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30 Classic Muscle Cars That Won’t Destroy Drivers’ Wallets

Vukasin Herbez December 24, 2020

If you’re a muscle car enthusiast, you probably know prices of the most desirable models are skyrocketing well beyond the reach of the average buyer. Cars that originally cost $3,000 to $4,000 new are going for $70,000 to $80,000 today. There are some classic muscle cars even selling for one million dollars or more.

This means the dream of owning a GTO Judge, Hemi Road Runner or Shelby Mustang will probably remain just a dream. However, not all is lost, because there are still more than a few bargains on the classic muscle car market. These are not restoration projects or cars that are not roadworthy. They are from the ’60s, early ’70s, and even ’80s. Check them out via Altdriver right here.

Mercury Cougar - Car

30. Mercury Cougar

When Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, it became a global hit and started a revolution among Detroit’s major players. Just three years later, almost every carmaker had a pony car in their lineup. Chevrolet introduced the Camaro, Pontiac presented the Firebird and Mercury had the Cougar.

Mercury introduced a true luxury GT model. They built the Cougar on the Mustang platform but stretched it a couple of inches to achieve better ride quality. The Mercury Cougar was available with V8 engines while the six-cylinders were for entry-level Mustangs.

Mercury Cougar - Car

They offered a wood-trimmed dash and leather seats. Some said the Cougar was just a luxury Mustang, but it was an independent model. Until 1969, the car only came as a coupe. The ultimate version to combine muscle car power and luxury was the mighty Cougar XR-7.

This model had the 390 V8 engine with 320 HP, but buyers could also opt for the GT package. It included a beefed-up suspension and stronger brakes and steering. The XR-7 was a popular model, so they produced over 27,000 in 1967, yet only 2,600 came with the GT package. In recent years, prices have started to rise. Yet they’re still affordable compared to other muscle cars, so $20,000 should get you a nice one.

Chevrolet Chevy II / Nova - Chevrolet Chevelle

29. Chevrolet Nova

The Nova was Chevrolet’s compact first introduced as the Chevy II in the early 1960s. The small, affordable model was just a scaled-down Chevelle or Impala. But by the end of the 1960s, it obtained some serious street credibility because it became a street racer’s weapon. The combination of the Nova’s lightweight body and potent V8 made it fast.

Chevrolet Chevy II / Nova - Yenko Camaro

Chevrolet introduced the SS 350 and SS 396 versions in 1968 and 1969, which were extremely fast. Independent tuners like Yenko further expanded the performance portfolio with 427 V8 conversions. Today, all those models are extremely expensive. But thankfully Chevrolet produced millions of Novas with standard engines.

They still deliver nice performance, a V8 rumble, and a classic muscle look. The Nova is a great proposition if you are looking to modify it for better performance. Also, $20,000 or less will get you a good V8 with standard equipment.

Ford Falcon - Ford Falcon

28. Ford Falcon Sprint

Ford introduced the Falcon in 1960 as their first compact. It was an instant bestseller. The Falcon had a modern body and a selection of six-cylinder engines. It was an affordable yet high-quality product that appealed to many. Soon, Ford introduced more powerful V8 engines. The convertible body style made the Falcon even more popular and interesting.

However, with the introduction of the Mustang in 1964, the Falcon’s appeal started fading. The main reason was that the Mustang and Falcon shared the same platform and engines. But people turned to the better-looking Mustang. Soon, the Mustang became one of the world`s most popular classic cars while drivers forgot about the Falcon.

Ford Falcon (EL) - Ford Mustang

Ford ceased production of the Falcon in 1970. Today, the Mustang is expensive, but you can find road-ready Falcons for half the price. The parts are inexpensive. Also, the Falcon is the ideal canvas for modifications since everything from the Mustang can go in the Falcon as well. Ford made over two million Falcons in various versions and body styles, so finding one in decent condition at an affordable price shouldn’t be a problem.

Pontiac LeMans - Pontiac GTO

27. Pontiac LeMans

If you’re a Pontiac GTO fan, there’s bad news for you. All GTOs are now over the budget of the average enthusiast and there are no inexpensive models available. If you want a turnkey example, be prepared to pay close to $50,000.

