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Everyone love muscle cars, but have you ever wonder when was the first muscle car built? Who was the first man to make a muscle car? Remember when I was a kid, my eye will get stunt every time a muscle car pass by in front of me. It was extremely stunning although I don’t even know what car was that. I believe this happened to most of the kids even today! There must be a reason why muscle cars are so popular not only in America but whole world.

Muscle cars came to our world in the ‘60s. The shape of all kind of muscle cars, the “muscle” (engine) hide under the hood, power of the car, the cool outlook, and the sound of the engine make it one of the best combinations we can find in automobile world. One of the main reasons that muscle cars attract most of the kids is the shape of the car and the sound that come out from the car engine.

The blood that loves cars with special shape in my body has led me to find out which was the first muscle car ever built in history. There are many controversial about which car was the first muscle car built. However, Pontiac GTO was widely recognized the first muscle car ever built.

During ‘60s to ‘80s, it was the edge of American muscle cars. Many famous muscle cars rule the world including Pontiac Tempest, Pontiac LeMans, Plymouth GTX 440, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Chevrolet Chevelle, Buick Special, and Ford Mustang. Today, many car enthusiasts use muscle cars as donor car and make them cool pimped out cars. See also: muscle car wallpaper, 1969 American muscle cars, 1970 Dodge muscle cars, top 100 muscle cars, American muscle cars.

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First muscle car – Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO was first introduced in 1964. The production of the car ends in 1974. Within the 10 years of life cycle, the GTO has only three generations including first generation (1964-1967), second generation (1968-1973), and third generation (1974). Pontiac GTO gained popularity very fast since its first appearance in 1964. It was assembled in many states in America including California, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, and Massachusetts.

The car came in three most popular body styles: 2-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, and 2-door convertible. Three of these body styles are still sought-after by many muscle cars lovers today. First generation Pontiac GTO offers two types of engine which are 389 cu in (6.4L) V8 and 400 cu in (6.6 L) V8. Second generation is even crazier with 400 cu in (6.6L) V8 and 455 cu in (7.5 L) V8. A 7.5 L engine is considered big even in today’s market.

In 1974, it was the last generation for the classic Pontiac GTO. Only two body style available which are 2-door coupe and 3-door liftback. The production stopped until 2004 the car was relaunched in the US. The new design in fourth generation is not so attractive compared to the ‘60s Pontiac GTO. The sales number is lower than expected causing the end of the production in 2006. A total production of 40,808 Pontiac GTO was built for all three years. Some loyal owners who own the classic GTO buy the latest Pontiac GTO and collect both.

1964 Pontiac GTO
First muscle car built – Pontiac GTO


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