The Mustang might be the first car that the younger generation thinks of when someone asks you to name a "manly car." Because of it's racing pedigree and its affordability, the Mustang has been the go to muscle car for the working man for over 40 years. The Mustang isn't all bark and no byte, it has been named Car of the Year by Motortrend twice, in 1974 and 1994.
9. Chevrolet Corvette
The greatest American sportscar, and one of the greatest sportscars in the world, the Corvette remains every warm blooded American male's dream car. There is nothing like the site of the sleak red or yellow body of a Vette whizzing past you on a warm summer day.
8. Chevrolet Volt
Motortrend's 2011 car of the year, the Volt is one of the most technologically advanced cars ever made. Years and years of research and development has made this hybrid one of the most fuel efficient cars in the world. If this is the future of U.S. car manufacturing, the industry is in very good hands.
7. Pierce Arrow
The first official car of the White House, this luxury model built by the Buffalo based firm was truly fit for royalty. Good thing they were large too, could you imagine President Taft squeezing into a Model T?!
6. Studebaker President
South Bend's finest production since the Four Horseman roamed Notre Dame’s Cartier Field in the 1920’s, the President was the premier offering from Studebaker. Cars of today still copy many of the President’s luxury lines and finishes.
5. Oldsmobile Rocket 88
The 88 was Oldsmobile’s highest selling model for much of its history. Utilizing a kiler Rocket V8 engine, the 88 was a powerful everyday car for the American family, and concurrently the king of the NASCAR stock racing circuit in the 1950's.
4. Ford F-150
The truck that changed America, the F-150 is built to last and take a beating from the hard working folks who drive it. Now in its 7th decade of production, sales are still going strong.
3. Pontiac GTO
The dominant muscle car of the 1960’s, this car remains one of the most iconic in car history.
2. Chevelle SS
The Supersport was Chevys first foray into the muscle car market, and remains a classic, affordable ride for classic car enthusiasts of today.
1. Duessenberg SJ
You know a car is badass when some of the coolest Americans of all time, including Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, pay a pretty penny to get a hold of it. The penultimate American car, the Deusenberg J series with a supercharged engine, colloquially called the Deuseenberg SJ, fetches upwards of $5 Million today. The revolutionary body and massive 320 horsepower engine, made this deusy a record holder on the salt flats of Bonneville in the 1930s, smashing speed records and making the Mormon Meteor, Ab Jenkins, world famous.