“When you think of the automobile industry, the first thing that comes to mind is Detroit. Although, the city has lost its luster when it comes to the industry, America is still the homes of many historic and great car brands.
Here is a list of what many would consider as the best American car models in history and remember they do not come in any particular order.
1. Ford Mustang
This might very well be the very definition of an American muscle. It is through the Mustang that the pony car class was established. This is defined as a coupe-style car with a long bonnet and a rear that cuts off. Among the models that was released, none ever surpassed the public reception that the first-generation Mustang had.
The car is mostly associated to a V8 engine, although the first gen ones had a small six-straight engine.
2. Chevrolet Corvette
Just in time for the release of the 8th model of the brand, the Corvette was first produced in 1953 with a powerful engine under the bonnet. It was a sports car which many described as pretty. However, unlike most sports cars, it comes at a bargain and for its price, it is the most powerful car in its bracket.
3. Cadillac Eldorado
This represents the high-class of American due mostly to how its name was elevated when Elvis Presley bought a pink Cadillac. It was not an Eldorado, but because of it, this became a household name.
However, the Eldorado made this list because of its 1959 model which was made during the space race. The design was heavily influenced from it since the public’s head was now being filled with futuristic design ideas, and thus this was born. It had a huge nose and tail, it was wide, and weighed 2 ½ tons.
Known as the “Golden One” in Spanish, it accurately reflects its price tag as it sits as one of Cadillac’s more expensive car models of all time.
4. Ford Model T
An odd car to be on the list. However, this is listed here because the production of this car revolutionized how mainstream cars are being made today.
The moving production for cars was introduced to the world to produce this Ford model. It looks out of place today, but it was a common sight on the road back in the day. In fact, when Ford stopped its production, by then, there were already over 15 million produced since production of a car was cut down to 93 minutes where before, it took 12 hours to craft one car.
5. Jeep Wrangler
Not the most comfortable vehicle to drive in, but the look is iconic. It could be dated back to WWII Willy Jeeps. However, its lack of user-friendly features on the road is being off-set by its off-road talents. No matter where you bring the Jeep Wrangler, rest assured your car will always have the grip to handle any terrain, except for asphalt.
America may not have what most would consider the most powerful cars, but their cars can easily be labeled as iconic. They have more than any country combined, although, they are slowly catching up, and when they do, not only will they have history, they will also have power. ”