1965 Chevrolet Chevy II Super Sport
The Corvair was an entry-level Chevrolet. But for muscle car enthusiasts, the Chevy II was the entry-level car into the SS world. At first, the SS package was an appearance option that debuted in 1963, but it would take two years before Chevy II got appropriate firepower under the hood. In 1965, Chevrolet offered a 327 V8 engine with 300 HP on tap (via Motor Trend).
Since the Chevy II was a small, compact model by ’60s standards, its performance was more than vivid. The Chevy II SS could match the Pontiac GTO and other famous models of the day. Despite its performance in compact, light, and affordable packages, the 1965 Chevy II SS could have been a better seller. That was primarily because the Chevelle was introduced the same year and took some of the Chevy II’s customers.