it what you want, because this was a true muscle car that is still very sought after by car collectors.

Generally the Pontiac Firebird is considered a sports car and not a muscle car, the exception to this though is the 1971-1974 Firebirds that had the 455 Engine. High fuel prices helped cause the decline in manufacturing of muscle cars as more fuel efficient models of cars became popular. When the Road Runner was first released you could buy one brand new for less than $3,000.

The Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was only made for a few years. Plymouth Barracuda

The Plymouth ‘Cuda was made from 1964-1974. Restored Plymouth Barracudas are often a top draw to car shows around the Country. How we went from a society that prized cars such as the Dodge Charger to a society that valued the Chevy Citation will never be fully understood; however it mainly revolved around the high cost of fuel. The 70, 71, and 72 Chevelle SS were by far the coolest Chevelle models made in the 70’s. Nothing says “I’m a Man” more than a 70’s Barracuda with a Hemi or 440 motor in it. Chevelle SS

3. A smaller bodied Chevy Nova packing a V8 motor has a lot of power. The Plymouth Road Runner was designed to not only be a fast car, but also a very affordable car. These

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The Pontiac Firebird was manufactured between 1967-2002. Pontiac GTO”/>

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Chevelle’ were manufactured for many years in a variety of body styles including even a Chevelle wagon. Pontiac Firebird

4. You favorite car may be a Corvette, a Mustang, or even a 4 wheel drive pickup; however the Plymouth Barracuda is often the one car that all guys seem to love. Plymouth Road Runner

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The 1970’s was the decade of some of the coolest, baddest, and fastest muscle cars ever built. The coolest Barracuda ever was the 1967 model or one of the extremely rare 1968 Barracuda Fastback models. Here are 8 of the coolest muscle cars of the 70’s.

8. The most iconic of all the Plymouth Road Runner models were those mad in the 70’s. It may not be your favorite car, but when you see one in town you definitely take notice. The Dodge Charger is widely recognized because this was the car that was used in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. Chevelle SS”/>

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The Plymouth Road Runner was manufactured between 1968-1980. Debate this all you want but the 71-74 Firebirds with the 455 have a genuine right to be called muscle cars.

In the first Smoky and the Bandit movie a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am Special Edition was used and in the sequel a 1980 Trans-Am was used. The 70-72 Chevelle SS was a great looking car that could truly go fast and do it quickly.

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The Dodge Charger may be one of the most well recognized Muscle Cars of the 70’s. Chevy Nova

6. A Chevy Nova with a V8 engine is definitely considered a muscle car. By far the most popular years of the Pontiac Firebird was from 1970-1981. Although the Superbird was not as popular as the regular Road Runner, the value and popularity of the Superbird models has rapidly increased over the last decade.

7. The Pontiac GTO was one of the most iconic muscle cars of the early 70’s.

4. There were numerous engines used on the Plymouth Barracuda. In the 70’s a Nova could be bough that looked like an “Old Ladies Car” or you could buy a Nova that looked sportier and had a fast motor. If you want to see how cool this is then go watch Smoky and the Bandit again! The original movie was great but the sequels sucked, especially the third 1. The best variety was the “Old Ladies” looking car with a V8. The best years for the Dodge Charger were the ones manufactured between 1966-`1974
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