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General Category => Car Talk => Topic started by: Maxaxle on February 01, 2013, 09:41:27 pm

Title: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: Maxaxle on February 01, 2013, 09:41:27 pm
I'm not going to say that horsepower makes the muscle car, or that looks make the muscle car, etc, etc, but I'll break it down into three categories. Anyone can enter two cars per category, but please don't gush unless you've had hands-on experience.

1: Performance.
2. Look and Style. How well does it turn heads?
3. Lasting Value, also known as "reliability", a word not often associated with muscle cars.

Example entry (not a real entry):
Quote
Under "Look and Style", I'm entering the Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, specifically the 1970 version.
([url]http://vladgurdjieff.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/1970-oldsmobile-442-w30.jpg[/url])
([url]http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/9186525+w750+st0/0801phr_09_z+1970_oldsmobile_442+rear_left_view.jpg[/url])
Although Driver: San Francisco's rendition was less than impressive performance-wise, the overall look of the 442 is unmistakable and fairly unique, to the point that it has appeared in four separate Grand Theft Auto games.
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: Maxaxle on February 03, 2013, 09:32:14 pm
Aside from this very post being a bump, I'd like to enter the Plymouth Barracuda, the 1974 edition in particular, for Look and Style (almost picked the AMC Javelin or the Corvette Stingray).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/%2774_Plymouth_Cuda_%28Rigaud%29.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/%2774_Plymouth_Cuda_%28Rigaud%29.JPG)
(Link'd, because the full image is massive!)
(http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2009/01/30/13/54/1974_plymouth_barracuda-pic-18343.jpeg)
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: Mirkin on June 28, 2013, 03:59:17 am
Pontiac GTO, 1966 preferably, for look and style. It's got real presence. I also almost picked, well, pretty much any 64 to 73 two door american car, not easy to choose favorites. 
(http://image.highperformancepontiac.com/f/9202169+w750+st0/0403pon_02z+1966_Pontiac_GTO+Red_Body_Passenger_Side_Front_View.jpg)

Mirkin.
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: TSJ on July 12, 2014, 04:22:22 am
1932 ford coupe
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: Maxaxle on July 14, 2014, 09:55:21 am
*looks at TSJ's avatar*
*looks at TSJ's quote*
Not surprising, but which category would you put it in?
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: cdoublejj on July 15, 2014, 12:34:25 am
I prefer the old Mopars, they are bit more unique. Every one and their brother has GM or Ford but, it seems Mopars are a little less popular. I also really like the styling of Mopars.
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: TSJ on July 15, 2014, 02:53:21 am
I would say a 32 fits in the hotrod category ? :)

My avatar is an in-game screenshot of my unreleased 32 from the old SR3 beta.

My favorite car used to be the 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air though.
Title: Re: Best muscle cars ever?
Post by: cdoublejj on July 18, 2014, 06:40:29 am
The Hot Rod coupe was one of may favorite cars in SR1/2. It was the most unique looking.