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.
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.