9: Chevrolet Laguna 454
The Laguna was a Chevrolet nameplate that was introduced to offer an upscale model in the 1970s lineup. Although initially positioned as a luxury coupe the Laguna 454 was a surprise package for performance enthusiasts. The car had most of the features that the standard coupe came with, coupled with a 454 V8 engine.
The power of the legendary 454 V8 gave the car a level of attitude reminiscent of other muscle cars. GM hadn’t positioned the Laguna as a performance car but in the 454 packages was indeed a legitimate performance model. Although it is an extremely rare car, the Laguna 454 is seen from time to time at car shows and is a real pinnacle of GM design.