One of the best periods in automotive history is the one that begins after the Second World War and ends when gasoline increased, back in the late 70s, because it was the period of the most expensive muscle car. Here are some of these cars that are still real jewels.
Most expensive muscle car
Huge and noisy engines, wide tires and huge bodies, almost half a century later, the best of the most expensive muscle car now reside in private collections and have prices as stratospheric as the lushest modern sports cars:
15. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 ($ 880,000)
Sold in 2014, this rare Corvette L88 is one of 80 manufactured in 1968.
14. 1968 Dodge Hemi Daytona ($ 900,000)
Dodge built only 503 of these cars. Of those 503, only 70 had a Hemi engine, and only 20 had a manual transmission. The one that was sold in 2015 has the least number of miles traveled (5,997).
13. 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R ($ 990,000)
There is no doubt why this Mustang costs a million dollars, only 34 were made, and it is probably the only one left.
12. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($ 1,000,000)
Only 69 of these Camaros with ZL1 engines were made, as they cost twice as much as a normal one in their day. Only 12 of those had a manual transmission, and the red one we see above cost $ 1 million at an auction in 2013.
11. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500R “Eleanor” ($ 1,000,000)
You may remember the car that became famous in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. Several cars were built for the movie, but this is the “hero,” the one that Nicolas Cage drove and the one used in the nearby and promotional shots.
10. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 ($ 1,150,000)
This Chevelle sold in 2013 for $ 1,150,000, is one of 20 produced with LS6 454 engine.
9. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake ($ 1,300,000)
This is the most expensive Mustang you will find because he is the only one. It was built as a test model for Goodyear before a superlight 427 racing engine was embedded and named “Super Snake.” The plan was to sell a limited number, but as it was very expensive, only one was made.
8. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster CSX ($ 1,595,000)
This completely restored Shelra Cobra super raro, with factory specifications, appeared at auction in 2015.
7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible ($ 2,250,000)
Convertibles were not popular in the 60s and 70s, so only 14 of these were made. This was sold in 2015 at auction.
6. 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car ($ 3,080,000)
This concept car was designed before the muscle car revolution and inspired cars worldwide. He set world speed records in the Utah salt flats. Two were made for the GM’s Motorama Auto Show. This green was sold in 2006.
5. 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible ($ 3,500,000)
Weirder than the 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible, of this only 11 were made in 1971. Two were 4-speed. This blue was sold in 2014 and is considered one of the holy grails of muscle cars.
4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 ($ 3,850,000)
This car is one of the most sought after among the Corvettes. Only 20 of them were made. The one that was sold in 2014 is considered the best of all that remains.
3. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 ‘Super Snake’ ($ 5,500,000)
Built by the legendary Carroll Shelby for the sole purpose of seeing how fast he could run, only two of this type were made. One was for Bill Cosby, but then he returned to Shelby and bought it Tony Maxey, who committed suicide by throwing himself into a cliff. The other was sold in 2007.
2. 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype ($ 7,000,000)
The GT40 has a long history. It was built with the sole purpose of beating Ferrari in Le Mans. The one that was auctioned in 2014 was a prototype. It is the second oldest in existence and the first with a podium finish.
1. 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2000 ($ 13,750,000)
It is the most expensive muscle car in the history. The CSX2000 is the first Shelby Cobra. It was the car that Carroll Shelby drove, and it was the development prototype. The car had him until his death in 2012 and sold as he had it, broken seats included.