“Muscle car” is a term that originated in the 1960s to refer to cars with rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine. These were powerful cars known for their outstanding performance. By the 1970s, cars that were intended for drag racing were being mass-produced. Cars like Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers were being sold at regular car dealerships.
These cars are still highly collectible to this day, but there are some lesser-known models of muscle cars that often fly under the radar. Keep reading to see some of the unusual suspects that you should be paying attention to.
The 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350 Was A Flashy Beast
The 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350 didn’t get as much attention as the legendary Oldsmobile 4-4-2, but this car could run with the best of them when it came to drag races and burnouts. The Rallye 350 didn’t have as high of a price tag as some of the more classic muscle cars, and it was designed to compete with the likes of the Dodge Dart, Plymouth Road Runner, and Chevrolet Chevelle.
Check out that banana yellow coat of paint, though!