Idiots Guide: The Classic 13 – Coolest American Sports Cars…Ever.

American culture is many things. Many amazing unique, and trendsetting things, as well as some not so great things, but this isn’t the time or place for that. It’s time to celebrate! What can’t be denied is America’s rich and colorful history of having created some of the coolest muscle cars on the planet earth! The kind of gas guzzling muscle cars that are likely to cause seizures in many an environmentalist. Idiot’s Guide has decided to take a look at the greatest 13 sports cars in American history. They are all fast, some faster than others. They are all boss, because they roar with the bass of a lion. But most importantly, the main criteria for an appearance on this list, is that they are quite simply the ‘coolest’ looking cars of the genre. A classic marriage of power, muscle, and speed cradled within stylistic shells, charmed with beautiful lines. You can’t take your eyes off of these cars. Warning: You will feel deep compression, ground rumbling vibrations from your ear drums, through your chest, and down through the soles of your feet! Enjoy the ride

#13.   1949 – 1951  Mercury Eight 

1949-1951 Mercury Eight

Power Plant:  255 Cubic Inch  /  4.2 L  Flathead V8 /  112 HP / Torque: 279 

 

#12.   1977 Special Edition Pontiac Trans Am 

1977 Special Edition Trans Am

Power Plant:  T/A  6.6 L  W72 400 Cubic Inch  /  200 HP  

 

#11.   1955 Chevrolet Tri-Five  

1955 Tri Five Chevrolet

Power Plant: ‘The Hot One’ / 265 Cubic Inch V8  /  170 HP  / ‘Powerglide’ Transmission 

 

#10.  1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Hardtop Coupe

Power Plant: 454 Cubic Inch LS6  /  450 HP  /   Cowl Induction  

 

#9.   1967 Pontiac Firebird 

1967 Pontiac Firebird

Power Plant:  400 Cubic Inch  /  325HP  /  0 to 60 = 5.8 Seconds  /   14.4 sec @ 100 mph

 

#8.   1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 

1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Power Plant:  331 Cubic Inch  /  270 HP  / Torque: 345 kb-ft /  0 to 60 = 12.3 Seconds

 

#7.   1964 Pontiac GTO 

1964 Pontiac GTO

Power Plant:  389 CI Water-Cooled Cast-Iron V-8  / 348 HP /  0 to 60 = 4.6 seconds 

 

#6.   1955 Ford Thunderbird 

1955 Ford Thuderbird

Power Plant:  292 Cubic Inch /  193 HP /  Torque: 280 kb-ft  /  0 to 60 = 9.4 Seconds

 

#5.   1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1   

1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1

Power Plant:  428 Cobra Jet  /  335 HP  /  0 to 100 = 14.3 Seconds

 

#4.   1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda   

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda   2

Power Plant:  HEMI 426 V-8 /  7.2-liter /  425 HP  / 0 to 60 =  5.8 Seconds

 

#3.   1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  

Gran Turismo 6

Power Plant:  427 Cubic Inch V8  /  425 HP  /  Quarter Mile: 14.7 Seconds 

 

 

#2.   1970 Dodge Charger  

1970 Dodge Charger

Power Plant:  ‘Six-Pack’ 440 Cubic Inch V8  /  390 HP  /  0 to 60 =  5.5 Seconds

 

#1.   1968 Shelby Mustang GT  “Eleanor” 

1968 Shelby Mustang GT   Eleanor

Power Plant:  428 Cubic Inch Water Cooled Iron Block Cobra Jet V8   /  428 HP     

 

Honorable Mention:   1957 Chevrolet Corvette 

57 Corvette

Power Plant:   283 Cubic Inch /  270 HP  /   0 to 60 =  5.7 Seconds