23. Ford Mustang 5.0 GT HO
The rise in power of domestic cars during the 1980s brought the first real performance numbers to the Mustang range in almost 20 years. The Fox-body Mustang grew more powerful with each model year, starting from 175 HP in the 1983 model. By the late ’80s, the venerable 5.0-liter V8 engine had 225 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque.
It translated to quite competent 0 to 60 mph times (6.7 seconds). This car marked a return to the Mustang’s roots with a strong V8 engine and exciting performance. Also, the late ’80s Fox-body GT was popular, so they are plentiful today. And that makes them a great choice for entry-level collectors. On the other hand, the aftermarket for those cars is enormous, so you can modify and make your Fox-body GT even faster easily and affordably.