Shelby Mustang GT500 selected as greatest muscle car

James Raia

Muscle car fanciers are as passionate about automobiles as any group of car enthusiasts. One recent example is an article in the automotive section of in which the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 was chosen as the greatest muscle car in history.

The Mustang was selected by site readers who cast more 6,000 votes or 17 percent of the total votes cast for the famous car.

The writer of the article, explained:

“The GT500 was basically a factory-authorized tuner Mustang created by Carroll Shelby. Introduced in 1967, the GT500 joined the GT350 on showroom floors and offered a 428-cubic-inch Police Interceptor engine with a conservatively rated 355 horsepower.”Shelby Mustang GT500 selected as greatest muscle car 1

“Despite the larger engine, it was actually designed to be a more usable road-going vehicle than the lighter, race-ready GT350. Because of this, and its negligible premium over the GT350, the GT500 was an instant hit, just as it remains to this day.”

Here’s the list of the top-10 Muscle Cars in history, according to MSN

10. 1970 Buick GSX
9. 1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
8. 1969 Dodge Charger
7. 1970 Boss 302 Mustang
6. 1965 Pontiac GTO
5. 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda
4. 1970 Chevelle 454 SS
3. 1969 Z28 Chevy Camaro
2. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427
1. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

To read the complete article, visit: Muscle Cars

Article Last Updated: March 27, 2011.

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