Plymouth Fury GT
Despite being an economy brand in Chrysler Corporation, Plymouth had a surprisingly large number of muscle cars during the â60s and â70s, as well as numerous special versions. Their luxury muscle car was the GTX. However, in 1970, the Fury GT debuted as the biggest model on offer. The Fury GT was a two-door coupe version of the Fury sedan.
But, in GT guise, it was a full-size muscle car with the perfect combination of looks and power. Under the hood was the infamous 440 V8 with a three-carburetor setup and 375 HP on tap. Buyers could choose between 727 Torqueflite automatic or a four-speed manual, too. However, if you wanted real performance, you would choose the manual.
Dodge Monaco 440
The Dodge Monaco lineup of cars was always a good proposition for any buyer. It combined an affordable price with upscale features and powerful engines. But for 1967, Dodge presented the mildly refreshed Monaco coupe with the optional 440 V8 engine.
The elegant semi-fastback roofline, more aggressive design and trim, along with 375 HP from the proven 440 V8 made the Monaco coupe a highly desirable ride. Although the car wasn’t as fast as the Charger, it was still rapid since the big block engine provided power and torque.
Chrysler 300 Hurst
Chrysler revealed their special limited-edition Chrysler 300 Hurst in 1970. Interestingly, they built it in severely limited numbers at around 500. And they enlisted the help of Hurst, the famous transmission company. It featured a special white and gold paint job and a similarly-styled interior. Also, it had a rear spoiler integrated into the rear deck lid.
Better yet, under the hood, there was a mighty 440 V8 engine with 395 HP. And it could propel this two-ton beast to respectful acceleration times. However, they only offered the model for one year. Soon, people forgot about it. But, true Mopar aficionados remember those gold and white behemoths with Hurst emblems. Also, dedicated Chrysler historians consider this special version a continuation of the “Letter Cars” lineup.
Buick Roadmaster LT1
The legendary Roadmaster name returned to the Buick lineup in 1991. This was after a 33-year long hiatus, gracing the luxurious sedan and station wagon model. The car was basically the same as other offerings from General Motors in the same class. However, the Roadmaster had some more luxury options. And it also had one interesting engine, turning this comfy cruiser into a muscle car.
The engineers at Buick found a way to install a Corvette LT1 5.7-liter V8 engine into the Roadmaster engine bay. The LT1 delivered 300 HP in the Corvette. But in the Buick, it produced 260 HP. And that was more enough to turn this heavy car into a proper hot rod.
This list of classic luxury cars contains the most eclectic models car fans still desire today. If one of these vehicles strikes your fancy, be sure to grab it before it disappears. The prices of these cars are sure to skyrocket in the future, too, so get one while you can.