According to the sports honks at CBS, the “Road to the Final Four” leads to Atlanta for this year’s NCAA basketball championship game. However, you’ve made it perfectly clear that your pathway to the final four begins and ends in Detroit, MI and is crammed with vintage Chargers, HEMI ‘Cudas, Boss 429s, and Shelby Cobras.
After two rounds of the OnAllCylinders Muscle Car Match-Ups tournament, you have voted these worthy rides to the Final Four:
Final Four Pairings
1969 Mustang Boss 429 vs. 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
The Boss 429 was able to get past the 1970 Dodge Challenger in the previous round, but now faces another tough battle against a Mopar: the 1969 Charger R/T. The Charger has proven to be a GM killer in this competition, taking out the ’64 Pontiac GTO and the 1970 Buick GSX. Can it exert its will over the Blue Oval brand, too? Vote and let your voice be heard.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 vs. 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda
There were many who questioned why the 1965 Shelby Cobra was included in the tournament at all. Yet, the polarizing Snake continues to devour its prey, knocking out the powerful 454 Chevelle SS in the last round. Meanwhile, the HEMI ‘Cuda has proven to be lethal for the Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt and “The Judge” in the first two rounds. Now it comes down to the brute power of the HEMI versus the quick-strike potential of the Cobra 427. Vote and make the call.
How to Vote
Again, you can cast your vote in one of three ways:
- Write all your Final Four picks in the comments section below.
- Follow OnAllCylinders on Facebook and vote on each individual match-up when we post it. You make your pick by commenting on your favorite.
- Follow Summit Racing Equipment’s Facebook page. Our friends at Summit Racing will post the individual, head-to-head match-ups, and you can comment on your favorite to vote.
You can revisit our first Muscle Car Match-Ups post, along with our round two post, to see the complete brackets and review how each semi-finalist made it to this point.
Mustang and Cobra!
’69 Dodge Charger R/T, ’65 Shelby Cobra.
1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda.
69 charger 70 cuda.
1969 Ford Mustang Boss429.
1969 Boss 429, 1965 Shelby Cobra.
If you are going to allow a 427 Shelby Cobra then ALLOW the ’68 SS Hemi Darts also. Fair is fair!
They can’t do that it will make all the other look like grocery getters. LOL You will never find a badder or more brutal car then a SS HEMI Dart or Cuda. Mopar or No Car!!
69 charger, 70 cuda.
69 Boss 429 Mustang vs. 65 Shelby Cobra 427.
1973 Cuda and 1965 Cobra 427.
charger, hemi cuda.
65 shelby cobra 427, and 69 charger rt.
69 dodge charger r/t 70 plymouth HEMI cuda.
the 65 Shelby should not be in this contest, it’s a sports car up against Full body cars.
While there is much truth to what you say Carroll Shelby did approach GM & Chevy to build an engine for the Cobra. The Chevy guys thinking this would be in direct competition with the Corvette elected not to provide said engine so Carroll went to Ford who said hell ya! So Ford got the motor in a British built car to compete against the venerable Corvette. ’nuff said a Cobra certainly can be in this match up of extremely nice & muscular cars. Much to the chagrin of us Chevy guys.
69 Dodge Charger RT, 65 Shelby Cobra 427.
I AGREE WITH BILL THE COBRA SHOULDn’t BE HERE ITS AN ALUMINUM SPORTS CAR BUT ANYWAY the charger and the cuda of course.
1970 HEMI CUDA / the 69 DOGE CHARGER.
Charger and Cobra.
’69 Boss 429 Mustang vs. ’65 Shelby Cobra 427!
69 Boss 429 Mustang vs. ’65 Shelby Cobra 427!
Boss 429 and Hemi Cuda.
Shelby Cobra 427 and Mustang Boss 429
MOPAR ALL THE WAY.
Hemi Cuda wins by default, because the Shelby Cobra IS NOT a muscle car….
I think the 429 Mustang will get the Charger in 1/4 mile….
1969 Charger R/T and 1970 Hemi Cuda.
Boss 429, hemi cuda
1969 boss 429,1965 shelby 427 cobra.
The Cobra, and the Boss!
The Cobra and the Boss will be the final two with the Cobra winning. I agree that the Cobra shouldn’t be here, none of the others come close to its power/weight ratio.
69 charger R/T and 70 hemi cuda.
1969 Boss 429, 1965 427 Shelby cobra.
’69 Dodge Charger R/T, ’70 Plymouth HEMI ‘ Cuda.
1969 Dodge Charger R/T, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
69 Boss 429, 70 Hemi Cuda
Ford and Dodge beat out all the GM products? Oh, ok April Fools. Good one!
1969 Mustang Boss 429 vs. 1969 Dodge Charger R/T ~ Although I think the 429 could beat the Charger if said Charger is equiped with the 383 Magnum vs 440 Magnum. I am going to think a 440 thus winning by a bumper due to the Mustang’s wheel spin at the line.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 vs. 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda ~ The 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 0-60 4.6 sec and quarter mile 12.7 is better than the Cuda’s specs of 13.7 s @ 103 mph and 13.4 s @ 108 mph makes the Cobra a full second faster than the Cuda.
That still gives us a Ford & Chrysler in the finals and my beloved Chevy/GM out of the big picture. If it happens to be 2 Chrysler’s the 1970 HEMI Cuda beats a ’69 Charger.
All blue oval here: Boss 429 and the Shelby 427.
69 Boss 429 Mustang; 65 Shelby Cobra 427
69 Charger 65 Cobra.
Charger Vs Cuda.
69 charger, 70 hemi cuda.
1965 Shelby Cobra and the Boss 429,
Boss and Cobra
1969 Mustang Boss 429,1965 Shelby Cobra 427.
shelby vs bos the shelby will win.
1969 Dodge Charger R/T and the 1965 Shelby Cobra!
HEMI CUDA /bOSS 429.
69 429 Boss hands down.
mustang vs. charger,, I like the charger,,, everyone has a mustang.. cobra vs. cuda,,, cuda is a great car,, but vote has to go to cobra, it is rare.
Mustang and Cobra
Boss 429 VS Hemi Cuda…
69 Charger and 70 Cudan
COBRA for the win- the ‘Cuda is gorgeous- but the Cobra is perfection
cuda and charger.
Mustang & Cobra.
1969 Boss 429, 1965 Shelby Cobra.
if your going to compare a 65 cobra as a muscle car why didn’t you add in a 63 vette convertible? and see who wins! or a 550hp 66 stingray 427? 2 seater convertible car has its own class of muscle car in my oppinion!
1969 charger, 1970 cuda.
Hemi cuda, Charger r/t.
1969 Boss 429 & 1965 Shelby Cobra.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 and 1969 Mustang Boss 429 are my picks.
the boss 429 & HEMI Cuda.
1969 Dodge Charger, 1970 Plymouth Cuda
shelby cobra 427, 69 charger rt.
69 Charger and the 70 Cuda
my dream car the 69 charger with stock 426 hemi racing specs and the hemi cuda will destroy the cobra.
they should of used the 70 boss 536.
Ford boss 429 and cobra 427
69 charger best looking muscle car of all time and the legendary HEMI Cuda
Charger, and Cobra.
427 cobra should not be included.There`s nothing cooler then a 70 Challenger.