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You know how it is when you're at a car show...you're shooting the bull with the boys when the discussion gets around to muscle cars. Everyone's got an opinion on what the top American muscle cars are, and each muscle car fan has his or her own "list".
But I came across this list on the SenseTheCar.com blog, and to me it's hard to argue with the choices (as long as it's not listed in any particular order!).
The cars are listed below. If you disagree, feel free to give us your list in the comments section below.
Immortalized forever as the "General Lee" in the TV show, "The Dukes of Hazzard".
"Critics in its day pointed out the sluggish steering, sparse interior and unsteady brakes, but once the GTO hit a straight line, it blew its competition out of the water."
"...in 1970, Chevrolet released a bombshell with the Chevelle SS and its jaw-dropping 450-horsepower engine."
"One of the longest-lived muscle car models, thanks to its persistent popularity."
"The most successful muscle car of all time...synonymous with the kind of raw power and thrills the world expects from a brilliant piece of American engineering."
With all of the hype surrounding this years auction, you may miss a great silver lining. This year Barrett Jackson is auctioning off a number of vehicles for multiple charities. The cars are being donated by car collectors, companies, and even race teams. This makes for an exciting mix of charity cars that one could own this year.
One that really piqued our interest is the famed "Original Good Ol' Boy" was being auctioned this year. This car is THE car you saw jumping in the opening credits of the Dukes of Hazzard show. Most any car nut has the vision of that Charger flying across the screen burned into their memory. This car spent most of its life in a junkyard forgotten until a collector had it restored to the original "as jumped" condition. This means, cracked windshield, cement in the trunk, hand painted logos, etc. You could own this piece of history and perfect your best Bo and Luke impression. We can't wait to see what this car will fetch, not only because of it's historical significance; but since it's for a great cause!
If money was no option, what would you pay for this famous piece of automotive history? We are on the edges of our seats wondering here at Eastwood!
Then you may want to get yourself registered for the next RM Auction in Arizona. If you thought the prices on original Hemi cars were hefty.. wait until you see what THE original Charger will go for.
This car was the first to use the iconic Charger name, and was used to show off Chrysler's new 7.0 Hemi V8. This car last changed hands in 2001, and over the years has been restored back to like-new condition. I think any motorhead would be thrilled to have this in their garage. I can imagine that 600HP Hemi really moves!
For more information and pictures on this beaut, check out the story over at AutoBlog.com