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The Top 5 Muscle Cars in 1970s

In this article you will find out the Top five Muscle Cars which were popular in 1970s which prices grow up day by day, we are going back to 1940s when Muscle cars had been in existence, the cars began their popularity in the 1960s. Muscle cars are projected for high roads and drag racing performance. In the 1960s, the muscle cars ‘ve got the attention of fans and were considered superior to other models at that time.
However, in the beginning of 1970s, muscle cars had great improvement in horsepower, also this time was known as the decade when car manufacturers started releasing products with higher horsepower than it was before.

This article looks into the top five muscle cars in the 1970s.

  1. 1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback
  2. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Super-bird
  3. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible
  4. 1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express
  5. 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455


1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455

During this time, production regulations shocked the automotive industry due to the oil crisis in North America. This affected also the production of cars during this time and the 1974 Pontiac Firebird was not left out too. The production regulation led the muscle car to produce only 280 horsepower. Though this might not be a great number but it was the best at that time.

The car, which was known for its amazing design, came with a 450 cubic inch V8 engine that overtook its competitors on the market. It is notable that this was one of the last big muscle cars produced in its time.


1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express

Before the Dodge to be released, trucks were known only as vehicles for work, but the game changed when the Dodge was presented. The 1978 Dodge Lil’ Express was the first truck ever made  for cruising the streets. The muscle car could only deliver 255 horsepower through a 360 cubic inch V8 engine bred with a rear wheel drive.

Since this was a working truck, it was not held for the same release regulations, and this helped it achieve its 230 horsepower production, which was a bit above the 200 horsepower mark for most cars at that time.


1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible

Differently from other muscle cars on the list, the 1970s Plymouth was released only as a limited edition model. Only 10 units of the car were produced at that time, and each one was sold for $3.8 million at the auction, courtesy of its rarity.

The car boasted a 425 “Hemi engine” that was in good form known for its speed, and this was the last year the engine would be appeared.


1970 Plymouth Hemi Super-bird

The “Plymouth Super-bird” didn’t have a long time on the market and was produced as an alternative to the “Plymouth Road Runner”. The new “Plymouth” was furnished with a 7.0-liter engine capable of producing only 420 horsepower. The engine could also reach not more than 60 mph in just 6 seconds.

Although the Plymouth Hemi Super bird had roughly more to be remembered for its best designs among the others.


1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback

In the 1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback was not the only muscle car produced in the same year, it was one of the most affordable muscle car manufactured at this time. While it carried a low price tag, it was a really great choice in terms of speed, power and performance. The muscle car was powered by a 365 cubic inch V8 engine that delivered 250 horsepower and could reach no more than 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. These were great numbers in the automotive industry back then.

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