The most powerful and fastest muscle cars (late 60s - early 70s)

Here are the most powerful and fastest muscle cars during the late 60s and early 70s. Do you own one of them?

Dodge Charger R/T 440

Who could forget the classic Dodge Chargers? This car starred on the hit TV show called Dukes of Hazzard. This show introduced the most famous Dodge Charger of all time, “General Lee”. Also, this car appeared on the 1968 movie Bullitt and it made one of the best car chases in movies.

Dodge Charger R/T 440
Aside from its stylish design, Dodge Charger is also admired for its excellent handling and incredible power. In fact, its value was rising too. Today, a classic Dodge Charger in a good condition could fetch at least $175,000 at any auction.
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Shelby GT500KR

This Shelby GT is the only non-American muscle car on the list. KR stands for “King of the Road”, its engine has 480hp.
Shelby GT500KR
Currently, this car could fetch $330,000 at any auction while the powerful Shelby Super Snake was expecting to fetch at least $5 million.
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Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro was released in 1967 and since then, this car became a popular choice for a lot of muscle car fans. The Z-28 version of this car was packed with 4.9 liter V8 engine that has 290hp and it could reach a quarter mile in just 14 seconds. Also, it’s available with 4-speed manual gearbox, power steering and positraction.
Chevrolet Camaro
Powerful versions of Chevrolet Camaro were released in 1969 and one of them is the Camaro ZL1. Its engine with 500hp was entirely made of aluminum and it could reach a quarter mile in just 13 seconds. Also, its recorded top speed was 125mph and it’s one of the rarest Camaros ever. Only 69 units of this car were made in 1969.
>(more: Chevrolet Camaro Photos Collection)

Plymouth Superbird 440

This car is exactly the opposite of the Plymouth Roadrunner. This car created a scene with the unusual design of its body.
Plymouth Superbird 440
Along with the Dodge Charger Daytona, the Plymouth Superbird was banned in NASCAR because it has a tremendous power. This car was packed with the Magnum 440 V8 cubic engine that has 375hp but the legendary Hemi engine with 425hp is also available on its engine options. For the past few years, its value was increasing rapidly.
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Oldsmobile 442

This car was named 442 because it has four-barrel carb, four-speed gearbox and dual exhaust system. In 1971, a L69 version was released and it has 3 double-barrel carburetors with a 360hp. This set up could reach a quarter mile in just 14 seconds. The Oldsmobile 442 could cost somewhere near $85,000 in any auction.
Oldsmobile 442
A rarer version of this car was produced called the W30. It has a six-pack motor and air induction system, this configuration could achieve 365hp.

Buick GSX
Buick GSX
Throughout the 1960s, Buick Skylark was one of the most famous medium-sized vehicles. Even if this car is having a success, Buick decided to upgrade its base engine in 1970. Its upgraded engine has 360hp but with a few tweaks on its camshaft, heads and valves, its power could go up to 400.
>(more: Buick Special Pictures Collection)

Plymouth Roadrunner
Plymouth Roadrunner
This car is created to attract the younger generation of muscle car lovers. During its production, Plymouth negotiated with Warner Bros. to give them the rights for using the name and image of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. This car was released in 1968 and it is powered by the 383 cu in “Roadrunner” V-8 engine. This car became famous with its no frills design and another factor for its success was the availability of the Hemi engine to its engine options.
>(more: Amazing Plymouth Road Runner photos)

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