[Infographic] Our All-Star Team of Classic Muscle Cars
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Muscle Car Mania Meets Sports Mania
Watching our favorite football teams gets us thinking, what if we put together an all-star lineup of classic muscle cars? Which ones make the roster? Which favorite ride earns the top spot? This grid lists our picks for this powerhouse team. Whether you love football or another team sport, see if you agree! Let us know in the comments which muscle car you think should be on the greatest team of muscle cars ever assembled.
We Spell QB “G-T-O”
In the position of quarterback is the 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power. Like many legendary QBs, star-power and skill earn them nicknames – Broadway Joe, The Comeback Kid, The Gunslinger. Ours is called the Original Muscle Car. With a V8 389 cubic inch engine, this Pontiac can scramble out of the rush and into the end zone.
The Total Package at Wide Receiver
On every winning team, there is a wide receiver who is strong, fast and make the impossible catch for the TD. The 1970 Chevy LS6 Chevelle SS 454 is the Jerry Rice of our team. Powered by a 454-cubic-inch big block Chevy engine, this muscle car is strong, fast and agile (thanks to its wide wheel-base). In other words, a smooth operator!
This Running Back Does 140 MPH
Called the King of the Road, the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500KR is the ideal running back. With a 428-cubic inch engine and a top speed of 140 mph, this muscle car leaves defenders in its wake. Besides being a real playmaker, this Mustang earns massive cool points for going Hollywood. It is the car driven by Nicholas Cage in the film Gone in Sixty Seconds (nicknamed Eleanor).
Tight End Talent
Where would a team be without the versatile talents of the tight end? In our opinion, the position has to go to the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T SE. With a powerful 426 Hemi engine, 425 hp and 490 ft.-lbs. of torque, this muscle car is fast, agile and powerful enough to intimidate any defense – or offense- in the way.
Putting the “D” in Defense
In the position of cornerback is the 1969 Chevy Yenko Camaro Z28. These specially built muscle cars have an L72 426 engine that pounds out 425 hp. Built to rundown Mustangs, this CB makes receivers very nervous. Our defensive end is the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. With a 426 Hemi and a top speed of 155 mph, this MOPAR muscle car is outrageously fast. Warning to opposing QBs, don’t let this DE catch you napping.
Field Goals Win the Game
Rounding out our team is the kicker, the 1968 Plymouth Road Runner. This no-frills classic understands the mission is to get the ball through the uprights. When it comes to accuracy, this Road Runner knows the road and is the perfect muscle car to help our team win the game. So, the next time you are waiting for the third quarter to start, put a little American muscle together for your classic car team. With so many great muscle cars out there, it isn’t easy to narrow down the selection.
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