However, there is another way, and that’s the Pontiac LeMans. The Le Mans was a sporty version of the Tempest originally based on the GTO. The Le Mans shares the same body, chassis, and dimensions as the GTO. The late-1960s Le Mans is the perfect candidate for the GTO replica. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, drivers considered these Le Mans muscle cars.

Pontiac Can Am - Pontiac LeMans

They came in a coupe body with optional big-block power like the engines in the GTO. Today, Le Mans is a forgotten muscle car,but can be yours for around $20,000. You can get the same specification as the GTO without the Endura bumper, rear wing, and badges on the side.

Dodge Charger (B-body) - Dodge

26. 1973-74 Dodge Charger

After the successful second-generation Charger Dodge made from 1968-70, they introduced a new model for 1971. The car received a new design following the classic lines, but came with more curvy styling. This model didn’t look as good as the model it replaced. It was a classic Dodge muscle car with a big grille and hideaway headlights.


1973 Dodge Charger SE Stock # 151793 for sale near Columbus, OH | OH Dodge Dealer

The muscle car era was nearing its end, so the Charger lineup moved towards luxury models. This made its its power. The big 400 and 440 engines remained as optional, but decreased to around 200 HP. The Chargers from 1973-74 model years looked fast, but were disappointing in performance.

This means drivers can get one for around $20,000 to use as a starting point in the modification process. You could install a bigger engine and have the legendary Charger in your driveway for just a fraction of the price of a real 1968 Charger 440 R/T. Sadly, early ’70s Chargers look cool, but most collectors overlook them.

Oldsmobile 442 - Oldsmobile

25. Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile is a classic American car company, but is sadly defunct. The company was at the forefront of the muscle craze in the early ’60s. They introduced the legendary 442 just a few months after the Pontiac GTO. During the fantastic 1964-1971 period, the 442 was one of the fastest muscle cars around.

All of this means original Oldsmobile 442s are highly desirable muscle cars. However, a good one will set you back at least $40,000 or more. The best thing is to find a good Cutlass in the two-door coupe or convertible form. It was a mid-size Oldsmobile model and the bestseller in its class.

Oldsmobile 442 - Oldsmobile Cutlass

Look for a third-generation Cutlass produced between 1968 and 1972. These cars have cool designs and proper muscle car engines. This includes the big 455 V8 and the looks of a fast street racer. Better yet, prices are affordable, so you get the same car as the 442 without paying too much.

24. 1973-74 Plymouth Barracuda

There are numerous big fans of those early 1970s Barracudas since they were one of the best muscle cars ever. To be exact, the 1970-71 Barracudas featured high power engines like the 440 or mighty 426 Hemi. However, all other models after the 1971 model year had reduced power outputs, so the cars lost their appeal and performance.

That’s why the 1973-74 Barracudas are a great proposition if you’re looking for a cool Chrysler E-Body. You don’t have to pay the insane prices of the original ’70-’71 models. The ’73-’74 versions have the same design and details, but also detuned engines and modest performances.

1974 Plymouth Cuda | T73.1 | Indy 2017


This is why those model years are fantastic choices for restoration, restomoding, or even making a Hemi clone. Prices are in the $30,000 range for cars in great condition. Look for the optional 440 models or standard Barracuda if you plan to modify it.

Ford Torino - Ford Mustang

23. Ford Torino

Ford scored big with the Mustang and the Shelby, but in the mid-size muscle market GM and Chrysler were dominant. This doesn’t mean that Torinos or Fairlanes were bad cars, they simply weren’t the best. However, Ford marketed them aggressively, giving their mid-size range some serious muscle with the 390 and 428 Cobra Jet engines.

Ford Torino - Ford

Today, the late 1960s and early 1970s Torinos are a great choice if you want some Ford muscle with a legendaryV8 under the hood. The real Cobra Jet cars with 428 V8s and loads of extra equipment are rare and expensive. You can find a nice Torino Cobra or even a Gran Torino from the early ’70s for around $20,000. And if you go for the 1972 model, look for one with the 429 V8 engine.

Dodge Challenger - Car

22. 1973-1974 Dodge Challenger

Classic Challengers are one of the biggest legends of muscle car culture. From numerous movies and music videos, the fame of these coupes has made them true American icons. In fact, they are one of the most desirable muscle models from the early ’70s. As with all muscle cars, the 1970-71 model years are most expensive since Challengers had enormous power in those days.

