Why Muscle Cars Captured American Hearts
The history of true muscle cars was short unfortunately, but these cars made such an impression on the public, that they are even more popular today than 40 years ago. Even though muscle car era spanned only for about ten years, it left a huge impact in the automobile history and they are eagerly sought after by serious car collectors from around the world.
By definition, a true muscle car was built from 1965 to 1973, has a large V6 or V8 engine, and a medium sized chassis. These cars had a distinctive look: sharp, aggressive and masculine. Most muscle cars were created wide and low and were not always the best handling vehicles. Not only did they look good, but they were extremely fast and powerful. Within this short period of time, there was a war going on between the major manufacturers to create the fastest and meanest muscle car in the country, and many times these wars were carried out onto the drag strip as well.