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yeah, todays cars handle better, put out more horsepower and run better times BUT, getting behind the wheel of a 426 hemi and felling the raw power running thru the REAR wheels was something these cars can't touch. the big block fords, gm, and chryslers had this awesome stump pulling torque that could spin tires off the rim, right from the showroom. my cousin had a hemi challenger and he put first generation radials on it. we went street racing and he spun both rear tires off the rims
todays cars also can't match the sound of the 60's and 70's. and the amx in the right tune was a really good care.
The SOHC didn't come in anything except for a crate and was a 427. The 427 side-oiler engine block was built for durability reasons because the standard FE block needed extra oil on the main bearings at high rpm to live. The side-oiler denotation refers to an oversized oil galley cast into the side of the engine block but, the oil pump still resides in the sump. Many of the cars left off of the list deserve consideration for being a great muscle car. COPO Camaro's and Chevelles; 1973 SD Trans-Am's; Cobra Jet powered cars; 440 and Hemi Darts/ Chargers; heck even a 390 powered Gremlin X was nasty! In then end, we now have cars today that will flat out perform cars of yester-year in every area including fuel economy. The only thing lacking in my personal opinion is the beauty held by the older iron that the factories have only recently worked to bring back to us.