1969 Oldsmobile 442 – 14.20 seconds
Price New: $3,300
Price Now: $40,000
At the time, Oldsmobile was under GM’s ban that forbade the company from putting engines larger than 400 CID in intermediate cars. This meant that the popular 442 model couldn’t feature the biggest available engines (via Muscle Car Facts).
Due to that, it was inferior to Mopar muscle cars which had engines of up to 440 CID under the hoods. However, the 1969 Oldsmobile 442 was not slow by any means. Its 400 V8 engine pumped 325 HP, and that was enough for competent quarter-mile times.