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.