7. Chevrolet Big 10 1976-79
In the late ’70s, only Dodge optioned for presenting muscle trucks and sold them as such. Chevrolet, on the other hand, had the same idea but cleverly disguised it as a special version of its main pickup line. Back in the day, Chevrolet sold many special versions which were mostly trim and color choices and the Big 10 started as one of them. However, if you ticked the right boxes when you ordered your new Chevy truck, you could end up with a machine almost as fast as a 1979 Corvette.
The trick was in the engine choice. If you paid extra for 454 big-block V8 and four-speed transmission, you could get a 245 HP beast which was more powerful than any other muscle car from the period. Of course, the pickup truck construction put obvious limits on this, but still, the muscle truck could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the eight-second range.