39: MG B
While it’s not what you’d think of in the traditional sense of the muscle car, the MG B blew the roof off of a lot of notions during the sixties. The lightweight design was fun to drive and the car had enough power to make driving exciting again.
The car was easy to repair and great on gas, which was important during this time in the economy. Few cars have managed to maintain the level of popularity the MG B has to this day. Finding these in clean conditions can often be difficult because they have been driven. But if you can get your hands on a clean example you’ll have a car that’s exciting to drive and easy on the eyes.