11: Pontiac Can-Am
The main nameplates that come to mind when you think of Pontiac performance are the GTO and the Firebird. But there were a few other models that surprised drivers when it came to performance and design. The Pontiac Can-Am was a one-year-only production car and is often credited with being the last ‘real’ muscle car of the 1970s.
The 455 V8 engine pushed out 200 HP, and this was during the time of the fuel crunch and new regulations. From a design standpoint, the Can-Am didn’t look like anything else that was on the market at the time. The sales numbers were quite promising at the time, with 1,377 being sold in a single year.