Top 20 Muscle Cars of All Time

1970 AMC Rebel "The Machine"

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1. 1970 AMC Rebel Machine

The Machine was a muscle car version of the AMC Rebel. The Machine featured a 390 cubic inch V8 engine with 340 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It came with special heads, valve train, cam, as well as a redesigned intake and exhaust. This was the most powerful in any AMC vehicle while retaining features required for normal street operations, as well as components to assure outstanding performance characteristics without incurring high-unit cost penalties. The engine is fed by a 690-cfm Motorcraft 4-barrel carburetor, and pumped up a 10.0:1 compression requiring high-octane gasoline. A number of paint options were available for the Rebel Machine, but the most flamboyant option was a patriotic trim. This trim had the Machine painted white with red, white, and blue reflective strips.

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