Performance, speed, and power, and muscle were some of the most important factors in what automakers were after in the 1960’s. This was a decade full of excesses including excess size in the engine bay where we saw more cylinders added and more horsepower given. With this in mind, let’s explore the fast cars of the 1960’s to see which models could make the sprint faster than others.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427
This car is one of the most iconic and it was also one of the smoothest to drive around on the roads. This massive car offers more than 400 horsepower and could snap off an amazing ride to sixty mph in only 5.3 seconds when this car arrived. This is certainly a car you should choose if you’re looking for a classic Corvette to drive.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Amazingly, the Camaro was able to make the sprint just as fast as the Corvette that followed. This Camaro is the one we dream of and desire when thinking of the car that fits in as a muscle monster that we can have for a lot of fun. The run to sixty mph in this amazing car comes in at only 5.3 seconds to be one of the fastest muscle cars of the decade.
1966 Plymouth Satellite 426 Hemi
Another fast muscle car that was ready to give you the room for lots of friends to ride along or be the car you showed off at the drag strip is this Plymouth. This car was able to make the sprint to sixty mph in only 5.3 seconds which puts it on a tie with other lauded names. This was a car that could feel great doing 120 mph as well.
1964 Porsche 904
Gorgeous in view, elegant in style, perfect in performance, and fast on the track, this amazing car is one that was able to offer you everything you wanted in the 1960s. This car could reach sixty mph in 5.3 seconds and was able to reach 100 mph in a blink of an eye to be the car that showed off and was one of the fastest of the decade.
1965 Ford Mustang GT 289
Get behind the wheel of this amazing Mustang and you know you’ve got the right car to give you the fun and active drive you want. This car has the style we love to see, the brashness that makes us swoon, and was able to reach sixty mph in 5.2 seconds. If you see one of these cars available, you need to grab it and get it ready to be the car that offers you a lot of fun.
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi Defines Fast
This car is one that gave us a racing mentality and was built to be on the track. As the muscle that brought more to NASCAR than most of the other models, the Road Runner was capable of reaching sixty mph in only 5.1 seconds when it was ready to make the sprint. This is certainly one of the most iconic cars of the decade.
1967 Ford GT40 Mark III
As a car that couldn’t be forgotten from this decade, the Ford GT40 was able to reach sixty mph in only 5.1 seconds. This car was one of the hottest supercars of the time with the ability to complete a quarter mile in only 13.8 seconds at a speed of 105 mph. You’d barely feel you were going fast even when the speedometer read 120 mph in this amazing supercar.
1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi
The Dodge Charger received an iconic spot in the world of racing with this car that offers a big and bold shape while packing a huge punch under the hood. The 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque were enough to rocket this car to sixty mph in 4.8 seconds and make it to the end of a quarter mile run in 13.5 seconds at 105 mph.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427
The sleek style of this car and the aerodynamics offered made it easy to fall in love with this Corvette. Here’s a car that could make it to sixty mph in only 4.7 seconds and was one of the most purpose-built cars of the decade that you could admire and enjoy for its shape and style when it drove past you.
1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO
Originally thought to have a name that didn’t fit, the Tempest GTO eventually won us over and found a place in history as one of the fastest cars of the 1960s. This car was easy to enjoy and had plenty of room, but mostly it had the ability to reach sixty mph in only 4.6 seconds which made it one of the fastest models of the decade.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427
There was no denying Carroll Shelby when this car made its way to the track and he was able to show off the performance and power it offered. This was a car that could rocket to sixty mph in only 4.3 seconds and was the fastest model of the decade.