This was due to their big-block engines like the 440 R/T, which delivered 395 HP, and the mighty Hemi with a 425. In reality, they produced more than 500 HP. This made the Challenger a true street-racing favorite. However, just two years after in 1973, big blocks were gone and the biggest engine was the 360 V8.


Fortunately, Challengers are the same in terms of design and interior, and the overall appearance didn’t lose its appeal. This means you can find a late model Challenger from 1973 and 1974 for affordable prices. And just like those Barracudas from the same period, they can be the basis for a restomod build or Hemi replica.

21. Pontiac Grand Prix

Back in the ’60s, Pontiac was GM’s performance brand, so it was no coincidence they conceived the GTO. Those powerful engines and aggressive designs were a Pontiac trademark. But management wanted to widen its appeal and go beyond regular muscle cars like the GTO and the Firebird. To enter the world of luxury muscle cars, Pontiac had the perfect candidate with the Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix was a personal luxury coupe Pontiac introduced in 1962 in a two-seat body style. It came with powerful engines and a long list of options. They put this model against the Ford Thunderbird and Oldsmobile 98 as a so-called “gentleman’s express.” However, with the restyling of the Grand Prix for the 1969 model year, there was a chance to introduce trim packages to transform this comfy cruiser into a real muscle car, so Pontiac jumped at the opportunity.

Car - Full-size car

First, there was a cool-looking new design with a long hood, short rearend, and an interesting driver-oriented dashboard. The 1969 Grand Prix stood apart from the competition, so sales immediately jumped. Second, there was a cool trim option they called SJ from the legendary Duesenberg brand.

It featured a high-output 428 V8 engine that delivered 390 HP and a host of other performance options. The luxury muscle car was well received by the automotive press and the fans, so the Grand Prix sold well. The powerful V8 propelled this big coupe to some respectable acceleration times. Today, the GTO and Firebird overshadow the Grand Prix. But late 1960s examples in good condition cost less than $20,000. And they also provide the same performance as the GTO.

Dodge Demon

20. Dodge Dart

The Dodge Dart may have started as a regular compact car in 1966, but soon, it turned into a significant force on the muscle car market. Due to the light weight of the car, any V8 in it could produce highly exhilarating performance. But when Chrysler offered the 360 and even the 383 V8, things got serious.

Dodge Demon

Since they produced the Dart from 1966 to 1976, there shouldn’t be any problem finding a nice, relatively inexpensive example. Best of all, since the Dart’s engine bay can fit almost any Mopar engine, it is definitely a great basis for a project car.

Buick Skylark - Full-size car

19. Buick Skylark

Every muscle car enthusiast likes those great classic Buick models like the GS and rare GSX. But to be honest, most cannot afford a genuine GS or GSX. That’s why it’s best to look for a standard V8-powered Skylark from the 1968-72 model years.

Buick Gran Sport - Buick

Not only you will get the same basic design, but you will also have V8 power in the form of the 350 or 400 V8. With those engines, the Skylark will not only look like its famous cousins, but it will also perform like them, as well.

Ford Mustang - Ford

18. Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The rise in power of domestic cars during the ‘80s brought the first real performance vehicle to the Mustang range in almost 20 years. The Fox-body Mustang grew more powerful with each model year starting from 175 HP in the 1983 model. By the late 80s, the venerable 5.0-liter V8 engine was pumping 225 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. This increase in power translated to very competent 0 to 60 mph times.

This car marked the return to its roots with a strong V8 engine and an exciting performance. Also, late 80s fox-body GT was so popular that they are somewhat plentiful today. That makes them a great choice for entry-level collectors. The best part of all is that the aftermarket for these cars is enormous, so you can affordably modify your fox-body GT to go even faster.

17. Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

The third-generation Camaro was a well-received and popular car, but after a while, buyers wanted more performance and power. So, Chevrolet delivered that in form of their legendary IROC-Z version. Introduced in 1985, the IROC-Z was a tribute model for the Chevrolet-sponsored International Race of Champions racing series.

