Top 10 Classic Muscle Cars Released

Nov 5, 2012

Automotive ranking can comparison site Total Car Score has identified the top 10 classic muscle cars and 10 modern-era muscle cars that offer excellent performance capabilities at a much lower cost, as well as the potential to be future classics.

The increasing price of vintage models is raising the value of modern muscle cars.

“We’re seeing a general rise in auction and listing prices of classic muscle cars as market interest in these models picks up,” said Karl Brauer, Total Car Score editor-in-chief, in a company press release. “Rare older models, in original or properly restored condition, are increasing in value even as the general economy continues to struggle. At the same time, the capability of modern muscle cars has skyrocketed over the past 12 years.”

Total Car Score has identified the following classic American muscle cars that not only represented the pinnacle of automotive performance when new, but also offer strong market value today. Vintage car collectors consider these must-have muscle cars, which undoubtedly drives up the prices of the vehicles, the press release stated.

 

Model Market Value
1. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 $425,000
2. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda $425,000
3. 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger Daytona $400,000
4. 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang $220,000
5. 1968 Ford Mustang GT500KR $130,000
6. 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV $80,000
7. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 $75,000
8. 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 $75,000
9. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD455 $75,000
10. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 $35,000

 

The following 10 models are between 3 and 12 years old. This means they are selling for far less than their original MSRP and represent excellent value in modern muscle car performance.

 

Model Market Value
1. 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R $30,000
2. 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS-6 $21,000
3. 2004 Mercury Marauder $15,000
4. 2006 Pontiac GTO $16,000
5. 2007 Dodge Charger Super Bee $22,000
6. 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 $27,000
7. 2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 $18,000
8. 2009 Ford Mustang Bullitt $25,000
9. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS $30,000
10. 2010 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 $25,000