The Pontiac GTO was manufactured from 1964-1974. The 1976-1981 is the popular body style that was seen on the Trans-Am from the Smoky and the Bandit movies.
The Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was only made for a few years. Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger may be one of the most well recognized Muscle Cars of the 70’s. By far the most popular years of the Pontiac Firebird was from 1970-1981. These “sleeper cars” could fool a lot of people until the light turned green and you left your competition in the rear view mirror!
5. 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. The most iconic of all the Plymouth Road Runner models were those mad in the 70’s. Call it what you want, because this was a true muscle car that is still very sought after by car collectors.
The Dodge Challenger car can once again be bought. Chevelle SS”/>
Chevelle’ were manufactured for many years in a variety of body styles including even a Chevelle wagon. It may not be your favorite car, but when you see one in town you definitely take notice. 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. The Plymouth Road Runner was designed to not only be a fast car, but also a very affordable car. 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. Chevy Nova”/>
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. Restored Plymouth Barracudas are often a top draw to car shows around the Country. Chevelle SS
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. There were numerous engines used on the Plymouth Barracuda. One of the most popular was the v8 Hemi option. When the Road Runner was first released you could buy one brand new for less than $3,000.
The 1970’s was the decade of some of the coolest, baddest, and fastest muscle cars ever built. Here are 8 of the coolest muscle cars of the 70’s.
8. Some Chevelle’s were flat out ugly and some of them did not perform the best. Debate this all you want but the 71-74 Firebirds with the 455 have a genuine right to be called muscle cars.
The Plymouth Road Runner was manufactured between 1968-1980. The Dodge Charger is widely recognized because this was the car that was used in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. As cool as the new Challengers are, none of them seem quite at home on the pavement as the 70’s models.
1. The best variety was the “Old Ladies” looking car with a V8. The slogan for this car should be “Smoke the tires and get the girls!”
The Pontiac Firebird was manufactured between 1967-2002. Plymouth Barracuda
The Plymouth ‘Cuda was made from 1964-1974. The Chargers manufactured between 1971-1974 had the best looking body styles of all the Chargers.
6. Chevy Nova