Chevrolet Camaro - Car

However, it was much more than just an appearance package and a cool name. Under the hood was the 350 V8 with 225 HP in the early years, and 245 HP in later versions. Buyers could opt for manual or automatic and they tuned the suspension as well as the steering. Chevrolet even offered a cool-looking convertible, which was actually the first Camaro ragtop in 18 years.

16. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

After 11 years of production of the second-generation GM F-body, the Pontiac Firebird got a much-needed redesign for the 1982 model year. The new model was much more advanced and aerodynamic with improvements in suspension and handling. The hottest version was the Trans Am, which had a 305 V8 producing 165 HP.

In most aspects, Firebirds were mechanically identical to the third-generation Camaro and shared almost all engines and drivetrain components. However, the design was improved with one of the signature design details of the decade: pop-up headlights. Arguably, ths Firebird looked better than the Camaro thanks to the more aggressive design and aerodynamic aspects.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Chevrolet Chevelle

15. Chevrolet Monte Carlo

If you’re looking for a classic ’70s model, search for a first-generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Interestingly, Chevrolet built it on a modified Chevelle platform. The Monte Carlo was a handsome coupe-only car with V8 engines, an attractive interior, and decent performance.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Chevrolet Chevelle

Although most Monte Carlos came with some smaller V8 engines, there was one crazy muscle option in the form of the SS 454 package. However, most of the cars had those smaller 350 and 396 V8 engines. Even though the 454 V8s are expensive, the affordable 350 or 396 V8s are certainly powerful enough.

14. Plymouth Duster 340

As an economy brand, Plymouth has been successful at the lower end of the market since the early ’60s with their Valiant model. But by the late ’60s and early ’70s, the compact market had grown, so Plymouth introduced the Duster 340. This model was a junior muscle car since it looked bigger than its competitors, yet it had a smaller 340 engine with 275 HP.

Plymouth never anticipated the success that the Duster 340 achieved, so production doubled in just a few months. Drivers considered the 340 a muscle car despite being a compact model thanks to its lightweight. The 275 HP could accelerate to 0 to 60 mph in a respectable time of just over six seconds.

13. Mercury Capri RS

The introduction of the third-generation Mustang had a big influence on Mercury since the brand got its own version in the Capri in 1979. From 1970 to 1977, Mercury sold the Capri, which was an imported model from Germany with four and six-cylinder engines. However, in 1979, thanks to the Mustang, the Capri was new and featured a unique front-end design.

Since it was a Mercury product, it was more upscale than Ford. But other than a few aesthetical changes, it was identical to the Mustang. Mercury introduced the RS model as thee performance version. It featured a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine delivering 135 HP, a respectable number back then.

However, later, the 5.-liter V8 would become available. Although this isn’t a car for people looking for brutal performance, for somebody looking for a rare, affordable muscle car, this could be a great model to choose.

Ford Maverick - Mercury Comet

12. Mercury Comet

Mercury used the Comet name in their lineup a few times. They used it for Mercury’s version of the compact Ford Falcon, then on their intermediate model, and finally, as the car they based on the compact Ford Maverick. Mercury introduced the Comet in 1971, originally as a two-door semi-fastback. Mercury built it on a smaller chassis shared with the Maverick, Pinto, and later, the Mustang II.

The base engine delivered 100 HP with its 170 CID straight-six, but demanding customers could get a 302 V8, turning it into a true ‘70s muscle car. Equipped with a V8, wide wheels, and a body kit, an early ‘70s Comet could be quite interesting. Although practically the same as the Maverick, the Comet had a bit more options, a higher price, and an upscale appearance.

11. Chevrolet Chevelle 1972

The 1970 Chevelle with the SS package and the big block is every Chevy collector’s dream, but unfortunately, those cars cost a fortune now. So, what should you do if you have an urge for that Coke bottle styling, but you don’t have a six-figure budget? Just look for a 1972 Chevelle two-door.

The last year of that body style was 1972 and although it has a slightly different front end, it still looks great. Also, you can get V8 engines with decent power to enjoy the performance, as well as the looks. With the V8, you’ll beat most cars at the stoplight.

