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CLASSIC MUSCLE

High performance American cars with rear-wheel drive and big V8s, often from the 1964-1973 model years, these cars are best known for straight-line drag racing.  The 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 is considered to be the first true muscle car because it combined a 303 cubic inch V8 with a smaller, lighter body.  Although there has been a resurgence in recent years, the peak of the muscle car era was the late-1960s, before the Clean Air Act of 1970, the 1973 oil crisis, and higher insurance premiums quickly made muscle cars unaffordable and impractical.

1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

Classic American Muscle

1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO

1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CONVERTIBLE