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What is your favorite muscle car?

Let us know what your all-time favorite muscle car is in the comments section


John DeLorean added an option package to the 1964 Pontiac Tempest and the Pontiac GTO was born. From a simple option package that bumped up the horsepower with a 389ci V8 the muscle car was born.

In the ensuing decades the formula for a muscle car has stayed consistent: two-door American car with room for four, and a V8 engine up front that sends power to the rear wheels. A simple concept that led to a segment of cars that are loud, fast and fun to drive.

With so many choices, what is your favorite muscle car?

Let us know in the comments section below what is your favorite muscle cars. Like my high school history always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

(Editor’s note: For the sake of discussion lets include Pony Cars as Muscle Cars.)  

My choice? 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. Favorite muscle car: Pontiac GTO, 1964 to 1967.

    My parents could not help with the then purchase price when I was in high school: 1964-1968.

    Now I cannot afford a restored GTO. I still have good memories of street drag racing in Chicago.

  2. My favorite is a 1966 Plymouth Satellite Hemi or the similar Dodge model. They were the top end models not the cheapest and lightest. I had a 66 442.

  3. My favorite of all time is the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am; while it was nowhere near the most powerful or fastest, it was always my favorite. Its swoopy lines gave it a raptor-like look, it just looked mean. I loved everything about it! Smokey and the Bandit had a lot to do with it I guess; as a kid I grew up around Dodge Chargers because my Dad was a Mopar man back then; in fact my second favorite is the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T-SE with the 440 Sixpack. Neck and neck with the 70 is the 1969 R/T with the 426 Hemi. I saw a lot of Mopar and GM muscle cars but those three have always been my go-to dream cars. I came close once in high school, when I lucked up on a 75 Firebird with a 301 out of a 78 ‘Bird; it needed some work but I got it at a steal and I had big plans for it. Sadly, life got in the way. I still think about that car sometimes.

    • 64 GTO will always be close to my heart. 66 Fairlane GT390 is a close 2nd, 70 Chevelle will always be in the mix. I currently drive a 72 Nova.

  4. 69 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. A true icon with gorgeous lines that are just as beautiful today as it was 53 years ago!

  5. Growing up during that time, it is difficult to pick the one that i like the best, there were so many. But what stands out the best was the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 for 1967 or 1968. Must be a fastback and manual transmission. Cheers

  6. 1969 Hemi Roadrunner. I at age 17 wanted one, but my dad wouldn’t co-sign
    He said I would kill myself in that car.

  7. Wow so many to choose from.
    But have to stick with my ride now. So Iam driving my dream muscle car, 1969 Mustang

  8. 69 Charger R/T 440. I had the first one in Johnson City TN. I ordered it before in early fall of 1968. I have owned several more since then.

  9. I had a 71 Torino GT and that’s my pic. 70 had more horsepower and it was basically the same car but the 71 had a little bit cooler look at it was a great daily driver.

  10. In 1972 I moved to Ashton MD to work alongside my friend Jeff and bought his brother in laws 1966 formula S Barracuda. Paid 200 for it, put in correct 8 3/4 inch third member and driveshaft. What a machine for the road. With headers and proper tuning managed 250-260 bhp. Those were the days.

  11. 1966 – 1967 Chevy II Nova SS. Was a Mopar owner and fan when I first came across the Nova street racing, I was always impressed by how much power that 327 package could put out.

  12. Well since of all the ole muscles cars that I used to have the one still in my garage is a 1965 big block corvette

  13. My favorite muscle car was my first of many. 1966 Pontiac GTO 389 3×2 4sp auga marine white interior 430 rear
    gears. Grrrrrr!

  14. 1965 or 1966 buick wildcat GS – a 425 with dual quads. A bit heavier than the GM b- body cars so not as fast but definitely as powerful.

  15. At 17 I bought a 69 Dodge Coronet R/T 440, with the original 410 rear end and torque flight tranny. Had a Holley carb and a few other modifications. Super fast car, but then sold it and bought a 73 Mustang Mach 1 351C. Not as fast, but was a looker. I now own a 68 Mustang GT 390 4V for my weekend enjoyment and car shows.

  16. BB; 1964 Goat with tri-pack and Crager wheels .Sweeeeeeeeet and a bottle of bleach behind the drivers seat for a little smoke on the street.

  17. My all time favorite……1964 Pontiac Catalina Convertible. Secondly is ……1955 Mercury Montclair with the step down Continental kit, lowered in the rear. Kick in the 57 Oldsmobile and u have a nice collection. That’s a Staten Island take.

  18. 64 GTO
    64 GTO conv.
    65 GTO
    65 HO lemans
    70-1/2 trans am
    73 formula 400 ta
    66 nova 327
    62 grand prix
    62 cat
    These I have now. In order. Lots of other stuff too. Not all restored. Working on it. It’s a disease..oh yeah.

  19. 64 GTO. 64 GTO conv
    65 GTO .65 lemans HO
    70-1/2 TA. 73 formula 455
    79 ws6 TA.. 80 turbo TA
    87 GTA TA
    66 nova 327
    62 grand prix.. 62 cat
    I have them all plus more ..all in different condition. It’s a disease.. oh yeah. Hope I live long enough.

  20. I owned a 1969 fb Mach 1 mustang with a automatic trans and 351 Windsor but I traded it for a 1967 Pontiac GTO with a 400ci and his / hers automatic transmission shifter I would have to say my favorite hot rod/ muscle cars was my 67 Goat


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