Question by  Houston (17)

What is the history of Muscle cars?

I need to know what company made the first muscle car and where it went from there.


Answer by  BillyBlue (202)

The history of muscle cars is closely tied to the history of stock car racing, dating back to the prohibition era when gangsters and moonshiners would beef up suspensions and engines in order to transport illegal alcohol. In the late 60's, models like the Corvette by Chevrolet and the Mustang by Ford further defined the "Muscle" car genre.


Answer by  tkarlav (1502)

Well youll be surprised but it was oldsmobile with the rockett 88 in 1949 , taking off from nascar and drag racing then chrysals hemi introduced in 1951


Answer by  turborotary91 (256)

the first muscle car was the 1949 oldsmobile rocket 88. a muscle car was any car that had a v8 engine and was a 2 door rearwheel drive midsived car.then came the chrysler c-300 for more of this go to and search musclecar there is tons of info


Answer by  amx41790 (23)

Oldsmobile made the first muscle type car in 1949 called the "rocket 88". Then other companys jumped on the bandwagon copying and trying to top eachother untill you get what we currently have as "muscle cars".


Answer by  brians6000 (640)

Many say that the 1964 Pontiac GTO was the first true Muscle Car. Technically, a Muscle Car is a V8 powered Mid Size vehicle. True muscle cars were the GTO, Chevelle, Fairlane GT, Olds 442, Buick Skylark, Dodge Charger and many more. The muscle era declined in the 70s.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Most consider the first one to have been the 1964 Pontiac GTO. It was the first of big engine- smaller car to go into production. Later thing led the creation of the "pony car", the Ford Mustang. Then all manufacturers had a "muscle" including the Camaro, Chargers, Chevelles, etc..


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Most people credit Pontiac with making the first muscle car. In 1964 allowed a full-size car's 389ci engine to be put into the smaller Tempest model. The upscale tempest would be called the GTO short for Gran Turismo Omologato. Then eventually others like Ford followed doing the same thing.

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