The 1960s were the birth of the first true muscle car era. Whether you drove a Mustang or a new Camaro, this was a great time to be driving. Muscle cars were a big departure from the land yachts drivers had before. The departure from heavy, underpowered vehicles was something drivers fully embraced.
A whole new generation of drivers was getting their first cars around the time these muscle cars hit the market. What we saw was a whole new generation having a good time on the road. These muscle cars were unlike a later generation that failed to justify the hype. Check out 40 1960s muscle cars that changed the way that we looked at a car forever via HiConsumption.
40: The Original GT40
This is the one domestic sports car that managed to take Ferrari on and win. Few cars if any from the sixties are as iconic as the Ford GT40. The sleek sports car design was ahead of the time and managed to net the car some serious victories. Very few of these cars made it onto civilian streets and with good reason. The GT40 is one of the fastest cars drivers can buy to this day.
There have been many clones of the GT40, but none handle quite like the original. Although the replica vehicles are often within the reach of collectors, finding an original model is the only way to go. The Ford GT40 has often been replicated but few vehicles have come close to it in terms of design and legend.