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08/13/2015

Regular Cars That Perform Like Muscle Cars

Now that muscle cars have made a comeback, prices have gone through the roof. One way to keep costs down is to invest in a car that wasn't meant to be a muscle car, and may not look like a mucle car, but performs like one. Here is a list of our favorites.

1984-85 Ford LTD LX

 
The LTD LX is a 4-door Mustang. Carrying the same 5-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive, the LTD came in just a bit slower than the Mustang. It went largely unnoticed in the muscle car world because of its mandatory 4-speed automatic transmission, and it went out of production with the release of the Taurus.

1985 Lincoln Mark VII LSC

 
The Hot Rod Lincoln comeback car boasts a slew of American firsts- onboard trip computer, anti-lock brakes, and composite headlights. The 1985 model included the Ford Mustang's V8 with 165-hp. The Mark VII was the sleekest and best performing Lincoln attempt and performed quite well in the marketplace.

1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

 
Ford's attempt to bring muscle car performance to a 4-cylinder engine, the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe lived up to expectations. It won Motor Trends Car of the Year in 1987 with a turbo-charged 190-hp 2.3-liter engine and 5-speed manual transmission.

1987 Merkur XR4Ti

 
Another Ford turbo-charged 4-cylinder must make the list. The short-lived MerKur XR4Ti is distinguished by its bi-wing spoiler. Its engine rated 175-hp on a five-speed manual transmission and hit a top speed of 130 mph.

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