Watching Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions on television is fun and relaxing on weekends we don’t have a ‘honey do’ list around the house waiting to be done. The amount of ridiculously mint cars, trucks, and vans that roll down the auction line seem to be never-ending. It’s almost like watching supermodels on a runway only this time it’s hot wheels on a ramp. By the time we get done daydreaming of owning some sweet ride on Tv the show’s over, and it’s time to go outside and rake up some leaves. Next time you sit down to enjoy a classic car auction, it might be a little bit more interesting to watch if you know which cars are the rarest. Why not start with American muscle cars? We all love those! They aren’t getting any less collectible, and we are in America, right? Done deal! For all of you die-hard muscle car fans out there, we’ve taken the time to provide you with the rarest muscle cars from each manufacturer. If you ever get the chance to see one of these cars in person you should probably snap a selfie! Click Here to Begin Slideshow
Now that’s a sweet looking convertible, isn’t it? Dodge didn’t build many of these sweet Coronet RTs. If you get the chance to see a sick rag top like this one at auction that’s rare. There were only 3 built in 1967 making this American muscle car ultra-rare.
Saying the name Pontiac GTO gets most car lovers attention. Multiply that fact times ten when you end that sentence with the word “Judge”. Pontiac only built 17 convertibles in 1970 and depending on what options the GTO has can alter its value quite a bit. I’ve never seen an owner that looked excited to sell his GTO Judge. Who can blame them?
The 1969 Corvette ZL-1 is one of the rarest Vettes every built. Having produced on 3 of them in 1969 has made them astronomically valuable. Why, though? Well, the all aluminum motor that was new in ‘69 was rated at 430hp but was later found to produce well in excess of 500hp.
Any car that comes with a Hemi means business and the 1970-’71 Hemi Cuda is no different. After the redesign of what is often regarded as the most collectible muscle cars of all time, Plymouth had a smash hit with consumers. Things haven’t changed much today as these convertibles are still gaining value each year. Good luck finding one, though. Plymouth only built a handful of convertibles.
You probably didn’t think you’d see a Ford Fairlane on the list, did you? Look closely, and you can see this is an extra special Fairlane. We’re all wrong from time to time just like the owners who sold these super rare Ford 500-R Codes back in the day. Optioned with a 427 that made 425 hp helped Ford sell all 57 they built in 1966.