These are hugely strong and powerful mechanical beasts, called muscle cars (or prior to this, super cars) that have emerged relatively recently, since the 1970s. Traditionally, all are, of course, made-in-America, and they are used in what is described as “high-performance driving.” What they have in common is speed and power, and the raw metal power that allows their drivers to succeed. They generally have two doors, a rear wheel drive, and they are affordable. Bring on the competition, but just remember it changes all the time. Several of these most expensive muscle cars are Chevies, and just for the record, these prices were all achieved on auction.
#8 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadsters are rare cars, but some are more rare than others. Originally built in England in 1966, this one is exceptional, a fact proven by the inscription on the “door” of the glovebox by the maker: “One of the rarest CSX3301 Carroll Shelby.” Bought new by a Frenchman, Mr Franck from Paris, it was sold in 1977 and then again in 1979. In 2001, with 6,755 miles (10,872 km) on the clock, it was meticulously restored by a New York company. In January 2013 it was sold at a Mecum Auction sale for $779,100.