What is a Muscle Car? How you define a Muscle Car? Generally, this car had only two doors and a powerful engine. Most of them are made in America. Among the famous names in this industry were Ford and Chevrolet. Both of them re-released a modern day adaptation of their most famous car from that era. Particularly, Mustang and Camaro.
The most important part of a muscle car was its engine. It doesn’t matter how crappy your interior is or how bad your car looked like from the outside as long as its engine produce enough horsepower to provide its driver’s need for speed.
Here is the list of the top 10 rarest classic muscle cars that have different configurations or unusual body types that you cannot see normally. Most of them are manufactured in small numbers and finding them nowadays are next to impossible.
1- 1967/1970 dodge coronet r/t 426 hemi convertible
|1967/1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible|
2- 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1
|1969 Corvette ZL-1 427 - One of two sold to the public|
3- 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible
|1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible|
A very rare 1971 Pontiac GTO 1971 with 4-speed manual and almost all Judge has 455 H.O engines and 4MV quadrajet four-barrel carburetor. All of them also had a dual exhaust. This car can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 6.6 seconds. There are only 17 convertibles made in 1971. (more photos Pontiac GTO Photos Collection)
4- 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6
|1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6|
5- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88
|1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88|
This rare L88 features four-barrel Holley Carb and new aluminum heads that raised the compression to 12.5:1. It sat on an aluminum intake manifold. Chevrolet advertised a 450hp for this car but rumors say that it can produce over 600 hp.
6- 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible
|1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible|
|1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible|
7- 1967 Plymouth R023 GTX
|1967 Plymouth GTX|
The development was continued in 1964 and the finished product for 1967 model was dubbed as the “Gentleman’s Muscle Car”. The Belvedere GTX was available in either two-door hardtop or convertible. It was packed with the Super Commando 440 cu in V-8 and TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission. It was a success although paying for the premium GTX package resulted in a major downfall on its sales. An R023 option was released quietly and mostly professional racers are its target.
The R023 option is also known as “Super Stock”, it was a light weight version of Belvedere and they achieved it by removing the radio, heater, body insulation and sealers, carpet, underpad and even the hubcaps. It features a functional hood scoop that gives cold air intake to the hand-built HEMI engine that is paired with a dual-point distributor, transistorized ignition, high performance ignition wires and dual Carter 4-barrel carburetors.
It was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in just 4.8 seconds and only 55 units of this car was produced, quite rare isn’t it?
8- 1967 Ford Farlane 500 R-Code
|1967 Ford Farlane 500 R-Code|
|1967 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code - Only 57 Produced|
9- Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1
|The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Just 69 of these amazing cars ever left the factory.|
10- Plymouth Hemi Superbird
|1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Hemi 426|
|Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Hemi|