Muscle cars are the sexiest and most badass cars to ever rule the road, and even though they often have hybrid guts these days classic models like the Mustang, Camaro and Firebird are still released with classic muscle car-inspired bodies.
But there will never make a new muscle car that can compare to the mighty curves on the 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro:
Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO) system was designed for fleet sales and special orders (taxis, trucks, etc.) to offer 427 cu in engines in the Camaro. Two COPO numbers, 9560 and 9561, were offered in the 1969 model year. COPO 9561 used the solid-lifter L72 big-block engine, making 425 hp while COPO 9560 used an all-aluminum 427 cu in big-block dubbed the ZL-1 which was specifically designed for drag racing.
The Dodge Charger Daytona also came out in '69 and is equally sexy in its own way, but the Daytona has not one but six NASCAR wins under its belt:
The Daytona was intended to be a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger produced in the summer of 1969 for the sole purpose of winning high-profile NASCAR races. It won two races in 1969 and another four in 1970 for a total of 6. The Daytona was built on the 1969 Charger’s R/T trim specifications. The Daytona was equipped with a 440 cu in Magnum engine as standard and it also carried a heavy-duty suspension and brake setup. Now, being very rare and highly collectible, 440-powered Daytonas reach into six-figure territory while 426 hemi-engined cars are passing the $300,000.00 mark.
But as badass as those two muscle machines are I'd rather drive the Boss- the 1969/70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 that is:
The Boss 429 Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang that came out in in 1969 and 1970. Also known as the “Boss 9”, it is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. Its origins came about as a result of NASCAR when Ford was seeking to develop an engine that could compete with Chrysler’s famed 426 Hemi in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. After much consideration, Ford decided that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine. These cars are highly sought after and can fetch up to $417,000.00 at auction.