8 of the best American muscle cars ever

Whilst we can’t help but lust over classic European sports cars of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond, our cousins on the other side of the pond have made some outstanding beauties of their own. European cars are known for their grace, poise and elegant styling, but the Americans challenge that with brute power and romantic design, giving them a charm all their own. Here are 10 of the best American muscle cars ever.

CHEVROLET CORVETTE C1

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Production: 1953-1962
Engine: Small-block V8
Power output: 155bhp – 360bhp

 

FORD MUSTANG (1st gen)

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Production: 1964 – 1973
Engine: Small-block V8
Power output: 122bhp – 225bhp

 

AC COBRA

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Production: 1962 – 1967
Engine: 289cu in V8
Power output: 350bhp

 

CORVETTE STINGRAY

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Production: 1962 – 1967
Engine: 327 cu in – 427 cu in V8
Power output: 250bhp – 420bhp

 

CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 (1st gen)

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Production: 1967 – 1969
Engine: 302 cu in V8
Power output: 300bhp+

 

PONTIAC GTO (1st gen)

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Production: 1964 – 1974
Engine: 400 cu in V8
Power output: 348bhp

 

DODGE CHARGER (2nd gen)

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Production: 1968 – 1970
Engine: 318 cu in V8
Power output: 250bhp

 

SHELBY MUSTANG GT500

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Production: 1967 – 1968
Engine: Big-block V8
Power output: 350bhp

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