10: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
The SS 396 package was brand new for the 1966 model year. Powered by a serious 396 V8 rated at 375 HP, the Chevelle SS 396 could handle business. The SS 396 was a bold new move for the Chevelle line. At this point, GM was well ahead of the curve in the muscle car market and the car was unique. Styling was bold but not so much that it would turn you off. As far as the overall presence of the car, the Chevelle is among the most memorable cars of the muscle car era.
With the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396, GM did everything right, at a time when consumers were vying for something else. The car didn’t cost too much to buy and it handled racing and driving as you’d expect out of a rough and tough sports car.