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    Friday
    Feb052016

    GUEST POST: American Muscle Cars, Ranked

    Editor's Note: Today, in a very special event on the Steve Boese blog, we present (another) very, very rare guest post. 

    Today's post is from none other than the star of stage and screen William Tincup, HCM industry thought leader. Prior to immersing himself in the world of HR and HR Tech, William piloted fighter jets with the Navy, and allegedly had an encounter with a Russian MiG in disputed airspace in the South Pacific. Later, William went on to graduate from the prestigious Naval Aviator's academy in Southern California, where he also gained notice with his singing and volleyball playing ability.

    William has always had that proverbial 'need to speed', so today we present this take on a very, very important topic: American muscle cars.

    Enjoy! 

    Classic American Muscle Cars, Ranked

    By William Tincup

    Notice the word classic. So, if you're pissed that your 2017 Corvette Z isn't listed, well, this list isn't for you. Similar but different, this list will not rank Jaguars or Lamborghini’s, etc. By using the words "classic" and "American" the list is really focused on the greatness that was produced here in the 60's and 70’s. Okay, okay. Here we go...

     

    10. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.7 secs

    Exterior: Sebring Yellow (Black trim)

    Interior: Black

    Hardtop

     

    09. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.3 secs

    Exterior: Dusk Blue

    Interior: Black

    Hardtop

     

    08. 1970 Pontiac GTO 455 Judge

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 6.0 secs

    Exterior: Orbit Orange

    Interior: Black

    Convertible preferred

    07. 1969 Dodge Charger 500

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.5 secs

    Exterior: Bright Red (white trim)

    Interior: Black

    Hardtop

     

    06. 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.6 secs

    Exterior: In-Violet (Black trim)

    Interior: Black

    Hardtop

     

    05. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.5 secs

    Exterior: Candyapple Red

    Interior; Black

    Hardtop

     

    04. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 6.5 secs

    Exterior: British Green

    Interior: Tobacco

    Convertible preferred


      

    03. 1967 Shelby GT500

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 4.8 secs

    Exterior: Silver Frost (Black trim)

    Interior: Black

    Hardtop

    02. 1967 Pontiac GTO

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.2 secs

    Exterior: Signet Gold

    Interior: Parchment

    Hardtop

     

    01. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

    Speed: 0 to 60 mph: 5.3 secs

    Exterior: Misty Turquoise

    Interior: Ivory

    Convertible preferred

     

    Something to think about. In your opinion, when does a typical mid-life crisis occur for men? Pick a range of years. Now, think back to the guys (and gals) that fought in WWII. Would the makers of these classic cars AND buyers of these cherry rides... would they be in that mid-life crisis range? Probably huh. Well, now you know where innovation really comes from. 

    You can comment if you like, but if you disagree with me, of course you would be wrong.

    Steve here - fantastic stuff, William. Love the Chevelle at #1. Also am a big fan of the Cuda. But I would gladly take any of them.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Nice post. Owned a 69 Mustang fastback with a 351 cu in V8 and 4-speed. Not sure I would have survived the 429... :-/ Wish I had it today, but no complaints. Traded it in on a Porsche a week before the first Arab oil embargo. Premium gas went from $.50/gal to over a $1 overnight and the Mustang got 8 mpg (dual Holley carbs).

    February 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterD Mark Hornung

    Thanks Mark for sharing - that '69 Mustang sounds pretty sweet.

    February 5, 2016 | Registered CommenterSteve

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