These 10 Muscle Cars Will Be Worth A Lot In 10 Years

Domestic carmakers have produced some of the most iconic sports cars in the history of automobiles. Whether these icons were released in the last five years or over 50 years ago, they have attained a level of respect globally that very few vehicles have ever reached. Those cars were oftentimes produced in limited numbers and cost a fair chunk of money when they were released.
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As time goes by, some of those cars are appreciating in value rather quickly. In retrospect, it would have been wiser to purchase those vehicles upon their release, as these cars are not the cheap muscle cars you will regret buying. They are fast, mean-looking, and most likely to be the center of attention at any car meet. It is not too late to get your hands on some of these cars, but you will have to get a second mortgage on the house.

10 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429


The Ford Mustang is the most respected pony car ever made. Despite Chevy’s effort with the Camaro, Ford was always one step ahead. In the late ’60s, Ford’s creativity was alive and well. The car manufacturer made sure to have one instant classic after the other rolling off its assembly lines.


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The ’69 Boss 429 is one of the classic muscle cars that saw their prices increase in 2021. While it is widely-known that pony cars were given some exceptional engines during the Golden Age of the American car, the Boss 429 is the pinnacle of American excellence. Underneath the hood sits the legendary 429 cu in V8 that pumps out a solid 375 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. With only 857 units made in 1969, it is quite normal that such an impressive American-made sports car will keep on increasing in value.

9 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1


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Buick muscle cars were often eclipsed by Chevrolet’s. Despite being exquisite and equipped with some serious engines, they essentially attracted people that had developed a true love for cars. On average, classic Buick muscle cars cost a little less than $80,000 in pristine condition. Some of the top-line classic Chevys can go for over $200,000. With that being said, classic Buicks are worth far more than what they are going for.


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The ’70 Buick GSX Stage 1 is by far the best muscle car made by Buick in 1970. The classic GM beast comes with a 455 cu in V8 that makes 360 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Out of the 400 Stage 1 made in 1970, only 120 were equipped with a four-speed manual transmission. In good to excellent condition, the GSX Stage 1 goes for over $100,000. In concours condition, the Stage 1 is estimated at over $200,000.

8 1970 Dodge Challenger RT Convertible


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Back in the ’60s, Dodge was trailing far behind the two major car manufacturers, namely Ford and Chevrolet. Despite fitting its cars with some of the most powerful engines made around that time, Dodge vehicles were not as successful as the ones offered by the competition. Things completely changed starting in the early 1970s. Dodge gave its popular nameplate a much-needed face lift.
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Smaller than the almighty Charger, the Challenger is nonetheless a great vehicle that became one of Dodge’s iconic cars over time. In 1970, Dodge released the Challenger Convertible fitted with the legendary 426 Elephant engine. What makes this Challenger truly special is the fact that it combines both the 426 engine and the drop top. Only 12 were made in 1970, with only nine remaining in the US.

7 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30


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Oldsmobile used to be what Hyundai is today. The brand was never meant to be overly luxurious. As a matter of fact, Oldsmobile cars were always marketed as the Main Street car. However, similarly to Hyundai, Oldsmobile would occasionally turn one of its affordable cars into a true beast. Today, some classic Oldsmobile muscle cars are worth as much as a brand-new top-line muscle car.


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The 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 was the best Oldsmobile released that year. Equipped with a 455 cu in V8, the 442 W-30 one powerful beast. With a power output of 370 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, the classic Olds is one of the fastest low-end cars made by GM. Only 264 units of the 442 W-30 were made in 1970. This originally low-end car is now worth over $250,000.

6 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1


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First released in 1953, the Corvette was the perfect post-war two-door coupe. Competing with the Ford Thunderbird and Studebaker Speedster, the Corvette came out victorious in that commercial battle. Most gearheads are fully aware that the Corvette is one of the oldest nameplates at General Motors. While millions of Corvettes have been made, some very special editions are worth every penny.


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Only eight ZR1s were made in 1971. It is one of the rarest Corvettes ever made, and therefore a true collectible. The special package included a plethora of performance parts that perfectly complemented the 350 cu in LT1 V8. With a power output of 330 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque, the ZR1 was far from being sluggish. If power and elegance are combined, then it must be a Corvette.

5 1987 Buick GNX


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The ’80s were far different from the previous decades. Foreign automakers had established a strong foothold in the States. At the same time, domestic carmakers were manufacturing cars fitted with large engines that produce a disappointing amount of power. While hardcore muscle heads may say that these cars were still attractive, it must be said that a very limited number of ’80s muscle cars were worth forking out thousands and thousands of dollars.
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The Grand National was an already wonderful muscle car compared to what was available on the market during that time. However, Buick decided to come up with something very juicy in 1987. As a matter of fact, the Buick GNX is one of the greatest muscle cars of the ’80s. Underneath the hood is a remarkable turbocharged and intercooled 3.8-liter V6 that develops 300 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque.

4 2002 Pontiac Trans Am SLP Firehawk


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Pontiac used to be the creator of outstanding muscle cars. With its GTO and Firebird really shaking up the mid-range muscle car industry, Pontiac established a solid reputation for itself. Moreover, Pontiac was one of the few domestic carmakers that knew exactly how to target younger drivers. Things became even more exciting in the ’70s when the GTO “The Judge” and the Trans Am were made available.


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The Trans Am SLP Firehawk is one of those absolutely awesome Pontiacs. The muscle car scene was a huge snooze fest in the early 2000s, but Pontiac seemed to be the only carmaker that was capable of making true muscle cars. The SLP Firehawk comes with a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 that produces 345 hp. Power is transmitted to the back wheels thanks to a Borg Warner six-speed transmission. In mint condition, the SLP Firehawk goes for over $50,000.

3 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28


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The Camaro may have stalled when it was first released, but Chevy made sure to correct its mistakes and offer a great pony car to people looking for an alternative to Ford’s pony car. A wide array of trim levels were made available, with some becoming more popular than others. Names such as SS and ZL1 rhymes with power, sportiness, and respect.
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With only 1,292 units made in 2015, the Camaro Z28 is not your average Camaro. Bearing the legendary Z28 badge, the Camaro comes with wheels and a suspension system made for the track. The 7.0-liter LS7 V8 churns out a massive 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. A simple glance at the Z28 will let anyone know that this Chevy means business.

2 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt


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The Ford Mustang had undergone several transformations over the decades. On top of receiving several face lifts, they have also inherited some special badges. Ford has offered a plethora of special editions of its infamous pony car. One of the most popular special editions remains the Bullitt. Based on the car from the movie starring Steve McQueen, the Bullitt is a terrific muscle car.


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The original Bullitt is out of reach to over 95% of gearheads. However, the 50th Anniversary edition is still accessible, given the fact that it is fairly recent and has yet to attract collectors. With that being said, the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 was boosted to churn out 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

1 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona


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First released in 1966, the Dodge Charger has always been Dodge’s flagship vehicle. From its inception, the Charger was fitted with some of the best engines, Mopar offered at the time. It is well-known that the 426 Elephant engine crate is one of the most legendary motors made by Mopar. Brought back to life in 2006, the Charger became a four-door sedan. Though it sort of lost some of its appeal, the latest editions have shown that a muscle sedan can be just as attractive.


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Similar to the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the Daytona 50th Anniversary was only produced in limited numbers. With only 501 units made, the Daytona will most likely become a classic sedan in years to come. The beast comes with a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 that makes 717 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It is fair to assume that the Charger Daytona will one day be almost as valuable as the Challenger Hemi convertible.


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