1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – autowise.com
Less than 1400 original Ford Mustang Boss 429s were built. Ford wanted to develop a Hemi engine for NASCAR to compete with Chrysler’s powerful 426 Hemi. While the Boss 429 was only rated at 375 hp and 450 lb ft of torque, some auto experts suggest it could easily produce greater than 500hp. Ford had to adjust the body and remove AC just to fit this giant engine.
1959-60 Cadillac Eldorado
1960 Cadillac Eldorado – carsforsale.com
Though the American luxo-barge would continue on for the better part of three decades, it reached a high watermark with the 4th generation Cadillac Eldorado back in 1959. It was large, sumptuous, and ostentatiously styled. The chrome, that grille, those headlights, those taillights! Fins had been getting bigger and more elaborate as the 1950s had gone on, and the Eldorado’s fins, complete with the “rocketship” double-bullet taillights, were never to be equaled or surpassed.