Muscle Cars 1970





In the late 1960s, U.S. manufacturers were bitten by the high-performance bug. Sacrificing efficiency for brute force, they installed powerful V8 engines in otherwise humdrum coupés, hardtops, and convertibles. Fearsome competition cars, they were also thrilling to drive on the road. The "muscle cars" reached their pinnacle in 1970, after which power outputs were drastically reduced in the face of the unfolding oil crisis.