10. Dodge Omni GLH/GLHS

While Europe was embracing the hot hatch class and developing it in the mid-1980s, America seemed quite uninterested. The Golf GTI sold well in the states, but domestic manufacturers weren’t producing any hot hatches. That was, not until the legendary Carroll Shelby teamed up with Dodge to introduce his version of the compact Omni model. Dodge called it the Omni GLH, which meant, “Goes Like Hell.”

It was a proper hot hatch and one of the best affordable performance models money could buy. Nobody expected Dodge could produce a hot hatch that could beat the European competitors. But with Shelby’s help, it did just that. Shelby took the 2.2-liter four-cylinder and added a turbocharger.

This gave the Omni GLH a total output of 175 HP and a 0 to 60 mph time of less than seven seconds. Dodge gave the GLH some suspension modifications and other upgrades so it could handle all that power. Interestingly, Shelby and Dodge produced an improved version they called the GLHS for “Goes Like Hell S’More.” Dodge only produced 500 of those rare models.

9. 1983-88 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Chevrolet introduced the Monte Carlo in 1970. The SS version was the perfect blend of performance and luxury in an affordable package. But they discontinued the option in 1974 and customers soon forgot it. In 1983, Chevrolet decided to reintroduce it with the 1983 model year, continuing the option until 1988 successfully.

The mid-1980s Monte Carlo was one of the coolest two-door coupes of the period. Its performance wasn’t exhilarating, however. Under the hood was a 305 V8 with 180 HP linked to a slow automatic transmission. What the SS lacked in performance, it contributed with looks and reputation. In its five-year production run, Chevrolet built over 180,000 of these sleek coupes.

8. Dodge Shelby Charger

Dodge combined two of the greatest names in the American performance portfolio in the 1980s – Shelby and Charger. With front-wheel drive, a Dodge Omni platform, and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Shelby Charger wasn’t your typical muscle car. However, it provided strong performance as well as decent power and acceleration times.

Based on the Dodge Omni GHL, the Shelby Charger shared the drivetrain and 2.2-liter turbo engine which pumped 175 HP. For such a small, light car this was loads of power. The Shelby Charger could accelerate to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating American production cars for 1987.

Despite the famous name and good performance, this edition of Chargers aren’t that collectible, but they deserve recognition and respect. After all, they are a part of the American performance portfolio from the ’80s as well as a budget-friendly way to obtain a genuine Shelby car.

7. Pontiac Trans Am GTA

The Trans Am was the hottest version of the third generation Pontiac F-body. Pontiac introduced it in 1987 as their top-of-the-range Firebird offering. The package was available until 1992 in limited numbers. The secret weapons of the GTA were its engine and WS6 handling package.

The engine was a 350 V8 with 210 HP in early models and up to 245 HP in later versions. The rumor was the engine was the same as the Corvette. They used the same TPI fuel injection system and displacement, but not similar motors. The Corvette had aluminum heads while Pontiac used iron cast ones.

However, power and performance were similar. The WS6 package offered unmatched road holding and braking capabilities. It consisted of four disk brakes and a stiffer suspension. The WS6 also came with special wheels and performance tires.

6. Shelby Dakota

The Dakota was a compact pickup truck sold between 1987 and 1996. It was dependable, tough-looking, and came with a wide arrange of engines and trim levels. But Dodge wanted more, so in the late ’80s, the company conceived a performance version made by the legendary Carroll Shelby.

Shelby took the regular production Dakota and installed a 5.2-liter V8 engine with 175 HP. Despite the fact the power output was relatively small, the Dakota was light and had lots of torque. This meant this compact truck delivered a convincing performance. Shelby also dressed up the Dakota with special paint, trim, a rollbar, and wheels, which made this compact muscle truck stand out on the streets.

5. Pontiac Trans Am SE

The late ’70s were sad times for muscle cars. All the available models had diminutive horsepower ratings and heavy bodies that made their performance embarrassingly slow. The Firebird/Trans Am range could not escape this as well. However, Pontiac still managed to produce some memorable cars through its Special Edition models that dressed up the Trans Am and turned it into a street icon.

The main model was the Trans Am, which came with either the 4.9-liter turbo engine or 400 NA V8. However, neither of those powerplants delivered more than 220 HP during its 1977 to 1981 production run. However, the main aspect was the design with signature graphics and appearance package.

