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20 Muscle Cars That Surprised Drivers In Ways They Never Expected

Cameron Eittreim June 29, 2021

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2: Buick Century GS

Buick is another brand that’s well known in the muscle car business and the Century was one of the well-known models. The Century GS had a lot of interesting features to it but the look was different than the average muscle car. The standard 455 Stage 1 big block was a massive engine that offered quite a bit of performance at the time.

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When you think of the muscle car era, the Buick Century GS is not a well-known entity. But the performance is above standard and there were quite a few of these cars manufactured. A lot of drivers consider the Century GS as the last “true” Buick muscle car, although the GNX would come later on down the road.

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1: Oldsmobile Toronado GT

There was a time when Oldsmobile was considered the pinnacle of the muscle car industry. The Toronado nameplate is iconic for several reasons, including later on being the first car with an airbag. But the Toronado GT is highly considered to be one of the most capable muscle cars in the lineup.

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The 455 engine was a high-performance option that offered 400 HP at the wheels. Performance-wise, the Toronado GT could hang with the best of the big boys including the Chevelle SS. It’s also interesting to point out that the Toronado GT came with a fair amount of luxury features. The value of the Toronado GT has steadily risen over the past decade as the muscle car bubble has peaked.

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