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Old 07 November 2016, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ali Infree View Post
Depends on how you define a muscle car. At least according to Wikipedia, many consider the 1949 Oldsmobile 88 to be a muscle car.

Oldsmobile introduced the 88 badge in 1949. It was named to complement the already-existing 76 and 98, and took the place of the straight-8 engined 78 in the model lineup. The new car used the same new Futuramic B-body platform as the straight-6 engined 76 but paired it with the powerful new Rocket V8 engine. This combination of a relatively small light body and large, powerful engine made it widely considered to be the first muscle car.
I've also seen the Hudson Hornet from the same era called a muscle car.
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