20. 1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 was a great year for muscle cars, and Pontiac was in full swing. The Firebird was selling quite well and the GTO was a well-known choice for a muscle car. The GTO was and still is to this day one of the best performers on the track. For those who wanted a powerful, V8-powered sports coupe in 1969, the GTO was the only way to go. The 400 HO V8 engine was designed to provide a decent amount of off the line power in addition to brute torque. Shoppers were intrigued by the stylistic elements of the GTO. The muscle car provided handsome looks and a large interior.
This was the year that GTO cemented itself as muscle car royalty. The GTO is not a pony car like the Camaro or the Firebird. Instead, this is a serious performance coupe that can handle its own on the track or in the city. Values for the 1969 GTO has continued to rise over the past few decades. This body style, in general, is a highly coveted one, whether you get the GTO or the Cutlass. A common modification to this body style of the GTO is to outfit it with a new modern LS engine.