16: Chevrolet Chevelle Z16
The regular Chevelle model is one of the most popular muscle cars of all time, but the Z16 is a rarity. Manufactured for one year, the Z16 was a stripped-down trim package on the Chevelle. Understanding what the Z16 was is part of the thrill of driving one, and that’s why it’s a rarity. The 396 V8 engine is one of the best GM has ever produced and has the power to match.
Perhaps one of the biggest surprises behind the Z16 is the Muncie four-speed gearbox. A lot of the Chevelle Z16 models were modified for drag racing, but you can still find originals. Production numbers for the Z16 were low because it was only produced for a single year. But if you want to drive one of the most surprising Chevelles, then the Z16 is it.