Check Out These Classic Cars That Everybody Forgot About

Legendary classic cars can be a great investment. Over the years, some of the world’s most iconic vehicles have skyrocketed in value. Whether that’d be a low mileage Ferrari F40 or a Verde Lamborghini Miura Super Veloce, the majority of these cars were always the center of attention.

On the other hand, some cars that perform better than the icons of the automotive world were simply overshadowed by their popular rivals. In effect, these great-performing vehicles fell between the cracks. How many of these cars have you heard about?

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1974 AMC Hornet. Man with the Golden Gun stunt car
National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images
National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images

In 1971, AMC released a souped-up variant of the compact Hornet. Although the car already featured a V8 motor for the previous model year, this time the American manufacturer fitted the 2-door compact with a 360 cubic inch 5.9L V8. Much like Plymouth, AMC decided to take a cheap-to-make platform and replace the motor with a giant, powerful V8 engine instead.

The 1971 AMC Hornet fitted with the 5.9L V8 peaked at 245 horsepower, though an optional Go package bumped up the power by 40 more horsepower. All that performance was available for $40 less than the previously mentioned Plymouth Duster.