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Obviously some Mustang lovers voting, maybe Carol Shelby should win the award. Not quite sure how they came up with one specific year over the other. I would have put the GTO higher on the list and definitely included the Olds 442 and Road Runner.
 

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With a ranking that far off (really?!? 'Cuda ranked #5) I am surprised knight rider and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang aren't listed.
 

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Half the cars on that list are pony cars rather than true muscle cars. How can the Judge not be on that list. It is hard to make a list like this as there are so many variations that are similar. That's what made the late 60's great. Very similar cars with completely different setups.

They could just list greatest muscle cars as
1. 68-70 Chrysler B Body (Charger, RoadRunner, GTX)
2. 69-70 GM A Body (Chevelle, GTO, 442, GSX)
3. 68-69 Ford Fairlane

Pony Cars would be different
1. 70-71 Challenger/Cuda
2. 68-69 AMX/Javelin
3. 69-70 Mustang (Boss/Shelby)/Cougar (I would LOVE to see more old Cougars around)
4. 69-70 Camaro/Firebird

As you can see. I am very biased toward the 69-70 cars! For me that was the zenith of the American car.
 

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i think the list is fair

the (2) mustangs belong there and we got the Cuda and Charger

the list cant be 10 Challengers
1.1970 426 challenger
2. 1970 Challenger TA
3. 1970 440/6 challenger
4. 1970 Pink Panther challenger
5. 1970 Sublime Challenger
6. 1971 Challenger 426
7. 1972 Challenger 440
8. 1973 Challenger 340
9. 1974 Challenger
10. 1980 Challenger(or whatever year it was)

does that list look acceptable?
 

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Half the cars on that list are pony cars rather than true muscle cars. How can the Judge not be on that list. ...
Noticed that as well but the author is defining a muscle car as "overpowered iron beasts" and "anything but agile". The 70 Boss 302, for the time, was a pretty agile car (as agile as one could get on Goodyear polyglass tires). Anyway, the survey itself is wrong based on the definition of a muscle car in the article.

Yeah, the Judge should be on that list, probably a 442, Road Runner, etc. I'd be curious if these votes were to rank "those" cars only or were other cars on the list that didn't rank. Their ranking doesn't mean a lot unless they list what cars were being voted on.
 

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Could they not find a couple more Mustangs to make sure the list is a little more Ford Heavy
 

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i think the list is fair

the (2) mustangs belong there and we got the Cuda and Charger

the list cant be 10 Challengers
1.1970 426 challenger
2. 1970 Challenger TA
3. 1970 440/6 challenger
4. 1970 Pink Panther challenger
5. 1970 Sublime Challenger
6. 1971 Challenger 426
7. 1972 Challenger 440
8. 1973 Challenger 340
9. 1974 Challenger
10. 1980 Challenger(or whatever year it was)

does that list look acceptable?
I was gonna make that list, but decided otherwise.....
 

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The Ford CJ mustangs should have made the list not the Boss 302 and the 440 Dodge/Plymouth cars were by far faster better street/strip combo's. The Cobra is a sports car period........
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They missed a couple of real sleepers in the 396ci/425hp 65 Chev and 406ci Tri Power Ford Fairlane. Both could put a street Hemi on the trailer. They also missed the L88 powered cars and the 426/440 Wedge power cars.
 

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The media has no clue as to what a Muscle Car is. Remember Top Gear chose a Caddy CTS-V and a ZR-1 Vette to go against the Challenger in their test! They're brits, but still.....
 

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Too many Stangs! Here is a great list of "13 second" cars compiled by the Muscle Car Club (in order of 1/4 mile times):

1966 427 Cobra 427 8V
1966 Corvette 427
1969 Road Runner 440 Six BBL
1970 Chevelle SS 454
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970 Hemi Cuda 426 Hemi
1970 Chevelle SS454
1969 Camaro 427 ZL1
1968 Corvette 427 6V
1970 Road Runner 426 Hemi
1970 Buick GS Stage I 455 Stage I
1968 Corvette 427
1969 Charger 500 426 Hemi
1968 Charger426 Hemi
1970 Plymouth Superbird 426 Hemi
1968 Road Runner426 Hemi
1973 Trans Am 455 SD
1969 Corvette 427 L88
1969 Super Bee 440 Six Pack
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
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970 Challenger R/T 40 Six Pack
1970 Torino Cobra 429 SCJ

To see the complete list of 50 cars and their 1/4 mile times, see:

http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/general/musclecars-50fast.shtml



 

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Not looking to get flamed here. I own an original Triple Black 440 4 Speed 1968 Charger RT as well an original 1970 Hemi Orange 440 RT Challenger. I like the list below more than the MSN one:

1 1997 Viper GTS [email protected] V10 six-speed 3.07 8/1997
2 1966 427 Cobra [email protected] 427 four-speed 3.54 11/1965
3 1990 ZR1 Corvette [email protected] LT5 350 six-speed 3.45 4/1990
4 1966 Corvette 427 [email protected] L72 427 four-speed 3.36 11/1965
5 1969 Road Runner [email protected] 440 Six BBL four-speed 4.10 6/1969
6 1997 Hurst/Firebird [email protected] 350 automatic 3.42 4/5 1997
7 1970 Hemi Cuda [email protected] 426 Hemi four-speed 3.54 11/1969
8 1992 Viper RT/10 [email protected] 488 V10 six-speed 3.07 7/1992
9 1970 Chevelle SS 454 [email protected] 454 four-speed 3.55 11/1969
10 1969 Camaro [email protected] 427 ZL1 four-speed 4.10 6/1969
 

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Everyone knows the Hemi Cuda was/is the greatest of all time, period.
 

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Everyone knows the Hemi Cuda was/is the greatest of all time, period.
the 440's were much more consistent and in fact produced the quickest times .
lived through these times and have owned 6 of the top ten over the years ,including a 69' tri power vette .
 

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Having lived through that era. #1. 427 CI. Shelby Cobra and there is no argument here but this wasn't a true production car. SO depending on how you look at it IMO it was the 1970 HEMI Cuda. You people would of had to see one with nothing more than the right Tires and Wheels and a good exhaust. Nothing but a good running 427 Cobra could touch a Hemi Cuda. I am talking Stock.


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