Are you the type of car fanatic who loves the thrill and the adrenaline of driving a fast and powerful muscle car? If you are, you will love reading this article! How about your family and friends? Are they car enthusiasts like yourself? They’ll get to learn about some super rare and classic (60s to 70s) muscle cars that were manufactured in very small quantities that it’s almost impossible to see or even hear of them today.
Muscle cars usually have two doors and a hard roof, but they can also have four doors and sometimes a convertible top. A standard for muscle cars is that it’s made in America and that their engines are not less than eight cylinders. Additionally, they also must be at least 30 years old to be considered a classic.
So who cares about the luxurious state-of-the-art cars from today’s popular car companies if you possess a powerful classic V8 parked in your garage?
1. The 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird
With only 35 of these produced, the Plymouth Superbird is definitely one of the rarest. This fashionable automobile is a modified version of the 1970s Roadrunner. It has a huge rear wing, equipped with MOPAR high-quality parts, and a 426-cubic inch Hemi engine. The purpose of the company for building this car was exclusively for racing.
2. The Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code.
This Ford unit was a full-sized model in 1962 and was remodeled into a 500 R-Code to meet the car standards of that same year. It had a 425 horsepower engine and became the foundation for the Torino and Cobra lines. There were only 57 of these cars produced.
3. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1
Modeled after the L88 style, the Camaro ZL-1 is the L88 times five. Its engine is made completely of aluminum rather than of sheet metal, which makes it a very light 500 pounds. The first batch of 20 units that were produced was advertised as racecars, and the rest of the remaining 49 produced were sold to the public. Despite the high price of $7200, still, some rich die-hard classic fans went for them.
4. The Plymouth Cuda Convertible
This is an automobile like no other. One can choose from five of its engines from 340 to 440 cubic inches. With only 21 of these produced ever, the Plymouth is one of the rarest as well as the finest muscle cars of all time. Surprisingly, they were relatively a lot cheaper than the other muscle cars.
5. The 1967 Plymouth GTX R023
Only professional racers knew of the existence of these GTX models, and then eventually other customers ended up learning about them and purchasing them. It is 500 pounds lighter than the previous model, as the other parts like the radio, hubcaps, body insulation, carpets, and heater were not excluded in the manufacturing. It was a loved and well-admired car in 1967.
6. The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
This model unit is among the rarest Chevelles ever manufactured. The Chevelle SS was made in 1970 with an upgraded 440 cubic inch V8 engine, which produced about 100 horsepower more compared to the conventional SS model. There were only 20 of these manufactured.
7. The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88
This beautiful car was manufactured as part of the L88 racing bundle in the year 1967 and 1968. The Chevy Corvette was produced in their main factory in St. Louis, Missouri, designed initially for professional car racing. With a 427 cubic inch big block engine, this unit produced 435 horsepower, but many remarked that it was more than that. This Corvette was a slightly upgraded version of the first Corvette, just because the company owners did not want the consumers to think that one Corvette was better than the other. Sadly, the L88 manufactured and sold only 20 units. They were very expensive and were considered the most extraordinary.
8. The Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible
This fine convertible was born from the imagination of John DeLorean, and he manufactured it with the Ferrari 250 GTO in mind. It was a part of the company’s Tempest package, and in 1966, it was advertised alone and apart from the Tempest. After three years, it became available as a racing bundle for the GTO. Pontiac upgraded the unit to make it much lighter and replaced it with a 455 cubic inch engine. Unfortunately, because of the tighter emission guidelines in the United States during that time, only 17 of these racecars were manufactured before its demise.
9. The 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi Convertible
This was a very special car back then, with only two produced ever. It is probably the rarest muscle car ever to exist. The first unit was produced in 1967 and the second, which was also the last, was produced in 1970. The R/T makeover made it possible for this convertible to produce 425 horsepower.
10. The Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1
This was an original model made from aluminum that could produce 500 horsepower. Only three of these were produced and the first one was purchased by the workers at the Chevrolet Missouri factory. According to data, the car was worth $1.5 million.