As permanent muscle car addicts, we cannot stop thinking, writing and lusting after various muscle cars. We have already covered numerous popular models as well as super-rare cars, produced in single digits. However, there are many more classic machines from the `60s and early `70s that deserve our attention not just for the share beauty, power and performance but also for its limited production runs.
Those machines are also very sought-after by collectors worldwide and much of their appeal comes from the fact that they are so rare. In contrast to cars produced in less than 10 examples, these muscle cars and more common and if you are lucky enough, you might just find one in a barn. So, let`s see what to look for.
1. Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Two of the biggest Chrysler legends from the classic days of muscle car culture are the Barracuda and the 426 Hemi engine and all through the `60s, those icons of the industry didn’t mix. In 1970 Plymouth offered this legendary engine in Barracuda body style, immediately creating one of the fastest and most desirable muscle cars ever made.
The mighty Hemi engine was expensive, top of the line option for 1970 and 1971 available in coupe or convertible form. It cost around $900 over the price of standard Barracuda and it was installed in just about 600 coupes and only 17 convertibles during a two year production period. The power was rated at 425 HP but everybody knew that the orange monster delivered more than 500 HP straight from the box.