In a time where everything was being reinvented and revolutionized, take a beat and reflect on the iconic automotive marvels that made history.
#30 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Sanctioned for racing and appealing to those with a need for speed this Italian made car was actually originally intended as an economical family man’s vehicle.
#29 Mustang K-Code 2+2 Fastback GT
With only 5,000 of these beauties being made in 1966 this was the car for “those who will settle for nothing less than top performance.”
#28 Dodge Challenger R/T
Introduced in the fall of 1969 the Dodge Challenger R/T was a pony car in every aspect. With a “Magnum” V8 engine and up to 425 hp this was one muscle car that would be bound to get your attention.
#27 Ford Fairlane GT
Sporting an attractive array of performance and handling options the Ford Fairlane was the companies first real attempt at diving into the sport car market.
#26 Volkswagen Type 2
Known as the Transporter, the Komni, or sometimes the Microbus, the Volkswagen Type 2 became the hippie car of choice and made its appearance on a number of music albums and movie screens.
#25 Ford Torino
Often remembered as Ford’s newest and brightest idea this model was originally produced to replace the beloved Fairlane. For beauty, power, and style the Torino set the standard for Ford models.
#24 AMC Javelin
Manufactured across two separate generations the original will always hold a special place in our hearts. Being one of the few cars of its style with adequate legroom this masterpiece was a tall man’s dream.
#23 Dodge Charger
The Charger was Dodge’s first muscle car introduced in 1966 and entered the market as their answer to Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
#22 Pontiac Firebird
With classic coke bottle styling the Pontiac Firebird featured a rear-wheel-drive setup, six and eight-cylinder engine options, and up to 330 horsepower.
#21 Dodge Coronet R/T
Although the Coronet was originally presented in 1949 as part of the first postwar models, the 1968 roll out design was 100% pure muscle.
#20 Toyota 2000GT
The first supercar built by Yamaha in 1967, the 2000GT utilized a powerful 2.0-liter straight six engine and could produce 150 horsepower.
#19 Ford Thunderbird
The ’60s saw three different generations of Ford’s classic Thunderbird and quickly grew in popularity as the most desirable “personal luxury car.”
#18 Lotus Elan
Attractive and minimalistic, the Lotus Elan was introduced to the public as an unapologetic roadster for those who had a need for speed.
#17 Pontiac GTO
One of the original muscle cars, the GTO or Gran Turismo Omologato actually began as a $300 upgrade available on standard Pontiac Tempests.
#16 Chevrolet Chevelle
Though not nearly as popular as it’s cousins the Corvette or Camaro, the mean and lean Chevelle represented Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car race of the ‘60s.
#15 Plymouth Barracuda
Often known for its distinguishing 14 sq ft back windows what few people realize is this powerhouse was almost named the Plymouth Panda.
#14 Lincoln Continental
Most infamously known as the car that President Kennedy was assassinated in, the Lincoln Continental was acquired by the secret service for use as a Presidential state car, serving from 1961 – 1977.
#13 Chevrolet Camaro
First launched in 1967 as a direct competitor to the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro was a 3,000 lb., rear wheel drive monster of a car!
#12 Ford Mustang
Debatably the most iconic muscle car in history, the Mustang was first released in 1964. Proving to be one of the most popular debuts of its time, the Mustang sold over 400,000 units within a year!
#11 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
In 1963 Chevrolet rolled out its second-generation Corvette, “Sting Ray.” With a range of V-8 engines and up to 360-horsepower this classic car was the ultimate statement!
#10 Shelby Cobra
The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the original car was based on a lightweight body that he imported from AC Cars and bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. The result, pure power baby!
#9 Ford GT40
A true powerhouse, the first generation of the Ford GT40 won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four years in a row!
#8 Porsche 911
An automotive legend among cars, the Porsche 911 was known more for its sleek beauty and smooth handling than its speed.
#7 Ferrari 250 GTO
Holding the current record for world’s most expensive car, this classic bit of history recently sold for $70 million in 2018.
#6 Lamborghini Miura
A sexy two-seater, the Miura was the car of the stars. From Frank Sinatra to Rod Stewart this speedy sleek sports car was the automobile of choice.
#5 Jaguar E-Type
Stunningly gorgeous, this sports car was one of the fastest on the road when it made its debut appearance in 1961 hitting upwards of 150 mph.
#4 Aston Martin DB5
The ultimate Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5 is a classic that can’t be beat! Produced between 1963 and 1965 only a little over 1,000 of these beauties were made.
#3 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Many cars can turn heads, but too many do so with flashy paint jobs and tailfins. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL may have a utilitarian style, but still knocks them dead if you get the chance to see this baby on the road.
#2 BMC Mini
An icon of British pop culture the BMC Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century in 1999 by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
#1 Chevrolet Impala SS
Often credited with starting the muscle car trend, the Impala SS rapidly became the symbol of performance in the early ‘60s.