3 AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS THAT STILL BRING THE HEAT
The 60s and 70s were heady days for muscle-car lovers.
Enthusiasts had more options than ever to own a big, bad, powerful machine.
The appeal for most was the ability to have a drag-racing worthy car that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Check out this list of the 3 most memorable muscle cars of the 60s and 70s.
1. 1969 Chevy Camaro ZL1
This Chevrolet was one of the fastest and most powerful cars of the era.
The Camaro ZL1’s 500-HP engine gave it the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in only 5.3 seconds.
Chevy only built 69 of these Camaros, so today, it’s one of the rarest American muscle cars.
2. 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS
The Chevelle actually came on the scene is 1964, but it didn’t really make a splash until the 1970 model came out.
This version had a 454-cubic inch big-block V8 engine that was 450-horsepower and 500-pounds per feet of torque.
It could also go from 0-62 miles per hour in 6 seconds.
3. 1964 Pontiac GTO
The idea behind the ’64 GTO was a simple one: Put the largest engine in the lightest body.
It was born out of a desire for strong street performance after a ban was placed on factory-sponsored drag racing.
It had a 6.4-liter V8 engine and 325-horsepower. It could go 0-60 in 6.6 seconds.
The name “GTO” came from the Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the most iconic race cars of the time.
GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologato,” an Italian phrase that means “Grand Tourer Homologated,” or an indication that it was certified to race in the Grand Tourer class.
Today’s Chevys still impress
Whether you’re looking for a Camaro to impress the guys or a Traverse to haul the family – or anything in-between – your local Serra Chevy dealer has what you need to turn heads.
Come and take a few for a test drive and see what feels like a good fit. You won’t be disappointed by your new vehicle or the friendly service you receive.
See you soon!