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==Examples of muscle cars==
 
==Examples of muscle cars==
 
*[[Bentley Continental R]]
 
*[[Bentley Continental R]]
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*[[Buick GSX]]
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*[[Buick Skylark]] Gran Sport
 
*[[Chevrolet Bel Air]]
 
*[[Chevrolet Bel Air]]
 
*[[Chevrolet Camaro]]
 
*[[Chevrolet Camaro]]
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*[[Dodge Challenger]]
 
*[[Dodge Challenger]]
 
*[[Dodge Charger]]
 
*[[Dodge Charger]]
*[[Chrysler
 
 
*[[Ferrari 250]] GT
 
*[[Ferrari 250]] GT
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*[[Ford Galaxie]]
 
*[[Ford Mustang]]
 
*[[Ford Mustang]]
 
*[[Ford Thunderbird]]
 
*[[Ford Thunderbird]]
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*[[Ford Torino]] Cobra
 
*[[Holden Monaro]]
 
*[[Holden Monaro]]
 
*[[Jaguar E-type]]
 
*[[Jaguar E-type]]
*[[Lamborghini 350 GT]]
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*[[Lamborghini 350]] GT
 
*[[Mercedes-Benz E-Class]] Coupe
 
*[[Mercedes-Benz E-Class]] Coupe
 
*[[Mercedes-Benz SL-Class]]
 
*[[Mercedes-Benz SL-Class]]
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*[[Mercury Cougar]]
 
*[[Nissan Skyline]]
 
*[[Nissan Skyline]]
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*[[Oldsmobile Rocket]] 88
 
*[[Plymouth Barracuda]]
 
*[[Plymouth Barracuda]]
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*[[Pontiac Firebird]]
 
*[[Pontiac GTO]]
 
*[[Pontiac GTO]]
 
*[[Shelby GT500]]
 
*[[Shelby GT500]]
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*[[Vauxhall Viva]]
  
  

Latest revision as of 01:33, 31 October 2010

Definition

The term of muscle car can be described as a car with large body size and oversized engine.One good example is the Chevrolet Chevelle SS,the body size is huge compared to average sportscars.Most known muscle cars are American cars.All muscle cars are rear wheel drive and most of them are coupes and convertibles,rather than four door.

History

Some automotive historians trace the origins of the muscle car all the way back to when Oldsmobile stuffed a 303 cubic inch overhead-valve V8 into the 1949 Rocket 88. The car produced a whopping 135 horse power. Amazingly, that’s all it took to be king of the performance hill in 1949.


Examples of muscle cars



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