19: 1964 Pontiac GTO
This was the car that started an entire generation of gearheads, the ’64 GTO. What started as a trim package on the LeMans was so popular it got its own product line. The 1964 Pontiac GTO was a knockout sports car in several ways. Performance was, of course, what the core of what the car had to offer. From the gate, it had a powerful engine that was stuffed into an undersized design.
At the time, the 396 V8 was only a $295 upgrade. This was big news and a lot of buyers went for it. Thus, creating one of the most popular cars of all time and igniting the muscle car market many drivers still favor to this day.