The muscle car is and most likely always will be one of the most iconic segments of the automotive industry. After taking a hiatus during the fuel crunch of the 1970s and ’80s, muscle cars have made a resurgence like no other in the car world. This may or may not have surprised you as an auto enthusiast.
Not only are there modern muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but there’s also a bubble in the pricing of classic muscle cars. We are going to dive into 20 rare muscle cars that surprised drivers more than you’d expect.
20: Oldsmobile Rallye 350
Oldsmobile as a brand was well-connected to the muscle car world. The 4-4-2 and the Cutlass were two of the most popular models on the market at the time. But the Rally 350 packed a surprise that the average consumer wasn’t aware of. The Oldsmobile Rally 350 came packed with a 350 V8 engine producing 310 HP. That meant that in layman’s terms, the Rally 350 was a 4-4-2 muscle car with a smaller engine and price tag.
The Rally 350 came with an exciting yellow color scheme and vinyl interior. Oldsmobile was a brand that was big on style back then and the Rally 350 was evident of that. Few muscle cars managed to achieve the popularity that the Rally 350 did. These cars still hold their value to this day and are a true collector’s item in the muscle car world.