Affectionately called the “Screaming Chicken,” this was a highly stylized flaming bird logo on the hood of the car. This classic muscle car was extraordinarily modern and hip by the standards of the day.

4. Buick Century GS

After 1970, the classic muscle car segment began to decline. In just a few short years, those glorious muscle cars disappeared from the scene. Buick tried their best to deliver great performance in a luxury package. But after slow sales of their 1971 and 1972 models, they decided to kill the GSX package.

However, in 1973, they renamed their Skylark line the Century. That meant the engineers at Buick managed to sneak one more proper classic muscle car model – the Century GS. The Century GS was a Colonnade-style intermediate coupe. In fact, it was similar to those Pontiac and Oldsmobile intermediates with the characteristic front-end design. But the GS was just an appearance package that mimicked the looks of previous models.

The standard engine was the 150 HP 350 V8. However, if you optioned for the 455 Stage 1 big block, you could get 270 HP with revised brakes and suspensions. This version delivered some performance, so car fans consider it the last true Buick classic muscle car.

3. Dodge Magnum

The model name, Magnum, might sound familiar since Dodge used it in a successful line of aggressive station wagons from 2005 to 2008. However, the Magnum dates as far back as 1978. The original Dodge Magnum was a luxury muscle car coupe Dodge produced for two years, in 1978 and 1979. For the time, it was a cool-looking coupe with all the right ingredients.

Dodge Magnum (1978) - Dodge Charger (B-body)

It had a rear-wheel drive, a long hood, a short deck, and a heart-thumping V8 in the front. Dodge added the biggest engine they could order, which was a 5.9-liter V8 with 195 HP. With its big weight, slow automatic transmission, and low power, the Magnum delivered pathetic performance numbers. Also, the high price didn’t help the sales, so Dodge discontinued the Magnum for the 1980 model year.

Chevrolet Camaro - Chevrolet Corvette

2. 1977 Chevrolet Camaro

Like all muscle cars in the ’70s, the Camaro was faced with tightening emissions and safety regulations. This resulted in a loss of power and performance. The early second-generation models looked promising, but just a few years after, they discontinued the Z/28. It was the most powerful V8 model with approximately 165 HP. But it was just a pale shadow of its former glory.

1975 Chevrolet Camaro via GM

However, the 1977 model is important for two reasons. First, it marked the return of the Z/28 option after a few years of absence. The 1977 Z/28 had just 185 horses but came with a special body kit, wild graphics package, and spoiler. However, the second reason is much more interesting. In 1977, Chevrolet Camaro finally outsold the Ford Mustang for the first time since 1967.

The mid 70’s Mustang was a slow, ugly car while the Camaro looked much better with its proper muscle car styling and stance. That is just the reason why Chevy sold over 200,000 Camaros that year while Ford only sold 153,000 Mustangs.

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1. Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR1

Chevy introduced the C4 Corvette in 1984, so it is a true 80’s classic muscle car. Its wedge-shaped body, pop up headlights, rear hatch and bright colors make this generation a true pop culture icon. However, there is much more about this car than funny stereotypes and GTA Vice City games. In fact, the Corvette C4 was the car that singlehandedly saved the Corvette from its demise caused by the recession and a lack of popularity.

In 1984, everything changed with the arrival of the C4. The car was new from the ground up, with a new chassis, engine, and design. It also had a crazy digital dash in the interior. At first, it wasn’t perfect but over the years, Chevrolet managed to turn it into a world-class sports car. They improved the performance and road holding so it could rival those European exotics that were far more expensive.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) - Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Called the ‘King of the Hill’ Corvette, the ZR1 was exactly that. When the C4 generation of America’s favorite sports car saw the light of day in 1984, it was obvious that Chevrolet hit a home run. Under the hood, there was LT4, a Lotus-engineered V8 engine with 375 HP, later 400 HP, quad-cam heads, and 32 valves. The engine was an engineering marvel and performed exceptionally well.

With a beefed-up suspension, gearbox, and pair of extra-wide rear tires, the 1989 Corvette ZR1 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars of the era and a true modern classic today. In 1990, they introduced the mighty ZR-1 with 400 HP and performance that could beat any Ferrari at the moment. Be sure to look for those perfectly-preserved ZR1 versions since they will be the first to spike in value.

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