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.
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.