The history of muscle car old school began more than half a century ago, when America became very interested in powerful cars for cool races. Not everyone could afford premium cars, so the US carmakers decided to create powerful cars based on existing cars, into which they simply sent engines from trucks. It was very difficult to patent such a brainchild at first, but nothing is impossible for enthusiastic people, so the first Muscle car rolled off the assembly line in 1964, and soon they began to create completely new models, which was previously impossible to even imagine.
By the way, the popularity of these cars began to fade away with the gasoline crisis. Powerful motors “ate” a lot, but ordinary Americans could no longer afford to refuel them. And in 1974, US car brands began to curtail their experiments on “muscle” cars one after another, but they did not completely lose interest in them. We offer today to remember the top old school muscle cars.
Pontiac Firebird TRANS-AM TURBO
It began to be produced in the last years of the 70s and pleased until the end of 1981. It can always be recognized by its characteristic square headlights and the simply “bestial” roar of the engine, which produced 290 hp according to the passport, which after checking turned into a crazy 371 hp. By the way, this phenomenon destroyed the model ahead of time. Then, for the first time, the Americans thought about the dangers of emissions into the atmosphere during fuel combustion, so a ban was imposed on the use of too “gluttonous” engines. After the fact of inconsistency was established, production was gradually curtailed, but more than 7 thousand models remained in the hands of fanatical users.
Oldsmobile Hurst (OLDS)
It was produced only a year from 83 to 84 years, but this brand, despite its not too great popularity, has been actively working on the creation of Muscle cars since the beginning of their dawn in the 60s. This car is very original in appearance, decorated in restrained black and silver colors. It was hugely popular and sold out very quickly. The first order of 2.5 thousand cars was scattered and had to be doubled. After the car was released in a different, slightly modified design.
Ford Thunderbird Turbo COUPE
It was produced by the automaker from 1983 to 1988, but by the end of its era it underwent another modification, which became the best of its kind: improved aerodynamics of the body, an original grille at the radiator and a unique design of headlights, both front and rear. In 1987, this particular car became the best novelty of the year.
Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Produced from the mid 80s to the early 90s in this version. The Camaro is generally best identified with the concept of a Muscle Car. He is always bright, powerful, daring and brutal. The third generation lasted almost ten years, delighting users with every batch that went on sale. The shutdown of production was forced – the company began to have major financial problems. The latest version of this model came out in the last days of the summer of 1992, winking sadly with its recessed headlights to fans, and went into oblivion.