1969 Dodge Coronet R/T – 13.88 seconds
Price New: $3,200
Price Now: $40,000 +
The Coronet was a mainstream Dodge model that sold well in sedan body style. However, Dodge had a trick up its sleeve: the Coronet R/T. Same as the Charger R/T, the R/T option totally changed the nature of this car and transformed the ordinary two-door sedan into a muscle car beast (via How Stuff Works).
With 440 V8 under the hood, the 1969 Coronet R/T had 375 HP on tap. With its four-speed manual transmission, good tires, and a skilled driver, it could return some respectable times. Mechanically it had a lot in common with the Charger and Plymouth Roadrunner, but it was a bit lighter and better to drive.