Some of the best muscle cars in history have been put on the big screen as the lead actor. Muscle cars have been a fascination of American drivers for generations. The raw power and unique style that is the hot rod represented bygone days. American ingenuity was top in the world and the cost of gasoline was cheap. Concerns like miles per gallon were an afterthought to how you looked in your stylish ride. Over the decades, the film industry has done magnificent homage to these automobiles. The following are five of the finer products Hollywood has produced featuring muscle cars, beautiful classic cars and big balling hot rods.
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Among classic car owners, the 1967 Pontiac GTO muscle car holds a special place. It was fondly known as the "Goat" and set the standard in performance cars for the era. Because of its emphasis on powerful performance, the goat held a highly regarded position in various road tests routinely performed by rating organizations such as Car Life, Hot Rod Magazine and Motor Trend Magazine. The GTO could reach 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. During one test, the vehicle made a 14.2 second quarter mile. The '67 Pontiac is the last of the first-generation GTOs.
While there were many varieties of the muscle car produced during the 1960's, the three that stand out to me are the 1969 Pontiac GTO, the 1969 Dodge Charger RT, and the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. We are not talking about the run of the mill old muscle car. The performance, power, and speed of these three classic muscle cars have become a thing of legend.
The year was 1968 when American Motors officially entered the Pony car market. Following on the heels of the successful Ford Mustang, American Motors' Javelin served as the company's entrant. The American public was challenged to "Test Drag" the AMC Javelin and compare it to the Mustang. Not literally of course, because this hot rod was faster than it looked.